Gays for Late Term Abortion?|
January 27, 2014
Our UNC-Wilmington LGBTQIA Office is committed to equality. One of the ways they
seek to promote equality is by promoting the dismemberment of innocent humans
while they are trapped inside the womb. If you think these folks are
compassionate then you're probably not on their mailing list. I received the
following email from them just last week. It's reprinted below and interspersed
with my usual biting commentary:
"Good Afternoon, The semester is off to a busy start, and there are many program
[sic] to look forward to this Spring. I wanted to remind you of an event being
co-sponsored by SGA, UNCW NARAL and the LGBTQIA Resource Office next week."
First, note that the student government association, or SGA, is sponsoring this
event. It isn't without cost to the public. This significance of this will be
apparent as we read the rest of the email sent by government employees using
"On Tuesday, January 21, to celebrate the 41st Anniversary of Roe v. Wade, there
will be a showing of After Tiller at 7:00 in Lumina Theater. This showing is
free and open to the public."
Note that the event is not free to the public because the taxpayers who attend
pay for it with their taxes. Note also that this is not a discussion of Roe v.
Wade. It is a "celebration" of Roe v. Wade. One hundred percent of UNCW money
dedicated to discussion of abortion is decidedly pro-abortion. No dissenting
opinions are ever funded by UNCW. The university has a clear position on
abortion. That position is decidedly pro-Roe v. Wade. That is why university
officials have lied to crisis pregnancy centers to keep them off the Women's
Resource Center web page in the past - even as they promoted the services of
Planned Parenthood, including, but not limited to, the termination of the lives
of unborn human beings.
"About the film: After Tiller intimately explores the highly controversial
subject of third-trimester abortions in the wake of the 2009 assassination of
practitioner Dr. George Tiller. The procedure is now performed by only four
doctors in the United States, all former colleagues of Dr. Tiller, who risk
their lives every day in the name of their unwavering commitment toward their
patients. Directors Martha Shane and Lana Wilson have created a moving and
unique look at one of the most incendiary topics of our time, and they’ve done
so in an informative, thought-provoking, and compassionate way."
It's tough to go on for an entire paragraph with such nonstop moral confusion.
In fact, just about everything in the paragraph you just read was either wrong
or deeply morally misguided. First of all, third-trimester abortions really
aren't controversial. That is why, overwhelmingly, people reject them as morally
unacceptable cold-blooded murder. Nor are the doctors who perform them
courageous. It takes no courage to dismember a developed human fetus that is
trapped in the womb and can't fight back. Nor is it "moving" to celebrate child
murder. Nor is it "compassionate." It is simply twisted.
"Reviews: According to the Hollywood Reporter, 'Whether one is pro-life,
pro-choice or without opinion on the issue, After Tiller provides personal
insight into a heart-wrenching, complex reality. The film does not pretend to be
an answer to the abortion controversy but rather a presentation of the people
who are demonized, correctly or incorrectly, for their actions.'”
Interesting, isn't it? The LGBTQIA Office has included a set of reviews of the
pro-abortion film. This one, by the Hollywood Reporter, actually suggests that
the film is morally neutral on the issue of late term abortion. It isn't. This
false characterization requires a substantial obfuscation. This is accomplished
by characterizing a very simple issue as a "complex reality." It really isn't.
Regardless of one’s position on early term abortion, most people who are morally
developed know that it is wrong to kill a developed human fetus.
"Additionally, Variety states, 'Martha Shane and Lana Wilson manage a rare feat
in After Tiller, making a calm, humanist documentary about a hot-button topic
…Well contextualized and sensitively shot with extraordinary access, the pic
reflects the personal, moral and ethical struggles of the doctors as well as
their patients, and deserves the widest possible audience.'"
Sensitively shot to depict the ethical struggle of the doctor? Does it have a
shot of the little one struggling while he (or she) is being torn limb from limb
by the "struggling" abortionist? I agree it deserves a wide audience. Too bad 55
million potential viewers have been aborted and won't be there for the showing.
"And, Movie City News says, 'A+! A terrific documentary that handles sensitively
this controversial and heated topic.'"
Actually, I don't think the topic is heated at all. It is cold. It is heartless
advocacy of cold-blooded murder. And your taxpayer dollars are going to support
it. Amy Schlag, Program Coordinator of the LGBTQIA Resource Office and UNCW
Instructor of Women's Studies, left her office public phone number at the bottom
of the mass email she sent promoting this event. This number is published
publicly on the UNCW web page. Therefore, it is entirely appropriate for
pro-lifers to use it to express their concerns. If you call, please be more
compassionate than she is. Thankfully, that won’t be difficult.
And, while you’re at it, email UNCW Chancellor Gary Miller at
firstname.lastname@example.org. Ask him what
LGBTQIA stands for. Is it “Leveraging Government Budgets To Quietly Increase
Abortion?” If not, then why does the university refuse to fund the other side of
And, more importantly, ask Gary Miller if anyone employed by the LGBTQIA
Resource Office is splitting time working for Planned Parenthood? I already know
the answer. I bet you do, too.
...To be continued.
Mike Adams is a criminology professor at the University of North Carolina
Wilmington and author of
Letters to a Young Progressive: How To Avoid Wasting
Your Life Protesting Things You Don't Understand.