I thought it might be interesting to browse through the NOW store online today, and while I was doing so, I came across quite a few interesting and frustrating items.
The title is called “March for Women's Lives / Keep Abortion Legal t-shirt.” Doesn’t that title sound familiar? The name is a bit too close to the March for Life – a conservative march for unborn/aborted children’s lives. There is no way the title is merely a fluke. Knowing NOW’s agenda, the title is intentional; however, they fail to realize that “marching for women’s lives” makes them appear selfish and ignorant of the sanctity of life—which I believe they are. Their lack of concern for innocent life became even more clear when I did some research on this so-called "March for Women's Lives." It was a march in 2004 opposing the recent passage of the Partial-Birth Abortion Act.
If NOW supports Partial-Birth Abortions (a method of abortion where the child's head is taken out of the mother in order to kill him or her) then when do they begin to value life? From what it sounds like, they do not value anyone's life but their own. The title of their t-shirt, their march, and their agenda illustrates this.
After seeing the loads of abortion bumper stickers, shirts, pins, and totes, I was even more shocked to find baby clothing. How can an organization sell clothing for babies when they do not even hold the lives of infants to a high standard? It’s clearly contradictory, incongruous, and it demonstrates the closed-mindedness of the organization NOW.
Next week, I’m going to discuss a clash between a t-shirt that promotes peace and another t-shirt that blatantly says, “Doing my best to piss off the radical right.” These are both found on the NOW website.
Stay tuned. In the meantime, comments are welcome and check out their website: NOW.