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  • Can You Believe It? Taking ‘Pro-Choice’ Logic to It’s Next Deadly Step

    Themes of death and murder in a new story involving abortion?

    Who da thunk?

    From the Daily Wire’s Paul Bois:

    “Police are investigating death threats sent to two Canadian independent theatre owners because they are screening the pro-life movie Unplanned on July 12,” [LifeSiteNews] reported. “As a safety measure, the movie’s producers have now removed from their website the comprehensive July 12 listing of 46 Canadian theatres — independents, Cineplex and Landmark locations — that will be showing Unplanned.”

    What this situation exhibits is a play on what’s known as the “heckler’s veto” – but we’ll call this one the “murderer’s veto”: Hostile activity menacingly blocking the expression of an alternate viewpoint.

    “Unplanned” is a big-screen release which relates the riveting, true account of

    Planned Parenthood defector Abby Johnson, who left the organization to become a pro-life activist after witnessing an abortion while working at the Bryan, Texas, Planned Parenthood clinic in 2009.

    It was released in March of this year.

    By independent movie standards, the film was strikingly successful, raking in thus far in 2019 $18 million in the box office — a haul three times its budget.

    “Unplanned” producer Chuck Konzelman told LifeSiteNews that they removed theater listings from the movie’s website at the request of B.J. McKelvie, president of Fredericton-based Cinedicon, the Canadian distributor of the film.

    “McKelvie confirmed to LifeSiteNews that two Canadian independent cinema owners contacted police after receiving death threats they perceived as credible, and that they are ‘fearful for their families’ … Another Canadian independent theatre owner ‘has been harrassed to the extreme.’ One of the two owners who contacted the police has cancelled the Unplanned screening, but all the rest ‘are holding their ground,’ McKelvie said.”

    “It’s unfortunate it’s come to that,” McKelvie told the outlet. (Umm, understatement?) “It’s just a movie.”

    “The topic is certainly a hot topic. However, it is just a movie. I find it ironic, they talk about choice, pro-choice, pro-choice, pro-choice, but they’re not giving people a choice to go see the movie.”

    The “choice” hypocrisy may heave up a massive wave of irony, true enough. The murder-as -response tactic, though? Not so much – it’s not ironic at all, but dreadfully consistent. That energetic proponents of killing babies would stretch their fatal enthusiasms to include rubbing out those who promote anything other than all-abortion-all-the-time shouldn’t shock any of us.

    After Canadian distribution companies initially appeared to be blackballing the film from their nation’s top theater chains, the Canadian pro-life community mounted a rigorous backlash, including vows to boycott theaters. To their credit, the distributors then changed their minds. Co-director Cary Solomon announced in late May the movie would be screened in as many as 10 to 20 Canadian cities and commended the country’s pro-life community for their efforts.

    “This all emanated out of the pro-lifers who came out of Canada, so I think you should be really proud of yourselves. All of this heroic stuff that you’re doing in Canada is being seen by the rest of the world. I think in the final analysis it may be Canada that will get the credit for ending this abortion nightmare.”

    Then … the death threats.

    For certain, hooray to these redoubtable champions of life operating to America’s north – looks like they’ll be needing the encouragement to meet this never-ending, deepeningly malevolent opposition of the other side.

    Is it possible that for some abortion diehards – excuse the pun — killing unborn human beings isn’t enough? That they’re now evolving toward the killing of anyone associated with saving them?

    Seems absurd. But what’s more absurd than legally taking the lives of the most innocent ones among us.

    Image: by scheusal242 from Pixabay


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