Abotion protesters for life disrupting lives.

United States
October 23, 2008 8:47pm CST
Theres a pregnancy help center where I pick up movies, and everytime I come by it seems like the protesters from a church are there condemning abortion, outside this help center it's not even an abortin clinic. They help families with pregnancies and not necesarily through abortions. Don't they think it would be more helpful to offer these families something other than protests against something most have never even considered, assistance, counseling or another source of helpful information. How do you feel when you see groups like this protesting? Have you seen anything similar? or are there any members of churches out there that do this and have anything to say in justifying this approach towards abortion?
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4 responses
• Australia
25 Oct 08
The thing most people get angry about with terroism is that it targets innocent bystanders. Anti-abortionists are terrorists when they boycott clinics like this, because all they are doing is hurting the mostly innocent people who go there for counselling and pregnancy advice. They even more terrorists when they bomb actual abortion clinics. I am a radical, and I have been involved in various protests and boycotts over my life, but I have always attempted to target the people who cause the things I protest - like politicians' offices, parliaments, multinational office buildings - and I will not be involved in violent protest, much as I sometimes think that might sometimes be the only effective path. What these people do is exactly the same as screaming abuse at the telephone operator of the company that is giving you problems - it is not her fault, she is just a low level wage earner, but she is the easy target. So is the clinic you mention, the easy target. It's cowardice. Lash
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• United States
27 Oct 08
Referance as terrorist is an interesting way of describing these organizations and sadly very accurate to the way they are engaging innocent people. This is a church group that does this, a peaceful demonstration in the sense of no, bombings or fights. But,so sad that a church goes this far and to a help center not where the protests would benefit anyone but rather for publicity.
• United States
27 Oct 08
I appreciate your comments, hope to hear from you soon.
@sharra1 (6341)
• Australia
24 Oct 08
When I see this I see a bunch of ignorant people who are trying to force their views down people's throats. I do not accept that anyone has the right to tell others what to do in this manner. They are narrow minded people. I hope they do not hassle any of the people attending the center. I have heard that some of these fanatics can get nasty.
• United States
24 Oct 08
I appreciate your comments Your views are alot like mine. I'm requesting you as a friend , so maybe I can start some other discussions with you sometime.
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@anniepa (27280)
• United States
27 Oct 08
I have seen this and I couldn't agree more that these people could put their time and energy to much better use. I agree completely with Obama when he says that while there are people who will never agree on the issue of choice they can still work together to reduce the number of abortions. I think alot of common ground could be found if both sides wanted to look for it instead of all the fighting and name calling. I can only imagine what a tough decision it is for the vast majority of those who seek abortions. What we need to do is try to make it so fewer people find themselves faced with this choice through education and economic improvements. Annie
• United States
27 Oct 08
Couldn't they though! If people would be more creative and smart on the approach to these demonstrations, or acknowledging the problem before there is one. Through education would be ideal or actually demonstrate where abortions are carried out. The problem with this is this help clinic is like one of my other responders called easy target. Publicity for this church like it's really helping anyone.
• United States
27 Oct 08
I keep forgetting to add my thanks for your response so thanks so much for responding to my discussion.
@maximax8 (30121)
• United Kingdom
24 Oct 08
Some people have strong ideas that they just have to put forward to others but very often the people being told a message ignore it. Everyone has their own ideas, values and morals. I know that abortion is a hot topic that upsets many people. Some people feel they should campaign against abortion. I sometimes see groups protesting and I think the people are keen on their cause. Once I went on march against live transport that was cruel to animals. There were many police there even though the march was completely peaceful. I am vegan and I care about animals but I don't go out campaigning anymore. I value my beliefs and I respect whichever choices other people make. I like to be a tolerant person. I would never have an abortion but I respect that some ladies want to. I think that the pregnancy center you mention does guidance and discussion. It doesn't do abortions so the protesters would perhaps do better outside an abortion clinic.
• United States
27 Oct 08
Sorry for taking so long in responding to your comments. First of all thanks for you response. I agree with you people should be able to make there own choices without having this stuff forced at them and this pregnancy center should not be the focus of such demonstrations. More focus at the source of abortions, and educating people.