Despite a vicious campaign from the pro-abortion left, the Kansas City Royals have reassured the Vitae Foundation that they will not cut ties with the pro-life organization.
According to LifeNews.com, an online petition group, Ultraviolet, has been urging its followers to contact the Royals and demand the team end its relationship with the Vitae Foundation. Vitae’s crime: “promoting extreme anti-choice propaganda” to women and children.
As reported in the Sentinel, this campaign follows on the heels of a successful one by Planned Parenthood to get low-key ads for Advice & Aid Pregnancy Center banned from the alternative radio station “96.5 the Buzz.”
The message that “offended” Ultraviolet supporters was a display on the Royals electronic scoreboard of a mom gazing at a baby with this message: “VITAE Celebrating Our 25th Anniversary of Life-Saving Media /A Real Game Changer.” Vitae also buys ads during Royals radio broadcasts.
The Jefferson City-based Vitae Foundation was launched 25 years ago to “encourage a culture of life through research-based messaging and mass media.” The mission of Vitae– Latin for “life”–is to “encourage dialog in a non-threatening manner.” If anything, given the life and death subject matter in question, Vitae is historically too benign.
Ultraviolet was launched two years ago and is guided by former staff from MoveOn.org. It purports to be “a powerful and rapidly growing community of people mobilized to fight sexism and create a more inclusive world that accurately represents all women, from politics and government to media and pop culture.”
This “more inclusive world” apparently has no room for the half-million or so female babies who are sacrificed on the altar of “reproductive rights” every year, nearly 30 million in all since Roe v. Wade became “the law of the land.”
Ultraviolet also claims to “center the voices of all women, especially women of color.” In that black unborn are roughly three times more likely to aborted than their white counterparts, there would seem to be some ironic truth to this unlikely boast.