Abortion groups held a star-studded celebration of death on Saturday in a highly publicized event to encourage young people to become abortion activists.
Dubbed “All Access,” the event was a project of Planned Parenthood, NARAL, the ACLU and a handful of others. Australian jazz artist Sia and “Ghostbusters” reboot actress Leslie Jones performed, along with Comedy Central’s Jessica Williams and Latin Grammy winner Natalia Lafourcade.
The main event was held Saturday in Cleveland, Ohio, with smaller satellite events across the country. One pro-abortion group gathered in South Bend, Indiana to “dance, sing and beat drums with abandon … to demonstrate their support for abortion access,” according to the South Bend Tribune.
The celebration was an example of the abortion movement’s shift away from so-called “pro-choice” towards full-fledged pro-abortion. They no longer say abortion should be rare or a necessary evil; instead, they openly celebrate and promote it as something “good” for women. Some groups even are using the hashtag “AbortionPositive” to push the message online.
— NARAL (@NARAL) September 11, 2016
Liam Morley, director of Pro-Choice South Bend, told the newspaper: “We’re trying to change the way we have conversations about abortion. We’re trying to tell you how it’s good.”
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Kristine Hunsely, one of the pro-lifers who protested outside the Indiana event, had a very different perspective.
“This is an event celebrating death,” Hunsely said, holding a sign with a picture of an unborn baby.
Inside, the pro-abortion activists lamented that local women do not have better access to abortion. Recently, the South Bend abortion center closed after its abortionist failed to report the sexual abuse of young girls. The state also found numerous health and safety violations and revoked the facility’s operating license.
The Indiana group also had an artistic display of flags with reasons why women support abortion, according to the report. They called it “Abortion as a Social Good.”
About 150 people attended the Indiana event. Another report claimed that “thousands” attended the main pro-abortion event in Cleveland, Ohio, but the estimate seems high. Photos taken by News Net 5 showed whole sections of empty seats in the Cleveland concert hall.
Outside in the rain in Cleveland, pro-lifers stood with signs about the corruption inside the abortion industry and the horrific treatment of unborn babies and women. Students for Life of America organized a Women Betrayed Protest to counter to pro-abortion celebration.
The protest demonstrated how the entire abortion industry has betrayed the very women they claim to help and protect when they push abortion above all else.
“This movement was born out of the gut reaction from the Center for Medical Progress videos released last summer showing Planned Parenthood executives callously discussing how much money they could get for the body parts of the babies they abort,” said Kristan Hawkins, president of Students for Life of America. “Young women came out in droves to protest Planned Parenthood, showing their utter shock at the despicable ways in which the abortion industry sought to make a profit off of their crisis.”