In the mid-1980's, leaders of the anti abortion movement produced a video called the "The Silent Scream." The video, produced by American Portrait Films, has been sent out to over 25,000 people across the country. Although the group claims they have "saved" 15,000 babies, they may have ruined the lives of all those mothers. The movie epitomized the anti-abortion agenda and strategy, shifting the focus of the abortion debate away from compassion for the heath and needs of the woman to an exaggerated concern for the fetus (Planned Parenthood, pg1). Originally designed to frighten women who turned to so-called "crisis pregnancy centers" for assistance with their problem pregnancies. Clips from the film are also always available for download on the World Wide Web. A very reliable health clinic, Planned Parenthood, realized that this video was harmful to women, causing them to experience much unnecessary paranoia.
The Silent Scream, although terrifying is full of scientific, medical and legal inaccuracies as well as misleading statements and exaggerations. Planned Parenthood assembled a... [continues]
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