Sunday was the 50th anniversary of the disastrous Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision. SInce that day, more than 63,459,781 innocent human lives have been ended by the violence of abortion.
On Sunday, Students for Life of Southeast Tennessee and other local activists gathered in Coolidge Park to remember those lives lost and to demand justice for them. Simultaneously, the pro-abortion organization the “New Suffragettes” held their own rally demanding that Tennessee’s Human Life Protection Act be either amended or repealed.
With them was State Rep. Yusuf Hakeem, the sponsor of a house bill that would strip away protections for unborn children conceived in rape or incest.
Another speaker was Allison Gorman, whose pro-abortion extremism garnered her a whopping 42 percent of the vote in the race for State House in the district now represented by strong pro-life champion Greg Martin. As usual, Ms. Gorman’s speech was full of shameless fear mongering, meaningless slogans and outright lies about Tennessee’s abortion ban.
Unsurprisingly, in the hours that followed, I was unable to find one single person who could tell me why or how abortion is healthcare. Nobody could show me how supporting abortion fit into the feminist values of equality, non-violence and non-discrimination. What our group of counter-protestors did encounter was a life-size black coffin being carried by six black-clad “pallbearers” (no sense of irony, these people), a “conga line for abortion” and, of course, the local Unitarian Universalist “church” and their Social Justice Committee (because apparently when Jesus said “let the little children come to me” he didn’t mean all the children, or something). We were called rapists and misogynists, our signs were torn, we were stepped on and harassed. Our little group of eight folks was fearless and I could not be more proud of how our activists handled themselves.
Later, after the main group of pro-abortion activists had gone into Mexiville on Cherokee Boulevard, we stayed outside for a few minutes to have a conversation with a woman who was confused about what TN’s HLPA said about treatment for ectopic pregnancies. Our conversation was interrupted by two ladies who obnoxiously began to butt in to the conversation. After a few minutes of back and forth, one of the ladies shouted an expletive at us and pulled a clean empty glass bottle out of her purse (yes, you read that right) and smashed it onto the ground directly at our group. My photographer, Michael, got a small piece of glass in his eye. After stealing two signs that my group member Emily was carrying, this individual began to verbally assault Emily. After she stood strong, the violent activist walked away.
You’d think that the same people who espouse bodily autonomy would practice what they preach.
As it turns out, this pro-abortion rally wasn’t pro-woman, it wasn’t about feminism, it was about abortion, pure and simple.
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I hear they are pretty rude to the people still in their mothers womb too. What did you expect from this sort. Forget politics, this is evil versus God.
Psalm 139: 13-16
For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother's womb. I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well. My frame was not hidden from you, when I was being made in secret, intricately woven in the depths of the earth. Your eyes saw my unformed substance; in your book were written, every one of them, the days that were formed for me, when as yet there was none of them.