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Post-Abortion E-Cards Offered for Women

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BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Ladies and gentlemen, have you heard about these new abortion e-cards? “A nonprofit organization has unveiled a series of electronic greeting cards that concerned friends and relatives can send to a woman after she chooses to have an abortion.” Uh, a-hem, what would there be to be concerned about? She's choosing to have an abortion. This, as has been portrayed to us countless times over the years, is a "life-saving procedure." The fetus is "an unviable tissue mass" that can lead to health problems for the mother. If she chooses to save her own life by aborting her own child, what's the need for a sympathy card? “Like Exhale's confidential talk line for women who have had abortions, the six e-cards available on the group's Web site were designed to be nonpartisan and encompass the range of someone's potential responses to going through an abortion. 'Women having abortions are calling our line because often they don't have someone to talk to - it's a stigmatized issue,' said Aspen Baker, founder and executive director of Oakland-based Exhale.” That's the name of this group: Exhale? Sort of like (loud exhale) you've had an abortion, and then you need a sympathy card? Is that it? “One card expresses sympathy, offering the gentle reminder that, 'As you grieve, remember that you are loved.' Another provides encouragement for someone who 'did the right thing.' Yet another strikes a religious tone with the thought that 'God will never leave you or forsake you.' Although greeting card offerings have expanded in recent years to include such milestones as divorce, potty-training and half-birthdays?” Are you kidding me? You can go out and send somebody a card after they've successfully been potty trained? Dawn? Snerdley? You would know. How long does it take to potty train a baby? At what age? Is it different for men and women or is it one year for boys and girls both? Some boys take a little longer because, yeah, men are men. So you're going to send a greeting card to a one-year-old? I guess you send it to the parents to congratulate them on potty training completion? And then half birthdays. Now, this Baker babe, founder and executive direct of Exhale (exhaling) said that she was “unaware of anybody else providing after-abortion sympathy cards online.” How convoluted is this? If you're going to send a sympathy card to anybody after an abortion, shouldn't it be the aborted fetus? Is the mother the victim of the abortion or is it the aborted fetus? If you're going to send a sympathy card -- in fact, I wouldn't even call them sympathy cards. Aspen, I know you're going to hear about this if you're not listening. I've got a better idea for you. You can keep all this stuff you're doing because obviously there will be a market for it because all this guilt out there has to be assuaged. You send these people a guilt card, an e-card or whatever. But expand here the notion. Clearly, this whole effort belies the whole notion that abortion is some liberating thing, that it is a great thing you can do to become even more of a woman in control of your own destiny. Obviously there's a lot of pain attached to this, so it needs e-cards, needs sympathy cards. But expand the universe of e-cards to send them to the victims: the fetuses. How about this: “Don't worry about me. I'm going for stem cell research.” Have a card actually from the fetus sent to the mother -- uh, the would-be mother. “Don't worry about me, I'm fine. God loves me just like God loves you. I'm going for stem cell research.” Or, if this would help, how about an e-card option that the would-be mother could send to the aborted fetus: “Good-bye and good luck.” (A little play off the Edward R. Murrow close.) “It's not that I didn't love you. Good-bye and good luck.” “The cards, offered in English and Spanish, are part of a broader effort by Baker, who launched Exhale in January 2002, to bring the agency's work into a broader arena. In two weeks, the agency plans to publish a magazine featuring stories, poems, letters and rituals by and for women who have had abortions. 'We designed them to deal with different peoples' response to abortion. Not everyone thinks it is the best thing,' Baker said. 'We hope the people who send them take the time to think not only about the message they want to send, but about what is best for the person receiving it and what they need to hear.'“ Aspen, I'm telling you, you can't do this if you don't include options for the aborted fetus. I mean, sympathy is usually aimed at victims, is it not? So there you have it. The name of the group is Exhale. I'm sure they have a website out there, although I don't know. I like that: “Don't worry about me. I'm going for stem cell research.” BREAK TRANSCRIPT RUSH: We've been working on some poems. The Exhale group in Oakland with the abortion e-cards claims they're working on poems, articles, and actually going to publish an abortion magazine that is going to feature articles, poems, letters and rituals (Rituals? Rituals.) contributed by women who have participated in the "sacrament." Abortion is the sacrament to liberalism. It's the sacrament to their religion. Normally people go for communion. Liberals go to the abortion clinic. At any rate, a couple of poems here. “Roses are red, violets are blue. See you later, I aborted you.” This could be a card from the would-be mother to the aborted fetus. Another poem would be: “Roses are red, violets are blue. I'm still alive, too bad about you.” We're just trying to help out here. They want to broaden the base. They say they're nonpartisan so we're giving them some ideas. How about some cards for the other participants in this blessed event, such as the aborted. One of those could be, “Wish you were here" card. Have a card sent from the aborted fetus that's off now to stem cell research, “Sorry you're not here, wish you were here with me.” You could have "good-bye and good luck" theme cards from the would-be mother to the aborted fetus -- and try this. If you people at Exhale (exhaling) are going to really market yourselves, you've gotta get the brand out there. You gotta put the name of your company, of your organization in one of these cards, and this would be a card from the aborted fetus off for stem cell research to the would-be mother which would say something like, “I would exhale, too, but I can't.” BREAK TRANSCRIPT RUSH: We must move on to Coleville, Utah. This is Rick. You're next, sir. Hello. CALLER: Hey, Rush. You gotta remember to include a line of congratulations cards for the sperm donors who are now financially off the hook. RUSH: Wait a minute. First thing: these are not my cards. (Laughing.) CALLER: I realize that. RUSH: They're my ideas for the company called Exhale or the organization called Exhale. (exhaling) But that's an interesting point. How many women that go to the sperm bank to be artificially inseminated then abort? CALLER: Yeah. RUSH: I don't think it's that many. CALLER: What I'm talking about is the men in their lives that help caused this pregnancy who are no longer financially obligated to raise that child. RUSH: Oh, oh, oh! You didn't mean sperm bank. You meant sperm... Ohhhh, okay. By "donor" I thought you meant somebody not attached to the woman -- you know, a nameless, faceless test tube. You're talking actually about the guy who participated in creating the fetus? CALLER: Yeah. He's now off the hook, so he needs a congratulations card. RUSH: Okay, now I understand it and now it makes sense, and that would be big. That would be big. The card could come from both the fetus and the would-be mother. “I'm off for stem cell research. You're off the hook.” (Laughing.) The mother can say, “I'll get you next time. The time just wasn't right now.” (Laughing.) It's sick. It's just sick. This, of course, is "a nonpartisan effort." BREAK TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Here are a couple more poem ideas for Exhale (exhaling) organization's e-card program for sympathy cards for abortion. “Roses are red, violets are blue. I'm sorry we ran out of Plan B and had to abort you.” Another one: “Roses are red and of small girth, just be thankful yours wasn't a partial birth.” There's any number of ways to convey the sympathy, the heartfelt regrets. By the way, where's the happiness in this, because I'll never forget the abortion debate in the late eighties, early nineties. It was a very, very, very tumultuous time, and we heard all kinds of great arguments from the left about how this [pregnancy] is a disease; it's a sickness; this can cause women great, great problems! This is getting rid of a health problem. Where's the liberation theme in these e-cards for abortion? We'll have to work on that as well. BREAK TRANSCRIPT RUSH: We talked about Herman Cain in the last hour, because there's now a little bit of an additional story to add to this. A liberal nonprofit from the Bay Area, actually from Oakland -- this nonprofit's name is Exhale (exhaling) -- you remember they've come up with this unique line of electronic greeting cards that they've designed as "nonpartisan." They're for women who have had abortions. They're after-abortion greeting cards. When I first heard this, I said, “You're going to have greeting cards for the victims of abortion?” I caught myself, because the victim of the abortion, of course, is the fetus. Now, I'd always heard all of my life that abortion was akin to a "disease." It threaten the life of the mother, this "unviable tissue mass." Now this outfit wants to send out sympathy cards for the official sacrament of liberalism, which is what abortion is -- and, of course, we came up with some of our own cards. The story detailed some of what their cards are, but apparently you can make your own, and they say they want "bipartisan" cards, so we thought one thing they don't offer is a card to the father. There's a father in every abortion. How about this card from the aborted fetus to the father, "I'm off to stem cell research; you're off the hook,” meaning, for financial support down the road. They've got poems too. So we came up with: “Roses are red, violets are blue. Sorry, we ran out of Plan B and had to abort you.” “Roses are red, violets are blue. See you later, I aborted you.” “Roses are red, violets are blue. I'm still alive, too bad about you.” There's any number of ways here. They've got potty training cards, all kinds of things here to commemorate glorious events and anniversaries. Again, the name of the group is Exhale (exhaling). So I came across this story. This is from LifeSiteNews.com. “A history of abortion is associated with more frequent acts of physical aggression toward subsequent children, according to a new study published in the Internet Journal of Pediatrics and Neonatology. The findings were drawn from an analysis of data on 237 low-income women in Baltimore who had physically mistreated or neglected at least one of their children or allowed someone else to do so. Researchers controlled for a history of miscarriage or stillbirth, as well as for family history, aggression by the woman's partner and other key factors. While all the women in the study had some connection with child maltreatment or neglect, the authors found that those who reported a history of abortion reported significantly more frequent acts of physical violence, such as slapping, hitting or beating, directed at their children. “Priscilla Coleman, a professor of human development and family studies at Bowling Green State University and lead author of the study, suggested that the link between abortion and child abuse may be influenced by a number of key factors, including unresolved grief?” and see, this is where the sympathy e-cards could come in handy to absolve the guilt and the grief. “Having felt pressured into an unwanted abortion,” yeah, by who? Probably the predatory male involved in the relationship, "and disruption in maternal bonding with subsequently born children.” Now, I have to admit to you, ladies and gentlemen, I'm a little confused here. I sort of believed the feminazis when they demanded abortion rights. You remember Joycelyn Elders big phrase? (Clinton Surgeon General impression) “Every chil' a planned and wanted chil',” and of course if you didn't plan it and you didn't want it then it's off to Planned Parenthood. Now, we've got Exhale -- (exhaling) -- with their sympathy cards. That is, if we let women abort the kids that they don't want they'll be sure to treat the surviving children well, and the incidence of child abuse and neglect would be lowered. "Every child a planned and wanted child." So we assume if you're a woman who goes and gets an abortion and you have another kid, another pregnancy, and you don't abort, that that's "planned and wanted." Well, it may not be planned, but if you don't abort it, it would be wanted. But somehow it didn't work out that way, did it? Who would have thought, ladies and gentlemen? They're out there trying to destroy the family structure. There's no question the left has been trying to destroy the family structure and redefine it, and this does it more than we originally imagined. I guess the consequences were just unintended. Why is it is that everything the left demands is full of unintended consequences like this?

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