Statement from New Wave Feminists on Kristen Hatten

There have been a number of articles about former New Wave Feminists member Kristen Hatten. These articles do not tell the whole story. In this post, I would like to clear up some misconceptions. Former New Wave Feminists Vice President Kristen Hatten was kicked out of New Wave Feminists a year and a half ago for expressing racist views. New Wave Feminists had no tolerance for these views and rejected Kristen Hatten completely. Kristen Hatten has emerged again recently and her connection to New Wave Feminists has caused many pro-choice groups to attack New Wave Feminists. Many details of Kristen Hatten’s ties to New Wave Feminists have been distorted in these pro-abortion articles.

For one thing, Kristen Hatten was not involved in New Wave Feminists when New Wave feminists was kicked out of the Women’s March. Kristen Hatten had already been expelled from New Wave feminists at that time. So the claims that “one of the people kicked out of the march has gone alt-right” are false.

New Wave feminists kicked Kristen Hatten out without a public statement a year and a half ago because they did not want to give a platform for her views. They did not want to encourage more people to see Kristen Hatten’s blog. Because New Wave Feminists kept the rejection of Kristen Hatten low key, there has been the misconception that Kristen Hatten was a member in good standing until this week. this is untrue.

People have been saying that the Huffington Post  broke the New Wave Feminist/Kristen Hatten story. In reality, it was New Wave Feminists President Destiny Herdon-De La Rosa who first broke it by condemning Kristen Hatten and her racism on the New Wave Feminists public facebook page. Herdon-De La Rosa felt the need to speak out against the racist statements of their former member. Her choice to disavow Kristen Hatten and speak out against racism was the event that led to the article in the Huffington Post, which led to the hit pieces against New Wave feminists currently being spread in pro-abortion circles

This is the official statement from New Wave Feminists, posted on their facebook page by Destiny Herdon-De La Rosa about the situation:

I thought I did the right thing.

I thought I did what I was supposed to do.

Over a year and a half ago I saw the beginnings of some very scary ideologies coming out of my best friend’s mouth. Stuff she’d NEVER said before.

And because she ran this activist group with me, I didn’t have the luxury of waiting around to see if this was just some sort of weird phase or if these things were truly what she believed. So the board and I removed her. Immediately.

It was hard, but I knew there was no place in New Wave Feminists for that type of thinking. She cut me off completely, and sadly grew even more extreme.

I’ve had no contact with her for nearly a year and a half (with the exception of an amends letter I sent her bc I’m working a 12-step program), but then a few weeks ago she started sharing stuff on social media – vile stuff – stuff that I didn’t think we as a movement could or should ignore.

So I denounced it publicly.

I thought I did the right thing.

I thought I did what I was supposed to do.

Almost instantly white nationalists started spamming my personal Facebook page. They began dissecting my personal life on alt-right fb threads with details given to them by my former best friend. Details only a best friend would know – about failings in my life and marriage. It was humiliating. These threads were then made public so they could be screenshot and sent around for all to see. A twitter account popped up with the handle @DestinyIsACunt and they began messaging me about how my bio dad really dodged a bullet when he abandoned me as a baby because I’m a train wreck, but at least that was better than my dead brother who was a motorcycle wreck. I laughed it off. My brother died in a car accident, idiot. I didn’t let it get to me.

Prolife bloggers started writing about my former partner and her beliefs and the comment sections grew. I noticed some important pieces started disappearing though… like the fact that we REMOVED her as soon as we saw the first signs of her white nationalism cropping up – or how about this – that THE ONLY REASON THEY EVEN KNEW ABOUT IT NOW was because I’d publicly denounced her earlier that week. She’d been hiding quite well in the recesses of the Internet before that. It was a non-story.

But then it became a story… not because it was an actual story… my former partner was barely involved in the movement a year and a half ago and hadn’t been since. But according to NARAL she was now a “PROMINENT PROLIFE LEADER” as they re-shared a piece in Huffington Post about her. Again, not because she was a prominent leader but because those who disagree with our ideology want to take us down… and this is the only way they can – through twisted half truths.

And now I’m watching the last 14 years of my life’s work crumble while someone with an anonymous email account tells me they wish my nazi bitch ass would die. Because now it’s their turn.

The alt-right is done decimating me, so the pro-choice left is coming to pick through the scraps.

I called out racism and said we have zero tolerance for it in our movement.

I thought I did the right thing.

I thought I did what I was supposed to do.

No. I know I did. Racism has NO PLACE in New Wave Feminism.

…but now I understand why so many people don’t call this stuff out… because even when you do the right thing, your opposition will find a way to use it against you. THIS RIGHT HERE is why racists are allowed to exist in the shadows.

Kristen Hatten

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Cost of abortions determines how many women get them, study finds

From pro-life author Mark Crutcher:

“The abortion lobby’s claim has always been that when a woman does not want to be pregnant, she will crawl through hell on broken glass to get an abortion… But for that to be true, it would have to also be true that the cost of abortions does not significantly impact the rate at which women have abortions. The abortion industry’s problem is that this was disproven years ago. In April 1988, after 15 years of legal abortion, the financial publication, Economic Inquiry, VolumeXXVI, featured a study about the relationship between the cost of abortion and the rate of abortion. The major finding of this research was that,

“The significant inverse relationship between the price of abortions and the abortion rate confirms that the fundamental law of demand is applicable to abortions.”

He goes on to give another example:

“Colorado abortionist, Warren Hern, reinforced this in May 1997 during an annual convention of the National Abortion Federation held in Boston, Massachusetts.

At a workshop held during the event, Hern complained that paying for ultrasound machines would increase the cost of abortions by $25 and that this would cause patient loads at abortion clinics to “plummet.” In effect, he was not merely confirming that price affects the abortion rate, he was stating that even small increases in price have a profound impact.…

The point is, despite the abortion lobby’s “hell on broken glass” rhetoric, the evidence is clear that the abortion decision is a highly marginal one. Because of that, desperation has far less influence on abortion rates than price or distance to a clinic or any other factor that comes between the woman considering abortion and the people who want to sell it to her. If that were not the case, a $25 price increase would not impact abortion rates much less cause the number of women having abortions to – in Hern’s words – plummet.”

Mark Crutcher Siege: Pro-Life Field Manual (Denton, Texas: Life Dynamics Inc., 2015) 16 – 17

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Woman keeps her aborted baby in a jar for 25 years

A book by a pro-choice author told the story of Nurit, from Israel, who had an abortion:

“… She was a research student studying about the development of the embryo in medical school in Israel when she aborted a pregnancy in her fourth month of gestation. She discovered that she had been pregnant with twins when she expelled a second male fetus as she rose from a sofa. Uncertain about what to do with the fetus, she decided take it to her lab where they preserved it in formaldehyde. Over 35 years later, Nurit still has the fetus preserved in a jar on her dresser.

4 month living unborn child
4 month living unborn child. This is the age of the dead baby Nurit kept in a bottle

She says this about keeping her aborted baby in a jar:

“I don’t know exactly why I kept the fetus all these years. I never think of it as my offspring, but I didn’t feel that it was right to just throw it away. I don’t know why I brought it with me to America; I guess that I have some attachment to it. It never occurred to me to bury it, and I never felt the need to name the fetus. I have always referred to my son as my firstborn. The fetus wasn’t born, so it didn’t exist for me in that sense, and yet I keep it with me. I don’t know why…I believe that preserving the fetus was a celebration of life.”

She later had another abortion.

From her husband, the father of the aborted baby:

“I didn’t want my wife to have the first abortion, but when I realized her attitude, we decided that it would be the best for us. I didn’t want her to abort our child because having a child for me meant the survival of the Jewish people. I was born in Belgium and lost most of my family in the Holocaust. I felt that abortion was killing a child, but that it was better to do it before we knew him… Before he was born. My wife was more important to me than the fetus we lost. I didn’t think my wife was right to preserve the fetus. To this day I think that she was wrong to do that. But it was a part of her, and so it’s her right, even if I disagree. This fetus represents death for me, but I am not afraid to face death.”

Miriam Claire The Abortion Dilemma: Personal Views on a Public Issue (New York: Insight Books, 1995) 102 – 103

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They said he’d have down syndrome, but her baby is fine

A woman commented on a prolife article:

“I also had a child who the doctor said may have DS and wanted to do a test to see, I said go ahead but I’m telling you now I won’t end his life. They said he had a high chance of having DS. Nope he’s fine. I had a friend who the doctors told her she had a 99% chance that her son was going to be DS and did 3 tests on her in all tests she was told the risk was too much and was counseled to abort the baby. I told her if you have a disabled baby and you can’t take care of him then just give him up for adoption, but don’t kill your baby. Well long story short baby is now 4 years old, and a brilliant little bi-lingual going on tri-lingual young man, who has absolutely nothing wrong with him either mentally of physically. I wonder how many of these babies that were “terminated” actually would have had downs syndrome, and why should it matter? Every person I’ve known that has Downs is a beautiful, wonderful, happy person who loves their life and their friends and family more than most. God bless your parents and all those who also choose life not based on the potiential merit of the person but rather on the merit of life itself.”

Comment on “Why Are YOU Pro-Life?” Why Pro-Life Abortion Facts Nov 10, 2009

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99% chance of Down Syndrome- but born healthy

A young woman named Brianna says:

“When my mother was pregnant with me, the doctors did tests and believed I had a 99% chance of being born with Downs Syndrome. The doctor told my mother that a child with DS would be too big of a burden and that she should just abort me. My mother and father prayed about it and decided they would love me no matter what and continued with the birth. I am 18 now and have not ever had any traces of Downs Syndrome. 99% my butt!”

Comment on “Why Are YOU Pro-Life?” Why Pro-Life Abortion Facts Nov 10, 2009

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Clinic worker tells patients they won’t do sex selection abortions

An abortion clinic worker from the biggest chain of clinics in Australia talks about when  women come in and ask for sex selection abortions:

“It’s very rare, and we have to say (to the patient) we don’t provide abortion on the basis of gender.

But there would be nothing to stop a woman from going elsewhere and giving a different reason.”

“Couples expecting girls ‘demand abortions’ because they want boys, say obstetricians” News Limited (Australia) APRIL 28, 2013

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Abortion for happier families

“And what of the children of unwanted pregnancies? Many are born to single mothers or families that are scarcely able to support them. Many others are victims of abuse or neglect. … We do not mean to callously suggest that these children would have been better off if they had never been born. What we do mean to say is that if every woman had a choice about whether to allow each embryo to develop into a child, we would have better social services and happier families.”

Colin McSwiggen, Fatima Hussain “Opinion: A fundamental right for women” The Tech Nov 5 2010

To abort because a baby may be abused is illogical, as abortion itself is child abuse.  To brutally tear apart a baby because he or she may not live in a “happy family” is wrong.

aborted at 10 weeks
aborted at 10 weeks
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Abortion as a moral, caring act

Pro-choice writer Joyce Arthur says the following in her essay “Know Your Enemy” (Pro-Choice Action Network)

“It [Abortion] means valuing quality of life over quantity of life. Access to legal, safe abortion is a blessing, because it benefits women, families, and society…. To choose not to give birth when there’s little foundation for that child’s well-being is a moral and caring act.”

In the world of many pro-choicers, abortion is an act of kindness because it spares an unborn baby suffering. There is no reference to the suffering the unborn baby may go through during an abortion.

10 weeks
10 weeks
10 weeks
10 weeks

Do these pictures show a moral, caring act?

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Legalizing abortion led to rise in women seeking them, says clinic owner

Future abortion clinic owner who used to work for a referral network that put women in touch with illegal abortionists says that things changed when abortion was legalized:

“As abortion became legalized, the demand for abortion information escalated dramatically. I was surprised at this… Legalization resulted in more women seeking abortion.… Women with unwanted pregnancies who might have been afraid of illegal abortions became less frightened when abortions were legal. Now that names of doctors who performed abortions could be given out openly, more women asked for them.”

Norma Goldberger Abortion Confidential: Secrets of an Abortion Clinic Owner (CreateSpace , November 23, 2014) Kindle Edition

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Priests need to talk about abortion, says former abortion clinic director

Jennifer Hartline recounts the following from an interview with Abby Johnson:

She [Abby Johnson] told me [interviewer Jennifer Hartline] of a conversation she had with a priest at a conference recently when she insisted that our priests need to be talking about abortion from the pulpit every week, and that the sanctity of human life needs to be mentioned in the Prayers of the Faithful every week.  This priest said, “C’mon, Abby, how often do we really need to include abortion in our homilies?”  She replied, “Well, we’d often have women come in for an abortion and lay on the table with a rosary in their hands.  I had two employees in my clinic who would help perform abortions on Saturday and be at Mass on Sunday receiving the Eucharist.  You tell me, how often do you think we need to talk about abortion?”

Jennifer Hartline “And Then There Were None: Abby Johnson Helps Abortion Workers Leave the Industry” Catholic Online 9/7/2012

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