Abortion opponents may not have heard of Preterm. In the baby-killing industry, they’re kind of the RC Cola to Planned Parenthood’s Coke.
However, if you haven’t been following their latest crusade, it’s certainly not for a lack of highly-vulgar trying on their part.
According to a new billboard campaign from Preterm — under the slogan “My Abortion, My Life” — abortion is not only safer than carrying your unborn child full-term, but also “good medicine,” “a parenting decision” and “a family value.”
Yes, really. Here are a few nuggets of joy from Ohio’s largest abortion provider:
— clevelanddotcom (@clevelanddotcom) January 2, 2018
A plethora of other phrases can be found on Cleveland.com. Other galling beliefs Preterm holds regarding abortion include “liberty,” “a blessing,” “sacred,” “right for me,” “necessary” and “hope.”
None of these, however, apply to the child being aborted.
“We want to push people to think about abortion in new, diverse ways with these billboards,” a press release from Nancy Starner, Preterm’s director of development and communications, read.
“We want the people in our community who have had abortions to know that they’re not alone.”
Given that an estimated 1.1 million children are aborted each year, no, they certainly aren’t. As for “sacred” and “a family value,” one wonders whether Starner’s comment was just a sociopathic troll or a legitimate delusion. Since Preterm desires to “push people to think about abortion in new, diverse ways,” it’s really a tossup on that one.
And then we get to the kicker: the idea that abortion is “safer” than childbirth.
The first question is the obvious one: safer for whom? For the child, it’s less safe 100 percent of the time. As for the mother, one of the ironies is that we simply don’t know. As OB-GYN Dr. Freda Bush noted during a speech at the Evangelicals for Life conference in 2016, not all states even keep records on how many abortions occur, much less serious complications and/or deaths — and it’s certainly not as if abortion providers such as Preterm are clamoring for more accurate records on just how “safe” their services are.
“(W)e really don’t know how many abortions are being done, we don’t know how many people are dying of abortions because the numbers are not being kept,” Dr. Bush said.
“As a matter of fact, the CDC even says that only 45 of the 50 states in the United States actually keep abortion records. We really don’t know how many abortions are being done in the United States and we know even less about the complications.”
According to LifeNews.com, Bush also noted another issue with tracking complications and deaths from abortion: the fact that patients “experiencing abortion complications after they leave the abortion clinic often go to the emergency room by themselves, and many are too ashamed to say that they were having an abortion.”
If only they had learned to look at abortion in new, diverse ways and realized they weren’t alone. That would have solved everything.
Given the fact that deaths from abortions aren’t tracked, it usually takes pro-life groups to suss them out. They’ve uncovered a few, but nowhere near the total number of 400 women the Centers for Disease Control estimated have died of legal abortions since 1979. And that’s not counting the women who have experienced complications that can last for the rest of their lives.
What Preterm is doing is hardly unique. They’re trying to sterilize the abortion industry and make it seem more approachable — almost as if it were a lifestyle choice as opposed to taking a life. Whether it’s a new device that promises abortions so quick you can kill your unborn child on your lunch break, or Planned Parenthood trying to drive social media engagement by asking about dating dealbreakers, the baby-killing mills of America are trying to market their services as if they were equivalent to Weight Watchers or Jenny Craig.
The only thing those of us who value human life can take solace in is that these efforts are as risible as they are enraging. No matter how much propaganda is delivered from the forces of death, people still instinctively understand — whatever their position on what abortion’s licitness ought to be — it’s a topic of extreme gravity. It is not “sacred,” nor “a family value,” nor “good medicine.”
And, if there’s one thing abortion is particularly antithetical to, it’s “safety.”
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