AL#6 Media & Lies; Violence
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This email is directed somewhat less to activists (unless they are fairly
new to the pro-life movement) and somewhat more to those who have been
It is a foregone conclusion to anyone who has been active in pro-life work
that the media are not going to play fair with us and we're going to have to
cope with this. Just a week or so ago a reporter on what I call Necropimping
Propaganda Radio (aka NPR or National Public Radio) spoke of the "choice
issue" while covering an election campaign. Choice issue? Is there something
controversial about choice? What could she have meant? Ohhhhhhhhhhhh!!! She
meant the choice to have a prenatal child dismembered alive or cranially
suctioned without benefit of anesthesia at any time in pregnancy for any
reason. THAT "choice issue."
It's bad enough that so much of the public now resorts to dishonest
euphemisms about abortion. At least it can be said for them that they've
already arrived at the conclusion that the "choice" of abortion may be
legitimate, however faulty the logic and premises may have been, so speaking
of it as a question of choice might be viewed in charity as understandable.
But it's inexcusable for professional journalists who know very well the
power of words to use such prejudicial rhetoric, especially at this late
In 1990, the Los Angeles Times did a four part series entitled "Abortion
Bias Seeps Into News." You can access it at
http://www.swiss.ai.mit.edu/~rauch/no-violence/media/media.html. Even this
series, which is something of a classic, uses the term "abortion-rights
advocates" which in my view is itself seriously biased. There's no such
thing as a right to a wrong. How about "abortion access advocates" or
"defenders of abortion availability" or simply of "legal abortion"? These
terms are as accurate as I can manage while still being neutral. So why
don't the media use terms like these?
In 1999, Christianity Today ran an article by Clarke Forsythe of Americans
United for Life which tried to explain why Americans are largely opposed to
abortion but still want to keep it legal. The article can be accessed at
http://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/9t6/9t6063.html and is highly
recommended. [1/04 note - Except for a few introductory lines the
article is now only available to paying members.] The article identifies
four myths which have been critical to continued public support for legal abortion:
Myth #1: One to two million illegal abortions occurred annually before
Myth #2: Thousands of women died annually from abortions before legalization
Myth #3: Abortion law targeted women rather than abortionists before
Myth #4: Legalized abortion has been good for women
(I really hate to say this because it's so cynical on my part, but I suspect
that another significant reason many Americans want to keep abortion legal
is so that they can easily clean up their own little messes, should the need
arise, and just say hang all the ethical niceties. I'll never forget the
teenage girl I saw being led into a local abortion mill in tears by her own
parents. So much for "choice.")
All of the myths identified by Forsythe have taken hold in our society
largely because of their uncritical acceptance and dissemination on the part
of the media. All have their origin in the ongoing disinformation campaign
of Birthist Abortionites in this country. All have been exposed and
discredited by pro-life organizations and individuals in books, editorials,
articles, websites and many other media. (One of many excellent sources of
these materials is http://www.lifecyclebooks.com/) But don't expect the mass
media that most of us depend on for most of our news and information to take
up the cause of clearing things up.
The last myth (#4) really encompasses the others and destroying it is the
key to future progress. Legal abortion has been a disaster for women and to
the rest of us as well. I will go into this in more detail in a future
email. It is the woman-centered approach that breaks down barriers of
communication and demonstrates that legal abortion brings more and worse
problems than those it was intended to solve.
You can find much more on the various myths above at pro-life websites,
especially if you know what key words to use. For example, a search on
"Horatio Storer," the AMA physician who spearheaded the medical profession's
drive to outlaw abortion in the nineteenth century, yielded a number of
interesting articles on myths #1, #2 and #3.
The third of the four part series in the Los Angeles Times mentioned above
dealt with the outrageous differences in the manner of coverage for the
Birthist Abortionite rally in Washington, DC in 1989 and the pro-life rally
the following year. Since I attended the latter, I want to relate my
personal experience as far as media coverage.
The LA Times article does not say anything about the inflated claims for the
attendance at the Abortionite rally which the media all too enthusiastically
assisted in. The actual attendance of perhaps 100,000 people was exaggerated
to several hundred thousand. When the National Right to Life Committee
responded with its own rally in April of 1990 it actually did draw several
hundred thousand. The NRLC published aerial photos of the two rallies in its
newspaper for comparison and the difference was huge. The pro-life rally was
clearly several times larger. You could even make your own crowd estimate
because the Washington Monument, an object of known height, was the focal
point. But the media managed to reverse this great success by minimizing the
pro-life attendance while exaggerating the Abortionite turnout. During the
pro-life rally it was announced that CNN (Cable Necropimping Network) was
reporting that our turnout was 50,000. The huge crowd broke into a
spontaneous, angry chant of "Tell the Truth!" The worst abuse, however,
didn't occur until the following year.
In 1991, ABC News did a special program on "The Abortion Wars." They went so
far as to interview a government employee (Parks Service or Capital Police -
I don't recall) who described on camera how he went up into the Washington
Monument during the pro-life rally at 10 or 11 A.M. (he named the time -- it
was definitely in the morning) and went through the procedure used to
estimate crowd size. He confirmed his estimate as 50,000 people.
There's only one little problem with ABC News' special retrospective
coverage of the pro-life rally: the main event wasn't scheduled to begin
until 2:00 P.M. The gathering of 50,000 in the morning was for a preliminary
event -- a sideshow -- and was itself a huge success in terms of attendance.
Many of those who came to Washington for the main rally hadn't arrived yet.
Many others, including myself and my companion for the day, were making the
most of our trip by touring the Capitol Building, Smithsonian Institutions
and National Archives. We also visited the "Cemetery of the Innocents," a
display of 4,400 crosses and stars of David arranged like grave markers on
The Ellipse, a park across the street from the White House, to represent the
number of abortions every single day in America at that time.
ABC News managed to convey an enormous lie without saying a single thing
that wasn't absolutely true. With most of a year to investigate and get it
right, that didn't happen by accident.
CBS (Confraternity of Birthist Slanderers) has a popular program called 60
Minutes which is infamous for its necropimping. At one point they aired a
story showing their heroes, the abortionists, barricaded and armed to defend
themselves from the pro-life demonstrators who were terrorizing them. It was
hard not to sympathize with these poor fellow citizens who were being
cruelly subjected to psychological stress. However, not surprisingly, my own
direct experience with such people has shown a considerably different side
One cold morning about a decade ago, about half a dozen of us were waiting
outside the door of a local Abortionite temple to prevent the daily living
human sacrifices from taking place. When the abortionist drove up alone he
marched straight to the door and attempted to open it. This proved
impossible with some large men holding it shut. No one touched him or
threatened him although someone was heard to ask him how he lived with
himself. The point is that this man obviously knew he had nothing to fear
from us. But you'd never know it by listening to 60 Minutes.
Below are several letters to the editor in which I addressed the problem of
media complicity with the abortion industry's lies. This first one is a
draft. I may need to delete the first paragraph to shorten it enough to
increase the likelihood of publication:
March 23, 2002
To the Editor:
The national news and entertainment media have long provided pimping
services for the medical whores of the abortion industry who have
prostituted their skills to destroy human life, typically using only
euphemisms like "pro-choice" (which presumes a moral choice when that's the
only thing at issue) or oxymorons like "safe abortion" or "abortion rights"
(there's no such thing as a right to a wrong). Abortion "rites" would make
sense to reflect the living human sacrifices to the idols this nation now
worships (money, power, sex, image, convenience, physical and mental
perfection) but don't count on seeing it.
The media have sensationalized the seven murders of abortionists and their
staffs and stereotyped the "typical" pro-lifer as an incoherent religious
fanatic who rationalizes murder. This shoot-the-messenger strategy
capitalizes on the deep American distrust of religious fanaticism. Our
brain-washed masses can now recall these crimes on cue like Pavlov's dogs.
But they will have never even heard of the seventy-seven murders of pro-life
people, many of them women who resisted coercion to abort (so much for
"choice"). These and thousands of other crimes against pro-life people have
been almost completely ignored by the media (documentation at www.hli.org).
One can only imagine the media reaction if pro-lifers adopted a threatening
slogan like "No Justice, No Peace" for which the politically correct get a
But the worst abuse has been the blackout of images whose power they know
full well. They will show the bodies of genocide victims in places like
Rwanda, even the naked bodies of Nazi death camp victims. This is
appropriate, lest we forget. But they have never shown the mutilated bodies
of aborted babies, lest we ever know.
A slogan of Orwell's totalitarian party was: "Who controls the past controls
the future; who controls the present controls the past." By their near total
control of the present the media Thought Police have manipulated a nation
into meekly accepting the slaughter of its young.
You can go directly to the web page on violence against pro-lifers at the
Human Life International website (referenced in the above letter) with this
(Links updated 2015: hli.org, http://www.hli.org/resources/pro-abortion-violence-setting-the-record-straight/,
http://www.prochoiceviolence.com/intro - detailed report)
This short letter had been sent only to the Detroit major daily newspapers
and its theme was incorporated in the draft letter above:
February 3, 1995
Coverage of the 50th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz included
pictures of the victims' bodies, lest we forget. Meanwhile, in the ongoing
holocaust of abortion, which has killed three times as many people in this
country alone, the electronic and print media have scrupulously avoided
showing pictures of the victims' bodies, lest we ever know.
This letter was mass faxed nationwide to address partial-birth infanticide
and the habitual practice of lying by the abortion industry:
January 6, 2000
To the Editor:
First the abortion lobby claimed that the mother's anesthesia killed the
unborn baby before the horrific partial-birth abortion procedure. This
irresponsible and dangerous lie could have caused many women to postpone
necessary surgery for fear of endangering their unborn children. Although it
exposed the carefully nurtured myth of the industry's concern for women's
health, the media chose not to notice.
Later, the industry insisted upon a health exception to the ban, knowing
that the Supreme Court cleverly concealed its ridiculously broad definition
of health (it can mean anything) in *Doe v. Bolton*, the largely overlooked
companion decision to *Roe v. Wade*. This old, reliable ploy destroys the
support of borderline legislators by making them appear insensitive to the
health needs of women if they oppose it. Ethical physicians know that
partial-birth abortion is never necessary and that its only real purpose is
to assure a dead baby that is sufficiently undamaged and fresh that its
parts will fetch top dollar in the market for research specimens. The media
reliably failed to explain any such critical details.
What other practice must be sold almost exclusively on the basis of lies?
What does it say about the abortion industry's relationship with the media
when it can churn out lie after boldfaced lie for over three decades and
never have its credibility challenged? Would any pro-life organization get
away with the same tactic even once?
With such complicity by the media, will America ever get wise to the lies?
This one was sent only to the Detroit Free Press:
August 5, 1991
For an event that has resulted in over 1,500 arrests at this writing, the
massive anti-abortion rally in Wichita, Kansas, has received scant coverage
by the national news media. Provision of any details as to why the Wichita
"clinic" was targeted has been studiously avoided. One suspects there is a
reason for this. According to Operation Rescue, the group staging the
protest, this particular abortionist specializes in second and
third trimester abortions, soliciting clients from all 50 states and six
foreign countries, and killing 150 of these late term prenatal babies in an
average week. They also claim that polling data show that most
Americans do not realize that abortion is legal through all nine months of pregnancy under the extremely loose definition of health given in the *Doe v. Bolton* ruling, the companion decision to *Roe v. Wade*. It follows that abortion advocates have a strong interest in
keeping this information from becoming better known because most Americans
would be repulsed by the kind of grotesque and demonic practices occurring
daily in Wichita.
Could it be that the national news media we trust to provide us with
information on important issues don't want us to know why these
demonstrations are occurring? Could it be that the rabidly pro-abortion
national media would deliberately suppress such information to advance their
The practice of Orwellian reality control, the revising of history by those
who control the present, is not limited to cooperation with the news and
entertainment media. Birthist Abortionites have also significantly
infiltrated many of our churches and attempted to establish as true the lie
that Christianity did not get around to coming out against abortion until
relatively late. However, we still have an ancient text, believed to date
from the latter half of the first century, called the Didache, or Teaching
of the Twelve Apostles. It can be accessed in its entirety at:http://www.paracletepress.com/didache.html (updated 2015 -– 2002 text from another source shown below)
The relevant section is shown below:
2:2 Thou shalt not kill; thou shalt not commit adultery; thou shalt not
corrupt youth; thou shalt not commit fornication; thou shalt not steal; thou
shalt not use soothsaying; thou shalt not practise sorcery; thou shalt not
kill a child by abortion, neither shalt thou slay it when born; thou shalt
not covet the goods of thy neighbour;
Thou shalt not kill a child by abortion? Could that be any clearer? Show
this to a Birthist Abortionite and you'll probably get an argument that the
translation was poor. Thou shalt not corrupt youth? Tell it to Planned
Parenthood, the nation's largest operator of abortion mills, which is
pushing condoms in our public schools and evangelizing for the Meat Model of
humanity. Under the Meat Model, human beings are not moral agents made in
the image and likeness of God but merely meat endowed with intelligence and
subject to uncontrollable urges. The Meat Manager Mentality is evident in
Abortionite approaches to prenatal child-slaying, cloning, euthanasia,
assisted suicide -- just about every life issue you can name. And then they
hypocritically accuse pro-lifers of introducing religion into our public
schools! They're about the most religious people you could find anywhere.
It's just that they serve false gods.
Attached to this email is a speech I gave in 1990 on an early observance of
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. It can also be accessed by this link:
http://cul.detmich.com/abortion&religiousfreedom.html (link updated 2015)
I tied a lot of things together in this speech. Note especially my critique
of the "literature" of the so-called Religious Coalition for Abortion
Rights. An abbreviated version of my point about arguing that life begins at
puberty appears in this letter to Necropimping Propaganda Radio which I
doubt they aired:
January 24, 1998
ALL THINGS CONSIDERED
635 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20001-3753
Three out of the four NPR commentators on *Roe v. Wade* last week babbled
pro-abortion drivel. Why am I not surprised?
Perhaps the most idiotic and dangerous nonsense came from the rabbi. He
seems to believe that we must respect any idea - such as his delusion that
human lives begin at birth - regardless of how inane - and the actions it
justifies, regardless of how horrific, if the idea is put forth as a
religious belief. Let's suppose there were a religion that believed life
begins at puberty because the ability to reproduce is essential to every
living thing, a belief that is actually more plausible than the good rabbi's
fixation with birth which is biologically insignificant. Presumably, under
his perverse concept of religious freedom, pre-pubescent children could be
subjected to poisoning, live dismemberment and having their brains sucked
out in the same manner as prenatal children and we would be constitutionally
powerless to prevent it.
[End of letter]
Birthist Abortionite necropimping from the religious perspective often
attempts to use the First Amendment as a universal cover. After making their
ludicrous assertions that contradict biological realities, they draw the
equally ludicrous conclusion that the only reasonable societal standard to
adopt when "religions" disagree about the standing of prenatal lives is the
lowest possible standard -- which is no standard at all. We must tolerate
the unrestricted slaughter of prenatal children because to do otherwise is
to violate religious freedom.
This is worse than ludicrous. It is obscene.
Reformed Abortionites (aka the "politically correct") enthusiastically
embrace non-discrimination on the basis of the more universally repudiated
Abortionite criteria such as race. They love to smugly congratulate
themselves for their moral superiority in thoroughly rejecting these
criteria. But they are incapable of seeing their own hypocrisy since they
have mentally aborted the prenatal child. I responded to an NPR piece on the
renaming of a Baltimore school from former Chief Justice Roger Taney, the
infamous author of *Dred Scott v. Sandford* in 1857, to Thurgood Marshall,
one of the conspirators in *Roe v. Wade*, with this letter:
March 7, 1993
All Things Considered
National Public Radio
Washington, D.C. 20036
To whom it may concern:
The conclusion of your piece on the renaming of a Baltimore school was
liberal hypocrisy at its best. Although Justice Taney's opinion in Dred
Scott was deplorable, it could be argued that slavery had some basis in the
Constitution, veiled though the references to it were. Thurgood Marshall and
his fellow constitutional assassins, however, profaned the Constitution by
claiming in Roe v. Wade to have found a right to kill a prenatal child in a
"penumbra" (a region of darkness appropriately enough) emanating from the
Fourteenth Amendment, the amendment enacted to safeguard the rights of the
powerless, the newly freed slaves. The words "...nor shall any State deprive
any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law" were
rendered meaningless by the simple expedient of redefining the word "person"
so as not to include the prenatal child. This ultimate act of exclusion,
which has resulted in some 30 million "disappeared" in this country,
overshadows any good Thurgood Marshall may have done in the field of civil
rights. Only a truly depraved mind could describe him and his ilk as
There were some highly publicized murders of abortionists late in 1994. My
response to the media feeding frenzy this caused was to send the following
letter to both The Detroit News and the Detroit Free Press. The edited
versions which were actually published are also shown below.
January 16, 1995
The recent klinik shootings have prompted a tidal wave of nauseating
hypocrisy about violence from the caring people who dismember alive over
4,000 prenatal children every day. Aside from the obvious, these culture
assassins have done enormous violence to the foundations
of our civilization in countless ways. They have done violence
to truth, language, law, medicine, government, ethics, values and the
principles of human rights. Decades of disinformation campaigns, euphemisms
("pro-choice", "reproductive freedom", "pregnancy tissue", etc.), oxymorons
("safe abortion", "abortion rights"), and Orwellian revisionism have
fashioned a nation of pimps for the medical whores who have prostituted
their skills to destroy human life.
Every day the death squads labor on and the list of the nameless disappeared
grows longer in a grotesque and violent caricature of freedom. But it is
only when one of the abortionmongers' fellow anarchists lets his anger
overcome his respect for what remains of the law that the public suddenly
notices violence and indulges itself in a hollow and unconvincing fit of
The nation is beyond brain dead. It is soul dead.
This is the published version of the letter after editing by The Detroit
News. The publication date was January 26, 1995, a Thursday:
The recent clinic shootings have prompted a tidal wave of nauseating
hypocrisy about violence from the caring people who dismember alive over
4,000 prenatal children every day. Every day the death squads labor on and
the list of the nameless grows longer in a grotesque and violent caricature
of freedom. The nation is beyond brain dead. It is soul dead.
Note how even the dropping of the single word "disappeared" destroyed the
intended allusion to human rights abuses in Latin America.
This is the result after editing by the Detroit Free Press. The publication
date was January 30, 1995, a Monday:
Recent clinic shootings have prompted a tidal wave of nauseating hypocrisy
about violence from the caring people who dismember alive over 4,000
prenatal children every day. These culture assassins have done enormous
violence to the foundations of our civilization in countless ways. They have
done violence to truth, language, law, medicine, government, ethics, values
and the principles of human rights.
Every day, the death squads labor on and the list of the nameless
disappeared grows longer in a grotesque and violent caricature of freedom.
But it is only when one of the abortion mongers' fellow anarchists lets his
anger overcome his respect for what remains of the laws that the public
suddenly notices violence and indulges itself in a hollow and unconvincing
fit of indignation.
The homicidal sociopaths who are slaughtering our nation's young responded
to the high profile crimes by demanding that pro-life organizations renounce
violence, as though they had somehow been advocating it. What prompted me to
write this letter was the incredible defensiveness of pro-life organizations
in response to this vomit. I wanted to write something that would not just
fight back but virtually smoke off the page. While both papers denied me
this, I think the main points got across. A friend told me they probably did
me a favor by cutting what they did. Perhaps so, but I'm not about to
apologize for my position on this and I'm certainly not going to let any
perpetrators or enablers of prenatal child-killing claim the high moral
ground. And I'm not about to renounce anything I've never advocated and
never will to satisfy the demands of a gang of depraved and obscene
hypocrites who practice violence on a daily basis on a scale that is
historically unprecedented, even during war.
That should do it for now. Thanks again for reading.