Skip to comments.Huffington Post: “We Can Have Morally Good Abortions”
Posted on 12/12/2013 5:17:39 PM PST by Morgana
While its almost nice to hear a pro-abortion argument that isnt some version of the Keep Your Rosaries Off My Ovaries shriek, Huffington Post blogger Donna Schapers contention that abortion is moral isnt any more effective, and its rather more insulting.
The left-wing United Church of Christ minister recently argued that Abortion can be a highly moral choice for a woman. Surprised? Youre not alone. The post is titled, Most Women Under 40 Havent Heard the Pro-choice Moral Argument. Perhaps because there isnt one or if there is, its not the one Schaper made in her piece.
Schaper referred to the Hobby Lobby contraception mandate case reaching the Supreme Court next year, and lamented, It is sad as well to see the constant struggle now initiated by a toy and hobby company about women being choice making human beings.
She speculated, What is it about women that the religious right cant tolerate? Is it that important for us to be sub-human? Do that many people really think of women as toys or hobbies or second-class citizens? And the business owners who must purchase employees contraception against their conscience are what?
As for her moral argument, Schaper explained, To restrict a womans choice is to refuse her soul freedom. She continued, We can have morally good abortions because we are human beings, with God-given rights to human agency, just like men. But not babies.
By this standard, any murder can be morally good just because the murderer (male or female) is a human being, with God-given rights to human agency. Its a complete inversion of morality using the gifts of God as justification for nihilistic act of obliterating a life.
Her phrasing only became more and more fascinating, Mandatory childbearing makes the woman a hostage to the will of others those unfamiliar with her story, her life experience and her needs, and may have disastrous consequences for the children. Of course, mandatory childbearing is meaningless, because sex is not mandatory (cases of rape aside.)
The distortion of our faiths to anti-woman and anti-scientific and anti-medical rhetoric proves catastrophic for women and children and their families. (Catastrophic, of course, includes everything but the murder of women, children and families in the womb.) She concluded, This argument demeans the sexuality of women and treats them like children with adult bodies.
Actually, calling for women to pay for their own contraception sounds a lot like treating them like big girls. As does asking adults big boys and girls both who thoughtlessly create life not to thoughtlessly destroy it.
Our faith tradition teaches freedom for religion and freedom from religion, she noted. To privilege one spiritual belief over another violates religious freedom. Then its convenient that Schaper apparently has no spiritual beliefs at least none that she cant press into the service of her agenda. Theocratic legislation, she squabbled, is neither Baptist nor, fundamentally, American.
Whoah! This woman is hell on straw men! There is no theocratic legislation in question. Hobby Lobby is suing to be excluded from a secular law that would compel the company to violate its religious convictions. The secular state is the aggressor here, creating rights that never before existed and insisting they impinge on rights that positively did exist as guaranteed by our founding documents.
Consenting adults are free to decide whether or not to have sex. Consenting adults are free to have sex that is not procreative. The state should not dictate reproductive decisions, either in favor of or in opposition to carrying a child to term. Which, again, is not at issue in the current case.
But hey, at least we learned the moral case for abortion: its all about what I want, when I want, how I want.
The Huffington Posts isnt alone in supporting the HHS mandate, between The Washington Post misleading on public opinion of the contraception mandate and ABC warning job-searchers about pro-life bosses.
Sacred even. /s
We are going to pay a horrible, bit well deserved, price for our negligence in allowing this to happen .
“We can have morally good abortions...”
No, we can’t.
Perhaps they should make iron edifices of Molech and create a ritual to celebrate. /s
I can see a National “Happy Abortion” Day in our future.
Any so-called minister who reference “our faith tradition” acknowledges only a tradition, and has no faith. Bank on it. With no anchor of absolute truth, any moral contortion is possible.
And Democrats never get asked to explain why they would support aborting a normal healthy pregnancy. I’d like to hear that answered in a debate format too.
Why are you trying to stop little girls from becoming women? Why are you trying to kill them?
people like Donna Schapers paves the way for mass genicide....outside the womb...
Any evil can just justified by calling it good.....
Nazi were masters at it....
The left likes to trot out its ‘war on women’.
We need a ‘war on children’ meme.
only if one’s “morals” are from Satan or Planned Parenthood.
This screed just cements the notion that to strident feminists, abortion is a sacrament.
And as far as forcing companies to pay for contraception is concerned, it would never have been an issue if the costs of prescription drugs hadn't been forced into Obamacare. Obama's minions just wanted to stick it to their opponents.
Where does God say abortion is OK?
IMO, we owe this obnoxious turn of phrase to Al Gore. He used it during the 2000 presidential election and it seems to have remained in vogue (with the left/media) ever since. No politician adheres to a "religion" anymore, simply a "faith tradition." Sounds so much more ... inclusive... dontcha think? /sarc
AlGore borrowed the term from unbelieving false prophets of dying “mainstream” denominations, who preach the feel-good messages of Dr. Phil, dressed up in the empty sacraments of Christless Christianity. So sadly empty and meaningless.
Orwellian distortion. There is nothing more PRO-WOMAN than awe and respect in her gift of bearing children. SCIENCE has shown us that a baby is a unique human being with its own DNA from the moment of conception. And abortion is not MEDICINE. Pregnancy is not a disease!
The moral choice is not to lay down with a man you wouldn't potentially want to have a baby with.
Dear huffington post,
Why do you support the murder of jewish and black children?
“Where does God say abortion is OK?”
Then, why isn’t executing criminals morally good as well? /s
Lefties’ heads would explode at that one.