Oprah Winfrey angered a lot of her fan base this summer when her magazine promoted a campaign that attempts to normalize the killing of unborn babies.
The July issue of her “O” magazine featured “Shout Your Abortion” founder Amelia Bonow in its “Inspiration” section, CNS News reported. Bonow, who began the campaign to urge women to brag about their abortions, soon will be coming out with a new book by the same title.
“Abortion is normal,” Bonow’s campaign claims repeatedly and backs up with stories of women who say their abortions (unborn babies’ deaths) were a good thing.
“My abortion was gentle, irreverent, and empowering,” the Shout Your Abortion campaign recently shared, quoting one woman’s abortion story.
The campaign is part of a larger attempt by the abortion industry to convince the public that killing unborn babies is nothing to be ashamed of. Planned Parenthood, NARAL and other pro-abortion groups have been moving away from the narrative that abortions are difficult matters and they should be safe, legal and rare. Instead, they argue that abortions are good, empowering and necessary to women’s success.
The New American noted the significance of Winfrey endorsing the radical pro-abortion message:
After all, Oprah is regularly listed among the ‘most admired women’ in America.
Winfrey’s magazine has 10 million readers, and its support of a movement that essentially advocates abortion as something to boast about will no doubt advance the likelihood of women submitting to the grisly procedure.
Unsurprisingly, the piece was followed by a massive outcry. Aside from the most radical abortion supporters, most Americans do not think abortions are good or worth celebrating. Polls consistently find that most Americans oppose most abortions, and more think abortions are morally wrong than morally acceptable.
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Still, the brashness that abortion activists display in celebrating the killing of unborn babies is surprising to many.
It surprised Washington Times writer Cheryl Chumley. She responded to the “O” piece by taking back a recent comment she made on C-SPAN.
A few days ago, in an appearance on “Washington Journal” on C-SPAN, I said in answer to a caller’s question about abortion that it was a sad situation all around — that I didn’t know any woman who went cheerily toward the procedure, happily off to the operating table, in some sort of “let the suction begin!” type of trance.
Then came Oprah Winfrey with her thumbs-up to a “Shout Your Abortion” magazine feature.
Now I stand corrected.
Like Chumley, many Oprah fans now are wondering why the beloved celebrity would give radical abortion activists such a huge platform in her magazine.
“In what world should it be OK for women to shout their abortions?” Chumley wrote. “Stories of abortions should never be shouted, as if congratulations are in order.”
ACTION: Contact “O” magazine.