Man gives history lessons to pro-lifers protesting outside abortion clinic in viral video
A man, reportedly a self-proclaimed abortion clinic defender, gave a reality check to a group of pro-lifers protesting outside an abortion clinic. Andrew Woods went viral when he took on a group of pro-lifers, who were protesting without their masks on, down the memory lane and helped them refresh their history lessons.
A TikTok video showed him saying, “Before the 1970s, your church did not care about abortion and in fact believed that life begins at breath. And while I do not think that a bunch of Jesus worshippers should have a f**king thing to say about healthcare when it's not their own bodies, at least that position was consistent with your scripture.” He also told them that in reality, the religious right is politically motivated.
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Giving an explanation of the real origins of the religious right, Randall Balmer -- prize-winning historian and Emmy Award nominee -- had written in Politico, “In May 1969, a group of African-American parents in Holmes County, Mississippi, sued the Treasury Department to prevent three new whites-only K-12 private academies from securing full tax-exempt status, arguing that their discriminatory policies prevented them from being considered “charitable” institutions.”
He continued, “The schools had been founded in the mid-1960s in response to the desegregation of public schools set in motion by the Brown v. Board of Education decision of 1954. In 1969, the first year of desegregation, the number of white students enrolled in public schools in Holmes County dropped from 771 to 28; the following year, that number fell to zero. On June 30, 1971, the United States District Court for the District of Columbia issued its ruling in the case, now Green v. Connally (John Connally had replaced David Kennedy as secretary of the Treasury). The decision upheld the new IRS policy: ‘Under the Internal Revenue Code, properly construed, racially discriminatory private schools are not entitled to the Federal tax exemption provided for charitable, educational institutions, and persons making gifts to such schools are not entitled to the deductions provided in case of gifts to charitable, educational institutions.’”
In the 2014 article, Balmer added that how after the 1971 ruling, Paul Weyrich -- the late religious conservative political activist and co-founder of the Heritage Foundation -- took on abortion to “pique evangelical interest.”
Woods while preaching to the pro-lifers reportedly summed these up in short and told them, “The minute y'all couldn't segregate a f***king school, you need another issue to keep maintaining your political clout.”
Referring to the abortion clinic, Woods added: “You don't think that there are any babies dying in there. You're not stupid people. But you are deceptive and dishonest people. You are people who should be ashamed of yourselves because your lie affects these patients. You are terrorizing them. Why the f**k do you think we need to be out here? In a city full of work that actually needs to be done, we are wasting our time defending people from you, because y'all are menacing them.”
The TikTok video was also shared on Twitter with many people praising Woods. One user tweeted, “Everything leads to racism. We have a dark dark history.. smh. Pro life Is def a lie.” Another user said, “There is no greater arrogance than belief government should have authority over a woman's body. Women's choice is hers, and hers alone. And need not be justified to anyone. Not your body, none of your business. Beware the American Taliban.” “People like this make me sick. As soon as you ask them how many children they have adopted they get quiet,” a tweet added.
Good morning to this man and only this man pic.twitter.com/EfWxaQUfHl— Hitha Palepu (@HithaPalepu) February 9, 2021
Everything leads to racism. We have a dark dark history.. smh. Pro life Is def a lie.— Catherine (@arcarsenal09) February 9, 2021
There is no greater arrogance than belief government should have authority over a woman's body. Women's choice is hers, and hers alone. And need not be justified to anyone. Not your body, none of your business.— paul (@paul_kramarchyk) February 10, 2021
Beware the American Taliban.
People like this make me sick. As soon as you ask them how many children they have adopted they get quiet— Princess 🥂 (@keishadarling1) February 10, 2021