|Picture is from the 2016 Rally |
for Life in Harrisburg, Pa.
from Ted Meehan
The Culture of today is very different from the Culture of 1970. Back then, abortion was illegal and any politician who admitted to supporting it could never have been elected dog catcher. Motherhood was a revered state. Children were treasured and protected. But, today children are often rejected as burdens. Motherhood is demeaned. Supporters of abortion speak out with great passion and conviction for "choice" and "reproductive freedom" - which is their code word for killing babies in the womb.
This is not by accident. The campaign to normalize abortion was a slick piece of Madison Avenue disinformation. Nice-sounding words replaced the reality being discussed. Planned Parenthood and their allies in NARAL and NOW parroted the Orwellian "newspeak" ad nauseam. "Choice" became the stylish way to think. Our side was woefully unprepared to enter the battle - especially when we were disarmed by the media from using accurate words to project Truth. We weren't allows to be "Pro-Life". We had to be identified as "anti-choice", or after many battles as "anti-abortion". The entire issue had to be packaged around the false premise of Choice. But true choice implies two morally equal outcomes. Birth and abortion are hardly moral equals. Life and Death are hardly considered equal by anyone! Ironically, the most common reason given by women who have had abortions is, "Because I had no choice."
Those who shape the Culture are bent on projecting pro-lifers as "extremists" who want to "take away women's rights". Those who promote ABORTION refuse to even say or hear that word. They hate even more to acknowledge what happens in every abortion. They go apoplectic over pictures of this horrible reality. But they have successfully taken over the Culture, and so our duty is to be counter-Cultural, and to take back our language and our respect for Life.
We don't hear authentic Truth about abortion on TV, or on the radio, or by reading newspapers, or watching movies. Our legislators don't either. If they get advice from political operatives on abortion ("social issues"), it is to avoid speaking about them because they are "radioactive". But this lack or preparation leaves our elected officials weak and unprepared for the inevitable "gotcha" questions from opponents in a debate or from a hostile media. And they remain poorly prepared as they engage their pro-abortion adversaries. Planned Parenthood's message is clearly understood. We all hear it and can predict what they will say.
It is our task to spread the Truth. We want our representatives to speak with passion and conviction, and be able to cite real-life stories of Mothers and Fathers who have protected and welcomed their babies. These are happier and more compelling stories than those offered by Planned Parenthood's pro-abortion message machine. We need our elected officials to hear these joyful stories, and strengthen themselves as protectors of life. And so, we are bringing a group of magnificent, inspiring presenters to Harrisburg to speak Truth to Power. Your presence provides the forum to get our message into the news - to transform the Culture.
Pennsylvania is blessed with a very large Pro-Life majority in both the House and Senate. Our legislature is poised to recapture its leadership position among the United States in defending and protecting Life. Our elected officials will be listening and acting to advance the Cause. We want them to articulate a strong and powerful defense of Life. On June 6, we will hear from:
- the amazing and inspiring pro-life Ob-Gyn Dr. Monique Ruberu;
- Philadelphia TV and Radio host Christine Flowers;
- Kurt Kondrich of Pittsburgh the tireless advocate for disabled children along with his beautiful daughter Chloe;
- Pro-Life Caucus Leaders Rep. Kathy Rapp (House) and Sen. John Eichelberger (Senate); and former Rep. Mark McNaughton.
Note: We have created a Facebook event for this rally. You can access this event page by clicking here. Please go there and indicate you are going to attend or are interested. Also, here is a link for the flyer for this event. Please print out copies and distribute them to all your friends. We need to have as many people as possible attend this Rally next Tuesday.
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If you or someone you know is suffering after abortion, confidential non-judgmental help is available. Call Project Rachel's national toll-free number 888-456-HOPE (4673) or visit hopeafterabortion.org.