Michael Shannon, 11/24/2015 [Archive]

Hashtag Can't Change the Reality of Abortion

By Michael Shannon

Maybe poor, pitiful Emily Letts did resonate with other forlorn, sexually irresponsible women after all. Letts is an actress and a 'patient advocate' at the Cherry Hill Euphemism Factory in New Jersey. Whoops, make that 'Women's Center' — but only if the woman is taller than a travel mug.

The Washington Post tells us Letts job is to support and reassure women during the abortion process, turning a grave sin into something like pre—emptive liposuction. After she went to work for the center, "I fell into this perfect world that fulfills me in so many different ways." By day Emily counseled women — somehow the advice is always to kill the baby — and dispelled "rumors" surrounding the abortion process.

When Emily became pregnant she didn't think of her abortion as losing a child. It was gaining the role of a lifetime! She taped her "procedure" and posted it on YouTube. During the video Emily says she's "in awe that I can make a baby. I can make a life." After which she snuffs it out like a candle, while bizarrely humming during the abortion.

The problem for abortion supporters is we are all a "cluster of cells," as the UK's Independent described it. Its just some clusters are larger than others. Evidently somewhere deep inside, a conflicted Emily knows that too, because she also says, "I still have my sonogram, and if my apartment were to catch fire, it would be the first thing I'd grab."

Now Emily's murder movie may be re—released. The Post has now discovered the hashtag campaign #ShoutYourAbortion. Created by a group of Seattle women with hash for brains that want "to strip any semblance of shame from the act of getting an abortion."

Theirs is a social media movement that feeds on the fleeting participation of people who generously donate 30 seconds of their lives to effect "social change." Since shouting isn't all that sociable, one would have thought #ShareYourAbortion might have been a more attractive name, but on second thought that sounds disturbingly like what Planned Parenthood was doing with its organ harvesting factories.

The Post was quickly caught up in the excitement, relaying to readers the growing momentum behind this holocaust on the installment plan. Just look at the statistics! Snuff videos — I mean female—affirming accounts of reproductive choices that had no room for choosing birth — are scheduled to be posted on #ShoutYourAbortion's own YouTube channel. One video is already up and 34 more have been recorded. So take that ISIS!

What's more, the hashtag has ricocheted around the Internet 250,000 times.

And to add even more legitimacy, they "launched a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo with a goal of raising $100,000 to fund a Web site, a YouTube channel, host events, facilitate "salon-style discussions" and establish "a strategic network of voices." Giving people who've always wanted to donate to women who think homicide is just a lifestyle choice a place to send their money.

Unfortunately for the hashtag hags and their cheerleaders in the media the biggest obstacle to making abortion universally popular in America is the sneaking suspicion most people have that if everyone participates, eventually there won't be anyone left to join the "strategic network of voices."

That's proved to be the case for #ShoutYourAbortion. While a competing campaign for a surrogate mother raised 103 percent of it's goal, the support group for maternal filicide has only raised $12,102, or a mere 12 percent of its goal.

And that YouTube channel dedicated to demonstrating how selfishness can be fatal to the innocent? It must have had as many viewers as Ashley Madison had female members, because the channel can't be found.

It's ironic that progressives with their sad, brittle, defensive and ultimately self—serving defense of the indefensible have only served to make the apostate kings of Judah and Israel look good by comparison.

When those kings killed their children on the detestable altar of Moloch the death was in service of a larger goal. Those poor, unfortunate children died because the king thought their death would appease that evil god and end a siege, end a drought or end a plague.

In comparison, today's callous, sexual profligates sacrifice their unborn children on the altar of convenience.

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©Copyright 2015 Michael Shannon, distributed by Cagle Cartoons newspaper syndicate.

Michael Shannon is a commentator and public relations consultant, and is the author of "A Conservative Christian's Guidebook for Living in Secular Times." He can be reached at mandate.mmpr@gmail.com.

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