The Abortionistas: Making Celebrities Instead of Arguments


In its unrelenting effort to promote abortion, the mainstream media anointed its latest abortion celebrity. Texas State Senator Wendy Davis is the latest in a long line of media darlings, along with Sandra Fluke, christened for celebrity sainthood for their opposition to anti abortion laws.


The 3 major Sunday talk shows prominently featured Wendy, the “Harvard educated lawyer mom of 2” who filibustered for 12 hours abill which would ban abortions after the 20th week of pregnancy.  The legislation requires doctors to have admitting privileges at nearby hospitals. It limits abortions to surgical   centers and stipulates that doctors must monitor even non-surgical abortions.    The media’s new Wendy Darling waltzed through the talk shows, unscathed and unchallenged as the new star on the D.C. circuit and christened the next rising Democratic star in Texas.

What is the media’s purpose for creating celebrities?

  • Putting a pretty face on abortion
  • Distracting the public attention from the issues
  • Shutting down debate on the issues
  • Drown out dissent
  • Providing the administration with a celebrity and fresh face to promote its agenda
  • Disguise the media’s bias as pro abortion
  • Feeds into the public’s hero worship of celebrities

Instead of talking about the reality of abortion, or the terms of the pending bill, or the brutality of Kermit Gosnell, the media talks about Davis’ cool pink gym shoes that she wore during the filibuster. The superficial is now the order of the day. The celebrity drenched culture plays out in politics and in Washington D.C. Is there a media anointed celebrity who is pro life? Don’t bother looking for one.

It’s all orchestrated, planned and choreographed

Make no mistake about it, Wendy Davis’ debut on the national stage was carefully and strategically orchestrated by the Democratic party and its right arm, Planned Parenthood. After the Gosnell debacle, the abortion advocates were desperately searching for a pretty new face to push the abortion agenda. They found her deep in the heart of Texas.

The star struck media virtually unchallenged her assertion that women would die if this bill passed the Texas Senate. What is this so called bill which is a death knell for women? The proposal would ban abortions after the 20th week of pregnancy, and require doctors to have admitting privileges at nearby hospitals, limit abortions to surgical centers and stipulate doctors must monitor even non-surgical abortions. Sounds like Texas learned some important lessons from Philadelphia. It sure appears that women’s reproductive health will be protected in the lone star state, unless you prefer unregulated late term abortion clinics like Kermit Gosnell’s.

The Benefits of the Abortion Pin up Poster

Just ask Sandra Fluke about the adulation, star power, and rubbing shoulders with the high and mighty.  You might recall that Sandra skyrocketed to media prominence in a carefully orchestrated House appearance on the importance of requiring insurance plans to cover birth control during a debate on whether insurance should have a contraception mandate. Ms. Fluke was the ideal poster girl, law student at Georgetown, a Catholic university. She, too, skated through the Sunday talk shows as the hosts threw her soft ball questions.

Having kept up her end of the bargain, the benefits to Ms. Fluke started rolling in. She appeared on many of the daytime time shows. Surprise, surprise, Fluke supported Obama’s re-election campaign. In gratitude for her efforts, she introduced Obama at a Denver rally and best of all, Sandra Fluke, Georgetown law student was a featured speaker at the 2012 Democratic National Convention!

The Democrats are great at manufacturing celebrities, but not jobs.

But perhaps, those pink gym shoes will come in handy for all the baby girls born in Texas when the bill passes.

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Elizabeth Yore served as Special Counsel at Harpo, Inc. for the last 5 years. In that position, she acted  as Oprah Winfrey’s Child Advocate both with the Oprah Winfrey Show and in South Africa at the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls. Prior to that position, Liz was General Counsel for the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services, the Illinois statewide child welfare agency. At DCFS, Liz created the first missing child unit, which required the DCFS to immediately notify the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children when a foster child went missing. Illinois has been the leader in that initiative. She also spearheaded a program to aggressively prosecute human trafficking cases in the department.  Prior to DCFS, Liz was General Counsel at the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children in Virginia, and its first Director of the International Division handling international child abduction cases. She now blogs at, twitters@elizabethyore and consults internationally in child exploitation cases.

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