Pro-abortion group hosts ‘abortion carnival’

pro-abortion1While I may be in Disney World for the rest of the weekend, some pro-aborts will be engaging in activities that are less family related. The Feminist Majority Foundation (FMF) and its Choices Campus Leadership Program have launched a sort of carnival, a blog carnival that is, known as “#AbortionMatters blog carnival,” which started on August 23rd and will run until August 26th. You can see the group calling for submissions for the “carnival,” which is part of “#31 Days of Unity” on their page here, as well as the heralding the start of the event here.

The Christian Post put forth a helpful piece about the group and the event, while Campus Reform includes statements from the spokeswoman of FMF, Kari Ross in their piece:

“One in three women will have an abortion by the time they’re 45, and yet we’re treating this like it’s some extreme procedure, when it can be a lot safer than even having your wisdom teeth removed, and is almost just as common,” said Kari Ross, who is the spokeswoman for the Feminist Majority Foundation (FMF).

Okay, so it shouldn’t be all that shocking that a spokeswoman for a pro-abortion organization would try to make abortion seem normal. Except that just because something may be “common,” does not mean it is morally right, or that it is healthy for women, or as Ross claims, safe. You may be in pain after having your wisdom teeth removed, but abortion brings about a different kind of pain; and that’s a pain that for many women, stays with you forever. It is a cost that takes a lot out of you, not only monetarily. For a woman who speaks for a feminist organization, she isn’t really doing a good job speaking for those who have been hurt by abortion.

Indeed, further in the piece for Campus Reform, Ross dismisses the event being offensive in any way, and seems to do so rather casually:

Ross dismissed concerns that some might find the word “carnival” offensive in the context of abortion, saying those concerns missed the “real issue.”

“We’re really highlighting the real stories of people’s experiences and not the over-politicized, exaggerated cases that we think of when we hear the word ‘abortion,’” she said.

Ross said the carnival is geared towards students in particularly because they “are some of the ones most heavily impacted.”

She does a nice job deflecting there, doesn’t she? Actually, what the “real issue” is involves abortion having to do with a dead baby and a wounded mother. As a blog post for the Creative Minority Report mentions though, “[t]he babies could not be reached for comment on their perspective.”

This event, and this group then, seem to be sadly incapable of  understanding abortion as it really is. Ross herself denies abortion being as serous as it is when she says “…yet we’re treating this like it’s some extreme procedure…” She also shuts down any debate concerning abortion pretty much when she refers to “the over-politicized, exaggerated cases that we think of…” Abortion advocates have a range of almost bi-polar and hypocritical opinions on an abortion, from this case treating it as it’s no big deal, to it being a painful and difficult decision which women make, but a decision we need to respect either way.

Such a group represents the unfortunate taking advantage of college students, all the while standing up for abortion, not women, and especially not the women who have been wounded by abortion.

  • Damien Johnson

    1 in 3?! That just cannot be right.

    • princessjasmine45,8599,1843717,00.html

      “Abortion decreased more among white women and white teenagers, for example, compared with women of Latina or African-American descent.”

      If Margaret Sanger had a dream, it would have this.

      • johno

        Yes, foremother of Adolf Hitler’s National Socialist Party. Eugenics and all.

      • Damien Johnson

        This is why I feel the need to really speak out about abortion. At another place I frequent, it was actually black girls who responded unfavorably to me saying I was against Wendy Davis. Because I’m black myself, I think they need to hear the truth the most. I just need to find a solid link on the internet that discusses Margaret Sanger that people will listen to, and won’t just dismiss because it’s “right wing” or whatever.

        • princessjasmine45
          • Damien Johnson

            wow, thank you!

          • princessjasmine45

            no problem.. it’s always good to go outside your comfort zone and look at both sides of the equation…. then make your own conclusions.

            Interpret her words yourself.

        • ponerology

          American Life League ( has a pamphlet on Margaret Sanger which can be purchased via the website.
          The ‘sexual revolution’ had been tried in the 1920s but too many out of wedlock babies filled orphanages and too many STDs occurred so the culture creators backed off of the idea until the pill could be funded and became available in the 1960s. Then voila’! Sex without “consequences.”
          American Life League also sells a longer pamphlet written by a pharmacist titled: Infant Homicides Through Contraceptives”. The pharmacist’s name is Bogomir M. Kuhar, PharmD, FASCP

          • Damien Johnson

            Thank you, I appreciate this as well!

    • JDC

      Well, on the bright side, think of the other 2 out of 3.

    • Rebecca Downs

      Unfortunately, that is true. These people don’t understand though that
      trying to normalize abortion doesn’t make it any less barbaric. They
      also don’t really mention that many times women are vulnerable and/or
      coerced. And just as these people continue to push for abortion, does
      not change what it actually is. That 1 in 3 women may be talked into or
      have made this unfortunate decision does not mean that abortion is going
      to all of a sudden be okay because this many women are having one…

      • Damien Johnson

        this’ll make me sound pretty selfish, but one of the reasons why I was so disheartened at that was how in the world am I supposed to find a wife within the next decade, if the majority of women have once killed someone? I just don’t want to end up with somebody that ever had a life inside of them and then just ended it.

    • belgianchic

      no, it’s absolutely true. it’s quite a common procedure. the most common in fact, i believe.

      • Damien Johnson

        that doesn’t make it right.

        • belgianchic

          sure doesn’t make it wrong, either

          • Damien Johnson

            How is killing a child not wrong?

          • belgianchic

            killing a child is wrong. only abortion isn’t killing a child. maybe the anti choicers could figure that out and find some common ground.

          • Damien Johnson

            So what proof do you have that abortion isn’t killing a child? Tell me why the child in the womb is not a human being.

    • Mary Lee

      Yeah, Damien, it’s really common, like Belgianchic said. Women are always having their babies killed in the name of “choice.” It’s no big deal, like a manicure or a pedicure or having your wisdom teeth removed. Because wisdom teeth are the same thing as an unborn child!

      New pro-abortion motto:

      “Abortion: Whatevs.”

      • Damien Johnson

        that is just the worst, the absolute worst.

        • Mary Lee

          It is. It is THE WORST.

  • anonymous

    Damien, sadly that statistic is correct. Comes from the Guttmacher Institute:

  • Basset_Hound

    It’s easy to see what they want to accomplish. They want to trivialize death and lessen the stigma, that despite their best efforts still hangs over abortion. When anybody says “there’s no such thing as being pro-abortion”, here is one more piece of evidence that statement is total crap.

  • JW

    For those looking for an antidote to this blog carnival, there is a pro-life event in response, the #LifeMatters Tweet & Blogfest: check out

  • Catholic4life

    Sick and Repulsive!

  • Mamabear

    This is just sick.
    And about those “one in three” statistics….is that possibly total number of abortions divided into total number of women? Because I know very few women, even among my pro-choice friends, who have actually had abortions. (Most my pro-choice acquaintances are in the “I would never do it, but I don’t think it should be illegal” camp.) But I am also aware of several young women who have already had multiple abortions. So I really wonder about those statistics.

  • PrincessJasmine4

    A presence dark invades the fair
    And gives the horses ample scare
    Chaos rains and panic fills the air
    When something wicked this way comes…

  • ponerology

    Dear Miss Downs,
    Please don’t waste your time attending ‘law’ school. Your time and talents would be better spent in pursuits that will really help to restore Christendom and somehow law school doesn’t seem like the place you will accomplish that. Only an opinion but one from an older woman who has seen a lot more because of her age and thinks the law is used as a tool of oppression rather than a vehicle for truth.