Monday, May 11, 2009

Like something in the oven

"Nothing says Happy Mother’s Day like a gift in honor of your mother to an organization that makes sure a woman doesn’t become a mother." LaShawn Barber on Judy Blume's solicitation for funding for Planned Parenthood, a pro-abortion organization that also gets your tax dollars.

Judy Blume is a children's author I've never read, nor do I think my kids read her either. It's a tricky balance isn't it, since children have to be born in order to grow up and read. She's sort of promoting killing her readers! Planned Parenthood, which supports abortion rights, sent her letter of support as part of a Mother's Day fundraising push, distributing it to more than 200,000 people who had signed up to receive e-mails from the organization. If nothing else, it's in really poor taste to call a donation to an abortion organization a "gift any mother will appreciate," as Blume did. Let's give the unborn and the tough decisions some women make a little respect, OK?

LaShawn continues, "After a flood of “hate” mail to Blume, PP’s begging other pro-deathers to back up the author. President Cecile Richards said, “We rarely respond to these outrageous attacks, but when it comes to Judy Blume … well, I can’t stand by and do nothing. Please, let her know how much we appreciate her courage.”

It is outrageous, says the killer of the unborn, for “anti-choice extremists” to express their displeasure not only about the slaughter of babies but to also criticize a very important person like Blume, who’s using her name toward the cause of baby murder."

I didn't look for the link--I'm trusting LaShawn to have the story straight. She has appeared on CNN, the BBC, MSNBC, C-SPAN, and several national talk radio programs. Her political blog has been featured on CNN, MSNBC, and in the Washington Post and Los Angeles Times. And don't call her an African-American--she prefers "black."


Anonymous said...

305,310 - The number of abortions performed by Planned Parenthood for 2007/2008--Catholic Key Blog

Anonymous said...

PP does many things for women besides abortion. That's a tiny percentage.