The Associated Press
snapped a photo of Ashley, honored guest of the
“March for Women`s Lives,” which has been widely
disseminated on the Internet.
Pro-abortion leaders must
be ecstatic. In a sea of angry (Hillary
Rodham Clinton), haggard (Cybill Shepherd), and
Goldberg) women shaking their fists and waving coat
hangers, Ashley`s pretty smile helped put a softer,
gentler, and more glamorous spin on the morbid march for
Ashley`s message to
millions of young American women and girls:
Opposing the partial-birth
abortion ban is fun! Morning-after pills are cool! Sex
without consequences rules!
One wonders what Ashley`s
mom, beloved country singer
Naomi Judd, must have thought of her daughter
traipsing around with abortion rights` militants. Naomi
has spoken eloquently for years about how she firmly
rejected abortion as an unwed teen and repeatedly
witnessed the miracle of life as a labor and delivery
“I`ve seen ultrasounds…you know that those babies are
real,” she told TV talk show host Sally Jesse
Raphael in 1998.
A few years later, Naomi
faced off against Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D-Maryland) on
“Politically Incorrect” and argued for an
eminently reasonable 24-waiting period before abortions.
Drawing on her nursing experience, Naomi advocated full
disclosure of the risks and consequences of
abortion—including the use of ultrasound to give women
Sen. Mikulski growled that it was an “insult”
to think that women didn`t know what they were doing.
Naomi responded that famous abortionist
Bernard Nathanson, co-founder of the National
Abortion Rights Action League, only disavowed his
profession after witnessing abortion procedures filmed
through ultrasound technology.
“Oh, my God in heaven, this is a living human
being in its mother`s womb,” Naomi quoted Nathanson
confessing. “[H]e was devastated at what he
Needless to say, neither
Naomi nor Dr. Nathanson was welcomed on the dais with
Ashley, Whoopi, and Cybill. Neither was Democratic
presidential candidate John Kerry`s wife,
Teresa Heinz Kerry, who committed the
shocking sin of letting the truth about abortion slip
out in a recent
The procedure, she said, is about
“stopping the process of
life…I don`t view abortion as just a nothing.”
One wonders at the candid
conversation Mrs. Heinz Kerry might have had with
Rebecca Porter, Florida director of
Operation Outcry Silent No More, who recently
attended a Kerry campaign event in Tampa, Fla. Porter
quietly held a sign that read, “My abortion hurt me.”
Candidate John Kerry stared at Porter`s sign while
working a handshake line, but did not address her.
Instead, a Kerry campaign staffer
grabbed the sign and tore it to pieces.
Emulating the Democratic
Party strategy (remember, this is the
party that banned pro-life Democrat Bob Casey, the
late governor of Pennsylvania, from speaking at its 1992
presidential convention), the free-speech fanatics of
the Left did their best to stifle pro-life dissent and
voices of conscience at last weekend`s march. They
shouted down counter-protesters and tried to hide
pro-life protest signs by covering them with their
The abortionistas got
unexpected help from the Bush administration`s National
Park Service, which forbade many pro-lifers from
displaying graphic posters on adjacent sidewalks.
Nonetheless, the truth
keeps slipping out. In Britain, a ground-breaking
documentary by filmmaker Julia Black titled “My
Foetus” aired last week. Black is
pro-choice, but says she “wanted to kick-start
debate by allowing both sides…to actually look at what
an abortion is.“
Her film showed a
four-week-old fetus being vacuumed from its mother`s
womb—as well as images of the broken limbs of 10, 11 and
21-week-old aborted children.
Lauren Booth described her response to the documentary
this way: “My hand flew to my mouth in shock. I
swallowed. I didn`t want to say it, but the word
`murder` came to my lips.”
This is the true face
of abortion, Ashley.
Multiply it by 40
The mass destruction of
unborn life in the name of feminist rights is not
“just a nothing.”
Go ask your mom.
Michelle Malkin [email
her] is author of
Invasion: How America Still Welcomes Terrorists,
Criminals, and Other Foreign Menaces to Our Shores.
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