Taxpayer-Funded Play Celebrates Abortion for Poor People: “That Baby Deserves Better”

National   |   Micaiah Bilger   |   Nov 27, 2015   |   1:54PM   |   Washington, DC

“That baby deserves better,” the pregnant actor says. She and her partner decide it would be better to abort their unborn baby than to bring up him/her in a life of poverty.

A teen actor chooses abortion over adoption, saying, “I can’t give it up for adoption. I’d always wonder where it is.”

These scenes from a play called “Out of Silence” recently ran at the Florida International University on Nov. 13, according to PoliZette. Student writer Lauren Cooley said the play depicted women rationalizing their abortions as empowering and financially responsible.

Another scene from the play shows a sorority sister counseling a friend who is afraid she may be pregnant. “This is 1997, abortion is legal, no one can tell you what to do with your own belly,” she says. “Abortion. It’s a choice. That’s all it is.”

The pro-abortion play also was taxpayer-funded, according to Cooley’s article. Student organizers financed the play through the university’s Council for Student Organizations and the Student Government Association, which receive money from the state taxpayer-funded university, Cooley wrote.

Students performed the play during the National Organization of Women’s Feminist Summit, a pro-abortion event at the university, according to the article.

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“This summit seeks to be an educational and interactive safe space that engages students and attendees on understanding not just feminism, but other social justice issues as well! After the summit concludes, attendees will leave with a greater sense of self-empowerment and direction to advocate for social justice issues,” according to an event description put out by the university NOW chapter.

The play is a component of the 1 in 3 Campaign, a pro-abortion effort to “mobilize more than 100 communities and campuses across the country to help highlight individuals’ abortion experiences” and to “bring more awareness to the fact that abortion is a more mainstream issue than most Americans realize.”

The 1 in 3 numbers refer to a statistic that one in three women will have an abortion in her lifetime – a statistic that pro-lifers refute.

The University of Michigan hosted a similar event this fall, encouraging women to proudly share their abortion stories, LifeNews previously reported.

The campaign says it uses these types of events to “end the stigma and shame women are made to feel about abortion” by encouraging women to share their abortion stories. The abortion lobby tries desperately to normalize abortion by highlighting women’s “positive” abortion stories through events like these. At the same time, abortion advocates try to silence the many women who profoundly regret aborting their unborn children.

The Silent No More Awareness Campaign, a pro-life organization, has documented thousands of stories by women and men who regret their abortion experiences.