Anonymous asked: about the post that was just reblogged, katy perry has never said if she's prolife or not. the captions on that interview are fake.

oh-snap-pro-lifers:

It would be nice to have a source or even better the actual interview. Not being a fan myself, I’ve had a hard time tracking the video. 

Whether or not what the captions say are true or not, what was written is something we believe in, the the fetus is just another person who, since we grant ourselves rights, deserves rights. It’s no different coming from a celebrity or a normal folks mouth.

a link to the uncut intervew: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o6q0xyNZ9mA

T
he reason that the error needs to be pointed out, though, is that we need to be arbiters of the truth. Lies have no place in the pro-life movement. Lies only makes us look like hypocrites, and they make the people who hear the lies question EVERYTHING about our message.

We have science and solid ethics on our side. It is important that we remain always truthful and ever-vigilant.

"Both sides of the political spectrum suffer from a two-faced ethical theory that is more of a "choose who you like and pat yourself on the back for supporting ‘human rights’" kind of philosophy. This exclusivist mindset does not really honor the human person, but chooses who is valuable at what point, for what reason. If we truly claimed to respect human rights and desire the good of humanity, we would be consistent in our defense of human life and would not neglect any human being at any point from our consideration and protection."

"The basic tenet of feminism is the inherent ethical, moral, fundamental equality of all human beings. Abortion is a large-scale act of discrimination against the tiniest members of our human family."

~Aimee Murphy, Executive Director, Life Matters Journal

quintessentialdefenestration asked: It is good to see at least one other person didn't take this post at face value. I'm sure there were at least a couple others somewhere among those notes-- but we definitely need the ratio of informed: willfully ignorant to change. Otherwise we just keep giving our opponents more ammo to sue against us.

Agreed — thanks for speaking up. When pro-lifers lie it’s so frustrating: we have the truth of embryology and the inherent value of human life on our side. Why give anyone reason to distrust us?

perhaps also check out our website and support our ongoing work!

www.lifemattersjournal.org or www.propeaceprolife.org

quintessentialdefenestration:

lovewithallyouvegot:

theconservativecatholic:

varangoi:

estebanthegreat:

katyperfy:

You come from a religious background, and we know you’ve spoken in the past about how you don’t stand behind everything the church teaches. So I have to ask, do you consider yourself pro-life or pro-choice?

Katy Perry gets ALL the awards for this!!!!!

Deleting this soon because it’s not in tune with the rest of my blog, but…

Quite a bit of respect gained for Katy Perry (didn’t have much initially, but man oh man good job)

I’m so happy she’s pro-life. That’s kind of a rare thing to see from mainstream pop singers.

Yup. Definitely just old rich white men that are pro life. No women at all. Can’t find one.

Well, Katy Perry has publicly supported Planned Parenthood. And this interview actually has nothing to do with abortion. The subtitles above are completely made up.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o6q0xyNZ9mA

The most controversial opinion she cites in this video is her opposition to selfies.

This is why I’m so dissatisfied with the pro-life movement. No one is willing to actually do the research to back up claims, just repeat ad nauseum very false claims. Which is ultimately the opposite of productive.

I just want to make it known that before you posted this, i did the research and disproved the original post: http://lifemattersjournal.tumblr.com/post/73006934511/oh-snap-pro-lifers-lovewithallyouvegot

I too am generally dissatisfied with the MainStream PLM. Because for some reason, some pro-lifers think that we need to lie to convince others of the truth. The thing is, if you have science and truth on your side, LYING  is not only hypocrisy but STUPID.

oh-snap-pro-lifers:

lovewithallyouvegot:

theconservativecatholic:

varangoi:

estebanthegreat:

katyperfy:

You come from a religious background, and we know you’ve spoken in the past about how you don’t stand behind everything the church teaches. So I have to ask, do you consider yourself pro-life or pro-choice?

Katy Perry gets ALL the awards for this!!!!!

Deleting this soon because it’s not in tune with the rest of my blog, but…

Quite a bit of respect gained for Katy Perry (didn’t have much initially, but man oh man good job)

I’m so happy she’s pro-life. That’s kind of a rare thing to see from mainstream pop singers.

Yup. Definitely just old rich white men that are pro life. No women at all. Can’t find one.

I’m not a massive Katy Perry fan but it’s nice to see famous people voice their controvertial opinions. Yay her.

so i’ve watched whole interview, and found the clips that katyperfy made into gifs… the first one, the interviewer is actually saying “how do you know even when to stop - when a song is ready for us to hear?” … the rest of the clips are from the interview and have nothing to do with abortion. I really don’t like the dishonesty of posting these clips with the subtitles as if they’re about abortion when really it’s just a typical interview about writing music, etc. For shame. I want a pro-life popstar, but this is just disingenuous and dishonest! I’m so SICK of pro-lifers being dishonest when we have science and a strong ethical foundation on our side.

Here’s the uncut interview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o6q0xyNZ9mA

oh-snap-pro-lifers:

lovewithallyouvegot:

theconservativecatholic:

varangoi:

estebanthegreat:

katyperfy:

You come from a religious background, and we know you’ve spoken in the past about how you don’t stand behind everything the church teaches. So I have to ask, do you consider yourself pro-life or pro-choice?

Katy Perry gets ALL the awards for this!!!!!

Deleting this soon because it’s not in tune with the rest of my blog, but…

Quite a bit of respect gained for Katy Perry (didn’t have much initially, but man oh man good job)

I’m so happy she’s pro-life. That’s kind of a rare thing to see from mainstream pop singers.

Yup. Definitely just old rich white men that are pro life. No women at all. Can’t find one.

I’m not a massive Katy Perry fan but it’s nice to see famous people voice their controvertial opinions. Yay her.

wait… the interview that i found didn’t have that question in it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o6q0xyNZ9mA

K
atyperfy… where did you find the transcript of this interview???

I want a pro-life popstar just as much as the next pro-lifer… but being dishonest gets us nowhere. So. source???

rosefire:

gaywitch-practisingabortion:

situationalstudent:

purplespacecats:

professorbutterscotch:

kiskolee:

THIS.

I have never thought about it in this context
that’s actually really, really creepy.

I… fuck.

Yeah, basically.

I once pointed this out to my mother and she just stared at me, in stunned silence for ages. 

There will always be a girl who is less sober, less secure, with less friends walking in a darker part of town. I want her safe just as much as I want me safe.

rosefire:

gaywitch-practisingabortion:

situationalstudent:

purplespacecats:

professorbutterscotch:

kiskolee:

THIS.

I have never thought about it in this context

that’s actually really, really creepy.

I… fuck.

Yeah, basically.

I once pointed this out to my mother and she just stared at me, in stunned silence for ages. 

There will always be a girl who is less sober, less secure, with less friends walking in a darker part of town. I want her safe just as much as I want me safe.

(Source: bigfatphallusy, via tinywarrior85)

Who says you can’t be pro-peace AND pro-life?
check it out!
http://www.propeaceprolife.org

Who says you can’t be pro-peace AND pro-life?

check it out!

http://www.propeaceprolife.org

So there’s a rad conference that my team is collaborating on set for March 29 in Philly. If you’re prolife, propeace, or just plain support human rights, you should be there!REGISTER TODAY! http://www.lifepeacejustice.org

So there’s a rad conference that my team is collaborating on set for March 29 in Philly. If you’re prolife, propeace, or just plain support human rights, you should be there!

REGISTER TODAY! http://www.lifepeacejustice.org

In saying we work for human rights, we basically proclaim that each and every human life is valuable and worthy of protection, and if we act contrariwise, we undermine our work in any given field of human rights and cannot really claim to protect human rights at all.

Our value is quite intrinsic: our value lies in our humanity itself. It is because human beings are personal beings that we can even relate to such ethics, and each and every human being is conceived with this same capacity. And in this we see that not even the worst of actions could deprive us of this nature as human. Our humanity is part of our essence, not of circumstance, age, ability, usefulness or innocence.

This value is unchangeable, it is not an opinion to be ignored by dictators or thrown out by lazy politicians. We are human in our nature and this humanity is what makes us of the utmost value and worthy of the greatest protections. It is why we have hundreds of thousands of human rights organizations the world over – we see the value reflected in others, and we want to ensure that each and every human being has the rights he or she deserves.

Consistency is demanded in this work, yet we see double-standards on all sides, from every perspective.

Consider: the child in the womb has the potential to become also soldier on the battlefield, a child caught behind enemy lines, a wrongly or rightly convicted prisoner on death row, or a teen growing up in poverty. Therefore, we have the responsibility to value his or her life at all stages. This is not because they are innocent, or useful, but because they are human.

Likewise, the prisoner on death row was at one point a preborn human being, might one day be the elderly, and could have been a soldier captured and shipped to Guantanamo. If we defend his life at this moment while facing the death penalty, but not at the others, then we have only a false regard for him and not an honest care for his life and dignity.

Both sides of the political spectrum suffer from a two-faced ethical theory that is more of a “choose who you like and pat yourself on the back for supporting “human rights”” kind of philosophy. This exclusivist mindset does not really honor the human person, but chooses who is valuable at what point, for what reason. If we truly claimed to respect human rights and desire the good of humanity, we would be consistent in our defense of human life and would not neglect any human being at any point from our consideration and protection.

The ethical statement I would then put forth would be [to follow Germain Grisez’s ethics: in that the ultimate goal of ethics and of the life pursuit is the full flourishing of the human person, and therefore] that “we must never directly kill any human life.” [This, of course, leaves room for the principle of double effect, and self-defense is provided for under these terms.] This ensures that we do not dehumanize the preborn nor the enemy soldier, not the prisoner on death row nor the aged disabled, and that we will properly respect each and every instance of the basic human goods of life.

Aimee Murphy, Executive Director of Life Matters Journal, “Why Consistency Matters in the Pursuit of Human Rights” (via amata-anima)