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Pro-Abortion Group: ‘Get the Duggars Off TV, Because Auschwitz or Something’

Posted on | November 14, 2013 | 65 Comments

This is crazy. In the comments on an earlier post, somebody linked an article at RH Realty Check, a site that is pro-abortion with the monomaniacal zeal of a Chinese Communist Party “family planning” commissar. I mean, Amanda Marcotte is moderate by comparison.

“RH” stands for “Reproductive Health,” which is progressive code for KILL YOUR BABY NOW and this is from their “About Us” page:

We enjoyed the support of the UN Foundation and the editorial independence entrusted to us for six years, from 2006-2012. In January 2012 we officially became our own independent 501c3 non-for-profit organization.

OK, now I understand: The UN Foundation was something zero-population-growth zealot Ted Turner donated a bunch of money to, back when Ted was banging Jane Fonda and before the Time/Warner/AOL merger devastated his fortune. So that makes sense.

Anyway, somebody linked an RH Reality Check article in the comments and, while the article itself wasn’t particularly interesting, I noticed that on the sidebar they had this link:

TLC: It’s time to cancel the Duggars’ show,
“19 Kids and Counting,” and stop rewarding
misuse of the history of the Holocaust.

WTF? They’re campaigning against a reality TV show because of the Holocaust? I mean, Here Comes Honey Boo-Boo is a crime against humanity as far as I’m concerned, but why would anyone invoke the Holocaust to argue for the cancellation of the Duggars?

Turns out that, during last month’s Value Voters Summit, Jim Bob Duggar referenced the Holocaust in explaining the importance of civic involvement, and various lefties complained.

Period. End of sentence.

Look, if the Left mounted an online petition every time a pro-lifer compared abortion to the Holocaust, the entire Internet would be full of nothing else but those petitions. Whether or not the analogy is fair or offensive is entirely irrelevant to the fact that such comparisons are routine in pro-life rhetoric, and therefore the question is, “Why this belated umbrage by RH Reality Check?”

Did I mention that they are a 501(c)3 tax-exempt non-profit? And did you happen to notice that we’re about seven weeks from the end of the year? Long story short: It’s a fund-raising gimmick.

With the end of the calendar year approaching, RH Reality Check wants to attract tax-deductible contributions creating the impression that “We’re Doing Something,” and taking on an “issue” with celebrity-name-value is one way to get some free publicity. An excerpt from a recent RH Reality Check article:

Jill Stanek whipped out a dictionary to argue about whether or not Holocaust references are appropriate when talking about abortion, after anti-choice celebrities Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar did just that.
Consider this phrase again from Jim Bob’s speech at this year’s Values Voter Summit that Stanek is defending, as he relayed an anecdote about a visit to a concentration camp: “That’s where we’re at in our nation.” . . .
While it’s only implied in their passive-voice arguments that hesitate to name a perpetrator, you can’t have a calculated mass murder without the calculating mass murderers. So who are the people engineering what anti-choice thought leaders describe as a Nazi-style mass murder happening now in the United States?
In sum, I think Jill Stanek just called me a Nazi. And she called you one, too, if you believe a pregnant person has the right to decide the outcome of her pregnancy, or if you are among the roughly one in three women who has exercised her constitutionally protected right to have an abortion. If she means what she says, we’re all deserving of a Nuremberg trial.

What’s important about that article is not the quote from Jim Bob Duggar or the mention of pro-life blogger Jill Stanek. What’s really important is the byline on the article:

by Natasha Chart,
Director of Campaigns and Fundraising,
RH Reality Check

Oh, fundraising. In other words, RH Reality Check is hustling a buck by trying to get the Duggars off TV. Not what I’d call a philanthropic or charitable endeavor, but then again, I don’t consider killing babies a “constitutionally protected right,” either.

 

Comments

  • Infinitus est

    > 2 syllables – they’ll just gloss over.

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  • AmandaRoddy

    But how come abortion is higher among GOP? I am pro- life myself but consider 75-80 of the US claim Christianity. It means some who seek abortions are Christian or have a religious affiliation. Studies reveal 1/6 abortions are sought by evangelicals.

  • AmandaRoddy

    I am pro- life too but the trouble with the Duggars is they condemn all abortions even to save the mother’s life and birth control. Why is it when these fetuses become human they are less worthy than before birth? It is the same as thinking nothing counts until it’s born. Fewer women would get abortions if they had access to care before and after the baby is born.

  • http://www.lisagraas.com Lisa Graas

    I know pro-life atheists. What’s your point?

  • http://www.lisagraas.com Lisa Graas

    You’re saying fetuses aren’t human. If so, then you won’t have a problem with this. http://www.herestheblood.com

  • http://www.lisagraas.com Lisa Graas

    God wouldn’t agree with that.