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Using His Celebrity

By Andrea G. Schwartz
September 26, 2008

In a previous blog entry I featured the work of Eduardo Verástegui and his using his celebrity status to bring attention to the atrocity of abortion. Mr. Verástegui has now gone one step further and is making a direct appeal to Hispanics to confront the reality of abortion and the indisputable fact that the abortion industry deliberately and systematically targets Hispanics through all forms of media marketing and public school indoctrination. His appeal comes in the form of a video entitled Dura Realidad (The Harsh Truth) showing the results of “successful” abortions.

The Catholic News Agency carried the story of this video, produced in Spanish, to encourage Hispanics to work to end abortion and thwart the radical agenda of that presidential candidate who can’t even say when life begins. The CNA included an abridged version of his appeal. However, the video that should be spread far and wide comes in the middle of the full video Dura Realidad, which shows graphic images from real abortions and the unmistakable humanity of those slaughtered. The Mexican actor explains that just as teachers in schools show videos of the Holocaust to expose the truth about the atrocities committed by the Nazis, he too is including the video to show the horror of abortion.

To be sure, this video is not for the squeamish. However, it should be utilized by all of us to confront those who “sit on the fence” and have convinced themselves that abortion is not a watershed issue. May God be pleased to prosper the work of Eduardo Verástegui, a very courageous man, who puts principle over his celebrity status.


Topics: Culture , Media / Arts

Andrea G. Schwartz

Andrea Schwartz is Chalcedon’s family and Christian education advocate, and the author of eight books including: A House for God: Building a Kingdom-Driven FamilyThe Biblical Trustee Family: Understanding God’s Purpose for Your HouseholdEmpowered: Developing Strong Women for Kingdom ServiceWoman of the House: A Mother’s Role in Building a Christian Culture, and The Homeschool Life: Discovering God’s Way to Family-Based Education. She’s also the co-host of the Out of the Question podcast, and Homeschooling Helps (weekly live Facebook event). She can be reached at [email protected]

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