Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Building a Death Camp

This photograph was taken today at 16 McDowell Street in Asheville.

All appearances are that Beverly-Grant General Contractors is overseeing the remodeling work for Planned Parenthood’s planned new abortion facility.

Beverly-Grant’s website shows a number of construction projects that they can be duly proud of completing.  Undoubtedly the company and its projects merit the cited awards, recognition, and positive reviews from clients.  However, contributing to and enabling Planned Parenthood to kill pre-natal children will not be one of these. It will actually be a black mark on the company’s history, much as if they had built a death camp.

Planned Parenthood is responsible for killing more children than any other agency or business in the United States.  Despite its own publicity and the rhetoric of its supporters, abortion is its primary business, in dollar terms.  It also is the most aggressive and vicious activist for legal abortion and government funding of abortion.  Its so-called educational campaigns undermine the family and traditional values of sexuality. Some of its messaging has been said to be vile and obscene.  Any internet search will put you in touch with the unpleasant facts about Planned Parenthood.

There is no way this is worth the money.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Echo Tourism in Images

These images are of Asheville, North Carolina sites where people aborted hundreds and thousands of pre-natal children.

The first is 900 Hendersonville Road, now a parking lot attached to an office building owned by Mission Hospitals.

The second is a view from 93 Victoria Street, a building now owned by Asheville Buncombe Technical Community College.

The third is off Reed Street Extension at the edge of Biltmore Village. All that's left of the last place, which closed in November, 1998, is the dilapidated fence you see here, some roofing material used for siding, and some masonry.

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More images to come. 

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

The Essence of “Pro-Choice” Rhetoric: Misdirection (Part 2)

by Mick Hunt

In Part I, I wrote about how abortion clinic escorts use misdirection and distraction, which are among the tools of stage illusionists as a way of controlling the audience’s attention.  These same tools are also at the heart of “pro-choice” rhetoric.

Ad-hominem attacks against pro-lifers are obvious, and a trained debater won’t be sidetracked by them, but virtually every women-centered question or statement is also misdirection.  The real issue is not whether we should care about women.  Everyone knows we should.  The real issue is about caring for pre-natal children.
My answer to many questions is, “We should treat pre-natal children the same as we should treat born children.”  Or, “Whatever problem you pose with a pregnancy and a pre-natal child, we should find a solution that is, in principle, no different than if the child were born.”
To a large extent, even the scientific debate over when human life begins is misdirection and distraction.  My philosopher-carpenter friend, John S., wrote recently in a letter to a state official, “Questions like ‘when does life begin’ or ‘what is a person’ are exercises in playing dumb.  We know when life begins—it begins at conception (fertilization).  We know what a person is—it’s a human being.”

The answer then is not so much in talking about abortion, but in acting as if abortion is murder.  The Genocide Awareness Project (GAP) is a powerful appropriate indirect response to the gravity of abortion.  It’s really not debate, but a presentation of facts through imagery.  GAP is a statement of the obvious to people who are distracted.  Any contribution to debate we make has more to do with interpreting the images for people who are confused.
GAP creates problems for abortion-choice supporters. In the face of evidence of the gruesome violence, “pro-choice” rhetorical engagement is a losing proposition.  GAP compels either acquiescence, active resistance, or a dilution of our effort.  Since the activists don’t intend to quit, they must issue propaganda and organize protests.  They spread propaganda through social media and campus publications.

We see resistance in most schools, but I’d like to focus for now on the campus of the University of North Carolina (UNC), Chapel Hill, and at North Carolina State University (NCSU) in Raleigh.

At Chapel Hill, abortion supporting students lined up in front of the GAP display with signs and helium balloons.  A couple of masked male students tapped on snare drums for endless hours.  A Planned Parenthood representative stood on a wall overlooking the scene and shouted meaningless patter about condoms and filing complaints with the Dean of Students.  At NC State, the abortion “counter protest” took a further step by attempting to block the view of the GAP display and form a complete wall of bodies and signs.

The portrayal of the victims of abortion through GAP helps distracted and misdirected people attend to the real issue of abortion.  And if GAP is so effective that abortion supporters must turn out in force to distract people from seeing the images, then shouldn’t we do GAP even more often?