On April 30, 2003, members of TFP Student Action traveled to George Washington University in the nation’s capitol, to speak out against abortion on GW Radio. The host of the two-hour radio program, The Right Way, was Adam Ramey, an outspoken conservative GWU student. He invited guests from both ends of the ideological spectrum to debate the topic of abortion on the air. Medical Students for Choice and Voices for Choices were asked to speak in favor of abortion, while TFP Student Action took up the anti-abortion banner.
Student Action members immediately accepted the invitation to the debate, and began gathering information that would dismantle the most common pro-abortion fallacies. However, the abortion advocates on campus refused to accept the invitation, return phone calls or respond to emails.
“I don’t know why they don’t acknowledge my phone calls or emails,” said Adam Ramey. “What does it take to say they can’t make it?” he continued, “If they believe abortion is good, why are they afraid to defend their views?”
Their enigmatic absence gave TFP representatives more radio time to explain why the sin of abortion is evil and hopefully convince middle-of-the-roaders to oppose it. Student Action members read shocking quotes from Margaret Sanger, Planned Parenthood’s founder. Here are a few samples:
Eugenic sterilization is an urgent need… We must prevent multiplication of this bad stock.
The most merciful thing that a family does to one of its infant members is to kill it.
TFP spokesman Michael Drake said, “Abortion under any circumstance is morally wrong, scientifically preposterous and primarily a great offense against God. It defies Natural Law and Americans cannot remain indifferent when 4,000 innocent lives are being slaughtered daily. Our nation was rightly heartbroken with the loss of life on September 11.” He added, “But why isn’t there a proportional sadness when it comes to the devastating death toll of abortion – 40 million in the United States alone since 1973?”
Perhaps Joseph Stalin answered that question when he commented that “a single death is a tragedy, a million deaths is a statistic.”