Anger and Guilt at the Abortion Clinic

Anger and Guilt at the Abortion Clinic

“Husband confronts abortion protesters outside clinic,” the headline reads.  I’ve seen it all over the blogosphere this week.  “He gives them a piece of his mind while he videotapes the whole thing,” continues the article lead in.   I watched the video with interest, cringing a little because I feared I’d see some overwrought pro-life individuals who were sincere, but maybe out of control or over-the-top in their passion to protect unborn children.

After watching the clip, I have concluded that the person who was out-of-control was not the pro-life protesters—but the husband.  The protesters appear genuinely shocked at the man’s outburst with one of the women even attempting to apologize.  One of the women is holding a picture of what appears to be Christ and the other a poster counting the number of babies saved (hardly “grisly abortion photos”).  The women are calm—certainly not “yelling” at those entering the clinic as the man accuses.

Perhaps we can excuse this man’s overwrought behavior because of his wife’s condition, but somehow he seems less than straightforward when the protester asks him why his wife is not in a hospital to have the child aborted if it is indeed a “medical necessity.”  Even so, this man and his wife’s medical situation with their unborn child represents a tiny, tiny percentage of the abortions that are performed.

The way this video has made the rounds on pro-abortion blogs and websites—this guy’s treated like a hero—shows how desperate pro-aborts are to make someone else the bad guy.   Two women standing on public property, “trying to make the unborn child not be invisible,” does not warrant the kind of outburst that the man directs at these ladies.  This is a classic example of those who support abortion being angered when they are confronted with the reality of what they are doing.

Well, that’s my opinion.  Watch it and tells us what you think.


  • Choice and Accountability
    Posted at 08:14h, 03 November

    “Methinks [he] doth protest, too much.”

  • Marjohna
    Posted at 15:34h, 03 November

    The man is filming this because he is so concerned about his distraught wife? And then, he was sure that posting it on the internet would make things better? He accomplishes nothing but to prove that he is barbaric, toward children, toward women, toward society.

  • Teri
    Posted at 17:48h, 04 November

    I agree whole-heartedly with your opinion. Thank you for posting it. I can tell you with 100% certainty that if that had been my husband, and he was really concerned about me, he would be by my side! And if for any reason the clinic did not allow that, 1.) I would not go to that clinic, and 2.) he would be BY THE DOOR waiting for me to come out! Not outside yelling at two women. If our case was truly a ‘special’ case, like this one claims to be, then we would have known before even going there (which we would rather go to a hospital, if we did go) that we should EXPECT protesters there and expect their comments. Lastly, I don’t care how deformed my child is, or what the prognosis is from the doctor. I would still carry that child, and give it birth. With God, NOTHING is impossible. You don’t know but that that child could actually survive and have a some great purpose in this world! Abortion is never the answer, unless for those three special circumstances, and only after much prayer when the husband, wife, AND GOD all agree that that would be the right thing to do. (mother’s life, rape, incest.)

  • MRs. Laurta Merriott
    Posted at 18:49h, 04 November

    May GOd direct ALL pro-LIFE citizens to have compassion for this husband–but my FIRST response would be–you have a CHOIE to let GOD resolve this issue if your child is deformed/has a genetic defect—instead of paying a “doctor”–who swore to DO NO HARM, to end that babies life by tearing it to pieces, which he would pay for!
    THe BEST resolution would be to allow the baby to die in the womb, with NO regrets as to having participated in the KILLING of that baby!
    Millions of women are convinced that babies with Down’s Syndrome or babies with genetic defeccts don’t derserve to live–LET GOD TAKE THEM–do NOT allow Planned Parenthood decide the baby deserves to be torn apart because they were dealt a genetic defect—ALL IS IN GOD’S HAND!

  • Leslie Flynn
    Posted at 06:40h, 05 November

    Many, many years ago, I sat in my doctor’s office, roughly four months pregnant, and received some words that that changed my life forever. “You can either go home and live life as if nothing could happen, and probably lose the baby, or you can go home and go to bed and maybe, just maybe, the baby will have only minor problems. You have a lot of soul searching to do, Leslie.” What??!!

    Was he saying what I thought he was saying? His words resonated in my very soul all the way home – the longest trip of my life. He was telling me that I would have to choose whether or not my baby survived. I could either remain active, which would end my baby’s life, or bear a child with severe problems, a child that may not even survive. Personally, I felt that I had what it would take to raise a deformed or mentally challenged child, but I was not entirely sure that my husband would be on board with that, and he was a catholic. I went home that day, and told my husband what the doctor had said, and he told me that I should rest. I went off to bed and prayed for the first time in a long time. Even though I was not a devout Christian at the time, I felt that if that was God’s intention, then let it be. He would never give me more than I could handle.

    That night I told my husband that I would sleep on the couch because I was pretty upset about what could happen, and that I didn’t want to keep him awake. He agreed and went to bed. I cried most of the night, feeling that he had virtually left me on my own and then, at about four o’clock in the morning, I started to hemhorrage. Within a couple of hours, the extreme pain was over, and I had lost the baby. I went in to see my doctor that day, and he performed D & C. I think about that baby often, even to this day. It is a part of my life that I will never, ever forget.

    As far as that video goes, I got a very bad feeling when I heard that husband’s accusing words and tone. Yes, he was definitely out of control, but he was also running on adrenalin and scared to death. Yes, he should have been inside at his wife’s side and not out on the sidewalk making a public spectacle of himself. do they ever make good decisions in moments of fear? So many men fail in that area. He attempted to carry out an interventional interview, with his limited skills as a videographer, however he did not have the courage to appear on camera himself, whereas a valid interviewer would. A simple $14 tripod could have remedied that, and saved us all the sea-sickness of his camera moments. He can thank his lucky stars that those two women were not of the more violent-type protestors, or he and his camera would have been toast. I expect that he knew they were non-violent and that he could make himself feel better by yelling at them in his shrill tones. I know that he would not have been that cocky, or likely done anything at all, had they been of the violent variety. He would have sent his wife in alone.

  • britt k
    Posted at 10:17h, 05 November

    He was obviously very upset about loosing his baby and took it out on someone else. Sad.

    He is right in the sense that all people who are against abortion should seek to prevent the pregnancy by working with atrisk children and giving pregnant women real choices-better child care, help and support and love.

    I’m glad the women were able to keep calm. It really just looks like a sad situation for all involved.

  • Donna M. Paul
    Posted at 10:44h, 05 November

    An example of someone who doesn’t want to take responsibility for
    his and/or his wife’s actions, and so he has to attack others who have an opposing viewpoint as justification. “In the last days good will be thought of as bad, and bad will be thought of as good.” In the OT babies were sacrificed to Baal, today babies are sacrificed to a new god – the God of Inconvenience. Like many others this man and his wife have been deceived. Its very sad.

  • Terra
    Posted at 11:11h, 05 November

    Just to add to Teri’s comment – I had a child conceived out of date rape. I considered abortion for about half a minute. I considered adoption considerably longer. I chose to keep my beautiful son, and by the grace of God, his father and I have also worked through the issues and are friends again. I cannot imagine the life I would have if I had chosen to end my child’s life.

  • Leslie Flynn
    Posted at 08:07h, 06 November

    Terra, even though you went through the horror of date rape, you are a very wise young woman and stood your ground. You clearly made the right decision. Now you have been blessed with God’s greatest gift – a beautiful son. There isn’t a higher calling in this lifetime than being a good mother and raising your child to know and love God.

    May God bless all of you.

  • Kami
    Posted at 10:43h, 06 November

    This was almost certainly a dishonest set-up, and he is lying about his wife carrying a baby with a congenital abnormality, or about his wife having an abortion at all – that can be seen by the fact that 1) he has a camera all ready, and 2) he is at an abortion center rather than a hospital and tries to cover that by saying “there’s nowhere left to do this because of people like you” – just after the passing of Obama’s health care bill requiring abortions to be offered anywhere has started putting Christian hospitals out of business. Oops. Not to mention the hypocritical nature of his accusations – “you’re here just to make people feel bad about themselves … you’re the least common denominator.” Rather self-contradictory. To a couple of women who are trying to let women know that they have other options than an abortion that often leaves them physically and emotionally harmed. Disgusting.

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