Democratic Candidate calls for post-abortive women to stand for applause at conferenceJune 15, 2012 No Comments
June 15, 2012 / MariaNews.com
Democratic Candidate calls for post-abortive women to stand for applause at conference
(LifeSiteNews.com) – A Democratic congressional candidate called for attendees at a progressivist conference to exercise “cultural power” by proudly touting past abortions, and urged post-abortive audience members to stand and be recognized.
Darcy Burner, who is running for a seat in the House of Representatives for Washington State’s first district, was the opening speaker for an afternoon plenary session of Netroots Nation, a convention for liberal activists held this past week in Providence, Rhode Island. The session was titled, “The War on Women,” and the theme of Burner’s talk was “Going on the Offense.”
“If you are a woman in this room, and statistically this is true for about one third of the women in this room, if you’re a woman in this room who has had an abortion and is willing to come out about it, please stand up,” Burner exhorted her listeners.
The number of women who stood, says conservative blogger Melissa Clouthier, who was in attendance, was “difficult to estimate,” but Clouthier describes them as “sprinkled throughout the audience.”
Georgette Forney, co-founder of the post-abortive ministry Silent No More told LifeSiteNews, “Once again, women have been exploited to promote abortion.
“Unfortunately, that’s the story of how the other side has looked at abortion, is, how are the women serving their agenda as opposed to how should they be serving the women.”
Forney, who is herself post-abortive, added: “They like to claim that they care about the women, I don’t see any of them reaching out to those of us who have had abortions to talk about hurting afterwards.”
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