My issue of Time Magazine (which I rarely read much of because its so-far-to-the-left liberal focus on every topic drives me nuts) arrived yesterday. When I saw the cover, I tossed it aside, knowing it would make my teeth ache to read the lead article.
Well, I just read what Angela Hunt had to say about it on her blog, and now I can send you over there to read her excellent and well thought out comments. I have nothing to add except to say, "Thank you, Angie, for stating the case for life so well."
Time Magazine–Pot Calling the Kettle Black?
This week’s Time Magazine (Feb. 26, 2007) features a cover story titled "The Abortion Campaign You Never Hear About: Crisis pregnancy centers are working to win over one woman at a time. But are they playing fair?"
I’ve had only a few moments to skim the story, but the gist seems to be that by letting pregnant women hold life-sized plastic models of their unborn babies, crisis pregnancy counselors are extending an emotional appeal that is "unfair." By telling women that abortion increases the chance for breast cancer, CPCs are using scare tactics.
They quote Christopher Hollis, Planned Parenthood’s vice president for governmental and political affairs in North Carolina. He says, "What is really tragic to me is that a woman goes into a center looking for information, looking to be able to make a better, healthy choice, and she doesn’t get all the facts."
Excuuuuuse me? I’m sorry, but that’s what we’ve felt about Planned Parenthood centers for YEARS. Women there are not told they’re carrying a baby, but a lump of cells called a "zygote" or a "fetus." After hearing former NOW-president Patricia Ireland speak, an editor friend of mine remarked that he got the feeling she would rather call the unborn child a potato than a baby.
Read the rest of Angie’s post here.