Tuesday, October 29, 2013
Campaign To End "Stigma" Of Abortion
Yesterday, pro-abortion groups launched an organized national effort to remove the "stigma" from abortion.
Their campaign features women telling "uplifting" stories about their abortions.
The campaign, called "1 in 3," is led by abortion advocates Deb Hauser with Advocates for Youth, Ilyse Hogue with NARAL and a number of other abortion advocate groups.
Interestingly not showing up on the leadership role was the name Planned Parenthood. They, of course, are the financial benefactors of increased abortions.
The other advocates would be the "unrelated" messengers.
The organizers will be handing out a book to those with whom they contact titled, "1 in 3: These Are Our Stories."
The focus of this undertaking is primarily directed at youth and campuses. And I noticed some interesting changes in the words they are using in regard to abortion.
Celebrities are joining the effort as it makes its way across the country.
The name of the campaign, "1 in 3," is based on information from the Guttmacher Institute which they say has found that 1 in 3 women in America will have or have had an abortion.
While the Guttmacher Institute is most always cast as an unbiased, unrelated, respected research foundation by a complicit press, it is helpful to know its background and true identity.
The Guttmacher Institute was founded in 1962 by Alan F. Guttmacher who was president of Planned Parenthood at the time.
He was also a colleague and fellow advocate of eugenics with Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger.
Alan Guttmacher was vice president of the American Eugenics Society. Margaret Sanger was a very active member and advocate during this same period of time.
The original name of the research organization was "Center for Family Planning Program Development." Because of bad publicity toward Planned Parenthood, the eugenicists chose to rename the Institute in honor of Guttmacher and claim more independence from Planned Parenthood.
No one has been more outspoken about the tie between Planned Parenthood, The Guttmacher Institute and eugenics than Dr. Alveda King, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s niece.
During the past presidential campaign, African American candidate Herman Cain called Planned Parenthood "Planned Genocide," referring to their roots in eugenics directed at purging blacks from the culture. His statement did not play well with the press.
Dr. King responded to the press with an article titled, "We've Been Guttmacher'd". Her article is interesting and informative.
The words of this campaign have been changed from those a decade ago.
Ten years ago, Hillary Clinton and her peers were saying their goal was to keep abortion, "Safe, Legal and Rare."
Today, the battle cry is to keep abortion, "Safe, Legal and Affordable."
Forget making it rare.
The organizers also say an important part of their campaign is directed at ending the "stigma of abortion."
These are the identical words used when the campaign to redefine marriage in Washington State was launched. Organizers told the press in Bellevue that although they had most all the benefits of marriage, they wanted to remove the "stigma" of homosexual behavior.
Organizers of "1 in 3" will be including celebrities as they travel from state to state.
Think Progress, a far left, much read website is in sync with the campaign.
They ran an article a few days ago featuring a 2010 interview with actress Katie Stack who shares her own abortion story that occurred when she was 18.
Stack stars in the television program, "16 and Pregnant," which I believe celebrates promiscuity and promotes abortion. All under the guise of "caring." And "helping."
Stark says many women have "internalized the guilt and shame that society projects onto abortion."
Stark says she also believes the campaign to remove the "stigma" from abortion is making progress.
What does that really mean? What would be considered "progress?"
Stark will appear at the University of Michigan for an "abortion speak out." She says, "It's hard to talk about abortion without the negativity."
It is. Death is the natural enemy of life and to celebrate induced death is to stand against life on many levels.
This campaign and the abortion movement has endeavored to remove the sting from death in the case of abortion, calling it a "choice" or a "woman's right." Or even "health care."
But mere mortals find it very difficult to redefine death, whether by abortion or euthanasia.
It's difficult to cause people to "feel good" about induced death. Individuals can "march for women's rights," abortion rights, choice, death with dignity or whatever they choose to call it, but in the stillness of their own heart and mind, an individual knows it isn't right. It's wrong.
But the drumbeat goes on, in spite of the inner conflict, and if these folks are to take the stigma from abortion and "normalize" it, they must find a way to metastasize the "feel good" message they are trying to create.
And that can only happen by destroying the principle and sanctity of life, deconstructing definitions and blurring ethical boundaries.
That's what this campaign is all about. Telling the stories of courage and camaraderie in having an abortion in an attempt to blur the lines and devalue life.
This is not a new practice.
Baal worship is vividly described in the Old Testament and in extra biblical writings.
To attach the word "progressive" to Baal worship or its present day counterpart is a philosophical stretch of quantum magnitude. It is hardly "progressive."
In short, biblical accounts and other historical accounts have given us this summary of Baal worship:
The ancient Canaanite practice of Baal worship was symbolized by the half-bull, half-man god of fertility. It was the focal point of pagan idolatry in Semitic Israel until God revealed His monotheistic nature to Judaism’s forebears.
The fundamentals of Baal worship remain alive and well today.
The principal pillars of Baalism were child sacrifice, sexual immorality (both heterosexual and homosexual) and pantheism (reverence of creation over the Creator).
Ritualistic Baal worship, according to historic accounts, looked a little like this: Adults would gather around the altar of Baal. Infants would then be burned alive as a sacrificial offering to the deity. Amid horrific screams and the stench of charred human flesh, congregants – men and women alike – would engage in bisexual orgies. The ritual of convenience was intended to produce economic prosperity by prompting Baal to bring rain for the fertility of “mother earth.”
The devaluation of human life is as old as human life itself. The reason? Mankind is broken.
Mankind is narcissistic--self absorbed apart from a personal relationship with God through Jesus Christ.
Culture is shaped by personal values or lack of them. A culture that holds biblical, traditional, pro-life values challenges people to aspire to something more than mankind’s base impulses.
The sting of death has been conquered through the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. His resurrection elevates life. He Himself said, "I have come that you might have life and have it more abundantly."
A permissive, secularized culture will tolerate or even celebrate abortion and euthanasia. While it may appear to be a path that seems right to some, the end of it is personal and cultural destruction.
In Jesus Christ there is healing, forgiveness and restoration for all---for everything, including abortion.
Be Informed. Be Discerning. Be Vigilant. Be Prayerful. Be Blessed.