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Abortion, Kelsey Grammer, and the T-Shirt

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The issue of abortion has certainly been in the news over the last year, especially since the various videos revealed the backroom activities of Planned Parenthood. Many famous people have chosen to stay out of the debate, not wanting to get political or be a part of the controversy. I don’t blame them, it gets pretty ugly out there, and all too often no one is listening on either side to what is being said – so those who choose a side are treated disrespectfully or with hatred. But this is not always the case, some folks recognize the importance of this fight against abortion, and have taken an unashamed stand against it.

So, here is a shout out to Actor Kelsey Grammer, best known for his role as radio psychiatrist Frasier Crane on the hit TV shows Cheers and Frasier, who recently posted a picture of himself on Instagram wearing an anti-abortion T-shirt. The shirt bears the image of a gun and the provocative question,

"Would it bother us more if they used guns?" with the website abort73.com listed below it.

According to its website, Abort73 exists to "demonstrate why elective abortion is immoral and unjust."  The website has a section which is devoted solely to women wishing to publicly express any regrets they have about a past abortion. In the commonly anti-gun and pro-choice sphere of Hollywood, Mr. Grammer's decision to boldly support the organization and its cause is unpopular among media critics, to say the least. One media outlet called the shirt "bizarre," while another deemed it "outrageous" and said it had an "extremely disturbing message."

Just to be clear, Elective Abortions account for the mass majority of abortions done in the United States. Dr. C. Everett Koop, the Surgeon General of the United States, once said that more than 95 percent of all abortions done in the U.S. are purely for the sake of convenience, and have nothing to do with the life of the mother being at risk. So, adults are living recklessly not making good choices, and then have determined they have the right to kill a child as a choice to resolve the situation they have created. This is not a choice, it is murder. The adults have a choice, they have a choice to control themselves before having unprotected sex. Killing the child ends their immediate crisis, although there are clearly emotional wounds they will struggle with for years. But for the baby who did not have a voice in any of the choices, it is a forever decision which ends its life.

Kelsey Grammer made a choice to speak out, and has stuck his neck out on this one. Way to go Mr. Grammer!

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