Planned Parenthood launched a new billboard campaign last week in Iowa that attempts to make the killing of unborn babies seem normal.
The first set of its “Say Abortion” billboards went up Friday in Des Moines, displaying messages such as, “I had an abortion, and I’m not apologizing,” the Des Moines Register reports.
Each billboard shows a woman who had an abortion, a quote about her experience and Planned Parenthood’s name. One woman says aborting her unborn baby was “just health care,” and another proclaims that she is “not ashamed” that she ended her baby’s life.
Planned Parenthood of the Heartland said it plans to run more billboards in other cities soon. These include Ames, Cedar Falls, Cedar Rapids, Council Bluffs and Iowa City, according to the report.
Leah Vanden Bosch, one of the women featured on the billboards, admitted she put her life first when she aborted her unborn baby.
“I joined the #SayAbortion campaign because abortion is normal, abortion is health care, and I will not apologize for putting my life first,” she said in a statement.
Another participant, Rachel Goss, said she wants conversations about abortion to be as easy as talking about a colonoscopy. And participant Amanda Hammon claimed she experienced the “joys of motherhood” because she aborted one of her babies.
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“I wouldn’t have probably any of the kids that I have now,” she said. “I probably wouldn’t have experienced the real joys of motherhood that are there. … I look at my children now, and think I wouldn’t have any of them had I made a different decision.”
They are part of the abortion industry’s wider plan to “normalize” abortion in our culture. Planned Parenthood said its goal for the billboards is to break “the cycle of silence and stigma” surrounding abortion.
“We are amplifying the voices of real people who have had abortions, we are talking about abortion care out loud, and we are shifting the narrative so all people can talk openly about abortion with sensitivity to the complexity of real-life individual experiences,” Dr. Jill Meadows of Planned Parenthood of the Heartland said in a statement.
This is not true. For years, the pro-life movement has welcomed post-abortive women with compassion and care. Many of these women now publicly share about the pain and deep regret they experienced after aborting their unborn babies. The abortion industry has tried to silence these women for years, and now it is trying to do so by manipulating the truth.
Maggie DeWitte, executive director of Iowans for Life, said the abortion giant also is desperate for support in Iowa.
“They are trying to bolster a larger movement in Iowa that they simply don’t have,” she told the newspaper. “Iowans care about families. They care about women, and they don’t want to see abortion in our state.”
As evidence of this, the voter-elected legislature passed a law to protect unborn babies from abortion once their heartbeat is detectable in 2018, and pro-life female Gov. Kim Reynolds signed it. However, Planned Parenthood sued, and a judge recently blocked the state from enforcing the law.
The abortion chain’s new billboards are just another attempt to cripple the rights of the unborn and silence the women who know all too well that there is nothing good about aborting a child.