As we were erecting our Genocide Awareness Project (GAP) abortion photos on the campus of U.C. Berkeley in October of 2009, a female professor raged up to me and hissed “Shame on you for making women feel guilty about their abortions.” During our GAP display at Penn State, the campus paper printed a story in which Planned Parenthood argued that we shouldn’t show pictures of what their abortion clinics do to unborn children because it upsets born children. The Daily Collegian story was headlined, “Trucks bearing abortion pictures drive through town,” April 22, 2004. “Paula Nossek, health center manager for Planned Parenthood … said she thought the group’s tactics were both ‘tasteless’ and ‘cowardly,’ and she questioned the authenticity of the images.” She added, “’If they were decent human beings, they would be sick letting kids see it ….’” She isn’t sick killing these babies but we should be sick showing them. Now that really is sick.
Planned Parenthood hiding behind women and children as a means of stopping us from exposing the horror of their abortions, in a sick sort of way, conceptually similar to a common hostage-taking tactic employed by Islamist fighters. The BBC reported a story Feb. 17, 2010 headlined “Afghanistan Taliban ‘using human shields’ – general.”The sub-headline says “Taliban militants are increasingly using civilians as ‘human shields’ as they battle against a joint Afghan-NATO offensive, an Afghan general has said.” The lead paragraph reads, “Gen. Mohiudin Ghori said his soldiers had seen Taliban fighters placing women and children on the roofs of buildings and firing from behind them.”