Elite Daily blasts pro-lifers:
“But why don’t they give a single sh*t about that baby once it’s actually born?”
Comedian Lizz Winstead joins the pro-abortion chorus:
“Just think if all those people protesting outside of abortion clinics decided they cared about ACTUAL kids…”
Actress Lena Dunham, who once lamented that she’s never had an abortion, echoed their sentiments:
“I know this is basic knowledge at this point, but my mind simply can’t comprehend that the same people who claim to care so much about embryos care so little about living children.”
Guardian columnist, Jessica Valenti, chimed in that pro-lifers …
“don’t give a sh*t about actual babies.”
Why are they so misinformed?
Let us set aside the inability of these abortion advocates to express a cogent thought without being profane. Why are they so misinformed? Why are they so oblivious to the loving outreach to “actual kids” by thousands upon thousands of pro-life supporters in the U.S. and beyond?
Because their rant is all a smokescreen to demonize the pro-life movement while attempting to present abortion advocates in a compassionate light.
Here’s the question:
Would these supporters of unfettered, legal abortion actually change their tune about the pro-life movement if confronted with the profound, compassionate outreach by pro life groups? No, they wouldn’t.
But Iowans for LIFE knows that there are many Iowans who identify as pro-choice who embrace a variety of less radical positions. These Iowans appreciate honest reporting on the subject.
Two U.S. Senators publicly smear the Knights
For example, two pro-abortion Senators demonized the Knights of Columbus last week during a judicial confirmation hearing in Washington DC.
Senators Kamala Harris, D-Calif., and Mazie Hirono, D-Hawaii suggested that Omaha lawyer, Brian Buescher, is not suitable to become a federal judge because of his longstanding membership in the Knights of Columbus.
Senator Hirono charged that the Knights have staked out “extreme positions” based on Catholic teaching that supports traditional marriage and the sanctity of human life from conception to natural death.
In fully McCarthyism mode, she demanded to know:
“If confirmed, do you intend to end your membership with this organization to avoid any appearance of bias?”
And Senator Harris showed her disdain by characterizing “the Knights of Columbus [as an] an all-male society comprised of primarily Catholic men … [that] opposes a woman’s right to choose.”
Anti-Catholic bigotry is alive and well.
And yet if ever there was a pro-life group that helps babies after they’re born, it is the Knights.
The Knights of Columbus supports the Special Olympics, you know the very kids abortion advocates abort at alarming rates. (Some 90% Down Syndrome babies are aborted.)
They buy ultra sound machines for pro-life pregnancy centers.
They provide funds to support refugee relief to help persecuted groups facing genocide around the world.
And they provide coats for kids; wheelchairs for the lame; and homes for the homeless.
Have you ever seen a Knight handing out Tootsie Rolls when you walk into a local grocery store, and do you ever wonder what happens to the money you donate? Here’s one example in Des Moines, Iowa: Holy Trinity Catholic Church’s Knight’s chapter has donated tens of thousands of dollars to Ruby Van Meter school over the years.
Ruby Van Meter is a school for kids with significant intellectual disabilities. The Knights help these “actual living human beings.”
They buy coats for actual human beings.
They save lives of actual Christian human beings being persecuted in dangerous corners of the world.
And they improve the lives of actual disabled young people.
This is a compassionate organization liberal politicians should be applauding, not demonizing.
Can you see how abortion poisons rational thinking?
For the record, what is Planned Parenthood doing to help actual human beings AFTER they’re born? The answer is, not much.
The Knights of Columbus are true servants of mankind. Don’t let anyone tell you differently. Don’t let anti-Catholic bigotry gain more traction.
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