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Saturday, 04 April 2020
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NARAL, You Don't Want this Battle

If there was any question about whether NARAL—the abortion industry’s chief apologist—is now totally unmasked for the world to see, this week leaves no doubt.

First of course, was NARAL’s stunningly bitter tweet over a hilarious Doritos commercial. Pregnancy Help News editor Jay Hobbs covered it well, saying, “What this tweet makes clear is that, in NARAL’s world—in the world of the abortion industrial complex—there is nothing more detrimental to civilization than childbirth.”

This entire episode is amazingly clarifying.

NARAL actually believes that by throwing out a cynical and angry statement regarding a commercial that is only supposed to make us laugh and buy a few chips, the average person is going to say, “Whoa, that was a sexist, anti-choice piece of propaganda. This was an insidious attempt to humanize non-human fetal tissue!”

Are you kidding me?

I’ve done a survey on this commercial and the tweet. And upon crunching the data, I’ve found that 99.99999% of those who were engaged in the Super Bowl 50 broadcast took one of the following five actions during those 30 seconds:

  • Laughed
  • Talked, grabbed food and/or beverage
  • Watched and didn’t pay attention
  • Switched channel to Puppy Bowl, Kitten Bowl or Fish Bowl
  • Went to the bathroom

The other .00001% either did something else, or work at NARAL. That’s scientific fact, friends. 

But these folks still don’t get it. 

NARAL is back at it this week with a new line of crazy. As last night’s Democratic debate in Milwaukee approached, NARAL created the #AskAboutAbortion hashtag. Is this a joke? Does NARAL actually want Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders spouting their abortion positions on national TV (not that anyone watched)? Apparently, they did: 

Admittedly, NARAL wanted only abortion-friendly, puffball questions, and while this column is written before the debate, I’m guessing NARAL got its wish in some form.  But be careful what you ask for, NARAL. Watching Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton try to one-up each other on who wants more abortion only alienates middle America.

As Sen. Marco Rubio—a Republican candidate—pointed out at a recent GOP debate, while Republicans are continually hounded on the issue, Democrats are skating free on abortion:

Here’s what I find outrageous: There have been five Democratic debates. The media has not asked them a single question on abortion; and on abortion, the Democrats are extremists.

Why doesn’t the media ask Hillary Clinton why she believes that all abortion should be legal, even on the due date of that unborn child? Why don’t they ask Hillary Clinton why she believes that partial-birth abortion — which is a gruesome procedure that has been outlawed in this country — she thinks that’s a fundamental right.

They are the extremists when it comes to the issue of abortion, and I can’t wait to expose them in a general election.

Good for him. And good for many other Republicans. Among the six GOP candidates still in the race (Trump, Cruz, Rubio, Bush, Kasich and Carson), five are unashamedly pro-life. Ted Cruz has a strong pro-life advisory organization, as does Rubio. Both speak with clarity on the subject. Jeb Bush funded pregnancy help organizations as Governor of Florida. Carson speaks on the issue often. As for Donald Trump, he is at least saying he is pro-life, though he has advanced no pro-life policies.

What does this mean for us, the pregnancy help community?

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Simple. NARAL is angry, and scared. And often, when someone—or a group—is angry or scared, bad decisions result. 

NARAL’s insistence on shoving abortion-on-demand and its disrespect and disgust for human life to the front of its public discourse is a huge (or in Trump language, “Yuuuuge”) mistake. 

This overreach by NARAL only benefits us and our work. Steadily, we offer a reasoned, helpful answers to unintended pregnancies. We don’t tweet like the proverbial “failure to launch” guy living in his parents’ basement while overloading on chips and video games (Full Disclosure: I tweet at @KirkWalden, but mostly from my office—not the basement).

Tweet This: #NARAL, you don't want to #AskAboutAbortion. You might get an answer. @KirkWalden

Instead, we provide practical, real-life alternatives which in turn change a culture. It’s what we do.

The more NARAL tweets its bitter complaints and demands, the more our culture looks for a positive alternative to the anger embodied in the abortion industry. And that alternative is . . . us.

NARAL is unmasking its true colors for all to see, choosing to fight its battle with fierce and unrelenting anger at anything and everything that does not support the idea of abortion-on-demand at any time for any reason. 

As society watches with stunned horror, NARAL may soon wish they hadn’t.


Kirk Walden is a senior writer with Pregnancy Help News, an Advancement Specialist with Heartbeat International and author of The Wall. For banquet speaking engagements, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. at Ambassador Speakers Bureau. 

Kirk Walden

Kirk Walden is a senior writer with Pregnancy Help News, an Advancement Specialist with Heartbeat International and author of The Wall. For banquet speaking engagements, contact Gloria Leyda at Ambassador Speakers Bureau. He can also be found at www.kirkwalden.com

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