By Anne Fox, President of Massachusetts Citizens for Life
The mainstream media get away with wish fulfillment "reporting" so often that they really believe their alternate world. This article will probably be picked up across the press because they love the idea of the pro-life movement "splintering".
Thousands of anti-abortion activists gathered in Wichita in 1991 for the Summer of Mercy, sparking tumultuous mass protests that led to nearly 2,700 arrests outside local clinics and crowning the anti-abortion group Operation Rescue as the symbol of the movement.
As protesters prepare to return this summer for the 25th anniversary, the broader movement has splintered into disaffected factions and its strategies have evolved along with the shifting political and legal landscape of the abortion debate.
You will notice that you have never heard of the group they profile and even the most edgy wing of Operation Rescue is not taking part in the "anniversary.” Most significant is Operation Rescue leader Troy Newman's statement: “We have been able to accomplish a lot more through the political process than we ever were able to get sitting at the doors of an abortion clinic. I would never speak ill against that tactic, it was certainly something that launched Operation Rescue, and people were passionate about that, but tactics and times change."
If this wish that we are splintering is the best the pro-abortion media can concoct, they are in a bad way!