"Slick ads" in metro stations in Washington declare: "Abortion. Yeah, we do that."
In other words, "End human life. Yeah, we do that."
"Kill. Yeah, we do that."
"Slaughter the unborn. Yeah, we do that."
When you're going to kill your developing baby, why not do it in a spa-like setting?
From the Washington Post:
With its natural wood floors and plush upholstery, Carafem aims to feel more like a spa than a medical clinic. But the slick ads set to go up in Metro stations across the Washington region leave nothing to doubt: “Abortion. Yeah, we do that.”A positive spin on abortion. Really?
The clinic, opening this week in tony Friendship Heights, specializes in the abortion pill and will be unique for its advertising. Its unabashed approach also reflects a new push to destigmatize the nation’s most controversial medical procedure by talking about it openly and unapologetically.
Plagued by political setbacks in recent years, abortion-rights activists are now seeking to normalize abortion, to put a human face — and in some cases, even a positive spin — on the procedure.
Yes, and maybe the world would have been more receptive to Hitler's "Final Solution" if Auschwitz and Buchenwald had natural floors and plush upholstery. Maybe spa-like surroundings would have destigmatized what was actually happening there.
Perhaps the world would accept Iran's execution and imprisonment of gay people if it occurred with a spa-like vibe.
Perhaps the horrific human rights abuses in China, including organ harvesting, aren't so bad. Maybe that all could be destigmatized with some relatively simple spa-like adjustments.
Maybe ISIS wouldn't have the PR problem it does if its beheadings were carried out in a more inviting setting, wood floors and tasteful, plush upholstery.
"Beheading. Yeah, we do that."
...At Carafem, staff members plan to greet clients with warm teas, comfortable robes and a matter-of-fact attitude."Bring me a plush robe. Now, abort my baby."
“We don’t want to talk in hushed tones,” said Carafem president Christopher Purdy. “We use the A-word.”
"Tea? Yes, thank you. I love these floors!"
I hope with all my heart and soul that a wood floor, a nice robe, and a matter-of-fact attitude does nothing to "normalize" abortion, make it like a day at the spa.
The reality of what is happening at an abortion clinic should not be blurred by this silly spa window dressing.
A positive spin? Seriously?
The gravity of ending a human life should not be destigmatized.