The San Francisco Chronicle shows the intolerance of pro-choicers in an article about pro-life ads on trains and in train stations:
“Bay Area abortion-rights activists say a Roman Catholic group’s advertisements on hundreds of BART trains and in scores of stations — attacking the Supreme Court’s Roe vs. Wade decision and asking “Abortion: Have we gone too far?” — have gone too far in a region known for its progressive politics.
Many of the ads have been torn down or defaced since the campaign began three weeks ago.
“I think every woman has noticed them,” said Suzanne “Sam” Joi, a member of Code Pink, a social justice and anti-war group. “I couldn’t believe BART would allow something like this. Why are they doing this?”
When 16,500 bodies of aborted babies were discovered in a storage container outside of a medical laboratory, some weighing as much as 4 pounds, news photographers who came to the scene were not permitted to take pictures. Later, photographs were obtained from a Los Angeles pathologist who examined the babies’ bodies. No legal action was taken. Washington Post columnist George Will made these observations:
“Most proabortion persons have a deeply felt understandable need to keep the discussion of abortion as abstract as possible. They become bitter when opponents use photographs to document early fetal development. The sight of something that looks so much like a child complicates the task of trying to believe that there is nothing there but “potential” life. And if fetal pain is acknowledged, America has a problem. It’s uneasy conscience about 1.6 million abortions a year [as of 1981, the number of abortions have dropped since] depends on the supposition that such pain is impossible.”
George Will “Abortion Painful for the Aborted” The Washington Post, November 5, 1981
An abortion clinic in Canada has appealed to the govt to get rid of banner saying “Abortion Stops a Beating Heart” and listing phone number where pregnant women can find help to have her baby.
“We wrote letters, we’ve done all kinds of things.”
Leonard Stern “Abortion Wars” The Ottawa Citizen Sun 28 May 2000
In America, Crisis pregnancy centers that offer similar help are also often under attack by abortion providers.
They do not seem to care that what the billboard says is true (and unborn baby’s heart begins beating at 21 days after conception, before most abortions take place) and that women who call the number will not be prevented from having abortions, but, rather, will be given support if they choose to carry to term
In Atlanta Georgia, a U.S. District Court ruled that WAGA-TV could refuse to air a four minute pro-life commercial. The commercial showed footage of aborted babies. According to the Court in Gillet Communications vs Becker, 1992, the commercial was “patently offensive”:
“It [the commercial] contains graphic depictions and descriptions of….the uterus, excreted uterine fluid, dismembered fetal body parts, and aborted fetuses.”
The commercial, which was intended to be aired only after midnight so that children would not see it, was never shown. Would there be the same outcry at depictions of another surgical procedure?