Abortion advocate and columnist Connie Schultz has created a controversy by resurrecting the “Flag of Reproductive Freedom” on the eve of Veterans Day.
Dawn Hanson, the altered flag’s creator said the flag was originally presented as a gift to Cecile Richards, President of Planned Parenthood Federation of America, when she was in Cleveland back in 2007.
Reproductive rights is code for abortion on demand and Schultz is receiving criticism after tweeting this picture so close to the day when America celebrates the sacrifice of our veterans.
In a column she published just after the 2014 general elections, Schultz writes, “The morning after the Republicans won, well, just about everything, I spent a good half-hour staring at a favorite piece of artwork that hangs in a prominent place in our home.
“From a distance, the piece looks like a 13-by-9-inch version of the American flag. Thirteen red and white stripes are stitched to perfection and anchored to a rectangle of dark blue fabric in the upper left corner. A nice patriotic rendering of Old Glory, matted and framed behind glass I swipe every week with my Swiffer.
“On closer inspection, however, one sees that Cleveland artist Dawn Hanson was up to mischief when she created this flag, which is part quilt, part craft and wholly political.
“Instead of 50 stars, there are four rows of tiny buttons. The first three rows — weeks one through three — are white; in the last row — week four — the buttons are pink. The days of the week run along the top: SUN, MON, TUE — you get the idea.
Hanson titled the piece “Reproductive Freedom Flag.” Patriotism with a punch.
To no one’s surprise, NARAL, the largest abortion lobby group in the nation gave a nod to the concept of a “Flag of Reproductive Freedom” by re-tweeting Schultz’s story:
And then the flag itself: