#ImAnAdvocate for our fundamental right to life

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Dear friends, join Oregon Right to Life in their ongoing counter-campaign against Planned Parenthood Advocates of Oregon! About a year ago, I had the honor of visiting and touring the Oregon Right to Life headquarters, and was really inspired by the passionate and dedicated folks behind the scenes.

So what’s going on in Oregon? It’s the only state where abortion access isn’t subject to any restriction whatsoever. This means an unborn baby can be “terminated” at any point for any reason before birth, and there is no law requiring abortion providers (who profit off abortions) to counsel women facing crisis pregnancies about ALL their options, and so on.

Unfamiliar with why so many pro-lifers are particularly outraged by Planned Parenthood? Here are some facts from their latest annual report. Don’t be fooled by their deliberately misleading “abortion is only 3% of our services” rhetoric!

– The breakdown of services rendered specifically to pregnant women is consistent with a clear institutional bias: prenatal care 5.4%, adoption 0.5%, abortion 94.1%.
– In other words, nearly 19 out of every 20 pregnant women who got these services at Planned Parenthood were sold abortions.
– For every adoption referral made by, 174 abortions are performed. That’s 1:174.
– 41% of its $1.3 billion of revenue came from taxpayer funding.

Moreover, pro-life or pro-choice, any person ought to be outraged by Planned Parenthood’s long repertoire of unethical tactics for influencing crisis-pregnancy moms to choose abortion. We need to stop taxpayer funding of this “nonprofit” which profits off vulnerable women under the guise of “caring no matter what”, and while calling themselves “America’s most trusted provider of reproductive health care”. (Health care? Really?)

To get involved in the #ImAnAdvocate counter-campaign, get started here.

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26 thoughts on “#ImAnAdvocate for our fundamental right to life”

  1. So I imagine that you are also against the Death Penalty?

    Don’t get me wrong. I’m no supporter of abortion nor a flaming liberal. It’s just that “Sanctity of Life” is an incredibly strong concept.

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  2. I agree with many here. I could go on with my views but what has been posted no need say more. However on the death penalty, rather torn about it. In some cases I have no problem with it. Other times feel not the way to go. However may call me bad, but in some in seem cases such as brutal murder or other brutalities they should be taken out the same way. Would make some think before they act. Perhaps I am way off base.

    Plus shame on me, Some how or other, those i follow I keep better track of. Seems some of my settings kept many out of the of the loop. And my bad about forgetting and not making sure. Glad I have it right to keep track. As I enjoy it all. 🙂

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  3. Just goes to show there are those who go off the deep end in both directions. Here’s hoping society can come to more reasonable solutions that are more considerate to all parties involved in such processes.

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      1. Those who are anti-abortion and those who are pro-abortion both have reasonable points on ethics. Prohibiting abortion has a negative effect on humanity, and so does widening its use. We need to find a middle ground that serves humanity best, and find a way to bring a more balanced perspective to our approaches on dealing with abortion.

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        1. Abortion is one of those issues (like slavery or spousal abuse or other human rights issues) for which there is no middle ground. If you believe that abortion is murder, then you believe it must be prohibited completely. Any allowances for half measures means that a crime continues to be perpetuated. As an example, assuming you are solidly against slavery; could you see a way to compromise with a pro-slavery advocate (assuming there were any), to allow for “a middle ground” and “a more balanced perspective,” as you are calling for? Perhaps allowing slavery only of certain races, or certain age groups, or people who fall into certain income categories? I doubt that anyone could approve of that. So if you can understand that perspective, then you can understand why abortion opponents are unwilling to compromise in their ultimate goal of eliminating abortion–and they believe that is what “serves humanity best.” Obversely, that is also why NARAL and Planned Parenthood are unwilling to compromise in their calls for unrestricted abortion on demand. If you’re philosophically consistent in your human rights stance, there IS no middle ground on abortion.

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          1. There is middle ground on all of those issues you mentioned. It’s only those who refuse to see the range in such issues that get caught up in a troublesome black and white view of the world.

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              1. A more conservative grey area example would be a pregnancy that has significant potential of killing the mother, while the baby is more likely to survive. Do you force the mother to face death in the name of disallowing abortion?

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                1. It’s a false dichotomy, though. In cases where the mother’s life is in danger unless the pregnancy is terminated, I would advocate for induced premature delivery. There is no need to tear the unborn child apart. As to whether the premature baby survives, that would then be in God’s hands.

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                  1. What about instances where the financial burden of following through with a pregnancy put both the child and mother at significant risk?

                    What about those who raise their child as a “mistake” because they were forcibly brought into the world because of one?

                    Such a lack of empathy does tend to be passed along.

                    Should mothers of anencephalic babies be forced to carry until birth?

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                    1. “Financial burden”? “Mistake”? These are problems with manageable solutions–not capital crimes. You don’t kill a person because you’re experiencing financial problems, or because you regret a pregnancy–unless you consider that person as somehow subhuman, which brings us back to the slavery analogy above. There is no circumstance that entitles any individual to decide whether another individual lives or dies.

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                    2. How does a person who can barely manage to feed themselves take care of themself AND child? Forcing them into such a situation without proper social safety nets could lead to the death of BOTH of them.

                      Not to mention that even with the end of person-ownership slavery, an increasing amount of people are slaves to the inequality of capitalism. There will always be degrees of slavery, just like there will always be degrees of humanity in the choices for or against choosing abortion.

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                    3. I agree with Jason on this one. I personally think abortion is wrong and would opt for childbirth in the event I accidentally conceived, however, I am a middle class woman with an education and means. I inow not everyone lives this reality. I am particularly thinking of women who arendrug addicts and exchange sex for drugs. The kid could have significant health problems, as the mom, plus a drug addict wouldnt make for a very good mother. Life is precious,but the quality of life also matters. This is why I am for a woman’s right to choose,and also, euthanasia for the terminally ill. That said, for women who CAN be mothers, there’s an educational and support component which should be offered, and that, I agree with. Karen, i think you would be interested in the work of All Girls Allowed in China, where abortions are forced on women. Also, Chai Ling’s Memoir, a Heart for Freedom. She is the founder of the org.

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  4. Hmmmm…while I am against late-term abortion (in most cases), not sure how I feel about Oregon Right to Life trying to influence people’s choices. I get their point of view, but Oregon is a socially liberal state, and we like it that way here 🙂

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    1. You’re speaking only for yourself, Eurobrat, because not all of us proud Oregonians are happy with the fact that Oregon is a socially liberal state. Of course Oregon Right to Life is trying to influence people’s choices. That’s what every political interest group / charity / business/ church / parent / [etc.] does, almost by definition. To the extent that we all want to create a better world (and doesn’t everybody want to do that?), we all try to influence people’s choices for what we believe is the better, and to the extent that we fail to try to influence people’s choices for the better, we fail in our humanity. Therefore, I’m not sure why you hesitate in allowing Oregon Right to Life the same opportunity to influence people’s choices as every other individual and organization has.

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      1. Oh, I definitely believe that they should have the freedom to try to influence people–I don’t want a crackdown or censorship of them. I just don’t support them. Especially after the midterms, Oregon seems one of the few blue sports left in the country at the moment, and I’d like it to stay that way.

        And considering that Oregon and especially Portland *is* a very liberal place, I speak for a lot more people than just myself, thank you very much 🙂

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  5. I believe that abortion is sometimes a needed evil. But at this rate, it’s more than a bit crazy. Thank you for posting this, it has brought to my attention how many people are being manipulated by the institutions that administer the service. Considering that many of the people that go through abortions are poor and can’t take care of a child, these institutions are also leeching money away from the people that need it most.
    Thank You

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