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Anti-Choice Group Plans to Exorcise Empty Abortion Clinic

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I mean, considering some of the things anti-choice groups sometimes do out side of abortion clinics, yelling, shaming, getting in personal space, this could be worse. 40 Days of Life, the anti-choice group that is sponsoring the exorcism, has recently been accused of even filming people walking in and out of a London clinic they were picketing, which, if used in the right way, constitutes a pretty awful breach of privacy. They maintain they had the cameras on to film people who were insulting them, as they were there “to pray and to show there is love in the community out there.” A representative from the clinic said their protest was “on a scale we haven’t seen before.”

But most recently the organization has planned to exorcise an Ohio abortion clinic. On a Sunday. Which, like I said, is probably better than picketing it, because this particular clinic is closed on Sundays and no one will be there.

Would now be a good time to talk about how most famous real and fiction exorcism stories are about possessed women? How as a narrative trope it says that difficult girls are in fact the devil, and that most symptoms of possession (in real life) are also symptoms of treatable mental illnesses?

Nah, I didn’t think so.

Read the rest of this story over at The Frisky.

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