Co-Authored by R. Clayton Strang and Judah Ivy
On July 10th, the Seattle Abolitionist Society went to the Cedar River abortion “clinic” in Renton, WA. Due to the set up of the parking lot, we were unable to get close enough to talk with anyone going into or out of the “clinic;” so we took our signs and stood along the main road. We were all surprised to see how not busy this particular clinic was. They specialize in later term abortions, so them not being busy makes sense, as most abortions take place well before the arbitrary “viable” stage. Still, we expected more of a “funnel effect” from all the surrounding abortionists who refer there. The three or so women who did drive in seemed determined not to see, one very young girl was driven in quickly by an older escort who smiled and laughed at the images of aborted children. This confirms the need for agitation and deflation of pro-choice misinformation long before these girls end up at the human sacrifice centers. Continue reading
Election season is here in Washington State. You may have noticed all of the candidate signs placed around your town; signs for mayor, city council, county council, fire district and other such offices. These off year elections don’t draw as many voters as in a presidential election year, but it’s still important. The two mainstream political parties use these elections to build their “farm team;” folks that the parties can build up, train and groom for some higher office at some point.
Edited by Judah Ivy, Director of the Seattle Abolitionist Society
It’s no secret that there’s a divide in the “pro-life” movement. To be honest, it’s less of a divide than people think. There are really two separate movements. On one hand there is the pro-life movement; which has for 40 years been advocating for strict regulation of abortion, willing to meet the pro-abortion crowd half way, which eventually ends up in legislative surrender. On the other hand, we have the abolitionists who seek not to regulate, not to manage or compromise, but to secure the total abolition of human abortion. I could go into the nitty-gritty of the slander lobbed at the abolitionists by both the pro-life and pro-abort crowd (interestingly, much of it sounds the same no matter who it comes from), but that would really take far too long to cover. What I will say is this: Abolitionists, abolition minded people like Rebecca Kiessling, and almost-abolition minded groups like Georgia Right To Life were raked across the coals last week for daring to oppose the terrible compromise known as the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. Erick Erickson (a traditional pro-life-for-some Republican) even went so far as to call groups and individuals who will not compromise the “Westboro Baptist Church of the pro-life movement.” This is the guy who doesn’t want us to compromise on taxes but is willing to compromise on who lives and who dies, revealing plainly the idol he truly worship$. Continue reading
(Editor’s Note: This is a guest post by David Graves, who has served as the director for two Everett 40 Days for Life campaigns)
When I am at Planned Parenthood, if I am not sidewalk counseling, I will usually hold a sign with the picture of a beautiful newborn baby and the words “LIFE IS A MIRACLE”. If you’ve ever stood in front of an abortion facility holding a pro-life sign you may have noticed that those who pass by generally belong in one of the three following categories:
The Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act has passed the US House of Representatives; 228-196. The pro-abortion folks have wasted no time decrying this as a “far reaching anti-abortion bill” and I’m sure that they’ll use this vote to further their fictional conservative “war on women.”
At the same time, the pro-life crowd is slobbering all over themselves in excitement! “See! We did it!” Speaker Boehner even Tweeted that the “Horrors of Gosnell case underscore need to defend unborn life; the House has acted.” See, the unborn are now protected… Unless they were conceived in rape, or incest or if they haven’t reached that arbitrary 22 week benchmark. According to radical pro-abortion leftie Sally Kohn, this bill would only effect 1.5% of all currently legal abortions, leaving 98.5% of currently legal abortions untouched.
Success! Finally, Congress is banning abortion! This is a great victory! Let’s all relax and go home, folks.
What am I talking about, you ask? Why, the ban on abortions after 22 weeks that was passed by the US House, of course. Except no such thing happened, contrary to some people’s Facebook posts. The House Judiciary Committee has simply approved a bill called “Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act,” moving the bill onto the entire House for consideration, possibly as early as Tuesday June 18.
This bill says that pre-born babies feel pain once they reach 20 weeks of development, and thus, with those words, we’re redefining our humanity. Of course, we’re meant to believe that this is a great accomplishment, but is it? By accepting this argument, we’re telling the world that our humanity depends on arbitrary factors such as the ability to feel pain. (It should be noted that some folks claim that pain is felt well prior to or only well after 20 weeks development.) What of a 30 year old human that has suffered severe nerve damage? Is he human? Does he have worth? Continue reading
There is more to the abolition work that we do than praying and reaching out to mothers at abortion “clinics,” though that work is important. Our culture is sick and depraved, and we must engage it to educate and agitate (Agitate: to discuss excitedly and earnestly; to stir up public discussion). As such, the Seattle Abolitionist Society went to the Marysville Strawberry Festival Grand Parade on Saturday June, 15th.
Judah Ivy, the Society director, and I attended the parade to hand out some literature on abortion and abolition to the attendees. I must admit that there were far more people at the parade than we had anticipated, and it was a bit overwhelming. This was a good learning experience, that’s for sure. Continue reading