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

...to 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
lifeadvocates@earthlink.net    lifeadvocates.blogspot.com 




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Tuesday, August 11, 2015

#ProtestPP Press Release

LIFE ADVOCATES - PO Box 19205, Asheville, NC 28815
www.lifeadvocates.blogspot.com   828-575-7300
Contact: Michael Austin, 212-254-6698, michael@autinpr.com

For Immediate Release:

August 22 Protest at the Asheville Planned Parenthood Part of Nationwide #ProtestPP
Abuse of public trust, baby body-part trafficking and cover-up leads to a widespread demand for government de-funding of Planned Parenthood.   

Asheville, North Carolina, August 12, 2015 — In response to recent admissions by Planned Parenthood officials about its practice of harvesting and selling aborted baby parts, Life Advocates and concerned citizens of Asheville are protesting at the Planned Parenthood facility at 68 McDowell St, Asheville, NC on August 22 from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. This effort is part of a National Day of Protest taking place at hundreds of Planned Parenthood offices and abortion facilities to raise awareness about their trafficking of baby parts.(See: www.ProtestPP.com.)
 
The ProtestPP.com coalition is sponsored by 50 state and national pro-life groups. The event is scheduled for more than 200 locations, including Asheville, Raleigh, Charlotte, Chapel Hill, and Winston-Salem in North Carolina, as well as in Columbia, South Carolina, and Knoxville, Tennessee. Several states have initiated investigations of Planned Parenthood, and recent legislation has been introduced in Congress to defund the abortion giant. Planned Parenthood currently receives over $500 million in taxpayer funding annually.

“The recent videos showing Planned Parenthood’s callous disregard for human lives have awakened us to the importance and urgency of defunding it," said Meredith Hunt, director of Life Advocates and long-time Asheville anti-abortion activist. "There is a lot of quiet prolife support in our region, and we’re hoping for people to come out now and say they don’t want their tax money going to this basically criminal, murderous organization anymore.”

Undercover videos (www.youtube.com/user/centerformedprogress) released by the Center for Medical Progress reveal that Planned Parenthood abortion clinics, with the sanction of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America, are involved in the harvesting of body parts of preborn children who are aborted in their facilities, and in profiting from the sale, contrary to federal law. The videos show high-level Planned Parenthood executives haggling over the prices of fetal specimens. The videos also raise ethical questions about the exploitation of preborn children for financial gain and the risks to women’s health if abortion procedures are altered solely to procure more profitable baby parts.

"Time and time again, Planned Parenthood lies to us,” Matt Bradley, spokesman for the #ProtestPP event in Asheville said. “Now they’re caught in a scandal of selling aborted baby body parts. Every abortion produces two victims: the mother and the baby. The mother can suffer from depression, post traumatic stress, thoughts of suicide, and future premature deliveries. We need to protect all prenatal children and mothers from abortion. Everyone needs to write their representatives in Congress to demand that they defund Planned Parenthood.”


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Monday, August 10, 2015

The Defund Planned Parenthood Protest

This car was parked in the employee section of Planned Parenthood for two weekends in a row. Perhaps another example of Planned Parenthood being a counterfeit help organization, and its people seriously disturbed and confused.
Friday August 21, 2015  
8:30 am - 1:00 pm
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Saturday August 22, 2015  
8:30 - 11:30 am

The recent video revelations about Planned Parenthood’s callous disregard for human lives have awakened us to the importance and urgency of DEFUNDING this criminal, murderous organization.  Come join the NATIONAL protest against Planned Parenthood that’s taking place in 200 and more locations.

Planned Parenthood Asheville
68 McDowell Street, 28801 
(at the corner of McDowell and Choctaw)

Full details about our local event will be posted here, but basically bring visible painted signs (like the one in the post below)  that say “DEFUND Planned Parenthood!”, “PP Kills Children”, “Abortion Hurts Women”, and “HONK for Life!”.  The latter sign helps passersby to join the protest.  We’ve been doing this for a few weeks now with an amazing response.

Sign up and comment on our Asheville FACEBOOK EVENT PAGE.  This will give us a better idea of how many people are coming.

Visit the website of the NATIONAL COORDINATING ORGANIZATION #ProtestPP for the event.

Go to the fledgling HonkforLife.org website to check out their resources that include bumper stickers and downloadable posters you can print.

Watch the full Planned Parenthood videos at the Center for Medical Progress's youtube channel.

I'll post more information as it comes in.  Spread the word.  Challenge Planned Parenthood's lies.  Write your congressman now and demand that he/she votes to defund PP.

Friday, July 24, 2015

Planned Parenthood's Cannibalism of Aborted Baby Body Parts & "HONK for Life"


We stood with these signs outside Asheville Planned Parenthood today, an abortion day.  More on this subject in a minute.

It shouldn’t surprise anyone that Planned Parenthood is selling baby body parts, and it shouldn’t even be an issue.  I mean, they are getting away with murder, and they have the government’s blessing and protection, plus literally Billions of dollars in public funding over the years, so why should it bother anyone that some good might come from the dead babies?  It’s not even at or below the level of grave robbers, those who once stole the cadavers of the recently deceased so that physicians and surgeons could study human anatomy, and eventually save lives.  In the case of abortion the mothers gave permission for the abortionist to kill their property (meaning, offspring), and if the body parts didn’t go to research etc, they’d just be incinerated.  What a waste.

Maybe what bothers us is Planned Parenthood’s callous indifference to innocent human lives, to the horrible, bloody nature of dismemberment, and to the chopping up and selling of parts. But should this surprise or shock us? I’d say not. When Planned Parenthood speaks on the record in public, their tactic is to evade, avoid, and euphonize, to talk about “a needed service,” “choice,” “birth control,” "tissue," and so on, or to simply change the subject by attacking pro-lifers.  We shouldn’t be shocked at all with their cavalier, cold-hearted or even jaunty macabre shop-talk when they think the public is not privy.

Why should this not bother us?  Because Planned Parenthood has been murdering prenatal children for decades.  We’ve known, but we’ve decided to look the other way. All it takes to know what really is happening is either by looking at a picture of an aborted baby, or at least using a little imagination, but that makes us uncomfortable. The killing of the child then is the real issue.  If we become callous about mass murder, the fresh awareness of Planned Parenthood’s cannibalization of small children may bother us for a little while, and then it won’t anymore. Problem solved. Back to normal. Nothing changes.

However, the recent revelation of the clear depravity of Planned Parenthood gives us an opportunity to do what should have been done a long time ago.  Cut off their taxpayer funding!  It doesn’t matter how much dubious “good” Planned Parenthood does with one hand, because they are killing children with the other. Cut them off. Let them squawk. 

Now, about "HONK for Life." This is a new campaign we just began today. Two of us, Michael and I stood along the busy McDowell Street in front of Planned Parenthood with these new signs.  Michael quit counting at 75, but I estimated 200 people honked during the 2.5 hours we were there.  We will release more information about the campaign in a week or so, but I will say, this is just a beginning. 

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Complexity

Aphids (perhaps) on Aloe.
A tiny native bee on a 8/10 of a centimeter long lily anther.

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Complexity & Beauty in Smallness


Fascinating creatures live everywhere, even in our yards.  Insects and spiders are wild animals in miniature.  To justify abortion, death advocates create language of hostility toward human beings in the womb, while in fact they have an amazing complexity and beauty even in their earliest stages.  And... they are persons, small persons in embryonic form who are viable in their natural environment, and who direct their own development. Destroy the embryo and you destroy the person.  Abortion advocates express open prejudice toward smallness and dependency.
This tiny guy lives in the web of the large grey spider above. Her mate, possibly?

Friday, May 29, 2015

Some of What I Noticed Today at the Asheville Planned Parenthood Killing Center

Their tags say, "Health Center Greeter."
Bird of the week. (Click on any image to enlarge.)
She cooperated by posing for the camera.
JoAnn said this truck reminded her of Africa, where she lived for many years.
What this is all about: babies.  (Through the window, across the road.)
A greeter greeting.
Another greeter greeting. (Odd that they both took pictures at the same time, or, I have no idea why.)

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Xxxxxxxx Facebook Group


































What follows are the suggestions for and jokes about violence and other kinds of assaults against me that were posted by members on the May 15, 2015 thread of the Facebook group Xxxxxxxxx.  I also include a comment from a poster who offers his intention to ruin my life.  I made a copy of the entire 110 or so pages, images and all, and am considering posting them all here on my blog, including the vile, degrading memes that illegally use my pictures. Like everything on this blog, it’s part of the story. The Xxxxxxxx thread and all its postings are available to friends who privately request a file of them.

l Throw eggs and tomatoes at him.

l Hit with a brick.

l Punch in the throat.

l Punch in the “dick.”

l "Fuck" (as a verb).

l Get a monkey that throws feces.

l Euthanize.

l Burn alive. (This comment may have been removed, but it was mentioned.)

l “Kick in the nuts.” (The writer of this comment went on about the subject at length, and others offered to fund her legal expenses. Another poster composed a picture of a woman kicking me in the groin.)

l Kick his wife “in the vagina.”

l “Deck him in the face and break his camera.”

l “Put him in a half-nelson and pull his ears until he pukes.”

l Give him a helicopter whirl.

l Aim a large mirror so the sun goes in his eyes.

l Give people like that “what they deserve.”

l “Accidentally” drive on the sidewalk, that is, hit him with a car.

l Moon him.

l “Stand outside his house filming his comings and goings and those of his family too.”

l Spray with a spray bottle for cats.

l Point a laser pointer into his camera lens.

l Surround him with 50 people snapping pictures to “totally freak him out.”

l Bigot bash of the old days. Straight fist and boot style. (Though the poster says he is a now peaceful man, he later says “violence is pretty effective. Trust me… it gets results… go for it… violence is kinda fun… No one is threatening anyone.”)

l “Accidentally” make him fall down and bleed.

l “Crazy how many times you hit your head when you fall down sometimes.”

l “Step 1: fill a super soaker with piss..  Step 2: drive by  Step 3: unload”

l Optional step 4 aim for the camera…”

l “step 5: Don’t get caught.”

l Take pictures of him getting a colonoscopy or a prostate check.

l Dress in lab coats and chase him.

l “Do some counterintelligence and infiltrate.”

l Send packages to his PO Box with “that jack n the box explosion thing, but with that stinky “skunk” spray all over it…-don’t let him know where the shit is coming from.  Just fuck with his head I say.”

l “Someone should’ve considered having HIM ‘taken care of' when they (his mother) were preggo this dude.”

l Follow him home, where I will then continue to take pictures.”  (Stalking.)

l “god damn I would love that asshole to target me with his camera.”

l “Dig a little deeper into his privacy.”

l “…I’m more interested in ruining this dude’s life than changing his mind right now… And probably forever.”

l “All we'd have to do is surround him holding hands like "red rover red rover" and talk at him, sing at him, tell fucked up raunchy jokes, etc. Block his camera shots.”

l “Every nanosecond this jackass spends in public I'm determined to shame him for.”

l Maybe he should experience the true joy of a Pap smear...

l “Mick should be reincarnated as a skin tag on a hookers taint. This way all he sees are balls slapping him in the face for the rest of his days.”

l “I heard a hard fist helps in situations such as this.”

l “I wonder if I would be in my legal rights to give him a good soaking with a bucket of water…  They'd have to catch me first.”

l “like the PD is going to be sending out the dogs from a water bucket assault lol ... You're safe.”

l “Bruce was kicked off - I don't think he can re-join.” (Apparently for more direct threats of violence.}

l “Do you really think it's appropriate to meet peaceful protesting with violence?” The “kick in the groin” poster said, “yes.”


Thursday, May 21, 2015

Photos: What Planned Parenthood Does to Prenatal Children

Face in Scream
Baby in Blood Pool
Eight Weeks, Ribs
The above photos are from The Center for Bioethical Reform, which condemns all abortion related violence.  These are not "pro-life" or antiabortion photos. They're the abortionist's.  If you're "pro-choice" and go to CBR's website, be sure to watch the video.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

"...there are lots of folks in AVL who want to see you injured, or even worse."

The full text of the indirect, but definite threat of violence that was made against me through an anonymous comment posted to my blog last Sunday is:
You are a sad,pathetic excuse for a Christian. Jesus was against persecution, and your refusal to act towards the world in a loving way is earning you a seat in hell.
Also, you should know - there are lots of folks in AVL who want to see you injured, or even worse. Might wanna watch your back.
As for Casey Blake's article that I've posted below, her attitude is apparent. At the first pass of reading paragraph one, I didn't even recognize myself--I thought she was talking about someone else because I'm not photographing "anyone coming and going." Rather, I'm taking pictures of anything that's interesting, and of abortion site workers and escorts, and of people who yell at us. Couples coming for abortion happen to be an important part of the story--I'm not out to ID them or shame them, it's just people need to see this--what it's like outside a killing center. I'm usually not even thinking about taking pictures of people coming for abortion.

Now, what can she mean by "voyeur-style" photography?  No doubt she is suggesting there is some perverse sexual thing going on in my picture taking, which itself is sick and perverse.

Even an electrician?  If she had spent a little time with my blog, she would have noticed I take pictures of everything that interests me, even a hawk. Why didn't she remark on the conversation I had with the electrician?  On that particular day, I tried to get a picture of a blue jay that was attacking something under the eaves of the Planned Parenthood building. Unfortunately, he was hard to catch.

Thoughts on killing children?  Of course, she puts the "killing children" words in quotes, because to her abortion probably isn't killing children, but then she doesn't mention that they are not my thoughts, leaving it open that I'm thinking about killing children.  The article doesn't even mention abortion.  It's sloppy, careless writing that shows disrespect for the person she is writing about.  She didn't put "voyeur style" in quotes.

Speculation on an an unzipped backpack?  There was no speculation written, but only noticing. Why?  Because I've been running around with a stuffed, multi-pocketed, compartmental school/business backpack for the past four months, and sometimes I don't get all the pockets zipped.  It takes time and sometimes I'm in a hurry.  So, I'm not the only one.

Lastly, she doesn't take the trouble to link to my blog so that readers may learn more and possibly form their own opinion, but she does link to Planned Parenthood's Facebook page so readers may share the love about the "unusual bright spot for pro'choice progress in the South."

So, nothing but negatives, soft boos, and inaccuracy for the pro-life guy, and nothing but warm hugs for the largest killer of pre-natal children in the world.

When I contacted the AC-T about the threat, they weren't much interested.

#AvlNews: Planned Parenthood posts, Strive not to Drive

[Note: Written by Casey Blake, this article, which included a little section on bicycling, appeared in the Asheville Citizen-Times on Sunday, May 17, 2015.  See my few comments of response above.]

Have a favorite feed on social media? Want a closer look at who's behind a Twitter curtain? Find me on Twitter at @CaseyBlakeACT or email your ideas on social media news to cblake@citizen-times.com.

Planned Parenthood posts

Several threads on Facebook and Reddit last week have popped up after a user posted photos of a man using a long-lens camera outside the new Planned Parenthood clinic, photographing anyone coming and going then posting the photos to a pro-life blog.

One post on the West Asheville Exchange Facebook page drew more than 650 comments, with members calling the photography harassment and organizing counter protests to the voyeur-style photography.

The pro-life blog, run by Meredith Eugene Hunt, includes strings of photos of volunteers, unidentified women and even an electrician working on wiring. The captions include extensive commentary, ranging from the author's thoughts on "killing children" to speculation over why a volunteer's backpack might be partially unzipped.

The national Planned Parenthood Federation has given the Asheville clinic, which celebrated its opening last week, including an appearance by Planned Parenthood president and pro-choice advocate Cecile Richards, a lot of social media love as well, hailing the opening as an unusual bright spot for pro-choice progress in the South.

Monday, May 18, 2015

Echo Tourism, Mt. St. Helens Anniversary

The houses behind the "Femcare" site. They used to be dumpy, run down little places, but they've been fixed up with nice woodwork trim, cool colors, and cedar shakes.
Strawberries in the landscape in front of the neighboring yoga center. The center's owner bought the "Femcare" building at well below the tax appraisal value.  The property of the center once belonged to the abortionist Lorraine Cummings who worked under the name "Orange Street Properties."
Morning fog and light. Click on any image to enlarge.
A very different view from what we had from the sidewalk for the past few decades. Since I moved to Asheville, we've seen three abortion sites closed and torn down or gutted, and another one closed. Today is the 35th anniversary of the big Mount Saint Helens explosion. Just as in geologic time active volcanoes like Saint Helens will soon erupt again, its only a matter of time before the new Planned Parenthood abortion site will close and fall into decay or be remade into something else. As Winston Churchill wrote, "...though the mills of God grind slowly, they grind exceeding small."

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Just Another Baby Killing (Abortion) Day at Asheville Planned Parenthood

I asked this Grigg electrician, who was working on the wiring for lighting the PP sign in front, "How do you feel about working for a place that kills children?"  He said, "First of all, I don't have a choice about where I work, and next, I'm working to feed my own children. That's all I have to say."
Click on any photo to enlarge.  All of them are from Friday, May 15.
The new, black Honda CRV has a temporary South Carolina tag, just like the new, black Cadillac Escalade did when it first arrived.  The number on the Honda is only a few hundred from the number on the Caddy.
The driver of this Audi roared, "Fxxx You!" out his window as he flew by.  My wife (lower right corner) is sitting on a chair and holding a sign that says "Abortion HURTS Women."  Many more people say "Thank you" or give a thumbs up than those who curse us.
This person parked in back, appearing to be a late arriving employee. Then she slipped (more or less in her clunky shoes) around the hidden side of the building. Her backpack is not completely zipped, which I find interesting.
Maybe a broad wing hawk, soaring high overhead.
The escorts are quite cozy and companionable as she writes her report on the morning, which isn't over yet. The new PP pink vests are eye-catching.
Planned Parenthood called the police, again, for no good purpose, other than to try to intimidate us. Two officers arrived in the car. The male officer said Planned Parenthood said we were trespassing on their parking lot.  


Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Monday, They Called Their Press Event a Rally



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The speaker at the podium in the first two photos is Caitlin Owen, manager at the local PP killing center.  Frank Kracher of WLOS-TV news, the ABC affiliate is on the right of the second photo, in the white shirt.  You can see us to the left in this photo, in the background.  In photo #4 Clare, a college student, is being interviewed by Fox 21 news. Photo #5 shows one of the abortion guys talking with our people.  I overheard him say something like, "I went to Catholic school and I'm was glad to leave because I didn't have to be around people like you." Photo #6 shows his face, which seems to explain a lot. The last picture is of the back of the wall facing Frank Kracher who is about to begin a live broadcast for his station's 6:PM news program. I took this picture and then stood behind them holding high one of our "Abortion KILLS Children" signs, which got a live close up shot and commentary.

Note that the supposed quote about McCrory's promise contains a lie. The question that he answered actually asked “If you are elected governor, what further restrictions on abortion would you agree to sign?”  The words, "agree to" were left out.  He could sign protections for pre-natal children without agreeing to sign them.