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Girl Freaks Out Against Pro-Life Display

The first three minutes of the video at Live Action are really inspiring with a young girl talking about considering abortion and how some signs changed her mind and then...well things get ugly.



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26 comments:

Anonymous said...

I got to be a part of that GAP at UC Irvine that Candice was inspired by!! UC Irvine's Students for Life is an awesome group, please pray for them!

tmddstett said...

Let's put it this way... if grandma were dying of cancer, you wouldn't put pictures of grandma's dead body on display out of respect for her in efforts to raise cancer awareness, would you? the groups that put babies' body parts in posters and such are selling the same lie that the abortionists do: that these babies aren't actually human and therefore don't deserve the same compassion, respect, and sensitivity. in my opinion, that's even worse because they're making themselves out to be the "good guys" just because they oppose the abortionists.

while i am definitely pro-life, i really am hesitant to support groups like GAP. there is a better way to get the message across. Christ calls us to love all, including the unborn. showing mutilated body parts...is that really loving the people who they belonged to? sure groups like GAP saves lives like Candice' daughter's... but we have to be focused on more than just the ends; the means of achieving those ends show a lot about our integrity ...or sometimes lack thereof.

I'm not out to condemn anyone...just some food for thought. I'm also reminded of how Bl. John Paul II wanted to be the voice for the voiceless. If there's only one group of people that can't speak for themselves, it'd definitely be the precious lives growing inside their mothers' wombs.

Always pray!

Anonymous said...

When I watched that girl act the way she did, it made me wonder if she possibly had an abortion. I just felt that there was more behind her reaction than just being mad at the pro-lifers. Of course, I do not know for sure but if that was the case, we need to make sure that we pray for these people so they will have a change of heart.

Paul, just this guy, you know? said...

tmddstett -

When I was a kid, they showed me pictures in school of what was done in the death camps of Nazi Germany.

Those pictures were made because it was feared that people wouldn't believe it if they didn't see the pictures for themselves. And indeed, some people today still don't believe.

Seeing is believing. Many people are being told lies about abortion that these pictures refute.

Jacobitess said...

tmddstett -

William Wilberforce confronted people with the grisly details of slavery, and it shocked them into humanity. Abortion has been sanitized in the mainstream, and we have to fight it so that people who support it may have a crisis of conscience.

We can't call them pro-choice. It's a misnomer. I don't know what term the more PC prefer, but one shouldn't use that one.

We can't call those places 'clinics'. Whether one likes the term 'mills' or not, that's what they are.

We can't let them tell us to hide the truth about what they do. And remember, the stages of development is one of the many things they lie about to women. If a woman sees the feet a child less than one month old in the womb, she's not going to buy it when the abortion counsellor tells her that the fetus is a blob until the ninth month.

We've been passive too long. We need to start punishing Republicans for treating us like free votes, and we need to be more like Scheidler on the sidewalks. That great man saved lives and was crucified for it--a sign that he was doing the right thing.

Duck said...

tmddstett.

I agree with you about the pictures. I also agree with you about the ends versus the means. Although I myself am pro-choice, I have had the discussion with many people about effective ways of getting your info accross, versus putting people off and marginalizing your message. Thank you for your comment.

Jeff Miller said...

Kind of pathetic that the protester could not even manage to destroy that sign.

Niall Mor said...

When I see pro-abortion zealots like this misguided young girl, in a bizarre way, I am reminded of Gollum from Tolkien's Lord of the Rings. His moral sense and moral compass has been so perverted and twisted by the evil of the One Ring that he rejects the wholesome and healing influences of the elves and their lembas bread (easy to interpret as a symbol for the Eucharist)and instead embraces dark, evil, foul dead things (caves, slimy fish, and Shelob the monstrous spider). He proclaims good to be evil and evil to be good. In a similar way, pro-abortion zealots are so committed to their ideology that they reject the abundant evidence (not to mention simple logic) that the fetus in the womb is a developing human being and invoke meaningless slogans of "choice" and "back alley abortions." They embrace child murder in the name of women's rights, proclaiming evil to be good, and good to be evil.

Mary De Voe said...

@tmddstett It is not to prove that grandma died of cancer, it is to prove that there was a grandma. These are the good guys. Grandma was recognized by the state through her birth certificate and now a death certificate. The newly begotten sovereign beings created and endowed by OUR CREATOR are refused acknowledgment as human beings by the state even though these sovereign persons constitute our nation from the first moment of their existence through their sovereign personhoood. These souls are the standard of Justice in their moral and legal innocence, the compelling interest of the state in protecting their existence. WE are God's children. "WE, the people hold these truths to be self-evident..." The Right to Choose imposes a core change to our human dignity and existence-that man exists to serve the state, when it is the state that is constituted for man. The pictures are a fulfillment of Habeas Corpus constitutional law that says "We have the body" Here is the body, a human being with civil rights, whose civil rights, as you have pointed out, do not end with death but are immortal and so we speak with the murdered human being's civil rights to free speech. "Here I am Lord, I come to do you will"
An individual may break any law to save a life. The Sabbath is made for man, not man for the Sabbath.

Pat said...

I see people like this every year at the march for life here in Ottawa. Why the rage? Every year people scream in our faces, swear at us, some of the women go topless to try and scandalize the marchers. Why is the sight of pro-lifers so threatening to these people that they literally go insane?

A Random Friar said...

Long ago, I went to a driving school to learn how to drive. Our instructors had a somewhat visual and unspoken form of teaching us safe driving: they had posters/pictures along the wall of accident victims who drank, who drove too fast, who did not wear seatbelts, etc. More effective than one of those old melodramatic "Blood on the Highway" type of films. It was real.

Cliff said...

Sign WIN

mundabor said...

If you go for the destruction of placards you shouldn't be showing everyone placards have more brains than you have.

She should pay the damage at the very least; but a prosecution would do her a lot of good.

Mundabor

Laura said...

I don't think that was merely rage she was expressing. It was more like desperation. I work at a pregnancy resource center, and I have seen hundreds of women in the midst of crisis pregnancies. I would not be surprised if this girl has aborted in the past. There are a lot of women (and men) out there who are suffering from post abortion syndrome. They often repress their feelings of guilt, and they come out in other ways. Some of the most adamant "abortion rights" advocates are really trying to justify their own sinful "choices" and are many times in great pain. For all I know this girl is just trying to get attention, but I have seen too many hurting women in need of healing to assume that. This doesn't make me angry (as it may have a few years ago). It makes me deeply sad and reminds me that I need to be on my knees praying for all of the men and women out there who are going through this. If we as a nation could live the virtue of chastity, we could avoid a lot of needless suffering.

flora said...

If graphic images of the consequences of the VietNam war had not been available then what.

flora said...

Also when one attends training in Catholic dioceses required for working with children or youth one encounters some startlingly graphic things. Should these be suppressed?

The images display an ugly and horrible truth.

Chatto said...

@tmddstett,

I completely agree that the means are as important as the ends (hence the fracas over the video 'sting' of PP a few months ago). That said, there are things about which people of good will can still disagree.

However, philosophically speaking, there is no moral equivalence between Grandma dying of cancer, and an unborn baby being aborted. One (cancer) is an accident, and so an amoral occurance. The other (abortion) is a deliberate act of the will, contrary to Natural Law. Again, the ends don't justify the means as you point out, but if Grandma's cancer was self induced through smoking 40 cigarettes a day, might not a shocking picture of the cancerous growth scare a few people straight? I must admit, I have no stance on the best methods of conveying this information, so am prepared to accept a wide range of solutions.

David said...

I don't see any problem with showing these pictures to adults. While children may be unduly frightened by them, there is no good reason to coddle college students. The pictures are disturbing, no doubt but the those who are comfortable with abortion need to be unsettled so that they may reject abortion like the first young lady did.

Anonymous said...

I wonder if Homeland Security saw the violence of this pro-death advocate?

Larry said...

It is profound that the strumpet at the end, faced with actual pictures of the horrors of abortion, resorts to blabbering about "back-alley" abortions, a classic bit of propaganda from WAY before she was born. I'm sure her "spirit guides" have indoctrinated her well.

Ann said...

"A picture is worth a thousand words," and there cannot be too many pictures of the violence, the terrorism in the womb, suffered by unborn innocent children. The media overall has failed to tell and show the truth of 53 million unborn children being killed by "choice." No doubt that many women who have aborted have done so out of fear, shame, coercion by parents or boyfriend. Seldom are crisis pregnancy centers given any positive publicity in secular publications. The lies just continue to spread. Those in the media have much to answer for when they pass to eternal life, and are greeted by the tens of millions of humans who were never given a chance to live.

Kaylan said...

I disagree with tmddstett, merely because ignorance is a huge part of the abortion problem. If the world had seen photos of victims of the Nazi Holocaust when it was actually happening, it might have been prevented before thousands of lives were taken. It is NOT less compassionate to show images of these unborn babies. They are victims of murder and it is JUSTICE that they are NOT FORGOTTEN. Photos DO speak a thousand words. The pro-abortion movement wants the pictures of the aborted unborn to be hidden. That is how they continue their evil and lie to women.

Anonymous said...

To the near million, the Nazi Holocaust murdered eleven M: six M Jews, three M Polish Catholics, one M other Christians and one M miscellaneous. Perhaps Kaylan is correct in her assertion; but the number of lives saved might have been millions, rather than thousands.
TeaPot562

Laura said...

It is what it is. Abortion kills innocent human beings. The nazi holocaust also killed human beings but was less selective in its destruction. Black slaves (and likely slaves and indentured servants of other origins) were sometimes treated terribly and the Blacks were once thought to be less than fully human. So the truth can be horrifying, but it must be told. Forget the varnish and PC jargon; tell it like it is. We must pray and be ready to support our brothers and sisters who grow faint or become enraged at the reality, but we cannot back off and not say what is evidently so. My goodness, the Ancient Greeks would ask the rhetorical question of the pregnant woman: "What do you think she bears? A turtle, an elephant?" No human women give birth to human boys and girls. The GAP is a great project and should continue, and I have tremendous respect for those who put themselves on the line to help others understand the truth of pregnancy.

PattyinCT said...

For those people scandalized that there are body parts on picture on campus, they need look no further for those same body parts in their science labs. As most aborted embryos wind up being scientific research in most major universities anyway. Inside a building or out, its disgusting and it needs to stop. That's the only way to make the images go away.

Deltaflute said...

Thoughts on the pictures:

While I understand that the pictures are meant for the students, the pictures can still be seen by children. I'm not sure about this particular campus, but at the schools I went to a number of local schools would take middle school children on campus for a tour. Then they would have brown bag lunch on the quadrangle where the signs would be posted or protesters would march.

I think it's courteous to at least warn people and staff at universities when people wish to display such signs so that those touring can go elsewhere. I understand the right to Free Speech but I also uphold the Catechism which clearly states that parents are the primary teachers. Taking the discuss away from the parents is equally wrong.

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