Former LFO Member Live-Tweets Abortion Clinic
Brad Fischetti reports on whether women choose life or not.
Web2Carz Contributing Writer
Published: June 6th, 2012
f there's anything that spells "washed up" and "irrelevant" and "pathetic," it's a former boy-band member camping out at an abortion clinic and live-tweeting the happenings, as if it's any of his or anyone else's business what women choose to do. Brad Fischetti doesn't think so, though, and instead of spending his days singing about girls who wear Abercrombie and Fitch, he's been hanging out at the Orlando Women's Center and broadcasting what women and their partners choose to do.
To take such a personal matter and exploit it for your own personal gain is repulsive and sad.
Although many of his most offensive tweets have since been deleted (likely because he came to realize how much of a dirtbag he looked like), Fischetti was posting things that were none of his business. In one tweet, he asked his followers to "Please pray 4 Angel & Maria as they consider life," posting a photo of the couple "in the valley of decision" —in other words, having a conversation in their van. Because nothing says "I'm an empathetic person" like posting photos you didn't have permission to take of a couple embroiled in a huge life decision.
In this sort of thing, it doesn't even matter if you are pro-choice or anti-choice. What matters is the human decency (or rather, the lack thereof) needed to do something like this. To take such a personal matter and exploit it for your own personal gain on your twitter account is repulsive and sad. Posting photos and names of abortion providers and patients is sickening.
Fischetti adamantly defends his stance, even in the face of harsh criticism, though. "I don't yell. I don't judge. I just offer help if they want it and pray," he says.
The thing is, however, is that if these women do need or want help, how in the world is Brad Fischetti, eyeliner aficionado and untrained in any area that might come in handy in this situation, the right man to offer it?
He's not. He says, "I am what I am. A man. A father. A Christian. A human. American. & I'm pro-life."
Okay, okay, Brad, seriously, we get it.
Sgt. Vince Ogburn of the Orlando Police Department says that they haven't heard any complaints of protesters outside of abortion centers, and said, "As long as an individual is on the sidewalk and not on the property or inside of the business, they are allowed to take photos of anyone."
It's an unfortunate rule, since regardless of your politics or personal beliefs, people should be able to obtain medical care (because let's face it—it's a medical procedure whether you like it or not) without judgment.