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March for Life reflection: counter-protesters went for vulgar tone

march-for-life4While the anniversary of Roe v. Wade may have been something for abortion advocates to celebrate, they would still have to deal with the presence of pro-lifers who braved the cold last month. And for some, their way of dealing with that presence meant counter-protesting, though not exactly in the classiest of ways.

Students for Life of America is a great group, and it certainly had a presence at many of the events. On Tuesday, January 22, the actual anniversary of the infamous court decision, they gathered outside the Supreme Court on what must have felt like the coldest day of the year. A press conference was held which involved prayer and laying out 3,300 carnations in memory of those babies aborted every day. You can see those pictures in the group’s photo album on Facebook. What you’ll also see, though, is that the group was interrupted, most notably during their prayer, by pro-abortion counter-protests.

The group’s signs, which read “ABORTION ON DEMAND & WITHOUT APOLOGY,” also featured a link at the bottom. At the website, stoppatriarchy.org, the headline reads: “END PORNOGRAPHY AND PATRIARCHY: THE ENSLAVEMENT AND DEGRADATION OF WOMEN.” Now, initially, that may not sound like such a far-fetched objective, as it doesn’t seem conflicting for pro-lifers to also be against pornography. But a closer look at this website (if you hadn’t already seen the signs beforehand) reveals that the group behind it is also vehemently pro-abortion and goes about communicating its message in a loud and vulgar manner.

Another pro-life event and prayer which this group interrupted was the prayer vigil outside Planned Parenthood of Metropolitan Washington on Thursday, January 24. You can see that photo album on Facebook as well, as Students for Life was one of many groups participating in this event. Toward the middle-end of the event, those pro-abortion counter-protesters with their signs decided to take part as well, shouting their pro-abortion slogans.

Prayer is a powerful tool. It is not a tool all pro-lifers turn to, but for those who do, they understand how it can bring about wonderful change in their lives and in the lives of others. Even secular pro-lifers will likely notice, though, that many pro-abortion groups – at least the loud and angry ones – hate prayer and that they just become even louder and angrier as they desperately try to drown out the more peaceful pro-life groups in their presence. Fortunately, Thursday’s prayer vigil was not drowned out by the signs and shouting.

At the Supreme Court, where the March comes to an end, is usually where the counter-protesters appear. Our group did not observe as many counter-protesters or signs as we have in years past, besides a sign that read, “Keep Abortion Legal,” which appeared washed out by the snow, and a few of the “ABORTION ON DEMAND & WITHOUT APOLOGY” signs. Of course, just because we didn’t see them does not mean that they weren’t there.

The Naked DC made a blog post of five pro-abortion counter protesters they came across. Please note that the signs do contain offensive language and statements.

The blog post’s title is actually quite hilarious: “Pro-choice protesters exhibit class, willingness to share ideas at March for Life.” The title is, of course, meant to be sarcastic. Not all pro-choice people act like the ones in this blog post, but those who come to the March are angry and loud with their vulgar and offensive signs, the contrast against loving and encouraging pro-lifers is too much. Dialogue and finding points of agreements thus unfortunately becomes near impossible with such people.

  • Josephine (D)

    Isn’t it ironic that though pro-lifers are portrayed as crazy and hateful, pro-choicers are actually the loud, crazy, hateful ones?

  • CS

    Here’s what I think is vulgar. This site’s coverage of the woman who died after trying to terminate her pregnancy because of a medical emergency. It is unconscionable of the protesters to have stalked this poor women
    in the middle of a medical tragedy and of Jill Stanek to have released
    her name without the permission of her family. Everyone
    else trying to use her death without knowing the facts should be ashamed
    of themselves. It is absolutely horrific. Tell your fellow authors to leave this woman’s family
    to mourn in peace if you actually care about civility.

    • Rebecca Downs

      This article has nothing to do with what happened. Pro-abortion advocates are vulgar in their anger and putting abortion before what’s best for women. This story is being made public because we care about women. If anyone should be blamed, it is the abortionist who caused her death. Without releasing such information, the world will not know just how horrible abortion is for women as well as unborn children. The pro-abortion movement did the same thing with the Savita case, and actually even made up facts. Though I am not covering the story, I give fellow bloggers and fellow pro-lifers well wishes and respect for educating the public about how horrible abortion really is.

      • CS

        You respect them for “educating the public” about what her name was so everyone can judge her and exploit a tragedy even though they have absolutely no idea what went wrong with her pregnancy or what state her health was in? That is so utterly lacking in compassion or concern for the truth. Truly vulgar.

        Many things can go wrong with a pregnancy. The work of people like you and your colleagues makes the world a scarier place to try and bring a child into the world. You think the law should be such that Jennifer was forced to carry her pregnancy to term even if the baby would not be born alive and her health was at risk? That sounds like torture to me.

        • Rebecca Downs

          I really don’t think you know what you’re talking about and are just making comments and assumptions out of blind rage, especially on a post that has nothing to do with the specific story. There is absolutely no reason that makes it necessary to terminate a pregnancy. You making assumptions doesn’t make it true. You’re just upset and angry, which is understandable, but is also causing you to make these accusations at the pro-life movement, when they should be directed towards those who really killed her.

        • kc54

          The emergency, CS, was after she had the abortion and she was bleeding profusely. Her butcher-docotr had left town and did not answer any of her frantic calls, nor those of her family and friends. There would have been no shame in having the baby…much easier, by the way, than what this murderer did to her to abort her little girl; a C-section would have been more efficient and less pain and then she could have given up that baby for adoption. Your comments are misdirected, totally. What pro-life people are doing, is not only trying to save as many precious baby’s lives as we can, but to shine the brightest of lights on the horrible truth of the women who are killed during these procedures. But those who have their “pro-choice” agenda do not want to hear these truths, because it hurts. These are cold hard facts, and the media covers up for the likes of those like PP and the butchers who push this greedy, money-mongering slaughter of innocents. They say they are “for women” but it is all about MONEY, their god.

        • Guest

          OH darn the coat hanger that killed that late term abortion seeker! Is that not what we pro-life people keep hearing from the commiw left as the REAL reason for abortion “rights”!!

    • LCM

      You know what I think is vulgar? The fact that Jennifer Morbelli (the woman you mentioned) was a teacher, was Catholic, had already named her daughter (Madison Leigh), and was THIRTY-THREE weeks pregnant. That is about eight months. And from what I’ve read, she aborted because of “fetal anomalies,” not a “medical emergency” (or at least I haven’t read anything about an emergency, and I’ve read quite a few articles about it in the past day or two).

      Also, since she was eight months along, if there was an emergency then they could have easily done a C-section and the baby would have had relatively few complications from it.

      Should she have died because of her decision? Absolutely not. I’m sure she, her husband, and other family members went through a terrible ordeal while making this decision. I can only imagine the grief she went through when she found out her precious daughter had these “anomalies.” But that doesn’t make what she did any less wrong, and that is why her story is covered on this website; to show that abortion is a vile, inhuman procedure that takes away life.

      • Rebecca Downs

        My comments have gotten posted twice before, so don’t worry, you’re not the only one! Thank you for your view though.

    • LCM

      You know what I think is vulgar? The fact that Jennifer Morbelli (the woman you mentioned) was a teacher, was Catholic, had already named her daughter (Madison Leigh), and was THIRTY-THREE weeks pregnant. That is about eight months. And from what I’ve read, she aborted because of “fetal anomalies,” not a “medical emergency” (or at least I haven’t read anything about an emergency, and I’ve read quite a few articles about it in the past day or two).

      Also, since she was eight months along, if there was an emergency then they could have easily done a C-section and the baby would have had relatively few complications from it.

      Should she have died because of her decision? Absolutely not. I’m sure she, her husband, and other family members went through a terrible ordeal while making this decision. I can only imagine the grief she went through when she found out her precious daughter had these “anomalies.” But that doesn’t make what she did any less wrong, and that is why her story is covered on this website; to show that abortion is a vile, inhuman procedure that takes away life.

      • LCM

        Sorry, didn’t mean to post twice. For some reason my first post didn’t show up, so I thought it didn’t post right. As soon as I re-posted, they both showed up.

      • CS

        Right, if the protesters stalking her didn’t report it was a medical emergency it must not have been. Unbelievable. A medical emergency is the only reason you would terminate that late. Look into your heart and try and find some shred of compassion.

        • LCM

          Can you tell me where it says that she went in for a medical emergency? I’m not trying to be snarky or anything, I’m actually curious, because I haven’t been able to find a news report that says so. Everything I’ve found that gives a reason for the abortion states (like I said earlier) that the baby had “fetal anomalies,” but they won’t go beyond that.

          Also, like I said earlier, at eight months a C-section would have been easy to do (or at least as easy as any surgery to the stomach area can be). It even would have been safer, because with a C-section you stay in a hospital for a few days and the doctors and nurses make sure you’re in the best health you can be, rather than being sent home to fend for yourself right after a risky procedure.

          Oh, and thanks for implying that I’m without compassion. That’s obviously why I pray every night for the people I love and don’t love quite so much, and why I literally cry when I hear stories like this.

    • http://www.facebook.com/ella.warnock.7 Ella Warnock

      Abortion shouldn’t be an issue of privacy. Why would you think this woman’s family deserves any? This tragedy is owned, part and parcel, by the prolife movement. Don’t you know that?

  • Stormii

    That Naked DC blog post was hilarious :D

  • thatdigiguy

    as a fuddy-duddy 40-something olefart who faithfully trudged the Walks for Life for decades, it does my heart SO GOOD to see so many youth who are courageously taking the fight to the next level. I once thought we were another generation away from ending abortion but we may well accomplish it in this decade, because God is raising this generation of youth to bring the fight to the finish.. God bless you!!

  • Beth

    “A medical emergency is the only reason you would terminate that late.” Wrong. Just plain wrong. This woman traveled from out of state to terminate her pregnancy, apparently because of fetal anomalies. A medical emergency for the mother or the baby would have been dealt with locally, either by c-section or vaginal delivery of the baby – who at 33 weeks gestation was certainly viable outside the womb. An abortion procedure in the third trimester would never be used because of a medical emergency – it takes 2-3 days to abort the baby at this stage of pregnancy, and the baby is killed before labor is even induced so that he/she is not born alive. I’m sorry, C S – clearly you have little obstetrical knowledge. Whether the woman’s name should be released is another discussion – but please don’t attempt to misrepresent the circumstances that would lead to an abortion at 33 weeks, because a “medical emergency” would never, ever be the reason.

  • Jerry Harkrider

    An apology does not fit after murder is committed, over and over. These women with their mindset of, ” It’s a womans choice. As it’s their body they can do as they please”, certainly do seem to be enjoying this gathering.

    They mock our Heavenly Father as the Christians pray for the children. They boo’ed Him at the liberal convention before the elections. They mock and spew foul, filthy, and nasty remarks at those of us who are out there for the children.

    It used to shock me at just how fiercely these people, the majority of them women, reacted to my beliefs that the brutal slaughter of children is murder. “It’s not murder as they are fetuses. Just a globe of tissue.” This, being a cop-out, a conscience blanket. It’s no secret that everyone starts out in an egg upon fertilization and as time goes so does the developments of the baby. To purposefully stop these developments, to scramble the child, or to take a pill that gives the baby a heartattack, is ofcoarse premeditated murder in the 1st. This cover smear does not protect their conscience for very long. At the moment there are thousands of females of varied ages young as 18 and up into their 50′s.

    There are many documented suicides by women as well as horror stories about life after abortion. Symtoms of anxiety, physical problems, social disease, as well as sleeping disorders and on and on. May God bless all of the misguided females and reach their hearts and open their eyes. Young ladies, steer clear of peer presure and do not destroy your child and your future.

  • Stephanie

    I saw the idiots who were “pro-choice” and they were cussing like there was no tomorrow. It made me cry for their souls.