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By Rita Dunaway, The Stream, October 11, 2019

Rita DunawayThere was a time when the motto of abortion proponents was, “safe, legal, and rare.” They seemed to implicitly acknowledge the self-evident truth that killing human beings in utero is wrong. So they hoped to win our acceptance of it as a necessary evil.

They lobbied to make abortion legal for those rare, tragic situations when a woman seemed to have no other options. This way, they said, we can ensure the safety of that rare, unfortunate woman who must reluctantly undergo an abortion and then face the painful consequences.

Maybe that was really what they wanted back then. It is no longer nearly enough. The evolution in abortion activists’ advocacy offers a lesson in how to make evil not merely permissible, but fashionable — in 3 steps.

Step 1: Whitewashing

I call the first step whitewashing. It’s all about covering over the real ugliness — about making something that is dirty look clean.

Planned Parenthood is the nation’s largest abortion provider and recipient of at least 500 million taxpayer dollars every year. But we never hear those who lobby for the funds confront the organization’s racist roots. The fact is, Planned Parenthood was conceived of the evil desire to decimate the black population. …. 

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