Abortion activists launched a tasteless new billboard campaign in Pennsylvania that is not getting the reaction they hoped.
Across the city of Pittsburgh are billboards displaying the message “Abortion, Not Just for Your Mistress” and a link to the pro-abortion group Reproaction’s “Values” website, KDKA Pittsburgh reports.
The ads attack former U.S. Rep. Tim Murphy, a supposedly pro-life Republican from Pittsburgh who cheated on his wife and allegedly urged his mistress to have an abortion. Murphy resigned in October after the allegations became public and the pro-life movement condemned his hypocrisy.
Now, Reproaction, run by abortion activist Erin Matson, is trying to use the scandal to bash the whole pro-life movement. Her group is the same one that has been attacking pregnancy resource centers, which offer free, non-judgmental counseling and material support to pregnant and parenting moms.
“We are really proud to be doing this aggressive, confrontational work, and we’re going to continue holding the pro-life movement accountable for its moral bankruptcy,” Matson told the local news.
Her pro-abortion group bought three billboards to display their pro-abortion message near Murphy’s former office, near his home and near where he goes to church, according to the report.
But the billboards are not persuading people to join Matson in her radical abortion activism. KDKA interviewed several local residents, all of whom said they found the billboards to be in poor taste.
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Here’s more from the report:
Some say the billboard goes too far.
One woman told KDKA: “I don’t think it’s necessary. It’s not necessary to make those kind of public attacks personal.”
Another woman said: “A woman should have a right whether to keep her baby or not for whatever her reason is.” But when asked specifically about the billboard, she said: “I would say, ‘Not just for your mistress,’ that’s probably a little offensive.”
Others who the station talked with made similar remarks.
It does not take much to see through the shallowness of abortion activists’ so-called “values.” They claim to want to give pregnant women choices, but they attack the very groups that offer life-affirming choices and support to women. They claim to want to protect women’s rights, but they support the killing of unborn babies for any reason up to birth and want to demand that taxpayers pay for abortions.
Matson tried to bash pro-lifers by calling Murphy’s alleged actions hypocritical. But pro-life leaders have said the exact same thing in response to the scandal. One cannot be publicly pro-life and personally support abortion any more than one can be personally pro-life and publicly support abortion.
The pro-life movement does not just work politically to change laws and public policies. Pro-life advocates also work to change hearts and minds about abortion. Pregnancy resource centers across the U.S. provide life-changing information and material resources. Sidewalk counselors reach out to women with information and compassion just before they make a final decision about their unborn babies’ lives.
Being pro-life does not just mean voting the correct way. It means living out in daily actions the truth that unborn babies deserve to be protected from the moment of conception.