Skip to comments.#ShoutYourAbortion Artist Insists: ‘God Is All Right With Abortion’
Posted on 05/22/2020 4:08:44 AM PDT by Kaslin
God and abortion are tied together, according to one artist who is regularly promoted by the abortion industry.
Artist and activist Viva Ruiz recently accepted the position of artist-in-residence with Shout Your Abortion [SYA], a group that promotes womens positive abortion stories. Ruiz, who has served as a Planned Parenthood panelist and has displayed art exhibitions throughout New York City, is best known as the founder of Thank God for Abortion [TGFA]. In a video for SYA that has gone largely unnoticed, she spoke about her work.
Ruiz began TGFA in 2015 as a response to the closing of U.S. abortion clinics. Her goal is to normalize abortion and combat the dominant extreme right wing sin perpsective [sic] by selling T-shirts and other paraphernalia with the Thank God for Abortion slogan.
Thank God for Abortion,' felt like a very natural thing for me to say, Ruiz said in an interview with artforum about her parade float in the 2018 New York City Pride March. God loves me, and blesses the two abortions I had.
SYA heralds Ruiz as a self-described queer Latinx non-evil Gemini and prophet of a divine message. According to the group, her work repurposes Catholic ritual and dogma to bring spirituality and faith to people having and providing abortions.
Thats because the Catholic Church loomed large in Ruizs childhood, writer Svetlana Kitto revealed in a story published by the Cut last year.
Ruiz told Kitto that she loved church every Sunday: I was a lector but wanted to be an altar boy. But, Kitto added, Gender expression and experimentation were not exactly encouraged, and, according to Ruiz, her love for Jesus got beaten out in that misogynistic gender cage.
Today, Ruiz speaks openly about her lifes work. Wearing all white with crosses adorning her neck, Ruiz promoted TGFA in SYAs five-minute video.
TGFA is about talking about how blessed we are to have both God and abortion in our lives, she stressed, speaking as a person who has had multiple abortions and who feels great about it.
And God was a part of me feeling great about abortion, she said.
The divinely guided project began, she continued, because I was upset about people being offended by this idea of God being all right with abortion when I know that it is true that God is all right with abortion.
Her designs had an effect, including when she first sold her products at a queer market.
[I]t was like I was a confessional, like people wanted to tell me about their abortion stories, she remembered.
Her work captured the attention of Planned Parenthood, the nations largest abortion provider, which invited her to be panelist, she said. At the time, she asked them if she could perform a song which later became her theme song.
Ruiz indeed performs a song called Thank God for Abortion (Get with It) on her groups YouTube channel.
God is cool with me/ F*** the state they cant take it/ God is cool with me/ F*** the church they only fake it, she chants. Abortion rights safe and free.
She later adds, The power of Christ compels me.
The song and her T-shirt, which she calls an one-person abortion parade, are tools, she explained in the SYA video. More specifically, Its a great coming-out-of-an-abortion-closet tool.
She said that she has encountered several responses to her art: Some are stunned, others love her, and others hate her.
Thats also why its important to combine these two ideas of God and abortion, she said. Because the more frequent it is out there, the more people get used to it.
In addition to creating a New York City Pride March float, another project of hers was an abortion church at a gallery downtown where we created a kind of chapel holy place that celebrated abortion.
Ruiz may have referred to her ProAbortion Shakira: A Thank God For Abortion Introspective art exhibition in 2019 that served as a backdrop for a series of discussions called TGFA TV Talk Show Sunday Prayer Hours. It included speakers from Planned Parenthood, New York Abortion Access Fund, and SYA, wrote artist Simon Wu for the Brooklyn Rail.
Ruiz also participated in an Abortion Is Normal art exhibition in New York this year, Artnet News reported. At the exhibit, Ruiz pointed out abortion saints, or mannequins wearing golden haloed headdresses along with her T-shirts.
Her group has also visited the Vatican. Wherever they go, they come prepared with costume pieces, including a headpiece with protruding golden rays.
This is the piece we made for the saints at the abortion church and it is the liberty spike abortion, Ruiz said in the SYA video. She also showed off a pair of glasses with the word Aborto wrapped around the lenses. Last but not least, she revealed a popes mitre with a golden dove and the word abortion embroidered on it.
Its for my abortion pope look, Ruiz said. I think the pope would love me if he got to know me.
She concluded by recognizing SYA as family and calling her artist-in-residency status so joyful.
Ruiz is right that God loves her and every person, but its because of this that abortion the destruction of a human person in the womb who is equally beloved by God is a grave offense in the eyes of the Church.
In the Catholic Church, abortion incurs excommunication latae sententiae, meaning that if a woman gets an abortion with the knowledge that its a grave sin and an excommunicable offense, she is subject to automatic excommunication.
Human life must be respected and protected absolutely from the moment of conception, the catechism reads. From the first moment of his existence, a human being must be recognized as having the rights of a person - among which is the inviolable right of every innocent being to life.
promotes womens positive abortion stories. The cheerleader groups will not be there when when your time comes. You will stand alone
“God is all right with abortion! God is all right with abortion!”
That was a fine hymn, everyone. Now, let’s turn to our next hymn and, with everybody standing, let’s all sing, “Turn your eyes upon Molech” before we take up this week’s collection.
You’ll be “shouting” alright....when you go through the gates to burn in Hell for murdering innocent little babies!
About out for all those getting fit for a millstone and likes deep water diving! These idiots dont have a clue on how satanic they have all become!
Only if your God is Moloch.
Hitler would be proud.
Tell a lie often enough, it becomes the truth
Viva.....God will NOT be MOCKED!
It's a moment,an image,that will remain vivid in my memory until the day I die.
Somehow I find it difficult to believe that God...the *real* God...is even *slightly* OK with abortion.
*sniff* *sniff* I smell brimstone......
God can be whatever you choose, except the God of Heaven who chooses you instead. The god of this world is a fraud and appeals to our baser selfish instincts, with right and wrong depending only on what feels good to us.
Viva? More like Muerta.
This kind of thing tends to do more to help the Pro-Life cause than the Pro-Infanticide cause.
But they don’t realize that, so don’t tell them.
Interesting philosophy, but I think there is a verse in the Bible about that. Woe unto those who call good evil, and evil good.
Abortion is murder;always has been. I can’t think of anything in God’s Word that says He is alright with that.
Only a lunatic could believe that a baby is both a gift from God AND that he's cool with you destroying it.
‘Somehow I find it difficult to believe that God...the *real* God...is even *slightly* OK with abortion.’
you do...? abortion has been the law of the land for nearly fifty years, and the total death count exceeds 60 million and continues apace...
She doesn’t seem to actually believe in God or in Jesus as her redeemer.
Her only message is “kill babies and be queer”
This is absolute evil.
I’ll be short-
I got pregnant when I was 22, in college single. As a result of my choice, I was confronted with another “choice”. Life or death. I could kill my child & no one would know. Life would go on as planned. OR:
I could keep or adopt away the child. I had no way to support a child. But
In the deepest part of my being, I knew murder was murder & I would stand before Christ one day in judgement. Somehow I knew the evil that would be the cost of my choice.
I chose life. So I gave my son to a couple who couldn’t have children.
Because a woman knows she’s carrying a human life. In every fiber of her being she knows. I would rather a life of regret & shame than stand before God with the murder of an innocent.
May God have mercy on this woman. Pray for her salvation; it’s her only hope.
And the emotions remain.
I want Viva to point out where exactly in the Bible does it say tha God is ok with abortion. Looks like shes punched her ticket to hell by founding Thank God for Abortion.
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