Priests for Life has launched a special project
called "Is This What You Mean?" It aims to:
1) Reveal the nature of the abortion procedure to the
2) Challenge public officials and candidates who support
the legality of abortion to admit what abortion is.
The project is explained in its entirety at
The project makes use of You Tube videos at
www.YouTube.com/frfrankpavone, and of quotes from
abortionists, found on the project page at
We are asking people to
a) view the videos we made about the abortion procedure;
b) read the quotes we provide from abortionists, and
c) use that information on blogs, in editorials, at town
hall meetings, and in public and private sessions with
abortion supporters to ask them, “When you say the word
“abortion,” is this what you mean?”
This effort, in which anyone can participate, draws a
line in the sand and gives candidates and office-holders
alike this challenge:
If you’re going to take a position on abortion, then
you’re going to have to come clean about what it is. We
are no longer going to let you obscure or trivialize the
issue. Whether people agree with you or not, you owe it
to them to be honest about what you’re talking about.
Therefore we issue this simple call to honesty:
describe abortion to you, and you tell us if that’s what
you’re talking about.
That’s it, pure and simple. This is not a debate, nor a
threat. It’s a call to clarity, a demand for honesty.
That is not partisan, nor is it unreasonable; it is not
fanatical or inappropriate in any way. Nor is this about
religion or morality.
We just want to make sure that we’re hearing you. When
you say “abortion,” we just want to make sure we’re both
talking about the same thing.
The full URL of the page describing this project is
The specific locations of the videos are as follows:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=us_y9GP_-DA - Dismemberment D&E
Suction Abortion Procedure
How can you help with this project?
1) Alert people to the project, the videos, and the
- Emailing your friends, family, everyone in your
- Going into chat rooms, blogs, message boards, etc…
- If you have your own website or blog, announce the
project there and provide links.
- Writing letters to the editor.
- Speaking out in town meetings or other public venues.
2) Help drive the number of views of the You Tube videos
into the hundreds of thousands in a short time, so that
we can make the video a news story. Seek young people
who will volunteer time to reference it all over the
3) Using the videos and quotes from the abortionists,
diagrams, ask “pro-choice” politicians (whether they are
candidates or already in public office) if this is what
they mean when they say “abortion.” Yes or no. Ask it
publicly. Ask it repeatedly. Ask it in all the ways
mentioned above – emails, letters, internet etc….. Those
whose support they are seeking deserve to know.
4) We have additional resources that reveal the
nature of the abortion procedure and can also be used
for this project. They are a DVD called “The Procedure,”
and two diagrams of the most common procedures. See
ordering information on page 4.