Abortion Center in Michigan Advertises Abortion Business as "Sacred Work"

State   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Dec 4, 2009   |   9:00AM   |   WASHINGTON, DC

Abortion Center in Michigan Advertises Abortion Business as "Sacred Work"

by Steven Ertelt
LifeNews.com Editor
December 4
, 2009

Detroit, MI (LifeNews.com) — An abortion center in Michigan is drawing guffaws from pro-life advocates for a new series of video advertisements touting its abortions as "sacred work." The ads from Northland Family Planning Centers of Michigan follow comments this week from a pro-abortion religious leader saying abortion is a "God-given right."

The new video with the comment is part of a series of videos highlighting their abortion services and states, "We believe in the goodness of our work."

The spokesperson in the ad points to a sign hanging in the abortion facility that reads, "We do sacred work that honors women and the circle of life and death. When you come here bring only love."

Matthew Archbold of the Creative Minority Report blog noticed the new ads and said they say they want abortion to be a "normal experience."

"Sadly, that is true as there have been over 45 million abortions since its legalization as the video points out," he says.

But the Northland representative goes further and says abortion is also "a sign of strength courage and responsibility to thoughtfully consider whether or not to bring new life into the world."

"The video highlights a quote from murdered late term abortionist Dr. George Tiller and showcases it against a pink backdrop with a heart behind it while a soft piano plays in the background," Archbold notes.

The quote says abortion is a "matter of the heart" and, "For until one understands the heart of a woman, nothing else about abortion makes any sense at all."

The clinic’s spokesperson assures women, "We believe you are making your decision from a place of goodness" and reminds them that "Goodness is not perfection, not obedience and it is not martyrdom. There is not one way of living a good life and sometimes we have to make hard choices."

Archbold says abortion centers web site tells mothers about some ways of coping with abortion including ‘releasing a symbolic object into the water, planting a tree or writing a poem. It would be a way for you to memorialize the day and move forward.’"

The center, which has been part of the "November Gang" of abortion centers that uses pro-life tactics such as pre- and post-abortion counseling sessions and prayers for the slain unborn children to "help" women "normalize" the abortion experience, also suggests writing a letter to "the spirit of the child."

"Many women find they are talking to the spirit of the child inside of them. It may be useful and helpful to write your thoughts on paper," the Northland web site says. "Some women write how they came to their decision, some ask for forgiveness. Some thank the spirit for the wisdom or thoughts they have had about life."

Archbold says the abortion center specifically discourages women from going to pregnancy centers or pro-life groups for help or information.

"Remember: Go to factual and supportive sites. Use our Resources, or Choice Link Up. Avoid the negative traps of anti-choice sites," Northland says.

"I’m sure they wouldn’t want their patients reading sites that don’t think their clinic is quite so sacred," the pro-life blogger responds.

For Archbold, the message that abortion is sacred is antithetical to everything he knows: "Abortion is the result of the absence of love – love which is good, holy, sacred."

See the video here.

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