Abortion abolitionists continue their fantasies about abortion and adoption and abortees and adoptees. After numerous requests to cease and desist, they continue to propagandize adoptees and former and current people in foster care to pimp their agenda. Just stop it!
This time around we have diva Lila Rose (who incidentally opposes contraception) and numerous abolitionist and conservative news sites peddling Wendy’s and the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption as allies in their pursuit of mandatory birth.
A little over a week ago I came across the following:
Love seeing this. As corporations rush to support Planned Parenthood,
@Wendys is supporting abortion-vulnerable women and children by raising funds for, and helping with, the adoption process.
I was curious and aggravated at the all-too-familiar conflation and surfed around for details. My first stop was Life News which carried the story under the misleading headline: While other big corporations push abortion, Wendy’s saves kids through adoption
Misleading because (1) corporations aren’t “pushing abortion,” (2) the mothers of kids in fostercare are not “abortion-minded” and (3) the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption has nothing to do with either newborn adoption or preventing abortion. Its mission is quite clear.
The Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption is the only public nonprofit charity in the United States that is focused exclusively on foster care adoption. Through its signature program, Wendy’s Wonderful Kids®, the Foundation provides grants to adoption agencies to hire recruiters who use an evidence-based, child-focused recruitment model to find loving, permanent homes for children waiting in foster care.
The Foundation works closely with child welfare advocates and policymakers, provides free resources about foster care adoption and raises awareness through social media campaigns, public service announcements and events.
The campaign that Life News misrepresents is, in fact, simply a large annual fundraising DTFA partnership with Snapchat through the Wendy’s Cause Cup project in commemoration of National Fostercare Month. Snapchat ap users can scan their phone over Wendy’s Snapcode on beverage cups that will alert followers that a donation of $5.00 to DTFA has been made in the user’s name. Fundraising runs through August 5, 2019, and up to $500,000 can be collected.
That, of course, didn’t stop Life News from turning the fostercare fundraiser into an abortion abolition benefit:
Fast-food chain Wendy’s and its partner, the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption, has at its heart the interests of the children who are frequently trotted out as “reasons to abort” — those who are in foster care waiting to be adopted…
While celebrities are loudly screaming their support for Planned Parenthood and abortion, organizations like the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption are quietly doing the hard work of helping vulnerable children, women, and families in need. Perhaps celebrities should take note and spend less energy telling women they must have abortion to be successful, and spend more time and effort doing the work of supporting women and children whose mothers chose life.
BTW, do celebrities really demand that women get abortions? Source, please!
Glenn Beck’s media empire The Blaze followed up with Amind a sea of companies raising money for abortion, Wendy’s stands up and promotes adoption. Abortion only shows up in the header, but we get the message. The article itself was lifted from Life News. and is disjointed and vague. It includes a link to a Family Research Council (misnamed Family Council) list of Planned Parenthood corporate sponsors. Its description of adoption-eligible children is plain weird:
Big League Politics, a far-right website founded by former Breitbart staff, published the provocative headline As corporations endorse LGBT and abortion, Wendy’s chooses to promote adoption, Again, the story is lifted from Life News. It Includes also a quote from longtime DTFA director Rita Soronin from a 2017 interview in Columbus Monthly. with Soronin saying the Foundation “save lives.” In context, however, Soronin was not speaking about abortion but unfavorable outcomes in foster care and aging out of the system.
And what does LGBT have to do with anything?
Red State lifted its story from, Big League Politics with While corporations promote abortion, Wendy’s is focused on helping children. Nothing new there but the standout lede:
So many corporations are concerned with embracing causes nowadays, and too often businesses fall into the left’s intersectional concerns, with abortion being a big one.
Color me dense, but I had no idea corpos had gone intersectional, I don’t think Big League understands intersectionalism.
Wendy;s Foundation takes campaign to promote adoptions nationwide is Breitbart’s entry, a standard rip-off of Life News Commenters, however, are imaginative misogynists and.Dem bashers, better than Breitbart could hope to be. Example: Did you know that the government (aka Democrats) is the cause of the high cost of adoption since liberal bureaucrats want to promote abortion and discourage adoption? All along I thought adoption agencies and their hangers-on were the ones who jack adoption costs. Don’t Breitbart fans support the free market?
Another outraged commenter demands that adoptions be free. Take that to Bethany or Gladney and feel the boot!
Here is a very small sample of what passes for adoption discourse on one Breitbart thread.,
Wendy’s backs adoption, as major corporations support abortion . Speaking of fostercare, Alex Jones; InfoWars’ piped in:
Leftists who support abortion often argue in favor of the practice because they say it helps keep unwanted babies out of foster care. “Who’s going to adopt the unwanted babies?” is an argument frequently heard from abortionists.
Things went really south then.