In their own words: pro-lifers are "brilliant" and "pro-choice" is defensive

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sorrentino.jpgLaughably, The Providence Journal concealed the accurate professional identity of pro-abort Mary Ann Sorrentino in its Feb. 5 article about her new book, "The A Word: Abortion: Real Women, Tough Choices, Personal Freedom."

The liberal news organization esteemed Sorrentino as the former "director of the Rhode Island chapter of Planned Parenthood," making her sound something like the leader of a civics group. In reality Sorrentino was the executive director of Rhode Island Planned Parenthood, which operates a seond-trimester abortion mill and a feeder "express" pre-chop shop.

That aside, Sorrentino provided interesting glimpses into the mind of the enemy:

The anti-abortion movement has, Sorrentino says, gotten very smart of late, especially in the way it has controlled the language of the debate. "Partial birth abortion, that's a brilliant term but it has no medical meaning and it certainly more attention-grabbing than late-term abortion. ... 'Right to life' is a very powerful term, while 'pro-choice' sounds defensive.

"The anti-abortion movement is brilliant and very committed. These people aren't going anywhere," said Sorrentino.

In reality, "partial birth abortion" is both a legally and medically defined term, although it is no surprise Sorrentino lied and the reporter failed to challenge her. But since Sorrentino called us "brilliant," I'll let it go. I also found it interesting she considered "pro-choice" a defensive term.

An excerpt from Sorrentino's book could explain no better why abortion is not a revered and heralded "right." Even she as an abortion advocate could not make it sound pleasant:

Every day across America, women like these lie down on a stretcher, look up at a ceiling, and wait for the medical team to end their pregnancies. Every day this happens to people you know and love.

And here's a "duh" quote:

Sorrentino... worries that the two generations of women who have come of age since the 1973 U.S. Supreme Court decision in Roe vs. Wade which legalized abortion have come to take the freedom to terminate a pregnancy for granted.

"We want young people to have a fire in their belly about this right... ' said Sorrentino.

"Fire in the belly." Interesting Freudian slip. But why should young people trust the very people who tried to kill them before they were born, or support an effort that has resulted in the slaughter of 1/3 of their generation?

Last, a quote from the article pregnant with irony about Sorrentino's passion to push abortion:

"It is my life's work," Sorrentino said....

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Every day this happens to people

Where's the choice in that? She makes abortion sound like getting a mosquito bite, some unexpected thing that just suddenly happens to you.

have come to take the freedom to terminate a pregnancy for granted.

What "freedom to terminate a pregnancy"? All pregnancies terminate, duh, unless the woman dies somehow. The normal termination of a pregnancy even has a name: BIRTH.

"We want young people to have a fire in their belly about this right... '

If she just looked at the actual women lying on the tables, maybe she'd see why nobody's able to muster any great enthusiasm. Even the "I'm Not Sorry" blog is full of stories of reluctant aborters, women who didn't want to be on that table but felt trapped by circumstances. Even the ones who chose it fairly freely weren't all jazzed up about it. I mean, who dances gaily into the abortion clinic, saying, "This is so GREAT! I FINALLY get a chance to CHOOSE!"

Abortion's an ugly thing. Then she wonders why it's hard to get women enthused about it.




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