Disturbing honesty from the left on abortion

by Sara J.

This morning during Glenn’s interview with Senator Rand Paul, Glenn discussed an recent article on Salon supporting Roe v. Wade on it’s 40th anniversary. Glenn referred to the article as “absolutely incredible,” because of its honesty on the issue. The writer of the article not only admits that she knows an abortion does end a life, she thinks that perfectly fine. Why? Because, in her opinion, not all life is equal.

Unhinged honesty… That’s the only positive aspect to this Salon article titled, “So what if abortion ends life?”. The piece, written by Mary Elizabeth Williams, centers around her believe that yes, abortion ends a life, and that’s a-okay.

“I believe that life starts at conception. And it’s never stopped me from being pro-choice.”

Williams claims that the anti-abortionists have “co-opted” the word “life”. Ironic considering she admits that life does begins at conception; therefore, “life” is what abortion opponents are fighting to protect. While the left may wish the issue of abortion is centered around the woman, those who oppose abortion don’t hate women. They are fighting for the rights of an innocent human life, therefore “pro-life” is hardly a straw man. She might have a point if pro-lifers called themselves “anti-murders,” but that’s not the case.

Of all the diabolically clever moves the anti-choice lobby has ever pulled, surely one of the greatest has been its consistent co-opting of the word “life.” Life! Who wants to argue with that? Who wants be on the side of … not-life? That’s why the language of those who support abortion has for so long been carefully couched in other terms.

If by “carefully couched in other terms,” she means relabeling the right to life to a mere “choice”, then sure. To those who were taught about the birds and the bees, and are aware of the many forms of birth control, the “choice” to evade pregnancy should happen before the creation of life (obviously rape is a different situation — not a situation that removes the equality of life, but one where choice is violently eliminated).

While opponents of abortion eagerly describe themselves as “pro-life,” the rest of us have had to scramble around with not nearly as big-ticket words like “choice” and “reproductive freedom.” The “life” conversation is often too thorny to even broach.


The writer also seems to be under the impression that the argument against is because of pro-life advocates. The fight for life is a reaction to an attack on life — in this case the most innocent of life. The right to life is not only one of the most basic tenants of our founding documents, it’s the most basic of human rights the left loves to claim they’re fighting for. Calling abortion rights advocates “pro-choice” isn’t something abortion advocates had to scramble for. It’s a deceitful term used to make women feel like someone is trying to take away their rights when they’re fighting for the right of a child to be born.

Honestly, how “pro-choice” is someone who supports the removal of the most basic human right known to man? In her own words this writer says, “I believe that’s what a fetus is: a human life.”

The right to life is such a strong tenant of this country that it caused America to go to war with itself in order to put an end slavery. And if there weren’t such strong defenders of life and equal rights segregation would still exist, women wouldn’t have the right to vote, and WWII would have likely had a much different ending.

Here’s the complicated reality in which we live: All life is not equal. That’s a difficult thing for liberals like me to talk about, lest we wind up looking like death-panel-loving, kill-your-grandma-and-your-precious-baby storm troopers. Yet a fetus can be a human life without having the same rights as the woman in whose body it resides.  

Given the honesty in the statement above, the next appropriate question would have to be…when does a human life attain the same rights as those of us lucky enough to have been born? Once your an adult, living and working on your own? Until then are mothers free to kill their children? It’s unlikely she feels that way.

She’s the boss. Her life and what is right for her circumstances and her health should automatically trump the rights of the non-autonomous entity inside of her. Always.

Most would agree that the woman is the boss in this situation, and unless her pregnancy was the result of rape, she made the decision on “her life and what is right for her circumstances and her health,” when the child was created. The child is merely a product of how responsible she was with “the rights of the non-autonomous entity inside of her” …if you know what I mean.

When we try to act like a pregnancy doesn’t involve human life, we wind up drawing stupid semantic lines in the sand: first trimester abortion vs. second trimester vs. late term, dancing around the issue trying to decide if there’s a single magic moment when a fetus becomes a person. Are you human only when you’re born? Only when you’re viable outside of the womb? Are you less of a human life when you look like a tadpole than when you can suck on your thumb?

The honesty in this article, which while frightening, should be appreciated by those fighting for life. It draws a brand new set of “semantic lines in the sand.” (A set that was already established in our Constitution.)

Is all life equal?

In her own words, Ms. Williams considers pro-lifers are “wing nuts” who intimidate the left away from these conversations. Equal rights have been fought for by wing nuts in the minority of an issue before — wing nuts like Martin Luther King, Jr. That’s pretty good company.

While attempting to defend Roe vs. Wade, this article makes abortion completely illegal and unconstitutional. This article comes just shy of calling abortion killing for circumstantial convenience.

Americans have the right to life. Pro-lifers should be celebrating and sharing this article. While Williams may think she has done the left a great justice by finally removing the straw men in the pro-choice “when does life begin” argument, what she’s really done is exposed all the disturbing truths about abortion. The revelations that cause many former Roe vs. Wade supporters to become pro-life — the things that make the light-bulb turn on and cause you to realize an unborn child is in fact a life. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/imsnowqueen2 Mary Sparkman

    Yes, they are good when it comes to abortion, even though Pres. Obama says the most important thing is to protect our children, but they are against capital punishment for murderers and rapists,,go figure!

  • Anonymous

    Life isn’t important to them.  Right here, we have Obama asking the army if they would fire on Americans – http://bit.ly/V1bqke

    Life isn’t sacred.  Power is to them.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Scott-Todd/1424651317 Scott Todd

    In a parallel commentary, Thom Hartmann thought he’d demonize the 2nd Amendment, and by extension its defenders, by saying it was created so slave owners could defend themselves from slave uprisings and further he describes how it was illegal for slaves to own weapons.  Just for the sake of argument let’s say he’s right.  Rather than demonizing us he actually proved our point that without weapons we’d become slaves.

  • Anonymous

    These people continue to take my breath away.  She probably cries over pictures of puppies. I hate to keep using the word hypocrite but it is the best description, other than just plain cannibals. 

  • Anonymous

    There’s nothing new here.  Liberals are just now getting to the point where they start to admit how depraved they are and do it with a smile.  If liberals held life to be sacred, then the subterfuge used with arguments about economics or a woman controlling her reproductive life would be dead on arrival, because when life is sacred, it trumps all other concerns.  

    While the downside to this is that it will attract a lot of liberals who finally come out of the closet and argue on behalf of murder for convenience, maybe it will finally bring clarity to those who have always simply repeated the liberal talking points but have never stopped to think past the bumper sticker feel-good slogans.  I hope… but I don’t have much faith in mankind anymore.  The lines are becoming more and more clear, who will stand with God and who will stand against Him.  

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1362532575 Mandie Clark Dove

    You hit it right on the nail, Mr. Beck.  This article is so true.  The liberals are the ones who are against the death penalty too.  It’s ok for a person to kill a family of 5 and not deserve death but a poor helpless child of God can just be snuffed out and ripped apart and discarded in the trash?  These people are sick and fortunately, the Lord is just and they will be judged accordingly but in the meantime, there are that many less beautiful children to raise here on earth by loving adoptive parents who would shower these babies with love and kisses.  I am appalled.  I will never understand.  Even in the case of rape…

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1362532575 Mandie Clark Dove

    It’s because they’re not for protecting the children. Obama is the biggest perpetration on the American public since 1 hour martinizing.  He’s a liar and says what he needs to in order to get approval.  After all, Obama is the one that doesn’t want his children being punished with a baby if they make a mistake.  So a baby is a punishment? 

  • http://twitter.com/wrightbobo John Wright

    Pro-lifers oppose consequences, not causes. Hating abortions
    is like hating hate or hating war.  The
    causes of aborting unwanted children are adultery and sex without marriage. God
    warned against such animalistic behavior in writing and in conscience, but few
    are paying attention.

     

    Outrage about adultery and sex without marriage begins in
    the Church or at home.  

  • Anonymous

     This is the tip of the ice berg.  These folks also think proLifers like me are wing nuts:  http://www.slate.com/articles/health_and_science/human_nature/2012/03/after_birth_abortion_the_pro_choice_case_for_infanticide_.html .. So if the question is … when does the baby get rights … it certainly is not until at least the baby can defend themselves from its Mother and the killers she hires. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jhon-Kacan/100003185883958 Jhon Kacan

    No Nobama or liberals respect and protect children life or integrity,criminals are not respect any Law.Any woman know very well abortion kill a baby,who said NO is a lier,and criminals promote a violence and crime.But media call MR.President when all we know are illegal and is not a President,is a usurper,mean is nothing more a criminals and must NOT obey him.No one are more lier who Nobama,dems and liberals,and why we still tolerate him in a white house?we are a coward?I thing soo.

  • Anonymous

    My opinion? Those who believe as Ms. Williams should be permantently made sterile; Never allowed to reproduce! These people should never be allowed to procreate. Children should never be in their presence; They would not be safe. They should also not be allowed near schools or play grounds. They should be studied though; What happened in their childhoods to cause such un-natural behavior…..that’s what I would like to know.

  • http://www.facebook.com/george.reagan.56 George Reagan

    Too bad that before or after berth it can’t be determined if a baby is going to be a liberal progressive.  If determined so, then their life could be terminated.  I know this sounds really bad, but how else are they to be done away with.  But at least those that could be a positive contributor to life on the planet would be saved.  Enough of the bad mouth.  Save all of the babies.  There are many American childless hetro couples and those that will adopt children that they are adopting Russian, Euopean, African, Asian …. babies.  Why not eleminate all of Americas abortings and let people adopt.  Fairly simple.  No one has to know their birth mother.  There are plenty of legit adoption agencies in America.  They could even cut their rates with a up tick in adoptions.  It doesn’t have to be expensive to save a life.  Maybe even someone outside of America might want to adopt.  No more Roe vs Wade protest.  Those that require special needs will be a part of ObummerCare or state supported medical assistance (like now).  I know this plan has flaws, but it’s better than ending a life in the name of Progress. 

  • Anonymous

    I just wonder where these people would be if their mother had aborted them.  Not here!!!   I am sure their mother’s didn’t consider them lumps of cells.  They are so busy having abortions they need to have a baby and just see what a miracle they are.  Not everyone can have babies, I know my sister wanted one and never could have children.  Sadly, enough she passed away from cancer never knowing what it was like to be a Mom.  Takes a very special woman to be a Mom and Mother in my book.  I heard on radio the other day that 55million babies have been aborted, that is a whole country.  My God help us and all the babies killed.

  • https://me.yahoo.com/a/BgPvM7EbjYP86qW1SccBW.SCJ9wwmNXVRxT6nKaGhokjAGwCV_knpJrDrTi9#fda7b figment

    the only people who are FOR abortion, are already born

    my 14 yr old daughter likes to bring  that up when baby murderers start spewing their garbage about “reproductive rights”.

  • Anonymous

    I think she has a point.  Its pretty clear that few of us think killing a 2 month old fetus is the same as killing a first grader.  Can you imagine people standing by while 50,000 first graders are murdered by their mothers?  Hardly.  If we agree that it isn’t the same, then let’s not call it murder.  And if we decide it is the same, then either we have to stop it at all costs or we have to allow parents to abort their kids until they reach legal age.  Which in many cases might not be a bad idea.  Lest you think it insane, remember the movie Tarus Bulba. Yul Brenner is not happy with his son, Tony Curtis, betraying him over a woman and at the end of the movie Yul shoots Tony dead.  And Tony was well over 18.  So there you go. 

  • crazy betty

    we in this country have murdered a generation of people and the dark forces love it.  most people don’t realize they are offering a blood sacrifice to the dark side – no different than the human sacrifices the mayans did or when in the old testament they sacrificed their children through the fires of moloch.  this country is only just starting to reap what it has sowed and the whole thing is so painful to the heart on many levels. it is absolutely satanic.   if good people do not start to take a hard stand and do it now…none of this is going to bode well for any of us.  And while some us are godly people/children of God, make no mistake – our nation will be judged by God corporately.  Just like Israel was.  Daniel was a godly man and yet he was taken captive for 70 years – and probably made a eunuch in order to serve in the king’s court – that is what they did in those days.  I’m sure he didn’t enjoy any of it.  what makes us think that God will not judge this country and have it taken over by evil pagans.  We Christians have stood by and stood silent for too long while they abort 4000 babies everyday, while they took the 10 commandments and prayer out of school, we stood by while the sewer pipe of hollywood and all of it’s filth invaded our homes and our lives and we pay money to see their filthy disgusting movies with actors in them who absolutely despise us and everything we believe but they’ll take our money and we have given it – made them rich while they poisoned us and our children…we stood by when we had a president who lied under oath (which is a crime btw) and yet he still received a high approval rating…it’s disgusting… we have turned the other cheek for too long and let these depisers of God and all that is holy try and usurp God ordained marriage, teach our children sex and violence from the vile little satan’s box we call tv not to mention kids used to be able to carry a bible at school but now they can’t do that but they can carry a fistful of condoms.  Children of God, we are in the army of God and it’s time to put on the whole armor of God and fight the good fight!  We must stand for what is right in God’s eyes if we are to stand a chance at all of saving our country, saving ourselves and the coming generations…we need to make up our minds we will do whatever it takes.  Jesus said you are either for me or against me.  pick a side and don’t back down…no matter what it cost.

    God forgive us – forgive our nation for what we have done and what we are doing.  Forgive us Lord for our sins against you and heal this people and this nation.  In Jesus name.

  • crazy betty

    agreed – the whole thing is absolute insanity.  satan is dancing with delight because the liberals and what they stand for are his children.  

  • Anonymous

    AAAABBBBOOOORRRRTTTTIIIOOOONNNNNN!!!! lol

  • Anonymous

    Chris Kyle got aborted by a crazy gun nut

  • DOH

    In retaliation the pro-abortionists have co-opted death and called it “choice”