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To Tell the Truth

To Tell the Truth: Code Red on Code Pink

Deacon Keith Fournier
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Women are being lied to and deluded by those who are the ministers of propaganda in a new cultural revolution, those who promote the use of familiar weapons of modern warfare as "surgical strikes" and "chemical warfare" on pre-born children.


I remember an immensely popular game show entitled "To Tell the Truth." It began its long television tenure in the fifties or sixties and my mother loved to watch it. For those unfamiliar with the show, there were three contestants who attempted to deceive a four member panel of celebrities as to their true identity. One of them was the actual person associated with the events which were told to the contestants in a sworn affidavit read on the air. It recounted the story of the real person.

Some of the stories were humorous, others inspirational and still others quite serious. All of the stories gripped the viewers and the celebrity panelists who would then attempt, through a series of questions, to find the truth by exposing the liars. After the questions, the panelists would vote as to whom they believed was telling the truth and the viewers at home, long before the potential for actual audience participation, would also make their own choice. Finally, the real person would stand. Usually, it was quite a surprise to both the celebrity panelists as well as the viewers.

I was reminded of the show recently when I read a newspaper report out of California indicating that “abortion rights” activists were defacing advertisements appearing in trains and buses that contained messages they did not like. The Respect Life Ministry of the Oakland Diocese of the Roman Catholic Church paid for the ads. They are tasteful, true and extremely effective. They all ask the question "Abortion: Have we gone too far?"

My readers can find these excellent ads at an equally effective web site developed by the “Second Look Project”. (

A vocal and angry group of activists, many associated with an organization called "Code Pink", besieged the Bay Area Rapid Transit demanding that the ads be removed. Hundreds of the ads have been ripped down and/or defaced with profanity; including direct, blatant anti-Catholic slurs. In some instances they have been covered over with propaganda espousing abortion on demand as a "right."

Proponents of abortion on demand, throughout all nine months of pregnancy, who call such feticide a "choice" and who want it protected as a "right" by the police power of the State do not like to hear this truth. Worse yet, they now want to conceal it from the public. These ads simply tell the truth, free of emotionally charged rhetoric. They present facts - scientific, medical, sociological and statistical truth.

Lastmonth, news accounts were filled with horrible stories out of India confirming the practice of prenatal selection and selective abortions that are being performed on girl children. This practice involves the use of ultrasounds to locate these girls in the first home of the womb and then their killing through various abortion procedures. These same procedures are used in the United States.

Universally, this practice has been decried. It is routinely referred to as "Feticide" in the news reports. Well, I have decided to use that same term from now on when discussing all procured abortion.

Feticide---It is time to tell the truth. Procured abortions are Feticide.

Opponents of this advertising campaign insist that the ads are "misleading." I simply ask my readers to go to the web site and view them. You will find that they are factual, dispassionate and - most importantly - they are true. That is why they are being opposed with such a fury. Some opponents insisted that the Transit officials should have rejected the ads. In the words of Suzanne Joi , a member of "Code Pink" which promotes itself as being in favor of social justice and anti-war stated: "At the very least they should have made sure both sides were represented… I think every woman has noticed them…I couldn't believe BART would allow something like this. Why are they doing this?''

The Transit authorities distributed a passenger bulletin before the first of the year detailing their advertising policy. They are now being pressured to reconsider this policy by those who do not want passengers to read these ads - because they do not like their content. In effect, these folks are the new censors of a new cultural revolution. Claiming to be tolerant, they are anything but. They do not want those who disagree with them to have the Right to Free Speech, a right guaranteed by the ...

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