Anti-abortion activists - Page 2
If this is your first visit to this site . . .
This is a prochoice website. I wish to show you a side of the abortion rights struggle that some people may not understand. Though many years have passed since the Supreme Court's decision in Roe v. Wade, there are still a number of people who remain strongly opposed to abortion. They have a right to express themselves -- that doesn't bother me. But a small and very active core of the leaders of the antiabortion movement believe that they must end abortion by any means necessary, including bombs, guns, knives, arson and kidnapping. I have links to these peoples' websites so that you can see how they make their case in favor of antiabortion violence. You will also see on my pages links to racists and to people who are anti-gay. Those links are here to show you how these people are tied to the antiabortion movement. As well you'll find on my pages links to people and groups who are progressive and prochoice. Mostly I agree with them, but with all websites, when you enter their pages, you have left mine for the moment, and you are their guest.
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The Back-to-the-50's Award!
Those were heady days for reactionary wingnuts. The equipment was simple, though bulky: big canvas tents, hundreds of folding chairs, p.a. system, and an 18-wheeler to haul it all around in. Set it up against a background of The Red Menace, and you had the makings of peckerwood fame and fortune.
We proudly present the "Back to the 50s" award to Abortion-TV, a website which manages to evoke in cyberspace the golden days of reactionary optimism. Recounting the suffering of a young woman who became pregnant by rape, they say: "Her side of the story starts with skipping a church meeting to go with a girlfriend to a local coffeehouse." Obviously a slutty choice.
- Fetus friends November 29, 2001 - Two different businesses make fetus dolls, ranging from three weeks' gestation up to 36 weeks. They cost as much as $190. They can be used as "bereavement dolls." The reporter's opinion: "They give us the willies."
- The Gift Of Life Doll For $44.90 get two dolls: mother and baby. Press Baby's tummy and he says: "I Love You Mommy, Thank You For Giving Me Life." Mother doll "has a cloth pouch on her tummy to hold the baby safe and close to the mother. This pouch addition can teach the fascinating secrets of life to children expecting a new brother, sister or relative."
- godslittleones "Pro-Life Dolls, Preemie Dolls, Baby Dolls, Pro-Life Education Models, Prenatal Developement Models, Fetal Models, Embyro Models, Crisis Pregnancy Center Volunteer Models, Neonatal Intensive Care Miracle Babies! Portrait Dolls, Micro-Preemie Dolls, Collector Quality Baby Dolls, Infant Dolls, Original Artist Dolls, 3-36 weeks gestation and beyond, that is what Gods little Ones are!"
The Truth Trucks
- The Truth Truck "A picture is worth a thousand words," says OR, always great ones at turning a phrase. At a paltry $52,000 per truck, they want to make the sort of rolling billboard on a van that you otherwise see advertising cigarettes or booze. There would be bunks inside for two missionaries.
In March, 2001, OSA activist
Robert Rudnick was arrested in such a truck in Birmingham, AL. Thank goodness all the firearms inside were properly licensed and permitted.
- Trucks deliver graphic anti-abortion message October 9, 2001 - A report on the truth trucks from Lexington, KY.
- They Don't Have to Like Me November, 2001 - An admiring interview with Greg Cunningham, the leader of the Truth Truck campaign of the Center for Bioethical Reform. He styles himself a reformer, and doesn't care if people dislike him.
- Abortion foes plan a convoy campaign: Pictures of fetuses displayed on trucks November 24, 2001 - The Center for Bioethical Reform is dispatching "Truth Trucks" to the San Francisco Bay Area.
- Three Fatal Flaws in the Pro-Life Movement
and What CBR is Doing About Them The Center for Bioethical Reform believe they are acting in the tradition of the civil rights movement and the movement to abolish child labor. They compare their displays of fetus photos to the photo displays that popularized the plight of working children in the early 20th century.
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- Truth Truck Impounded Operation Rescue West complains that their truck with the big ugly signs was illegally towed and impounded. A photo shows some damage where OR says someone tried to tear away the signs. They're going to sue.
- Reproductive "Choice" Trucks Have Pro-Aborts Running Scared See a collection of photos of the trucks in action.
- Anti-Abortion Group Hits the Road May 22, 2002 - Ohio Public Radio presents a 3 minute 30 second report on a Truth Truck campaign. You need RealAudio to hear it.
- Pro-lifers 'scream in their face' with display July 18, 2002 - The Truth Trucks come to Marion, Ohio. "Little helpless babies in pieces is something no one can resist. It's an instant conversation-getter."
- This truck uses shock to deliver its message July 25, 2002 - Commenting on the Truth Truck crew's security concerns, reporter Robert de Boer says "Now, when I pair the word 'abortion' with the word 'threat,' the result is a sobering list of vandalized clinics and wounded or murdered abortionists. I donít regard abortion foes as victims of such violence."
- I Have Some Bad News
About Our New Truth Truck... August, 2002 - Operation Rescue has bought a second Truth Truck, but hasn't got the $5,000 it needs to plaster it with fetus pictures. "And as you know, it's all about the pictures."
- My View: 'Truth Truck' Fights Ignorance, Apathy February 19, 2004 - Troy Newman of Operation Rescue defends the trucks plastered with giant antiabortion photographs.
Abortion and the Winter Olympics
First the antis made much of the distribution of free condoms for participants in the games. But then they hit paydirt. No matter that their claim would be nearly impossible to prove against an individual female athlete -- unless they had power to invade her privacy.
Life Legal Defense Foundation
- Life Legal Defense Foundation: Cheerleaders for Terrorism Though LLDF strikes a pose like a right-wing version of the ACLU, William Williamson says of them "LLDF does not simply represent the extreme fringe that the mainstream
pro-life movement repudiates. It is part of the extreme fringe."
- Hobbling of State Law Enforcement About to be Legalized in California The Life Legal Defense Foundation whines about a recently passed California reproductive rights bill that it is designed only to "protect citizens who support abortion, not those who oppose it." LLDF makes this point as though the conflict were only between contending viewpoints, as if the antis had never committed arson, bombings, and shootings.
- Connect the dots LLDF showcases Chuck Spingola as their ideal client -- a fighter for civil liberties. Chuck has a dual-track evangelistic career: antiabortion crusader and proponent of killing gays.
- Appeals Court Orders Caution in Dealing with LLDF The court won't give LLDF access to information about clinic staff and volunteers. The appeals court ordered a lower court to "treat LLDF Legal Director Catherine Short and LLDF Board of Directors member Terry L. Thompson with more caution than other attorneys", since they had been involved in protests themselves.
- Filing False Reports How LLDF is urging its supporters to file false reports against clinics in order to "hobble California law enforcement."
- Life Legal Defense Foundation Newsletter: Winter 2003 Jeff White, who left Operation Rescue-National rather than denounce
violence, spoke at their banquet, and they feature his picture in this issue of their newsletter. They proclaim that "LLDF had its origins in the rescue movement -- indeed, in the most obstreperous, disagreeable segments of the rescue movement." They "anticipate the day when CAL FACE [SB 780], authored by pro-death Senator Deborah Ortiz will be used to prosecute abortion supporters."
Not your usual prolife groups
- Atheist and Agnostic Pro-
Homepage "A nontheistic and nonreligious opposition to the life-denying horror of abortion."
- Leftout: A Haven for Progressive Pro-Lifers "You only think you know what pro-lifers are like..."
- Pro-Life Alliance of Gays and Lesbians "PLAGAL strives to promote a respect for life within the gay community and encourage gay and lesbian participation in the pro-life cause."
- Pagans for Life "The pro-life ethic from a neopagan perspective."
- GravityTeen "GravityTeen offers teen advice and help for girls and guys." A broad spectrum self-help, animated multi-media site. "GravityTeen.com is a place to get inspired, build self esteem, up your personal power and just feel better about yourself." Not a word about Jesus or sin, yet strong argument in favor of abstinence and against abortion. Quotes from many sources, including Buddha and Forrest Gump.
All these URLs likewise have nothing to do with the people or companies named within them. They all contain only material from abortionismurder.org. As a result of a court order, some of the sites have become disconnected, others have been redirected to legitimate owners, still others continue to contain the extremist messages.
- Nashville Newspaper Fights Back The web site of the Nashville Tennessean is www.Tennessean.com. An antiabortion nut has bought the domain name www.TheTennessean.com, using it to link to a web site of fetus photos.
- Typo diverts readers to anti-abortion site October 2, 2003 - Cybersquatters are using a similar name to that of the Charleston Daily Mail to lure people to an antiabortion web site.
- State department names used by pro-life Web sites June 23, 2003 - "DES MOINES --- At least two state departments learned last week that Web sites bearing their names are directing people to an anti-abortion site, and the Attorney General's Office is exploring whether the state is the victim of illegal 'cybersquatting.'"
- Two cyber dispute cases go to federal court July 20, 2002 - "A federal judge Friday ordered a New York man to stop using the domain name http://www.minneapolispublicschools.com, which sent visitors to a site with antiabortion messages and graphic material."
- http://winnipegpubliclibrary.com/ Do you suppose you could find the business hours of the Winnepeg, Manitoba public library here? Not a chance -- at this URL you find the cybersquatting website of abortionismurder.org.
- Anti-abortion Web crusade ruffles companies July 12, 2002 - "William Purdy Sr., of South Saint Paul, Minn., has purchased about 30 controversial domain names that carry the graphic message of abortionismurder.org."
- Abortioniscybersquatting.com July 19, 2002 - " Cybersquatting is defined by U.S. law as registering, trafficking in or using a domain name with bad-faith intent to profit from the goodwill of a trademark belonging to someone else."
The Murch Family's Full Quiver Mission
Pro-life Rivalry Erupts Over 'Morning After' Pill February 7, 2002 - The American Life League considers the pill to be an abortifacient, while the Virginia Society for Human Life does not agree.
Struggle for Purity -- Or Hot Anti Gossip?
A self-promoting saint steps out of bounds, thus pouring lighter fluid on the flames of righteousness
- Please Pray for Randall Terry February 1, 2000 - Terry, founder of Operation Rescue, divorced his wife, left his family and took up with another woman. Flip Benham, now leader of OR's successor lovingly pleads for Terry to repent. "Therefore, it is with a profound sadness that I report to you that Randall has separated from his wife and family, from his church, and from all of us who have been running the race of faith with him. It is a self-chosen path."
- The Randall Terry Begging Letter He lost all for the cause. True supporters of prolife campaigns should make Randall whole again.
- Randall Terry - an Unscrupulous Pitch December 5, 2002 - Flip Benham of Operation Save America roasts Terry again. Terry and his supporters feel that he deserves some help from the prolife faithful, since he has lost a good deal of money to fines imposed for some of his prolife activities. One critic says: "He gave many of us much, but if the former brother is still living in unrepentant adultery after having divorced his wife for unbiblical reasons, then I cannot in good conscience help him."
- Barry Manilow Got Saved: Randall Terry Makes a Comeback John Whitehead of the Rutherford Institute gives a very sympathetic interview of Terry. Terry boasts that Operation Rescue was "the largest peaceful civil disobedience movement in American history." He still strives to be a leader of the prolife movement, and a country western singer as well.
ALL - American Life League
Battin' for dollars -- and against abortion May 4, 2003 - The
American Life League is sponsoring a program involving professional baseball players in a campaign against abortion. Donors of $1,000 or more are assured "Treasure in heaven. Undefiled and unfading." and "A beautiful, miniature Louisville Slugger/Battin' 1000 bat. Unfading for a long time."
The Deadly Dozen: Wanted for Fraudulently Claiming Catholic Faith A poster containing photos and short descriptions of US Senators who are labelled "Openly Proabortion Catholic." "You Canít Be Both Catholic and Pro-Abortion!"
Gov. Gray Davis, Sanchez Sisters, Nine
Other 'Catholic' Lawmakers Headline Calif. Pro-Life Press Conference May 1, 2003 -
The American Life League calls various high ranking California politicians "The Dirty Dozen," deeming them not to be Catholic enough.
'Deadly Dozen' ad shows sponsors, not targets, are out of step May 8, 2003 - Speaking of ALL's "Deadly Dozen" campaign, Sacramento Bee columnis Marjie Lundstrom accuses the instigators of "stirring up a noxious brew of politics and religion -- targeting 12 Californians who have collectively saved the lives of countless thousands of children through compassionate and wise public policy."
Rock for Life
Features a short list of rock bands that are anti-abortion and a long list of your proabort type rockers. A project of the American Life League.
Teen T-shirts sing out against abortion January 26, 2002 - Article by a Rock for Life admirer, describing a concert and the group's T-shirt campaign.
- LifeNews.com: The News Source for the Pro-Life Community A frequently updated news site on a range of pro-life topics. Founded by Steve Ertelt, the organization was formerly the Pro-Life Infonet.
- The Elliot Institute: Afterabortion.org A source of voluminous materials that claim to document the harmful aftereffects of abortion. This is not the same site as the competing Afterabortion.com.
- Poorchoice.org A subsidiary of afterabortion.org, created by the Eliot Foundation. Its name is formed by transposing the spelling of "prochoice" to "poorchoice." Get it? They recycle the litany of antiabortion "evidence": the supposed association of abortion with cancer, depression, "post-abortion syndrome," and even a higher frequency of divorce.
- Silent No More The organization calls on "Women throughout this country who have had abortions [to] gather at state capitols and in our nation's capitol to publicly speak out about our abortion experience."
- Life and Liberty Ministries Among their goals: "To work diligently to achieve the attainable goal of ending legal child sacrifice in the central VA area." They display a "Partial List of Babies Saved Due to Sidewalk Counseling in Richmond Virginia" that covers the period between the late 1980s and September 28, 2002. Their leader is Pastor Denny Green.
- Ocala/Marion County Right to Life & Rescue America "We have no location for an office. We are located wherever people are destroying unborn babies and the lives of their mothers. We are wherever people need to be made aware of this atrocity, throughout North Central Florida."
- Elusive Prey: San Francisco Abortionist Can't Hide From Protestors June, 2002 - Article from an antiabortion website portrays sidewalk counselors as both heroes and victims.
- Freedom to Learn: Official Website "The only website in America with this simple message: Roe v Wade is a dead letter when it comes to Abortion Education." Their mission: "to ensure that the pro-life story receives equal balance and treatment in the public and private schools." They list both prolife and prochoice resources. Though the site pays attention to animated graphics, they don't do well on correct spelling. They only list a rather small number of links altogether, some of which are dead due to typing errors in the URLs.
See the Day of Remembrance Handout that Freedom to Learn distributed in high schools in April, 2002.
- Survivors "If you were born after 1972, we challenge you to consider yourself a Survivor of the Abortion Holocaust. It's time to take an active stand on behalf of those that have already been lost and for those scheduled to die." Survivors Summer Camp "is two weeks of intense training and activism." "What better place to expose the horror of abortion than at the killing centers themselves? Survivors go to several clinics during the two week event." The Survivors have collected Newspaper articles about themselves from 2000 - 2003.
- Abortion foes create 'no exception' alliance January 24, 2002 - "If you vote for the U.N., you are for abortion. If you vote for Planned Parenthood, you are for abortion. If you vote for the Legal Services Corp. or the National Endowment for the Arts, you are for abortion." "But to approve of the president's position means you are not 100 percent
- Their Blood Cries Out! "examines the issues of innocent blood, bloodguilt, and the responsibility of the Church and State in expunging the land of the consequences of the shedding of innocent blood." Offered for sale by Operation Rescue West, the book is by Troy Newman and Cheryll Sullenger.
Read an excerpt entitled In Memory of Scott Olafson, Rescuer.
- Lifesite Canada: Your Life and Family Information Outpost Canadian pro-life website has a daily news feature. Also covers the campaign of Linda Gibbons, Prisoner of Conscience, who has returned many times to clinics to be arrested and briefly imprisoned. Her current accumulated time served: 4.68 years.
- STOPP - Stop Planned Parenthood International A creature of the American Life League, "STOPP endorses all nonviolent activity which is in accord with the laws of God. We
support the no-exception legislation position of American Life League. We believe all
these activities are necessary and must be joined with an all-out assault on the failed
sex ed programs of Planned Parenthood if we are to restore the family to its true place
and protect our children."
- STOPP's Ryan Report calculates that Planned Parenthood made one billion dollars off abortions last year. The text is peppered with these terms: "the very head of the Culture of Death in the U.S. Ė Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA)", "The number of innocent babies Planned Parenthood kills every year via abortion procedures continues to increase." , "By teaching kids a perverted philosophy of human sexuality, PPFA breaks down natural inhibitions. . . ."
- Catholic Bishop Takes on Daschle April 22, 2003 - Bishop Robert Carlson has told Senate Minority Leader Tom Daschle that he ought no longer to call himself "Catholic."
- Who would steal this car? Some devious proabort, that's who. At least that's what Prolife Anderson thinks. His 1980 Buick LeSabre, covered with prolife slogans and stickers has been spirited away. Those prochoice people will stop at nothing. "It was my big pro-life mobile," said Anderson, an Air Force retiree. "I know a lot who are glad it's off the street, at least for a while."
- Prayer & Action News Webmaster "Uncle Ed." signed at least two versions of the Defensive Action Statement under his penname "Dave Leach." This site features several online works of "Christian" insurrectionist fiction under the heading Fictious Stories. "Warning: these stories are not appropriate for spiritually immature audiences."
Uncle Ed. is a multitalented Saint. Learn more about Ed.'s musical mission.
- National Right to Life
They are the organizers of "America's largest annual pro-life convention! Their Today's News and Views section tries to put a right-wing spin on daily stories. On November 3, 2000 they were doing their best to unsleaze the George W. Bush drunk driving story.
- The Official Anti-Abortion Signs Website At an anti-abortion demonstration in Louisiana, Presidential candidate Pat Buchanan "purposely stood directly in front of our giant aborted baby signs, so the media would be forced to show the victims of 'choice' in order to cover the event."
- Feminists for Life of America
"Continuing the tradition of Susan B. Anthony" "Pro Woman - Pro Life"
- StandUpGirl "A place where girls share the truth about their unexpected pregnancies." A well designed site with plenty of multimedia features. A flash movie "My Story" tells the story of Becky's unintended pregnancy. A RealAudio music video of Becky, her husband, and her child rounds out the story.
The Pro-Life Webring
Almost 400 self-described pro-life websites, approved by a moderator.
Each site agrees to post a link to the ring. Many of the sites on this page
are on this ring. Notice also that many of the young people with pages here
are not nearly so doctrinaire as older abortion foes. Some speak of interests in New Age topics or rock music, both of which are anathema to hard-core anti-aborts.
- Life Enterprises Unlimited - Father Trosch
Some claim that Price Charles of England is the Anti-Christ, others champion Prince Juan Carlos of Spain. Fr. Trosch insists that "The belief is growing that 'Karol Wojtyla' - AKA: Pope John Paul II is an antiChrist." By Trosch's lights, the Pope's stand against capital punishment is in opposition to the Will of God.
- Priests for Life "We are an officially approved association of Catholic Clergy who give special emphasis to the pro-life teachings of the Church."
- Children of God ...For Life Their major current project is Vaccines Derived From Aborted Fetal Tissue. They claim that various vaccines in common use are documented as being manufactured with materials from aborted fetuses, including vaccines for chicken pox and hepatitis-A. They claim further that the proposed new smallpox vaccine may likewise use an aborted fetal cell line.
- Status of Abortion in America Focus on the Family summarizes the history of legal abortion in the US.