Pro-Abortion Group Claims Pro-Lifers to Attack Abortion Ctrs at Dem Convention

National   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Aug 18, 2008   |   9:00AM   |   WASHINGTON, DC

Pro-Abortion Group Claims Pro-Lifers to Attack Abortion Ctrs at Dem Convention

by Steven Ertelt Editor
August 18
, 2008

Denver, CO ( — A leading pro-abortion group has sent out a national fundraising request with a claim that pro-life advocates will be attacking abortion centers during the Democratic convention. The Feminist Majority Foundation implies pro-life advocates protesting abortion at the convention will turn violent.

The organization makes the wild-eyed assertion that pro-abortion activists need to donate to the group to keep abortion businesses open during the convention in the face of nonexistent threats.

"We have less than a week before anti-abortion extremists descend on Denver’s clinics during the Democratic National Convention," the group says in a copy of the fundraising pitch obtained.

"To help keep clinics open and safe, your support is crucial," it claims.

The organization discusses the "A Prayer for Change" event pro-life groups are collaborating on that will bring the pro-life perspective to the tens of thousands of Democratic Party activists — most of whom support abortion.

As has reported, the event has nothing to do with attacking abortion centers. Instead it involves a prayer circle around the Pepsi Center, the site of the convention, and the placement of roses to honor those women and children victimized by abortion.

But FMF claims the protests are designed "to intimidate Denver [abortion] clinic patients and staff."

"We are working to ensure that local clinics stay open, that patients have access, and that law enforcement keeps patients, staff, and clinics safe," FMF says ni the fundraising missive. "Our lead field staff are on their way to Denver and will be on the ground the whole week."

"Please donate today to support our National Clinic Access Project," the abortion advocacy group concludes. "We’ve been on the front lines helping clinics stay safe for twenty years."

The "A Prayer for Change" event will include protests, prayer vigils, rallies, demonstrations, concerts and other activities to promote the pro-life perspective.

The Christian Defense Coalition, Survivors, Operation Rescue and other pro-life groups are behind the efforts.

"We are coming to Denver to pray and seek God to end this tragic taking of innocent life through abortion," Rev. Patrick J. Mahoney, director of the Christian Defense Coalition, previously told "We will also be peacefully and prayerfully on the streets of Denver to expose the radical pro-abortion policies of Senator Obama and the Democratic Party."

One of the events the groups have planned is to gather 1,500 people to surround the Pepsi Center, the site of the convention, with prayer for the Democratic Party to end abortion. Activists will leave roses on the ground as a reminder to stop abortions.


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