Sunday, May 27, 2007

Palme d'Or For Illegal Abortion Movie

The Romanian movie "4 Luni, 3 Saptamini si 2 Zile" (4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days) won the Cannes Film Festival's top prize.

Here's a review of the movie, and this, from an interview with the director:

Abortion is a good example of the influence propaganda and education had on us, even if we didn’t realize it at the moment....Abortion became quite popular; they weren’t legal but everybody could try and hire somebody. It was not only about how much money you had but also what was your social position… Because of the pressure of the regime, women and families were so much concerned with not being caught for making an illegal abortion that they didn’t give one minute of a thought about the moral issue…

If we don't pay attention to the vicious propaganda war on women's reproductive health going on in this country, and if we don't make an effort to counter it in kind*, all of us will be in for a very rude awakening.

*Ever since the SCOTUS decision, and confirmed by the recent Lybrel misinformation frenzy, I've come to the conclusion that countering propaganda with medical facts is a losing strategy. It simply doesn't work. What does work is outpropagandizing the propagandists. Now, if only I had the funds and the contact information for some experienced ex-Communist "information" officials --the best propagandists evah--I'd be in business.



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