One wonders at the candid conversation Mrs. Heinz Kerry might have had with Rebecca Porter, Florida director of Operation Outcry Silent No More, who recently attended a Kerry campaign event in Tampa, Fla. Porter quietly held a sign that read, "My abortion hurt me." Candidate John Kerry stared at Porter's sign while working a handshake line, but did not address her. Instead, a Kerry campaign staffer grabbed the sign and tore it to pieces.
Emulating the Democratic Party strategy (remember, this is the party that banned pro-life Democrat Bob Casey, the late governor of Pennsylvania, from speaking at its 1992 presidential convention), the free-speech fanatics of the Left did their best to stifle pro-life dissent and voices of conscience at last weekend's march. They shouted down counter-protesters and tried to hide pro-life protest signs by covering them with their profanity-laced placards. The abortionistas got unexpected help from the Bush administration's National Park Service, which forbade many pro-lifers from displaying graphic posters on adjacent sidewalks.
Nonetheless, the truth keeps slipping out. In Britain, a ground-breaking documentary by filmmaker Julia Black titled "My Foetus" aired last week. Black is pro-choice, but says she "wanted to kick-start debate by allowing both sides . . . to actually look at what an abortion is." Her film showed a four-week-old fetus being vacuumed from its mother's womb -- as well as images of the broken limbs of 10, 11 and 21-week-old aborted children.
Pro-choice journalist Lauren Booth described her response to the documentary this way: "My hand flew to my mouth in shock. I swallowed. I didn't want to say it, but the word 'murder' came to my lips."
This is the true face of abortion, Ashley. Multiply it by 40 million. The mass destruction of unborn life in the name of feminist rights is not "just a nothing." Go ask your mom.