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Prolifers, thinking spies are invading them since forever
So a few days ago, some friends of mine and I were invited to a screening of “It’s A Girl” a documentary that “tells the stories of abandoned and trafficked girls, of women who suffer extreme dowry-related violence, of brave mothers fighting to save their daughters’ lives, and of other mothers who would kill for a son. Global experts and grassroots activists put the stories in context and advocate different paths towards change, while collectively lamenting the lack of any truly effective action against this injustice..” so naturally as women invested in assisting to end women’s sufferage and advocates for social justice, we wanted to go.
The event was being held at Cherish Life Queensland, a notorious prolife organisation. Fair enough. As prochoice advocates and atheists, we were willing to not only set aside our differences for the progression of the greater good (ending women’s sufferage) but we were willing to give the organisation money to do so even though their practice and policies don’t in anyway align with our values.
Today I get news from a friend organising the trip up to the screening:
After getting an invite to the documentary It’s a Girl Documentary a few days ago I posted a link which promotes the screening on the Gold Coast. I have just had a call from an angry organiser questioning what my interest in the movie. She had looked at my facebook page and the group and can’t see how atheists would be interested. She said that being prochoice and vocal as I am meant that I was in opposition to them and offensive to her ‘life view.’ She also took exception to my opposition to Jacinta Collins and my comments against her. She clearly didn’t want atheists there as her call was so very shoutie I had to hang up on her. There is obviously a hidden agenda behind the movie however if atheists are prepared to sit alongside xtians to improve the lives of girls all over the world I would expect the organisers to welcome everyone with open arms.
So naturally I confront Cherish Life Queensland on their facebook page:
So Cherish Life Queensland are admitting to looking their attendees up on facebook prior to allowing them tickets. This seems quite odd. I can see the entire event being nothing more than a way to push their agenda “See, these as the reasons we need to fight to abolish abortions”. I have no idea how a documentary about trafficking girls can be spun into an prolife/antichoice arguement for abolishing abortion seeing as keeping women in poverty by forcing them to have children they can’t afford directly contributes to the continued oppression of women.
And for all those prolifers out there who want to come on my blog and cry “Well they could just adopt them out!” – why aren’t you fostering or adopting the children of the women you deny abortions to? What..you can’t afford another kid? Well that’s exactly the point.