Some Movies w/ Pro Abort Message

I recently watched a couple of movies I had been sort of avoiding because I had heard they had pro-abortion themes in them. The first and most odious was “Grandma”. Wow, this movie was just horrible on so many levels. The most disgusting aspect was the main character, Grandma, played by long time lesbian Lily Tomlin. In real life she’s not a mother, nor a grandmother. But in real life she’s also clearly on the side of promoting abortion. I won’t go into the whole plot, or lack thereof, other than to say “Grandma” is helping her granddaughter to raise enough money to get an abortion. They go through various schemes, meeting with “Grandma’s” old friends and lovers. And sadly end the end they raised enough money to get the young girl the abortion. This movie dramatizes what is happening in real life in our culture today. Imagine, there must be many grandparents out there who were all rooting for feminism, women’s rights, ERA, and abortion on demand back in the 1960’s and early 70’s. And those so-called pioneers have passed this death culture down for a few generations already. I am praying these elders will have their eyes opened and be able before they meet their Eternity, to Repent for the lies they have propagated to their children, and children’s children, if they were lucky enough to be born.

The second movie I saw recently I rented from my local library. It was “Revolutionary Road” starring Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio. This story took place in the setting of the “oh so repressive” 1950’s New York. The two meet and marry. She’s an artistic type who enjoys acting and had wanted to be a Broadway actress. He was a veteran of WWII, who eventually gets into a desk job at a marketing firm. But all alone they feel like the are too cool for the life they have settled into, living in the suburbs with two young children. The wife suggests they get out of their doldrums by moving to Paris. He was there during the war. Long story short, there is adultery on both parts. The plan to move to Paris is foiled when she discovers she is pregnant with their third child. She is distraught and he is disappointed. She tells him she can “take care of the situation” just as long as it’s before 12 weeks. He, at first seemed somewhat interested, but eventually he’s offered a promotion at work and encourages her to have their child and shames her for her immaturity and selfishness in even thinking of aborting her own child. She feels trapped in her life, her marriage, and in suburbia feeling she’ll never live her dream. So after making “nice nice” with her husband with a lovely breakfast she waves him off to the city and politely goes upstairs to the bathroom to give herself an abortion. She comes back down the stairs solemnly and much blood starts dripping from her skirt and onto the floor. She’s rushed to the hospital where she dies by bleeding to death. This story does a couple of things: It puts down traditional family and married life as old timey and boring. And secondly it not-so-subtly promotes our “need” for abortion on demand. After all if the U.S. had not passed Roe V. Wade in 1973 making it legal to kill the preborn up til 20 weeks then a woman might have to try to perform her “own homemade abortion” or worse go to a back alley doctor for a coat hanger abortion! Revolutionary Road was total pro-abortion Propaganda.

Both above films receive thumbs down and rotten tomatoes from me.

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9 Things you should know about Kermit Gosnell Infanticide & Murder Trial

9 Things You Should Know About the Gosnell Infanticide and Murder Trial

Kermit Gosnell, 72, is an abortionist on trial in Pennsylvania for murder and infanticide. Here are 9 things you should know about the Gosnell case:

1. Gosnell was arrested in January 2011, charged with eight counts of murder: one patient who allegedly died under his care after a botched abortion, and seven infants supposedly born alive whose spinal cords Gosnell allegedly severed with scissors.

2. According to prosecutors in Philadelphia, Gosnell catered to minorities, immigrants, and poor women, and made millions of dollars over 30 years performing illegal and late-term abortions in squalid and barbaric conditions. Gosnell took extra precautions with white women from the suburbs, according to the grand jury report. He allegedly ushered them into a slightly cleaner area because he thought they would be more likely to file a complaint.

3. Women paid $325 for first-trimester abortions and $1,600 to $3,000 for abortions up to 30 weeks. The clinic took in up to $15,000 a day, said authorities. Although abortions after the 24th week are illegal, Gosnell allegedly aborted and killed babies in the sixth and seventh months of pregnancy and charged more for bigger babies.

4. According to the grand jury report, the clinic reeked of animal urine and the furniture and blankets were stained with blood. Medical instruments found in the practice had not been properly sterilized. State officials have failed to visit or inspect his abortion clinic since 1993. Prosecutors also claim that Gosnell is not certified in either gynecology or obstetrics.

5. Prosecutors say that none of Gosnell’s staff, including his wife, were licensed nurses or doctors and that a 15-year-old student performed anesthesia with potentially lethal narcotics.

6. A woman who worked for Gosnell testified that she was called back to a room at his abortion clinic in Philadelphia where the bodies of aborted babies were kept to hear one screaming amid a shelf-full of dead babies. “I can’t describe it,” says the woman. “It sounded like a little alien.” She says the body of the child was about 18 to 24 inches long and was one of the largest babies she had seen delivered during abortion procedures at Gosnell’s clinic.

7. On January 31, 1998, a then 15 year old Robyn Reid sought an abortion from Gosnell’s clinic. Once she was in the clinic, though, Reid, an 87-pound teenager at the time, told Gosnell she changed her mind about the abortion. She claims Gosnell got upset, ripped off her clothes, restrained her, and repeatedly told her, “This is the same care that I would give to my own daughter.” Reid regained consciousness 12 hours later at her aunt’s home, with the abortion having been completed against her will.

8. Gosnell’s arrest and trial have received almost no coverage by the national media. During the early part of the trial ABC, CBS and NBC did not cover the trial at all, yet gave 41 minutes and 26 seconds of air time to the story of Mike Rice, the Rutgers basketball coach who was fired for verbally and physically abusing his players.

9. The 3801 Lancaster Film Project is an ongoing documentary series about Kermit Gosnell, the Women’s Medical Society, and the cover-up by state and local oversight agencies.  You can find the film on YouTube.

 

Credit for above article: Joe Carter: Gospel Coalition

Joe Carter is an editor for The Gospel Coalition and the co-author of How to Argue Like Jesus: Learning Persuasion from History’s Greatest Communicator. You can follow him on Twiter.