The culture of death is continuing its crusade to make the gruesome practice of killing unborn children as normal as getting a root canal.
An art gallery in Dover, New Hampshire is doing its part toward that end with an exhibit titled, “Normalizing Abortion: Self-Portraits and Stories.”
The exhibit, which will highlight the abortion experiences of local women, will open at the Art Center in the Washington Street Mills and run from October 11 to November 1. According to Breitbart, the proceeds of the show will go to Planned Parenthood.
Phoenix Mayet, the exhibit’s curator and a former Planned Parenthood employee, said that the exhibit is “decidedly pro-Roe v. Wade.”
“I would like to provide a forum for people to talk about abortion and their experience with abortion in a way that normalizes it,” Mayet said, according to Seacoast Online, adding that she rejects the concept of “pro-life versus pro-choice” because both terms “ignore the complexity of an individual’s decision.”
You know, sometimes the language with which abortion advocates try to sanitize the issue is just as sickening as when others proudly acknowledge the reality of the procedure.
Adding layers of “complexity” is a great way to distract from the black-and-white fact that abortion is the act of willfully and violently ending a human being’s life, and that’s exactly what Mayet is doing.
For the exhibit, Mayet is seeking submissions that can range from “a cellphone selfie to an abstract photograph featuring personal items.”
“The idea of self-portrait is open to creative interpretation,” she explained. “We just want people to be able to stand up and allow themselves to be included in that community that has sought this solution, or resolution, to their pregnancy.”
Pregnancy requires a solution or a resolution? How unabashedly wicked!
According to the Art Center’s website, the primary theme of the exhibit is the oft-regurgitated factoid that “approximately 1 in 4 American women will have an abortion at some point in her lifetime.”
Abortion advocates constantly repeat this tired talking point to prove that abortion is normal and, therefore, shouldn’t be stigmatized.
The Art Center exhibit description continues:
This means abortion is a common part of reproductive healthcare and a normal part of our collective experience. Yet, news coverage of the issue has sensationalized abortion by addressing only the most extreme cases, those involving rape, incest, or a woman who’s [sic] life is at risk.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), however, the abortion rate is at its lowest rate since Roe v. Wade was first decided:
In 2015, 638,169 legal induced abortions were reported to CDC from 49 reporting areas. The abortion rate for 2015 was 11.8 abortions per 1,000 women aged 15–44 years, and the abortion ratio was 188 abortions per 1,000 live births.
Compared with 2014, the total number, rate, and ratio of reported abortions for 2015 decreased 2%. Additionally, from 2006 to 2015, the number, rate, and ratio of reported abortions decreased 24%, 26%, and 19%, respectively. In 2015, all three measures reached their lowest level for the entire period of analysis (2006—2015).
The Art Center’s owner, Rebecca Proctor, has collaborated with Mayet in the past for an exhibit titled, “Faces of Feminism.” The abortion exhibit, Proctor says, would be accompanied by educational materials and representation from Planned Parenthood and other abortion rights groups.
“This is the time right now, it’s so important,” Proctor said.
“I think there are people who are longing to find representation and to find an opportunity to articulate their own personal experience in this sweeping topic,” Mayet said of the exhibit.
“It is such an incredible time for people to conduct themselves in conversations about difficult issues. We’ve become so polarized in a way that we can’t talk anymore. My goal is to allow us to talk together, as individuals who believe in reproductive choice.”
While the point that the issue of abortion has become polarizing to an extreme, to the point where, as we’ve previously reported, peaceful pro-life activists are openly assaulted in the streets, is perfectly valid, we know Mayet, Proctor, and their ilk don’t want a true dialogue.
They don’t want to learn. They want to dress up the sickening reality of abortion with soft language.
The pro-abortion movement in Western culture has never been about the safety or the “liberation” of women. It is a cult of death, and one that gleefully celebrates the shedding of innocent blood. Full stop.
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