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Judge protects videos exposing ‘savage’ abortions

Judge protects videos exposing ‘savage’ abortions

Clinics sued over copyright infringement from parodies

author-image by Bob Unruh

Bob Unruh joined WND in 2006 after spending nearly three decades writing on a wide range of issues for several Upper Midwest newspapers and the Associated Press. Sports, tornadoes, homicidal survivalists, and legislative battles all fell within his bailiwick. His scenic photography has been used commercially, and he sometimes plays in a church worship band.

Pro-life organizations whose leaders parodied an abortionist’s promotional video that portrayed how “good” and “normal” the procedure was by inserting graphic images of aborted babies have been cleared of copyright infringement claims.

U.S. District Judge James V. Selna has ruled in a case brought by the Northland Family Planning Clinic in Detroit against the Center for Bio-Ethical Reform, The Apologetics Groups and others.

The abortion business had created the video to carry to potential customers “the message … that abortion is not uncommon, and that women are good regardless of how they exercise their reproductive rights.”

Then, however, TAG and others created parodies that revealed the true horrors of abortion, utilizing the feel-good tenor of the abortionist’s video and inserting  “graphic, up-close images of the surgical procedure of dismembering and removing fetuses, many of which have discernible limbs or appear to be nearly viable,” the judge said.

“The TAG video closes with Northland’s name, telephone number, and the words ‘Your Dead baby at 10 to 12 weeks,’ superimposed over a bloody, dismembered fetus,” he said.

Judge Selna’s candor is stunning in this victory for free speech, read the rest of Bob Unruh’s story @ http://www.wnd.com/2012/06/judge-protects-videos-exposing-savage-abortions/