A chapter of one of America’s leading abortion advocacy groups has helped to create a new abortion-themed ice cream flavor as a sign of opposition to Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court.
As Kavanaugh and the U.S. Senate are set to take part in confirmation hearings starting on Sept. 4, NARAL Pro-Choice Oregon has teamed up with the Portland-based ice cream parlor What’s the Scoop? to create the flavor “Rocky Roe v. Wade.” The flavor will be part of a fundraising effort to benefit the organization.
The new flavor, a play between popular “rocky road” ice cream flavor and the 1973 landmark Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion nationwide, was made available to purchase for $9.95 per pint beginning last Monday.
As half of the proceeds will benefit NARAL Pro-Choice Oregon, other flavors offered during the promotion include Brown Butter Almond Brittle, vegan Chocolate Sorbet and Honey Vanilla. The promotion will last through next Sunday.
We’ve partnered with @WhatstheScoopdx by offering ice cream pints for sale for a limited time only, including a new custom flavor made exclusively for NARAL Pro-Choice Oregon: Rocky Roe v. Wade! Order yours now & help defend reproductive freedom! #SaveRoe https://t.co/BE3dybPYwr pic.twitter.com/50RNONYzZG
— NARAL Pro-Choice OR (@prochoiceoregon) August 16, 2018
News of the abortion-inspired ice cream flavor drew the ire of many pro-life advocates and Christian leaders.
Franklin Graham, son of the late evangelist Billy Graham and president of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, took to Facebook Tuesday to call NARAL Pro-Choice Oregon “frantic.”
“That’s disgusting to trivialize this life and death issue. They are tweeting all kinds of hashtags like #StopKavanaugh, #SaveRoe, #ThisIsNotaDrill and sharing the message for their supporters to ‘Fight like hell’ to keep abortion legal,” Graham wrote. “These activists want everyone to believe abortion is a choice or a woman’s right — even something to celebrate. But it’s not. Abortion is murdering a child in its mother’s womb. The Bible says, ‘Woe to those who call evil good and good evil …'”
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SOURCE: Christian Post, Samuel Smith