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Fri Jan 18, 2013, 12:04 PM

"Happy Birthday Dead Baby": Children choir sings as woman comes in for abortion to remove dead fetus

It's a vivid headline.

As the 40th anniversary of the landmark Roe v. Wade decision approaches, anti-abortion fervor is reaching a fever pitch in some conservative areas. At Alabama’s Women Center for Reproductive Alternatives — one of just a few reproductive health resources in the entire state — anti-abortion protests have been intensifying for the past several months, culminating in at least one arrest and increased numbers of volunteer clinic escorts working to safeguard the women walking to and from the health center.

Since state law requires the Alabama Women’s Center to list the days when abortion procedures might be performed, anti-abortion protesters are able to plan their harassment for days when the women visiting the clinic are likely to be seeking an abortion. The protesters are now monitored by local police officers, and clinic escorts will park women’s cars for them so they can slip into the back door of the clinic to avoid confrontations.

Pamela Watters, one of the women’s health advocates who helps organize clinic escorts, told the Alabama press what the volunteers have been up against since they started escorting women in October:


There follows some examples of harassment, including spraying people with holy water. Then:

Pro-choice marchers recalled a particularly painful event last month when a woman whose baby had died en utero was coming to the clinic to have it removed. In an awful coincidence, that was the day, Watters said, when the pro-life demonstrators collected a children’s choir on the sidewalk to sing “Happy Birthday Dead Baby” to anyone driving in.


From a link in the ThinkProgress story:
“Will had to physically restrain the father,” Watters said, nodding to one of the men marching in a pro-choice jacket. "And by the time she walked through them, she was an emotional wreck."

http://www.al.com/living/index.ssf/2013/01/huntsvilles_abortion_rights_ac.html

Those people have a sickness in their minds. Who teaches "Happy Birthday Dead Baby" to children? What kind of thought process says, "Yes, that seems like a good idea!"

Courage and strength to the advocates and the escorts. Courage and strength to the doctors and nurses.

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Reply "Happy Birthday Dead Baby": Children choir sings as woman comes in for abortion to remove dead fetus (Original post)
Brickbat Jan 2013 OP
RKP5637 Jan 2013 #1
question everything Jan 2013 #6
BlancheSplanchnik Jan 2013 #27
raccoon Jan 2013 #38
Drale Jan 2013 #2
pkdu Jan 2013 #3
GoCubsGo Jan 2013 #4
appleannie1 Jan 2013 #5
derby378 Jan 2013 #11
MuseRider Jan 2013 #7
RKP5637 Jan 2013 #12
tblue Jan 2013 #17
Solly Mack Jan 2013 #8
TheBlackAdder Jan 2013 #14
Proud Liberal Dem Jan 2013 #9
TheBlackAdder Jan 2013 #10
OneGrassRoot Jan 2013 #16
Arkana Jan 2013 #13
Brickbat Jan 2013 #15
valerief Jan 2013 #18
ecstatic Jan 2013 #19
raisedcatholicvet Jan 2013 #20
BlancheSplanchnik Jan 2013 #25
Laffy Kat Jan 2013 #33
alphafemale Jan 2013 #37
Initech Jan 2013 #21
Rozlee Jan 2013 #22
CTyankee Jan 2013 #23
sad-cafe Jan 2013 #28
BlancheSplanchnik Jan 2013 #24
sad-cafe Jan 2013 #26
ck4829 Jan 2013 #29
HockeyMom Jan 2013 #30
nenagh Jan 2013 #31
knitter4democracy Jan 2013 #32
Politicalboi Jan 2013 #34
Ilsa Jan 2013 #35
bama_blue_dot Jan 2013 #36
Riley18 Jan 2013 #39

Response to Brickbat (Original post)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 12:08 PM

1. These are hateful sick disturbed people and this gives them a reason to

group and push their agenda of hatred and ungodliness. It has nothing to do with saving children, they don't give a fuck about children, this just gives them a venue for their sadistic evil hatred straight from hell.

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Response to RKP5637 (Reply #1)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 12:12 PM

6. Sick is the correct description (nt)

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Response to RKP5637 (Reply #1)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 05:56 PM

27. what you said.

exactly.

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Response to RKP5637 (Reply #1)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 08:52 PM

38. Well said. nt

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Response to Brickbat (Original post)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 12:08 PM

2. If my girlfriend, a family member or a friend had to go to a clinic for anything

I think I would have to go with them and carry a bag of water balloons and a high powered water gun, especially if its the middle of winter. GET THE FLU TAKE THAT YOU BASTARDS. But in all seriousness, I would go with them to protect them and reverse harass the protesters like I do with anti-abortion protesters here on campus.

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Response to Brickbat (Original post)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 12:11 PM

3. Ths makes me so F-ing angry!.....this is why I started donating to Planned Parenthood . Nt

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Response to Brickbat (Original post)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 12:11 PM

4. They "collected a children's choir to sing..."?

What the fuck is wrong with these people??? That's some really sick shit.

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Response to Brickbat (Original post)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 12:11 PM

5. don't forget. Those sick idiots call themselves Christians doing God's work.

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Response to appleannie1 (Reply #5)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 12:33 PM

11. And there's someone who's not 100% white in the White House

So yeah, I think these guys are resorting to Plan D. D for - well, that's too easy.

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Response to Brickbat (Original post)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 12:13 PM

7. Society has become so cruel.

You see it on both sides (no this is not a both sides do it political argument). You see it here, you see it on the TV and you see it in your life. Maybe a lot of it is just consolidated when you are tuned into your political system, read a lot of news and forums and watch some stuff on the tube. I don't know. It just seems like everyone is so cruel to each other, even their own friends or even their own sides. It disgusts me.

This is just horrible.

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Response to MuseRider (Reply #7)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 12:35 PM

12. It's become the fad in the US. Come up with the most evil mean sh** one can against others. n/t

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Response to MuseRider (Reply #7)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 01:48 PM

17. Well 30 years ago I went to the EYE DR

and I guess there was a women's clinic in the same building. There were 2 adults and a child about 10 yrs old who stopped me and showed me a photo of an aborted fetus. I huffed at them, "No!," and kept on walking. Then one of them must've said or done something disrespectful behind my back, because I turned to look at them and they were watching me and laughing.

This was in the early 80s, so this is nothing new. They've always been there and they've always been evil.

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Response to Brickbat (Original post)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 12:25 PM

8. K&R

Fuckers. Mean, cruel fuckers.

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Response to Solly Mack (Reply #8)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 12:36 PM

14. Perhaps it's an excuse to get out of the house so they don't get beaten by their spouses? eom

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Response to Brickbat (Original post)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 12:27 PM

9. Abortion may well be a traumatic experience for those getting one

but NOT for the reasons that anti-choicers think it is...........

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Response to Brickbat (Original post)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 12:31 PM

10. "Happy Birthday" Is a Copyrighted and Trademark Protected Song...

If that protest was organized by any group, they can be sued for Copyright Infringement.

That's why most restaurants don't sing it any more, they do a Happy Happy Birthday variation. If they were to sing it, they'd have to pay royalties.

I'm sure the owner would not be too happy for that type of negative publicity.

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Response to TheBlackAdder (Reply #10)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 01:11 PM

16. Good point. n/t

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Response to Brickbat (Original post)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 12:36 PM

13. If I'd been with that woman, I'd have said this:

"It's not just an abortion, kiddies: It's a GAY abortion. Put that in your pipes and smoke it."

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Response to Brickbat (Original post)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 01:10 PM

15. Kick.

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Response to Brickbat (Original post)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 01:52 PM

18. Only in America

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Response to Brickbat (Original post)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 01:53 PM

19. Disgusting. nt

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Response to Brickbat (Original post)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 02:06 PM

20. Red state co-workers

Several of my co-workers specified that their company withheld United Way contributions exclude Planned Parenthood. I’m in a red state. I specified that all of my contributions go to Planned Parenthood. It can go both ways!

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Response to raisedcatholicvet (Reply #20)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 05:54 PM

25. years ago I saw that PP was excluded, but Birthright (puke) was on the automatic payment list.

I will never forgive UnitedWay for that. I announced why I don't donate at a work group meeting after we had to sit through the United Way pitch.

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Response to BlancheSplanchnik (Reply #25)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 06:14 PM

33. That's exactly why I don't give to United.

Good for you.

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Response to raisedcatholicvet (Reply #20)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 08:38 PM

37. I withhold because of the Boy Scouts.

They claim they are a private club so they can discriminate?

Fine.

Back the fuck off from the public trough then and completely fund your own damn selves.

And by the way...

No one wants your shitty, stale, tiny tins of twenty dollar popcorn.

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Response to Brickbat (Original post)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 03:04 PM

21. What a truly sick, disgusting bunch the pro lifers are.

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Response to Brickbat (Original post)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 03:17 PM

22. Back in the 80s, I was going to a Planned Parenthood in San Antonio

to collect birth control pills. I had my four-year-old daughter with me and there were about six protesters humming and saying rosaries on the sidewalk. Suddenly, some skinny jerk ran in front of me yelling, "Mommy, don't kill me!" I was shocked and picked up my daughter. He kept yelling as we kept walking then he looked at my little girl and said, "Tell her not to kill your baby brother or sister!" He stopped following me as I reached the PP steps, but kept yelling, "Don't kill me, Mommy!" I should have decked him. He touched my elbow, but the only witnesses would have been his creepy posse. I had been ambivalent about abortion before, but I became radicalized after that. The fact that my little girl was traumatized by these people was inexcusable.

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Response to Brickbat (Original post)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 03:30 PM

23. I once asked a woman heckling patients at a clinic what SHE used for birth control.

She gave me a dirty look and said "That's my PERSONAL business!"

Honestly, these people don't get it...

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Response to CTyankee (Reply #23)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 05:57 PM

28. exactly

 

they don't think at all.

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Response to Brickbat (Original post)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 05:51 PM

24. These are the same sick fucks who lynch blacks and beat gays.

Or would, if there hadn't been laws enacted and massive outrage, movies, consciousness raised, in the broader culture.

If this same type of behavior--only aimed at any other group--were reported here, the recs and comments would go around three city blocks.


As it is, I'm surprised to see this many replies.


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Response to Brickbat (Original post)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 05:54 PM

26. disgusting

 

and who uses kids?

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Response to Brickbat (Original post)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 05:59 PM

29. "Hey! I'm collecting money for an orphanage in Central Africa!" Watch them scatter.

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Response to Brickbat (Original post)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 06:06 PM

30. Dead fetuses or dead, LIVING, and BREATHING CHILDREN?

as a Mother, I will go with defending the living and breathing children. Of course, that makes the Pro-Birthers FURIOUS. Gave birth and care more about the all ready here children? Until they can understand THAT, they are going to LOSE.

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Response to Brickbat (Original post)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 06:07 PM

31. I would call that emotional abuse of children....

Being made to sing 'Happy Birthday, Dead Baby'.....

If this is their parent's idea parenting their child...recruiting them to act out the parent's dementia




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Response to Brickbat (Original post)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 06:09 PM

32. I would have dropped to the ground and started writing in the dust.

Then I would have quietly said: John 8:6-8, He who is without sin may cast the first stone. Then I would have kept on walking in.

They're such Pharisees.

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Response to Brickbat (Original post)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 06:14 PM

34. Can't the clinics claim

Private property to these assholes and have the police take them away, or spray them with pepper spray. Or they should invest in fences and have a security guard at the gate. If you don't have an appointment, you can't come in. And have tow trucks stand by if they think they are going to block the entrance with their car. Also have camera's on the street and clinic, but no camera's for the entrance, and inside while open for business.

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Response to Brickbat (Original post)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 08:17 PM

35. At one clinic protest, the an anti-choice man

Accused a middle age pro-choice man/escort of liking abortion to get rid of babies he makes while cheating on his wife!

Chip somebody-big was part of that group, too.

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Response to Brickbat (Original post)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 08:26 PM

36. I had an abortion at this clinic a few months ago.

These anti-choice protesters are really insane.. They have little children there all the time.. I don't see how that is even legal.. I am so thankful that a pro-choice group was recently formed in that area, and they are at the clinic every day they are having procedures done.. They escort the girls inside that are alone, they park their cars so the freaks don't harass them.. Alabama does have many problems, but at least there are some great women trying to change things here..

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Response to Brickbat (Original post)

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 09:55 PM

39. I had no idea it had gotten so bad.

My heart goes out to that couple. They will never forget those poor kids singing that creepy song. What sort of demented, evil, stupid parents would teach their children to be hateful and spiteful people.

It is way past time that decent people put a stop to those kinds of bullies. They do not have the right to impose their delusions on us. The more time these crazies have to fester, the worse they become.

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