Teen Vogue recently published a shocking article that openly insinuates abortion can sometimes be “funny.” In the highly disturbing piece, writer Solange Azor seeks to highlight the work of a pro-abortion organization that is supposedly “fighting anti-abortion stigma with humor.”
The subtitle of the piece simply reads: “Yes, abortion can be funny.”
Azor describes taking a minivan full of “brightly dressed feminists” down to a Michigan abortion clinic, where the group proceeded to “blare Beyoncé to overpower the chants from the stunned anti-abortion protestors and energize the enthusiastic clinic staff.”
“The sun was unforgiving and the protestors unrelentingly dogmatic, but we performed at max energy and passion,” she added. The group belonged to a pro-abortion organization called “We are Lady Parts Justice League.”
According to its website, LPJL’s “vigilant and hilarious coffee fueled abortion defenders” utilize “original rapid response media to fire back at the relentless attacks on repro rights.” The organization adds that its members travel the across the country “doing comedy and providing aid and comfort to independent clinics in hostile states.”
But in reality, this group simply seeks to undermine and embarrass the earnest pro-life demonstrators who are determined to protect the rights of the unborn. By engaging in frivolous comedy, they are attempting to dumb-down an issue of grave ethical, moral and spiritual importance.
Still, Azor continues with her flippant remarks concerning one of the single most critical issues of our day.
“To be pro-abortion is to face your own potential internalized stigma and recognize that abortion should not be exclusively about access, but about normalizing a medical procedure and life process,” she writes. “It does not mean you hope that every person has an abortion, but it means you advocate for the existence of abortion, not just its accessibility. It’s kind of like being pro-bypass surgery: we love its existence, we appreciate the options it offers people, we aren’t hoping our loved ones have to have one anytime soon.”
Pro-life writer Cassy Fiano-Chesser was exceedingly unimpressed with the assertions made by Azor, noting that the piece is particularly egregious given Teen Vogue’s target readership.
“Teen Vogue applauded the comedy tour for bringing ‘joy, pleasure, and relief’ to discussions on the topic — even though there is nothing joyful about a woman in a situation so dire that she feels she has no choice but to take the life of her preborn child,” she wrote for Live Action.“Are these the messages that young girls need to be hearing? This kind of extremism has no place in a publication marketed towards children, and yet, that’s exactly what Teen Vogue continues to do.”
(H/T: Christian Headlines)