By Dave Andrusko
I would never laugh, but I can’t help but ruefully smile when I read such incredible bizarre headlines as “Abortion foes’ tactics highlight high NYC rate.” What does that say to anyone?
Actually it bears out pretty much what Associated Press writer Cristian Salazar is saying throughout his story: it’s not really legitimate—it’s sort of bad form—to educate New Yorkers to the truth that 41% of all pregnancies in New York City in 2009 were aborted, as well as an incredible 59% of all unborn African-American babies. Come on, people will be…well…mislead.
Even more revealing of the pervasive bias (and how pro-abortionists who hate crisis pregnancy centers respond) is the photo that accompanied the story, especially when taken in conjunction with the caption.
“Felicia Morris-Bolar, center director of Planned Parenthood in the Bronx, N.Y., works in her office with a view from her window of the EMC Pregnancy Center signage, Wednesday, March 23, 2011. The city’s abortion rate at 41 percent, nearly twice the national average, has been attracting renewed attention after an anti-abortion billboard caused an uproar and prompted calls to regulate how pregnancy crisis centers advertise their services.”
The story largely bears out what you read here. This ridiculously unfair reasoning goes essentially like this.
A crisis pregnancy center/pregnancy center can’t locate nearby an abortion clinic. Just can’t. Women may go there first, or, after visiting an abortion clinic, want (for lack of a better term) a second opinion.
So what do pro-abortionists, such as the New York City Council and Mayor Michael Bloomberg? They do what the city of Baltimore did—only to have it thrown out by a federal judge: write some noxious assault on first amendment freedom of speech law.
But that’s not where they stop. When Life Always puts up a billboard declaring (correctly, I might add) that “The most dangerous place for an African American is in the womb,” accompanied by a photo of a young African-American girl, you pressure the company into forcing them to take it down.
Or, in Chicago, in the dead of night, you sneak up and cover a billboard whose signage says, “Every 21 minutes, our next possible leader is aborted,” accompanied by an image of pro-abortion President Barack Obama.
Unborn children have no right to life. Their defenders have no right to speak.
Wonderful people, pro-abortionists.
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