[By a pro-abort, as exemplified by her comments in the last paragraph posted here (and more in later paragraphs not posted); nonetheless, she makes a point of the irony at such an event]
Ironic film for Catholic hospital’s fundraiser
‘Dirty Dancing’ focuses on abortion
By Susan Damour / For the [Concord, New Hampshire] Monitor
September 3, 2012
During my morning commute to work I have been hearing advertisements on WZID radio for a “Chick Flick” event to be held Sept. 13. The proceeds are being donated to St Joseph Hospital’s Breast Care Center for research – indeed, a wonderful cause.
However, one of the movies being shown is Dirty Dancing, an iconic, feel-good movie, no doubt. However, the major subplot in the film is abortion and, furthermore, how “back-alley” abortions cause a significant risk to women. When the character Baby learns about a desperate, pregnant woman, she goes to her OB/GYN father. He saves the day – helping this woman who would have surely died otherwise – and assures her she will be fine and go on to have as many babies as she wants when she is ready.
Since St. Joe’s is a Catholic hospital, I found it ironic that it would allow itself to be affiliated with a film about abortion. I contacted St. Joe’s and was told that WZID selected the film, and the hospital had no input.
If they are so dead-set against abortion, they have no business accepting funds from this event when they admittedly do not support reproductive rights of women. I replied to St. Joe’s event coordinator and wished her well with this event. I told her that I hoped many people would attend because the proceeds go toward a good cause – but it does send a mixed message for those who support St. Joe’s.
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