Thursday, November 16, 2023

The New Face of Abortion

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Since Roe v Wade was essentially overturned, the abortion industry has been busy reinventing itself. The secular progressives can't live without abortion on demand.

A pro-abortion activist group, Shout Your Abortion, has posted six billboards across Interstate 55, which stretches across five pro-life states.

The billboards feature several messages, including "God's Plan Includes Abortion" and Abortion Is Okay. You Are Loved."

"We are so proud of these billboards. If you see one on I-55, take a pic and let us know. Good luck to everyone having an abortion today!" the group tweeted earlier this month.

The Left is trying to give abortion a rebirth with a new face. 

Be informed, not misled.

Since the Republican Party failed to do as well as expected in the recent off-year election---the new talking point of "moderate" Republicans is that the Party must moderate their position on abortion---because that issue was the reason several Republicans did not win their races, they conclude.

Going forward, pro-life people must be discerning and vigilant regarding Republican candidate's views on abortion.

No longer is abortion the backroom killing of an unwanted, unborn child, but it is now being presented by the industry as a celebration of life.

In fact, they say, "God's plan includes abortion." "Abortion is OK. You are loved."

Abortion's smiley face.

A pro-abortion activist group, Shout Your Abortion, has posted six billboards across Interstate 55, which stretches across five pro-life states.

The billboards feature several messages, including "God's Plan Includes Abortion" and "Abortion Is Okay. You Are Loved."

The organization says, "We are so proud of these billboards. If you see one on I-55, take a pic and let us know. Good luck to everyone having an abortion today!"   

Amelia Brown, who co-founded Shout Your Abortion, shared that some of these billboards were posted en route to Illinois, a strongly pro-abortion state.

"Interstate 55 carries 10s of thousands of abortion seekers out of southern states to Illinois, where abortion is legal. I-55 is covered with horrific, shaming billboards. @ShoutYrAbortion put up 6 good ones, to show love & affirmation to those making the journey," Brown wrote on X.

“It feels really good to think that we could have made somebody’s experience just a little bit easier,” Amelia Bonow, 38, the executive director of Shout Your Abortion, told The Washington Post.

Back in 2018, the Left-wing activist explained why she helped start the “Shout Your Abortion” movement.

“[W]hen I found out that the House of Representatives had voted to defund Planned Parenthood. I kind of unraveled,” Bonow said in Oprah Winfrey’s magazine "Oprah" in July 2018. “I opened Facebook and, without thinking, wrote, ‘Like a year ago, I had an abortion at Planned Parenthood … and I remember this experience with a nearly inexpressible level of gratitude.’ I hit Post 153 words later, and everything changed.”

She said at the time, "On September 19, 2015, I blew up my life. Not intentionally—I was in Seattle, looking forward to finishing a master’s program in mental health counseling. In fact, I was supposed to be writing a paper when I found out that the House of Representatives had voted to defund Planned Parenthood. I kind of unraveled, sitting on my couch crying, wondering, who’s standing up for the clinic workers? And for women who have abortions?"

"But after the House vote, it struck me that the times I’d ranted about abortion rights, I hadn’t actually invoked my own experience. On some level, I’d internalized the stigma—though I honestly wasn’t ashamed. Then why hide? It wasn’t out of character for me to disclose something so personal online. What was out of character was my silence."

She says, "With my Facebook post, I put everything on the line—it never occurred to me to go back to school or continue my life as it had been. #ShoutYourAbortion has been tweeted more than 300,000 times. We’re a legit organization, and we’ll publish our first book this fall."

Fast forward 5 years.

The Daily Wire says, "Bonow’s friend, Lindy West, saw Bonow’s Facebook post. She wrote, 'With her permission, I screengrabbed Amelia’s post and put it on Twitter, with a hashtag that seemingly wrote itself: Don’t whisper, #ShoutYourAbortion.'”

The Wire notes that "In addition to the questions of morality when it comes to abortion, a 2018 study published in the British Journal of Psychiatry that examined roughly 160,000 women who had undergone an abortion stated, “Women who had undergone an abortion experienced an 81% increased risk of mental health problems, and nearly 10% of the incidence of mental health problems was shown to be attributable to abortion.”

"Tighter laws protecting unborn children, especially throughout the South, went into effect following the overturning of Roe v. Wade."

Eight days ago, NBC News weighed in on the matter, taking a closer look at the two Republican candidates who are ahead in the presidential candidate race---except for Trump, who is more than 40 points ahead of all the others. 

NBC says DeSantis signed a 15-week abortion ban into law in 2022, which is currently before his state’s Supreme Court. If upheld, a six-week abortion ban he quietly signed into law earlier this year would take effect.

“He is going to sign pro-life legislation, but he recognizes in the wake of the Dobbs decision that states will come down differently,” he said. “And we as conservatives have to do a better job of messaging and working on the issue.”

He said Congress is “dysfunctional,” and they are "unlikely to pass a bill like a 15-week abortion ban."

The network also said, "Nicki Haley, meanwhile, has framed herself as staunchly anti-abortion but has not put forward a specific policy position. She has tried to thread the needle on the issue, on multiple occasions saying she wants to seek “consensus” on the issue. 

"It’s a message that some Republicans see as a good way to move forward on an issue they need to solve in order to start winning elections again."

Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel told NBC’s “Today” on Wednesday that she also believed they had to seek a “consensus” position.

“What I do think is our candidates have to talk about this,” she said. “We can’t put our head in the sand. We can’t let Democrats define us.”


I understand many in America are addicted to abortion as a means of birth control. I also understand the Republicans are losing elections.

But if the word "consensus" really means "compromise," and I'm beginning to believe it does, on the issue of life itself, the political losses have not yet begun.

Do Republicans really believe that Democrats will vote for them if they compromise on abortion?

If the Republican position evolves to some kind of a compromise or "consensus," a good number of the 50-70 million evangelical voters will walk away. I wouldn't expect McDaniel to fully understand that---I'm disappointed that Haley and DeSantis don't seem to understand it either.

We'll see where Trump lands on the issue of Life.

In 1 Kings 11:1-14, King Solomon compromised with the wicked. He married strange women, built idols of heathen gods, did evil in the sight of the Lord, and, by his acts, corrupted successive generations. The compromises of this good man were like a bag of poison cast into a spring of water from which the entire nation drank.

All indications are that Solomon compromised with God's way because of expediency; he decided to give in to his wives' idolatrous practices for personal and political peace or advantage (I Kings 11:1-8). That is what compromise is—a weakening or giving up of our principles or ideals for reasons of expediency. Expediency is doing or considering what is of selfish use or advantage rather than what is right or just. Expediency is always based on self-interest.

Be Informed. Be Discerning. Be Vigilant. Be Engaged. Be Faithful. Be Prayerful.