LOL… Nothing says “I'm opposed to abortion” more than sending money to Chinese companies, right? That's what one radical anti-choice group did with its extra cash. Certainly, they won't help struggling families feed & clothe their children. No, the Pro-Life Action League bought 500 CHINESE-made handcuffs & sent them to women's clinics across the country. The clinics in Huntsville & Montgomery report getting a set along with a note encouraging them to “get out of the abortion business.”
Look! It even includes a number to call! Although I have to note that offering counseling by mail (not to mention the free toys) is preferable to screaming at women from the sidewalk, but it's not really a good use of donors tax-deductible contributions. Do you suppose those donors realize that the organization is sending money to China – the “Great Satan” of forced abortion?
Speaking of money… the Alabama Reproductive Rights Association (ARRA) is looking for donations to its Financial Assistance Fund. The all-volunteer group of Alabama heroes & heroines helps provide emotional support, transportation, & partial payment of expenses to women who need help paying for an abortion. Remember that in Alabama, some women must travel hours each way and pay for a hotel room – not that the state thinks that's in any way burdensome.
The group recently received a moving thank you note from a young women they helped. She had no one to turn to but strangers. Matt Osborne did a wonderful story about this recently at Breitbart Unmasked:
An ARRA volunteer drove College Girl up to the state capital, where she arrived 14 weeks pregnant at the home of another volunteer who hosted her while she was in town. Although she’d already had the state-mandated ‘counseling’ at her local Planned Parenthood clinic, she still needed to have a state-mandated ultrasound, and there was necessary lab work to be done. Her procedure was also more expensive than most because of a medical complication, but the volunteers raised every penny needed to take care of her.
If you need help accessing your reproductive RIGHTS in Alabama, or know someone who does, do not hesitate to contact ARRA. Their website is here and their Facebook page is here. You can also find them on Twitter here.
ARRA's financial aid fund is running low; they're hoping to collect $5,000 to replenish the fund. The goal is 500 $10 contributions in honor of the handcuff stunt.
Use the donation link on the ARRA page (top left) to donate via PayPal. Every dollar is appreciated. There are so many women who need help and they feel alone and desperate:
Because I had no help nor support from any of my family or friends on my decision.
How would you rather your tax-deductible donations be used? To help women who have nowhere else to turn or to subsidize the activities of the handcuff charity?. Go figure – the handcuff folks get just 2 stars from Charity Navigator. ARRA doesn't have a ranking yet, but none of these volunteers are in it for the money.
See a close-up of the Chinese handcuffs on the flip.