Best of 2016: The Top 9 Times Abortion Advocates Lost Their Minds

The abortion industry had just come out of a pretty tough year in 2015, having to defend the illegal buying and selling of aborted baby parts and all. But they looked to 2016 as their redemption, specifically the great hope had by all of them that the next President of the United States was going to be a pantsuit-loving, abortion-funding woman who was already BFFs with Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards. We all know how that turned out.

Even so, abortion advocates started freaking out in the beginning of the year over Doritos commercials and the insanity just never ended. Here is a list of the top 9 times abortion advocates lost their minds in 2016.

9) The time when NARAL lost their minds over the Doritos Super Bowl ad
It’s chips people! Doritos, in all their marketing brilliance, showed a hilarious ad during the biggest sports game of the year where a pregnant woman was having an ultrasound and the dad-to-be was munching on some tasty Doritos. The baby in the ultrasound decided it really wanted those chips and mom goes into labor. NARAL, one of the biggest pro-abortion groups in the country, absolutely freaked out and it was a joy to behold:

8) The time when Cecile Richards flipped out over the New York Times putting pro-lifers on the front page
During the oral arguments of the abortion case Whole Women’s Health v. Hellerstadt in March, dozens and dozens of pro-life students braved the cold to rally in support of common sense medical standards for abortion facilities. Planned Parenthood and their buddies bussed in supporters and likely spent a good chunk of money making their presence known outside the Supreme Court that day. But what photo did the New York Times (!) choose to use on their front page the next day:

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Cecile Richards flipped out.

7) The time when abortion supporters called the Indiana governor to talk about their periods
If there is one thing abortion supporters know how to do well, it’s to use images of/real bodily fluids and sexual organs to their advantage when they flip out over laws they don’t agree with. In April, then-Indiana Governor Mike Pence signed a bill that banned abortions because of gender, race and fetal abnormalities. Abortion supporters lost their minds and started a campaign called Periods for Pence, where they called the governor’s office to talk about their menstrual cycles. Why? We don’t know. It’s what they do when they get mad apparently.

6) That time when Planned Parenthood lost their minds over Mike Pence’s nomination as VP
Speaking of Vice President-elect Mike Pence, the abortion industry really doesn’t like him. At all. When he was a Member of Congress, he was the first person to introduce a bill to defund Planned Parenthood. This was way before it was cool to try to defund the abortion giant.Mike Pence

When Pence was selected as Trump’s VP, Cecile Richards lost her mind, putting out a short, bitter statement: “The reason anyone in America could pick Mike Pence out of a one man lineup is because of his long history of targeted political attacks against the care provided at Planned Parenthood health centers in Indiana and across the country. Other than that, he doesn’t have a single distinguishing characteristic.”

Brutal, Cecile. Have a cosmo or something.

5) The time Hillary Clinton slipped up and called a fetus an “unborn person”
The audible gasp of Planned Parenthood and their allies in the abortion industry when Hillary Clinton called a developing baby in the womb an “unborn person” on Meet the Press could be heard throughout the social media realm. Diana Arellano, community engagement manager for Planned Parenthood of Illinois, was obviously in a state of shock when she tweeted out this gem:

 

4) The time abortion advocates freaked out over Rock for Life at the Vans Warped Tour
Rock for Life is a big initiative of Students for Life of America that travels all over the country every summer to mostly Christian music festivals and talks to young adults and teens about the pro-life message. This past summer, Rock for Life was able to get a booth at the secular Vans Warped Tour, where they hit up over 50 stops, much to the dismay of pro-abortion concert-goers.

Ouch! These people ended up getting the attention of the head of the Vans Warped Tour, who came out in SUPPORT of Rock for Life and said that if the pro-abortion side wanted a tent space, he’d give them one. Not sure if they took him up on the offer.

3) The time pro-abortion students were offended by hearts
In April, the Students for Life group at the University of Iowa chalked 3,200 hearts with the message that “abortion stops 3200 hearts each day in the US” and other pro-life messages like “women deserve better than abortion” and “Students for Life supports pregnant and parenting students” AND “Smile, your mom chose life!” Some smile mom chose lifepeople didn’t like that. There was an organized effort by individual pro-choice students to send in complaints to the school about the pro-life messages. The pro-abortion student wrote, in part, on Facebook that: “THIS is violent. THIS is stigmatizing. THIS creates an unsafe environment for students on campus and we should not tolerate it.”

Really? They thought little hearts that represented those of tiny babies whose lives were taken because of abortion created an ‘unsafe environment for students on campus.’

2) The time Planned Parenthood freaked out about the Tom Price HHS nomination
Representative Tom Price was nominated to become the Secretary of the Health & Human Services (HHS) Department by President-elect Donald Trump. Rep. Price is a doctor. He’s also 100% pro-life. Cue the Planned Parenthood freakout:

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Cecile Richards released a statement citing her normal talking points about how the other side hates women, wants to take away their healthcare, etc. Calm down, Cecile. Just because the majority of Americans don’t want to fund abortions like you want everyone to do doesn’t mean we don’t love women.

1) The time Planned Parenthood couldn’t believe Donald Trump beat Hillary Clinton
This was a given. Planned Parenthood threw over $30 million to get a certain someone elected and it didn’t work. Now they are whining about women not being able to afford basic healthcare (if that $30M went to women’s healthcare….) and how the world is going to end and we are all going to die, ignoring the fact that Planned Parenthood alone takes the lives of 887 innocent babies A DAY:

Our friends over at the SBA List tweeted out this genius response on election night:

Top 13 Biggest Pro-life Accomplishments of 2016

“Best of” lists are always fun and this year, while it has been one for this history books and late-night comedy shows, has also been a stellar year for pro-lifers. Here’s just a few of incredible things that happened this year from a pro-life perspective.

13) Pro-life students show selflessness during #TurnpikeMass
The March for Life in January of 2016 was nearly cancelled because of a devastating blizzard. But hundreds of thousands of people came anyways, and then attempted to paturnpike2make their way home afterwards while snow blanketed the East Coast. Several Students for Life groups were on buses that were stranded on the Pennsylvania Turnkpike for over 26 hours. Instead of complaining, they decided to set up an altar on the side of the road and priests that were with them said Mass, which later became known as the #TurnpikeMass. Dozens and dozens of social media posts led to both local and national covering the mass, which showed the resilience of those pro-lifers stuck on the turnpike and the joy they innately possessed as members of the Pro-Life Generation.
12) Famous image made even more famous
This incredible image of an 18-week-old fetus in-utero was named one of the 100 most 18week fetusinfluential photos ever by TIME Magazine. It was originally released in 1965 and was one of the very first to show was life in the womb looked like, a huge moment for anti-abortion advocates anxiously trying to bring humanity to the preborn child.

11) Win for Free Speech at University of South Alabama
A long, on-going case was finally closed with a win for free speech for students at the University of South Alabama. With the help of the attorneys at Alliance Defending Freedom, an agreement was reached that increased the amount of the University of South Alabama campus that is open to free speech from less than one percent to the vast majority of campus. Also, the settlement ensures that the university’s policies will be applied the same way to all student groups and prevents university officials from censoring pro-life speech based on its message.

10) Campus pro-life groups outnumber Planned Parenthood campus groups 4-to-1
Students for Life of America announced in 2016 they have over 1,000 high school, 1K strongcollege, med and law, and young adult groups nationally. SFLA has only existed since 2006, when they started out with 181 groups. Planned Parenthood celebrated their 100-year anniversary in 2016 and can only muster 275 pro-choice groups on campuses. Their brand of extreme abortion positions isn’t resonating at all with Millennials.

9) Pregnant student gets Christian school to change policy
A Christian college in South Carolina kicked a pregnant student off their campus for getting pregnant instead of helping her and offering her resources to make sure she had the chance to stay in school and keep her child. But she didn’t give up. Not only did Kamaria Downs choose life for her child but she also lobbied her school to change their policies on pregnant and parenting students. We hope all schools – especially Christian schools – will take a hard look at their policies on pregnant and parenting students and make efforts to help these moms in need rather than kicking them off campus.
8) First Real Sex Week hosted at University of New Mexico
Sade Patterson, a student at the University of New Mexico in AlbuquerqueSCREENSHOT Real SEx Week and member of the Students for Life club on campus, put together an entire Real Sex Week agenda and workshops as a true opportunity of empowerment for students on campus in response to the school’s vulgar Sex Week that happened there in 2014. Real Sex Week was covered by local and national media and covered topics like post-sexual trauma healing, green birth control, and a self-defense class with an MMA trainer.
7) Millennials continue to trend anti-abortion
Polls in 2016 continued to show that Millennials are trending more anti-abortion than generations before them, favoring more restrictions on abortion and agreeing that abortion should be made illegal in all or most circumstances.

6) Pro-lifers flexed their electoral muscles and outed Rep. Renee Ellmers
In January 2015, Rep. Renee Ellmers (R-NC) led the fight to stop a bill in its tracks that would have banned abortions after 20 weeks, citing the fact that MillennialsOutside Ellmers office are against it (they aren’t, just for the record – they are the age group that supports a ban by the largest numbers). Ellmers took heat from Students for Life on the day of the March for Life when SFLA’s president Kristan Hawkins led over 70 young Millennials to her office on Capitol Hill in a sign of solidarity that no, Millennials are not who she says they are. For over a year, Ellmers continued to take heat from pro-lifers. She even called many pro-life groups “childish.” The Susan B. Anthony List put boots on the ground in her district and supported her opponent in the primary, which she lost.

5) Pro-life students making their voices heard during Cecile Richards events
Whether Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards was giving a big speech or merely meeting with local supporters at a university, it seemed pro-life students and young adults made every effort to show up and let her know that her organization wasn’t winning the hearts and minds of the younger generation. OPP Temple4ur students showed up at Georgetown University (one even asked her a direct question at the closed-press event, Temple University (where we had our bright pink “Planned Parenthood Betrays Women” van out front of the venue), all over Iowa, Denver, and San Francisco.
4) Meeting Abortion Supporters Where They AreGlamour screenshot
Reagan Barklage was featured in a documentary about abortion in Missouri, which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival. She was on the only young, pro-life woman in the film, which caught the attention of editors at Glamour magazine. While not exactly a beacon of pro-life thought, they invited Reagan to write about her experience a young, pro-life woman. This was a huge step for pro-lifers to breakthrough into a media outlet that caters to Planned Parenthood clients.

3) Criminal referrals of Planned Parenthood
Over a year after the first Center for Medical Progress undercover videos rocked the nation by revealing that Planned Parenthood was heavily involved in the illegal buying and selling of body parts of aborted babies, committees in both the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate referred Planned Parenthood and several of their business partners in the tissue procurement business for criminal charges.

2) Indictment thrown out against David Daleiden
The Houston District Attorney indicted David Daleiden, the head of the Center for Medical Progress, in a series of bogus charges early in the year. By the end of 2016, the DA who indicted Daleiden lost her election, all of the charges were thrown out against him, and Planned Parenthood was referred for criminal charges in Texas by the Select Panel on Infant Lives in the U.S. House of Representatives.

1) Election of a president who made pro-life promises
In 2016, the nation elected Donald Trump to be the next president of the United States. He made specific promises to pro-life Americans that we have every hope he intends to pp youre firedkeep. Never before has a presidential nominee made promises to defund Planned Parenthood, install pro-life Supreme Court Justices, ban abortions after 20 weeks, and make the Hyde Amendment part of permanent law. This is our time as pro-lifers to make significant strides towards ending abortion in our lifetime.