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Saturday, December 10, 2005

Abortion in an Orwellian world

The City Council of Pittsburgh voted 5-3 to extend the "bubble of privacy" [you just have to wonder who comes up with these words] around abortion clinics to 15 feet from the clinics entrance and 8 feet from any patient who enters a 100 foot zone around the clinic.

The Council appeared to be swayed by the usual pro-abortion arguments accusing the protestors of harrasment and intimidation. An odd sort of argument considering that on December 1st, two Franciscan University students were assaulted by a group of ten teenagers angry at their presence in front of a Pittsburgh Abortion clinic. The students were beaten and threatened with a box cutter.

The tragedy of this decision grows because those who are in a position to help prevent abortion not only do not work to prevent it, they encourage it. For example, Rev. Bebb Stone of the Presbyterian Church of Mt. Washington escorts women to the abortion clinic. There have been some "Catholics" who have also done the same.

Thanks to the use of double speak those who speak for life are called "intimidators", those who take life are "couragous".

NARAL says, "Every child a wanted child". God says, I want that child. What more needs to be said?


Anonymous Justice said...

One of the students who was assaulted told me the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette published an editorial the night before suggesting just the kind of thing that happened the next day.

9:24 PM  
Blogger Jonathan St.Andre, T.O.R. said...

I'm saddened and honestly angry to hear of this move by the city of Pittsburgh. I've been blessed to join FUS students and other Life Witnesses at the Pittsburgh Abortion clinic and the last words I would use are "harassment" and "intimidation". Thank goodness we have a God who's love is not distanced by the "bubble"!

11:32 AM  

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