From Brian Thomas: Several months ago, abortion advocate and “The Goonies” actress Martha “My-Shirt-Says-Feminist” Plimpton spoke to a Seattle audience about her “best” abortion.
In a video taken in June, but not surfacing until recently, Plimpton addressed a #ShoutYourAbortion audience at Seattle Town Hall.
She told them “Seattle has some particular significance for me for lots of reasons.” She has family here, she said, and “I also had my first abortion here at the Seattle Planned Parenthood!”
Plimpton then yelled “Yay!” stretching out her arms happily.
Plimpton continued, pointing out that she’d said “first” to send the message that having many abortions is just fine.
This event was about cheering on abortion, not as old-school pro-choicers did with “safe, legal, and rare,” but as something women should do often.
The crowd, who’d just heard her “shout her abortion,” cheered.
Plimpton sat next to Dr. Willie Parker, a self-proclaimed Christian abortion provider who’s well known for publicly advocating that his pro-abortion beliefs are somehow part of a religious calling.
The actress went on to claim of her first abortion, “it was my best one. Heads and tails above the rest.” Still smiling, she said, “If I could Yelp review it, I totally would.
The audience laughed, enjoying that she was reviewing her abortion, thus trivializing it. She then thanked the doctor who did it, not knowing if he actually was in the audience.
The Blaze provides more details on the grim, perverse event:
“When physicians say as a matter of conscience that they don’t provide abortions, that’s fine because you shouldn’t do anything that you can’t do conscientiously,” Parker said at one point. “But if you fail to refer that person on, you’re now doing harm because you didn’t help but now you’re not getting her to the service that she needs.”
At the end of their chat — which received a wild standing ovation — came a Q&A session in which pro-life advocates were attacked. The first question, which Plimpton chose, dealt with how to convince “antis” that abortion isn’t murder.
Incredibly, Dr. Parker later insisted that “a fetus is not a person” and “if you really believe that abortion is murder, call 911 and see if the police will come to an abortion clinic.”
The audience laughed. Obviously, pro-life advocates understand that abortion is not currently legally defined as murder, but that isn’t the point. Pro-lifers simply don’t believe that a fairy Godmother taps a baby on the head immediately after birth, thus turning a “fetus” into a “baby.”
Pro-life advocates happen to believe that since nothing has changed in the functional properties of the baby’s brain during birth, then the “fetus” was just just as much a baby beforehand.
They also happen to believe that if a fetus is a human, and humans are people, then fetuses are people.
“The mind is like a parachute,” to use Dr. Parker’s own words. “It only works when it’s open.”
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