Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Burning Roe v. Wade

Note: I purchased this volume to burn on a bonfire for the upcoming 45th anniversary of Roe v. Wade.  When I searched through the pages to find where the dissenting opinion of Justice Bryon White was, so I could remove it before burning the book, I COULD NOT FIND IT.  This book says it contains the complete text, but it does not.  I wrote a review of the volume for Amazon, but my review was rejected without them offering any specific reasons. I'm not going to spend a lot of time guessing what their problem was, but likely it is that I was blunt about abortion.  Below is my final review, a combination of what I sent originally and some changes and additions for the one I presently have on submission. As of this moment, it hasn't been approved.

The Review

First of all, Roe v. Wade is one of the most despicable documents in history.  It and slavish submission to it are responsible philosophically for the deaths of millions of human beings since 1973.  That itself is enough to earn this little volume a zero.  Less than zero. 

But if a person simply hopes to be objective and neutral, and approach the subject of abortion with an open mind and learn about Roe v. Wade by reading the original, full text, this volume fails.  Why?  Because it blatantly omits three additional dissenting and concurring opinions, ones that might give insight to the true meaning of Roe.  In particular, it does not include the scathing dissenting opinion of Justice Bryon White, joined by Justice William Rhenquist, who later became Chief Justice.

If you want to be educated about Roe, don’t buy this book.  In fact, there are no easily available sources of White’s opinion.  You will find it referenced on anti-abortion websites, but those are too easily dismissed.  The copy of Roe I have is from a bound law book in the law library at our county courthouse.  Because abortion is about blood and death, the truth about Roe v. Wade is hidden. If you want to find the complete text, you will have to dig.

White wrote: “I find nothing in the language or history of the Constitution to support the Court’s judgment. The Court simply fashions and announces a new constitutional right for pregnant mothers and, with scarcely any reason or authority for its action, invests that right with sufficient substance to override most existing state abortion statutes.  The upshot is that the people and the legislatures of 50 States are constitutionally disentitled to weigh the relative importance of the continued existence and development of the fetus, on one hand, against a spectrum of possible impacts on the mother on the other hand.  As an exercise of raw judicial power, the Court perhaps has authority to what it does today: but in my view its judgment is an improvident and extravagant exercise of the power of judicial review that the Constitution extends to this Court.”

Justice White wrote those words above and much more. His dissent is one of the best reviews of Roe v. Wade.  But don’t take my word for it. Find the complete text somewhere. Unfortunately it’s not in this volume.

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

"Random Act of Kindness of Some Basic Life Essentials"

From the November newsletter:

Last Friday during the long morning, I took a “bathroom break”.  A short block away from Planned Parenthood is some vacant, overgrown property that affords adequate privacy.  It’s the sort of place where homeless people sometimes pass by.  Hanging on a gate was a nice, green, nylon bag, obviously heavy with goods.  Pinned to the top of the bag was a note on white paper.  The note read, “Random act of kindness and useful necessities.  Take or share, if needed.”  My first thought was to take it—I’m an opportunist and our family economics often require us to take advantage of small gains, but then I realized how stupid this was.  I didn’t need what was in the bag and someone else might.  I walked away happy that other people were doing
what we prolifers are also attempting in an out-of-the-way and inconvenient place—offering random acts of kindness and useful necessities to try to save the lives of children.  The difference is when I returned later with a camera to take a photo of the bag, it was gone, but few people welcome the random acts we offer.

Thanks so much for your support. It is needed.  We can’t give up.

UPDATE: That was a week ago.  Last weekend I found another green bag in a new location, and this time I was able to get pictures.  I had mis-remembered the words of the note.  The headline of the blog post contains the right words.  This time I looked inside the bag to see if I might learn who is doing this project.  There was no identifying information. The bag contained a stocking hat, gloves, a scarf, some soap, wipes, a hand warmer, a few snacks, a couple other things, and a bottle of water.  I left the bag as I found it.

The last photo here is not of Planned Parenthood, but a little place called Biscuit Head along Biltmore Avenue that we see every time we leave PP.  There's always a long line.  It seems so strange in this out-of-the-way place.  People standing in line in a parking lot.  I spoke with a couple from Missouri that was eating biscuits from a box off the back of their car. They had driven all the way from western Kentucky to visit Asheville for the weekend. They said it was faster ordering food here by take out.  The wait was an hour, they said.  I told them where they could go for a nice nearby hike to some cliffs along the Blue Ridge Parkway.  

In the other side of this building is an office for TranzMission.  And we wonder why things seem to be changing so fast. They have money.  There's an organization. 

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Become a Patron

[Note: I just moved this article from this morning.  The original posting was on 7/10/17.]

This below is what I posted on Patreon yesterday.  The idea is to invite a friendly audience of vehicular passersby to support us and my writing.

    You may have seen me “protesting” in front of Planned Parenthood’s abortion site on McDowell Street in AshevilleNorth Carolina. Maybe you gave a friendly honk and a thumbs up. (Thanks!)  Or maybe you flipped us the bird and shouted a degrading insult or obscenity. Or maybe you saw an advertisement somewhere for Chaotic Terrain Press. Whoever you are and however you got here, Welcome!
    My friends call me Mick and everyone else knows me as Meredith Eugene Hunt.
    The word “protest” doesn’t really capture what we are trying to do out there. Our signs that say “Let Your Baby Live, We Will Help” express the essence of our intention. Because we are in a public place, there is an element of protest, but that’s not at the heart of what we do. Our first audience is people who come for abortion. 
In nearly 30 years of anti-abortion work I’ve gone through a number of stages, including a decade of informally debating the subject of abortion on university campuses all over the southeast U.S. and elsewhere. At some point I got tired of debate. I won’t go into the why of it right now, except to say that debate has its limits because people erect barriers to reason. Everyone does. Logic breaks down into determined fallacy or else it’s built on weak, immutable presuppositions. Then there’s simply raw emotion. This is part of why I started writing stories in year 2000.
    I’ve published a three-part novel titled Universal Man (Graceful RunnerThe Chinook Assembly and Then, a Soldier) and also I’ve published 26 short stories in a collection titled When Earth Whispers & Other Mostly Speculative Tales. I’ve written on my Chaotic Terrain Press blog what these stories and the novel are about. Abortion is a factor in several of them. The connection may seem to be obscure, but only when viewed on the surface. Look deeper. Think of the implications of, for example, physics running backward for your husband or wife and then read “Ships Passing in the Night: Romance and Marriage Between Lovers from Anti-synchronous Worlds” that I wrote for the Mad Scientist Journal. 
    You can read all 26 stories totally for free on my blog. Patreon is a way you can support my writing work. Or you can buy the books. And I need reviews: Good, bad, and even ugly. If the second and third option, expect a rebuttal, maybe. Or another story. Or silence. (Or a revision.) If you appreciate one of the short stories, try a long story—the novel. You can buy an electronic version cheap to read on your computer. I’ve taken almost all the photographs in the novel and those that accompany the short stories. The e-versions have the pictures in color.
    We endure a lot of verbal abuse on the sidewalk in front of Planned Parenthood. It’s a fish bowl out there. We have a narrow sidewalk, dangerous, noisy traffic, and hostility on all sides. But, we have passersby who are friends, too. Once in a while someone will stop and give us a little cash money, and when that happened yesterday (7/7/2017), I thought maybe others would support us if it were easier and convenient. Hence, here we are on Patreon. The stories help you get to know me and us better. They are what I have to say. I hope they’re fun. They might lead you to think in a new way. They might even, perhaps, lead you to join us to a degree you haven’t before now.
    I’ve put together a plan for monthly Patreon patrons to receive various free books, and I’ll also post some special things here, like working chapters of a novel in progress. Or sketches from unfinished short stories. Or my frog fishing story from junior high. (About shipping books internationally, I can only do this when Amazon permits.)
    Patreon suggests accompanying this text with a video introduction. I have posted such a two minute video HERE, but it’s not what you might expect. Like everyone else, I want to think about what’s beautiful or just entertaining. Maybe after 30 years of thinking about death, blood, and baby body parts, I’m more escapist than most people. Check out my other videos on my YouTube channel, UniversalDirt, especially the monarch butterfly ones. There’s a connection to abortion there, too. But I’ll leave you to work it out for yourself.
Happy traveling!*
    (P.S. If you feel like arguing with me, first read the two pro-life apologetics books by Francis J. Beckwith, then perhaps we’ll talk. If you’re thinking of attacking me, then read a couple stories first. Try “Attack of the Gravid Amazons.” It’s thought provoking. Remember, anyone can read the short stories for free at the Chaotic Terrain Press blog.)

*A reference to my ascending "reward" tiers Friendly Passerby, Kindred Spirit, Fellow Traveler, Trail Runner, Through Hiker, Wilderness Trekker, and Himalayan Climber.
To become a patron, go HERE.  Thanks!

Friday, June 16, 2017


Three young Jewish women converse at a mass demonstration in Hyde Park 
to protest against the Nazi persecution of German Jewry.* 1933  USHMM

I've been thinking about the hatred and rage we experience when we are on the sidewalk in front of Planned Parenthood.  Sure, lots of people give friendly honks and thumbs-up.  I appreciate those, even if the support is weak.  (It would mean more if people actually joined us.) The opposition on the other hand is emotionally fierce, and it sticks with you.

The other evening Edie and I watched the Martin Scorsese film “Silence”, based on the novel by Shusaku Endo.  I read the book years ago after seeing it on Marvin Olasky’s (editor of World News Group) essential reading list.  The story is about the horrific persecution of Christians in 15th Century Japan.  What we go through in front of Planned Parenthood is laughable compared to what Christians endured then, and in other times and places around the world.   Still, we have time on the sidewalk to reflect on the daily bellowed “f___ yous” and up-thrusted middle fingers from passersby.  It’s not hard to interpret these as intended to be meant literally.  The ugly, vile, violent reference to what our Creator intended for human procreation is entirely consistent with the ugly, vile, violent response to the unwanted result of human procreation.  You almost view those people who do this to us as being of the same spirit of the inquisitors in medieval Japan.  I believe that if unrestrained by the law and encouraged, some of those bird flippers and shouters would attack us physically.  You see that sort of thing with the present so-called Antifa, or antifascist movement, who themselves use fascist tactics.

I don’t want to leave the impression that we are at great risk out there.  It is tense, but so far actual threats are almost non-existent.  We are able to focus on our purpose, which is reaching out to abortion bound people.

*The photograph has been cleaned up from the original, to remove specks. And cropped a little.To see the original and the documentation, go to the US Holocaust Memorial Museum.  I considered using this photo in my novel, but getting permission to use a high resolution image was burdensome. The photo is in the public domain.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Planned Parenthood Protest, 2-11-17

It took a while for us to figure out why
 Planned Parenthood was closed,
but their parking lot was full.
Their people had gone
 to a rally in Raleigh.

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Video: "Making the BEST Anti-Abortion, Pro-Life Signs Workshop"

This video will show you how to make the BEST pro-life, anti-abortion signs.  Includes a materials and tools list, and it shows an example of the WORST pro-life sign.  Watch HERE, and leave a comment.

Monday, January 23, 2017

Video: "Women's March on Asheville"

This is a video of the so-called "Women's March on Asheville" from our location at Spruce and College, and from our point of view.  Part One.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

A Novel for Roe v. Wade

Part one of my contemplative thriller, Universal Man will be released in a second edition for the upcoming anniversary of the abominable Roe v. Wade. It will be available on on Sunday, January 22.  Graceful Runner features a preface and a handful of original black & white location photographs. The story takes place in the Pacific Northwest. Part two, The Chinook Assembly will be available on March 1, 2017 for Lent, and part three, Then a Soldier will be available for next Easter.

To read the heart of the back cover of Graceful Runner, go to the page link on the right. The first, earlier edition of the book may be found HERE at the Barnes & Noble Nook store in an electronic version.

Saturday, December 24, 2016

Planned Parenthood Spending Your Tax Dollars on Flavored Condoms?

Here we have a UPS driver delivering cartons from Trustex to Planned Parenthood in Asheville.  I looked the name up and found that Trustex, according to one online merchant, is the "world's leading flavored condom brand. Available in seven individual flavors, or try a variety pack to sample them all!" Photo taken 12/23/16.

Monday, November 21, 2016

Berea College Students Stand for Life

Watch a short video made during the Q&A at the November 10, 2016 Berea College convocation that featured "Christian" abortionist Willie Parker. The video shows statements made by two pro-life students, one statement encouraging attendants to, like the original Bereans in the Bible, search the scriptures for the truth about abortion. The other speaker reads a statement affirming a commitment to help any pregnant woman choose life. She then asks everyone who agrees with the statement to stand.
The video may be found HERE.

Monday, November 14, 2016

The Swastika of the Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice

This is a detail of the old logo of the Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice in Berea College blue.  Willie Parker is a member of the board of this evil organization-the RCRC.  Watch an HD video showing the old and current logos HERE.

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Berea College in Kentucky Promotes Abortionist Willie Parker, The "Good Samaritan."

This above is a screen shot of a video of a slide show that promotes abortionist Willie Parker and his convocation of November 10, 2016.  The short video and a pan of the Berea College library, made two days AFTER the event, may be seen HERE.  Below is a screenshot of an online announcement.

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Berea College Hosts a Serial Murderer in "Christian" Abortionist Willie Parker

November 1, 2016

Dr. Lyle D. Roelofs, President, Berea College

Dear Dr. Roelofs,

I had written a letter to you in response to your article in the Berea College Magazine (Volume 86, Number 3) where you referenced Francis A. Schaeffer’s book, How Should We Then Live? (HSWTL), but I accidentally deleted the letter and didn’t have the heart to write it again. I have occasion again to write to you.

When I was a student at Berea, I once traveled to Covenant College with a Berea professor and my future wife Edie Weatherford to hear Francis Schaeffer speak. The professor was a personal acquaintance of Dr. Schaeffer through her father’s work. I had by then read and studied Schaeffer’s work, not in any academic program, but out of personal interest. Edie and one of her sisters later visited L’abri in Switzerland after a Berea College Country Dancer tour in England. I am very concerned that your article misappropriated Schaeffer, first in that your article had little relationship to the content of his book, and second, by linking its title to a certain kind of tolerance of sexual disorientation. No doubt he would be an advocate of radical love, but never at the expense of biblical truth, which is that sexuality belongs exclusively between a man and woman in a lifelong commitment. The Berea magazine article that followed yours stood in sharp contrast with biblical truth.* Sexuality, as such, however, isn’t the subject I wish to discuss here.

You said that Schaeffer wrote HSWTL (subtitled, The Rise and Decline of Western Thought and Culture) near the end of his life. Perhaps you are unaware that Schaeffer wrote two important works after this book. They are Whatever Happened to the Human Race? and A Christian Manifesto.

 “Whatever Happened” is about abortion, euthanasia and infanticide. What I chiefly remember about the book is that it contains one of the strongest apologetic arguments against abortion, one I incorporated into a science-fiction story published this fall in the Mad Scientist Journal. The story is “Ships Passing in the Night: Romance and Marriage between Lovers from Anti-synchronous Worlds” in which a man sees his child grow younger and smaller until she is un-born, and then she un-develops in her mother’s womb until fertilization when she ceases to exist.

One need not read “Whatever Happened” to know what Francis Schaeffer thought about human abortion. He presented the heart of his understanding in the pages of HSWTL where he discusses the breakdown of morality and the law, in particular within the U.S. Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade.

Much of my adult life has been living the challenge Schaeffer presented in his writing. While at Berea I attended an evening convocation at Phelps Stokes Chapel led by the Rev. John Powell, who had written the book, Abortion: the Silent Holocaust. Later, I attended a Sunday evening chapel in Danforth led by a speaker who made a personal appeal to me to dedicate my life to ending abortion. Those speakers were among the many influences that led me to the pro-life activism I’ve been doing for the past 30 years. I majored in Agriculture at Berea, and my goal was to be involved in agricultural development in Third World nations, particularly in Bangladesh, which had suffered so much in those years from floods. It’s a long story about how I came close to fulfilling this goal, and how the diversion toward trying to protect preborn children was consistent with that goal—serving where the greatest need is and were the fewest people are involved. So, it is natural for me to write to you to express my dismay at abortionist and Berea alumnus Willie Parker being a speaker at a Berea College convocation on November 10, which happens to be the Thursday prior to Homecoming weekend. I’m dismayed even more that this abortionist will present a case that his Christian faith compels him to abort pre-natal children.

As an accident of my prolife activism, I have become a campaigner for free speech. I have been arrested several times resulting in interesting court cases in both state and federal court, one case resulting in lasting legal results here in Asheville. I have helped take the huge, graphic anti-abortion display, the Genocide Awareness Project (GAP) to some 50 colleges and universities in the Southeast and elsewhere, including UK, EKU, and Transylvania University. I was an organizer when we held signs showing images of aborted children along Chestnut Street where it passed though the Berea campus in November, 2013. In considering all aspects of free speech, I understand its limits, both legal and moral. It’s immoral to advocate for murder, for example, and it will be illegal in many cases. In Germany it’s illegal to deny the Holocaust. I believe it is immoral and should be illegal to advocate for killing children in the womb and for its legality. This is precisely the atrocious message of Willie Parker, and not only his message, but what he does. He is, in short, a serial murderer, and Berea College has no business giving him the credibility of a platform, just as it would surely deny a platform to an outspoken racist or anti-Semite, let alone a person who advocated and boasted of holding slaves or of killing Jewish people, however euphemistic his language might be, however it might be rationalized.

I hope you will cancel the appearance of Willie Parker at your convocation.

Some years ago, Warren Wilson College, as part of its Service Learning Program, allowed students to work as escorts at the Femcare abortion site in Asheville. Willis, then retired from Berea, was a trustee of Warren Wilson. I acquired the names and addresses of all the trustees from an alumnus and sent each of them selections from a transcript of the on-campus training program for abortion escorts. I had asked someone to record that program, and it was fairly disturbing—especially the foul language and silly outlook. Shortly afterwards, the college discontinued its relationship with the abortion business. I remember giving Willis a copy of my cover letter and the transcript. We never talked about it because, sadly, he passed away just a week or so after that time. The Femcare place eventually was forced to close because of health and safety violations, and it opened up again briefly, but closed down permanently shortly afterwards. We, the group I work with, Life Advocates, were involved many years in protesting there and sidewalk counseling, in which we offer help to women at the last moment.

Willie Parker would be as potentially controversial with Berea trustees and alumni as the Asheville abortion place was at Warren Wilson College. I don’t speak for the extended Weatherford family, but I know that the ones I have communicated with so far are upset at you having him scheduled. I’m certain that when Willis was president at Berea he never would have allowed an abortionist to speak at a convocation. Edie tells me that Willis purchased the HSWTL film series for Berea College. I believe that his name attached to Berea College’s “Christian Center” stands as a testimony against what you’re doing with this convocation speaker.

There are some issues so big and divisive, that neutrality is impossible. Abortion is one of them. At the very least, attempted neutrality favors the status quo, which is to hold abortion to be a fundamental right and legal in most circumstances. My experience is with the public university, and as publically supported institutions they’re subject to the First Amendment and a battery of Supreme Court cases. That is how we gain access to the university campuses with GAP. Private colleges and universities aren’t bound by the First Amendment, and therefore can favor one position over another as an institution. What views they allow to be asserted on campus reflect the values of the institution. A private college or university may allow viewpoints it fundamentally disagrees with to be given expression in the spirit of fairness, or for educational purposes, or it may deny those viewpoints access to the campus without a threat of legal penalty, though either way, financial repercussion is another matter.

With GAP we show horrific images of aborted children. Having only civil, polite discussions and debates about the “issue” doesn’t do justice to the reality. Below is the narration from the conclusion to the PBS Frontline historical documentary, “Memory of the Camps” that shows graphic moving images of victims of the Holocaust.

The dead have been buried. It remains for us to care for these, the living. It remains for us to hope that Germans may help mend what they have broken, and cleanse what they have befouled. Thousands of German people were made to see for themselves, to bury the dead, to file past the victims. This was the end of the journey they had so confidently begun in 1933. Twelve years? No, in terms of barbarity and brutality they had traveled backwards for 12,000 years. Unless the world learns the lesson these pictures teach, night will fall. But, by God's grace, we who live will learn.

The truth about abortion makes it clear that inviting and allowing the abortionist Willie Parker to present himself as a Christian who is acting in love when he aborts pre-natal children stands against everything good Berea College has represented in the past, and should represent in the future.  It does, however, make a statement about what Berea College stands for at present, and that is not good.

Parker is helping women kill their children, and any person who participates in the murder of an innocent person is bound to suffer psychological and spiritual damage. He hurts women. What does the subtitle of his speech, “New Wine in Old Wineskins” even mean? As I recall, according to the metaphor of Jesus, new wine bursts old wineskins.  Does Parker represent new wine bursting the “old” wineskins of the Old and New Testaments, the character of Christ, and centuries of Christian ethics and tradition? (In HSWTL Schaeffer cites the Council of Ancyra, a.d. 314, and the Synod of Elvira, a.d 305-306). I’m familiar with the many distorted interpretations of the Bible that attempt to legitimize abortion as being something other than the deliberate killing of an innocent person made in the image of God.) Parker is not the Good Samaritan, as he seems to think. Rather, he’s the robber who left someone naked and bleeding in a ditch—the mother—and someone dead—her baby.

Again I would refer back to your article in the Berea magazine. You mentioned Berea’s seventh great commitment, which includes the aspect of having “concern for the welfare of others.” Abortion is the anti-thesis of concern for the welfare of others, both mother and baby, fathers and grandparents, siblings and cousins. Berea College should cancel Parker’s appearance, but it should also go much further by taking an active, even aggressive role in helping women in troubled pregnancies, so they will not consider abortion as a viable option, and in helping save pre-natal children, in part though the education of your students about the true nature of abortion.


Meredith “Mick” Eugene Hunt, ‘79
PO Box 19205, Asheville, NC 28815  828-575-7300

P.S. Here is a link to my blog post about our past project at Berea:

Please watch the introductory video at

I see that Parker is speaking on November 11, at the Draper Building, with lunch.

*In HSWTL Schaeffer mentions Alfred Charles Kinsey’s books: “[T]heir real impact was the underlying conception that sexual right and wrong depend only on what most people are doing sexually at a given moment in history.” The situation today differs in that sexual right is what any people are doing, provided there is consent between participants.

cc: Loretta Reynolds, Thomas Ahrens

Friday, October 14, 2016

We're back after a long summer break.

Check out our new Life Advocates Asheville youtube channel that features lots of interesting High Definition videos depicting the highlights of sidewalk counseling in front of the local Planned Parenthood abortion site.  It also contains videos of other types of challenges in Asheville to the decaying, self destructing culture.
"Missing elements. The untold story. Hidden truth. The proper place for human sexuality. Beauty and complexity of small life.”

Monday, June 13, 2016

Woman Steals Pro-life Sign in Asheville

This woman (left) has stolen a pro-life sign that was along the sidewalk in front of the Asheville Planned Parenthood on Saturday, May 21. The abortion escort apparently persuaded her to not keep it because the woman tossed it into the driveway. When she left by the back entrance, she stopped and tried to steal a sign from one of the people there. We have a photo of her face, which I will post.

Friday, March 4, 2016

VIDEO: Pro-Abortion Woman Flings Wooden-Framed "Let Your Baby Live! We Will Help" sign into the Highway

After she tosses the sign, I tell her I'm calling the police.  
"That's fine," she says, twice.
A Bernie Supporter.  He loves Planned Parenthood.
The sign hasn't quite hit the roadway yet.  
Lots of cars zoom by every so often.

This particular sign has been attacked THREE times in the past few months.
It survives.

                                                                                                                 Today while driving into the Asheville Planned Parenthood abortion site parking lot, a woman stopped to berate JoAnne for “forcing her beliefs on other people.” I guess by “forcing” she meant JoAnne shouldn’t express her belief that abortion is wrong, and she shouldn’t offer help so women don’t feel compelled to kill their children. I guess that the woman expressing her belief that we shouldn’t express our beliefs isn’t forcing her beliefs on us. Anyway, when that woman left the Planned Parenthood parking lot, and while JoAnne was talking with a young man who had brought his girlfriend for abortion, that same woman stopped, grabbed our “Let Your Baby Live. We Will Help!” sign and flung it into the middle of the busy highway. You can see it all on this video. So, she momentarily stole our sign, attempted to damage it, created a dangerous road hazard, and last but not least, littered. (There are fines for that.) I’ve seen her before serving as a Planned Parenthood abortion escort. I will be reporting this to the police. She’s a Bernie Sanders supporter, as you can see by her bumper stickers.
    If she hadn’t seen me running toward her, she would have put the sign in her car and driven away.  I have the original video in High Definition, 30 frames/second.

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Protesting Planned Parenthood's "Condom Coulture" Fashion Fundraising Show

A few of us protested Planned Parenthood in Asheville last Saturday night. We were under the Vance Monument at a busy intersection while PP held a condom fashion show across town. Several people stopped by to express their support including a Ukrainian couple who had been attending a huge marriage building seminar at a hotel.  Of course we had the usual honks of support and screams of hatred.  The two girls in the photo above approached us to sweetly ask permission to take our photograph.  The girl on the left posed next to our sign that said, "Abortion Hurts Women."  As they walked away afterwards, the girl in the red turned to say, "Rot in Hell!"

Thursday, February 11, 2016

PROTEST Patrick McHenry

Only two people showed up for our Roe v. Wade protest of Congressman Patrick McHenry... because we had a huge snow storm.  We are rescheduling for the end of March.  More information to come later.

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

For the 42nd Anniversary of Roe v. Wade PROTEST Congressman Patrick McHenry

Friday, Jan. 22nd, 2016, 4 pm—6 pm
& Saturday, Jan. 23, 11 am—1: pm
The corners of NC 9 and US 70 (State ST)
Black Mountain, NC  28711
(Near McHenry’s office)
Please let us know if you are coming. Signs provided. Join our Facebook group.

          Over the years we’ve picketed and protested abortionists and abortion supporters of every kind. We’ve held demonstrations and exhibits for the general public. As far as I remember, this is the first time we will ever have protested against a person who identifies himself as being against legalized abortion.

          Why are we doing this?

          It has to do with what is real, and therefore carries a cost, and what is symbolic, and therefore is easy.  I have long said that to rid our nation of the legalized murder that is abortion, there will be a price and it won’t be easy.

          Because of the revelatory videos last year exposing the heartless, brutal nature of Planned Parenthood, many people’s assumptions were challenged. The prolife movement was invigorated.  We held protests across the nation.  We built momentum. The end result, we hoped and expected, would be the defunding of that criminal organization. But what happened to our momentum? The whole thing collapsed. It all came to nothing.

          Early in January, the Republican-led congress sent a measure to Obama that would defund Planned Parenthood. Nearly all the Republicans, including my congressman Patrick McHenry of the NC 10th congressional district, voted for this bill. Good for them. But, everyone knew this vote was entirely symbolic because it was certain Obama would veto it. Symbolism is important. Congress made a statement. But symbolism and statements are not good enough when human lives are at stake, when our government is funding an organization that kills hundreds of thousands of innocent people.

           The real votes on defunding PP came in a Continuing Resolution last fall and on the Omnibus Spending Bill that was passed on December 18. Congressman Mark Meadows from the 11th congressional district (most of WNC) voted against those bills, but McHenry voted FOR both of them, essentially voting FOR Planned Parenthood. PP celebrated over the last vote. Franklin Graham left the Republican Party. Simply, the majority of congressional Republicans want to look like they’re prolife, but they fell down when a measure of true substance was at stake. They’re are afraid to stand up to Obama and the press, because, of course, if Republicans use their God given authority called the “power of the purse” to suppress evil, then Obama will refuse to sign such budget measures and will allow the federal government to (partially) shut down again, and then he will blame Republicans. But, this was and is a winnable fight worth fighting!

Thursday, October 8, 2015

You Should Know Chiesa, Food for the Soul

Chiesa's owners have pledged to match up to $100 any gift made to the abortion giant Planned Parenthood from their diners during the month of October. Somehow this reminds me of snarfing delicious salad and sipping wine while merrily discussing the dismemberment of boys and girls on a secret video.

Visit Chiesa's website HERE.

Read an article about Chiesa and its owners, Robert and Melissa Willingham, HERE.

Contact me if you would like to protest there sometime soon.

Friday, August 28, 2015

What's Next?

We have hopes and plans.

The best way to stay up-to-date is to join the Life Advocates Facebook group.  HERE.

Also, we have ongoing conversations, updated information about the CME Planned Parenthood-Stem Express videos, and lots of photographs and cool video from the protest at our Facebook Event Page.  HERE.

If you are not on Facebook, great. Maybe you could follow this blog, and if I get more people, I'll be diligent to post essential information. 

Lastly, for now. Please consider joining in the national 40 Days for Life campaign of prayer, fasting, and witness, which in Asheville will take place at the local Planned Parenthood abortion site, 68 McDowell ST, 28801. The dates are September 23 - November 1, 2015. The campaign will begin with a kick-off rally, time and place to be announced later. For more information and to register at the official site, go HERE.

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Wear RED the protest.

Here is what I am giving out to our people on the days of the protest:

Dear Friends,

Thank you for joining our protest against PLANNED PARENTHOOD today.  The name of that organization sounds friendly and nice, but people soon discover it’s synonymous with deception and death.  We are here to represent truth and life.

To help us to do so, I have outlined a Code of Conduct that I request for people to follow.

1. Treat others with respect.

2. Related to the above, don’t talk to people who ask you to leave them alone.

3. Please do not yell to the people in the parking lot of Planned Parenthood.  We have designated “sidewalk counselors” who speak to the women and men coming for abortion.  (In our experience it’s a waste of time trying to talk to the pink-vested abortion escorts.) Also, leave about a 15 foot buffer on both sides of the driveways. 

4. Don’t defend the signs.  If someone tears up yours, take pictures of the person doing so, and call 911.  Of course you may defend people.

5. Be safe.  Keep your young children under control!  McDowell especially and Choctaw are busy streets.  Watch the children of others.  For a safe option, families with active children can stand on the sidewalk on Frederick Street, west and back of Planned Parenthood.  It’s off Choctaw.

6. Don’t bunch up on the sidewalk.  Allow room for people to walk by.  Spreading out a little will allow your signs to make more impact.  Don’t stand in the road.

7. Be open to talking with Planned Parenthood/abortion supporters who are likewise open to calm discussion.  If someone is shouting at you, however, or expressing hostility or contempt in some way, just leave them alone.  Pray.

This isn’t part of a Code of Conduct, but please, if you will, give us your contact information.  If we do something like this protest again, we’d like to reach you. Tear off the bottom of this sheet and print your name, address and e-mail address.  Include a phone number, if you wish.

Thanks so much. 
  –Mick (Meredith Eugene Hunt) 
Life Advocates 
PO Box 19205  Asheville, NC  28815  828-575-7300