Skip to comments.Pro-abortion blog says aborting disabled children is ‘doing God’s work
Posted on 04/04/2014 7:56:42 AM PDT by Morgana
No one wants to have an abortion. Thats what they say, right? Abortion activists insist that no woman ever wants to have an abortion they just end up in circumstances which necessitate one. But then you get people like RH Reality Check writer Valerie Tarico, who writes about abortion in glowing terms. According to Tarico, having an abortion is taking the moral high ground. To Tarico, abortion is a sacred gift.
My friend Patricia offers a single reason for her passionate defense of reproductive care that includes abortion: Every baby should have its toes kissed. If life is precious and helping our children to flourish is one of the most precious obligations we take on in life, then being able to stop an ill-conceived gestation is a sacred gift. Whether or not we are religious, deciding whether to keep or terminate a pregnancy is a process steeped in spiritual values: responsibility, stewardship, love, honesty, compassion, freedom, balance, discernment. But how often do we hear words like these coming from pro-choice advocates?
Can pro-choice advocates reclaim the moral and spiritual high ground? Yes. But to do so will require a challenge to the status quo on two fronts. Rather than ignoring the rights moral claims, we must confront their arguments. We must also express our pro-choice position in clear, resonant, moral, and spiritual terms. In other words, in combination, we must show why ours is the more moral, more spiritual position.
Theres a reason that no one talks about abortion as a sacred gift, or that abortion advocates dont use words like compassion, love, and responsibility. Its because they arent applicable to abortion.
Theres nothing loving or compassionate about abortion. Theres nothing responsible about choosing to have sex with someone and then taking the life of an unborn child over your mistake. (Its the height of irresponsibility, actually, destroying a life to cover your own sin.) Most people, even those who identify as pro-abortion, understand that.
People dont call abortion a sacred gift because, again, even those who are pro-abortion realize that no woman spends her entire life waiting for that exciting day when she can finally kill her unborn child! Even when a woman feels like she has to have an abortion, it isnt something that she feels grateful for. No one walks into an abortion clinic thinking about how sacred the clinic is well, except maybe for extremists like Amanda Marcotte.
Theres also this rather offensive little segment:
The human body fends off most infections and cancers, but not all. It spontaneously heals most broken bones and closes many wounds but not all. Similarly, it spontaneously aborts most problem pregnancies, but not all. Nature tends to abort pregnancies where there are problems with cell division or fetal development, where there is little chance for a fetus to become a healthy, thriving person. Through medical or surgical abortion, as through every other medical procedure, doctors and healers extend the work of natureof God, if you willto promote health and wellbeing. By ending pregnancies that dont have a good chance to turn into thriving children and adults, they areliterally or metaphoricallydoing Gods work.
Abortionists who kill disabled unborn children are finishing Gods work. Thats her argument.
Let that sink in.
But perhaps the most idiotic part of her argument is this:
My friend Patricia offers a single reason for her passionate defense of reproductive care that includes abortion: Every baby should have its toes kissed.
This is basically the trite every child a wanted child argument. Babies should only be born if theyre going to be born into loving homes. And sure, in a perfect world, that would be the case. But it isnt, and the problem with this idea is that it assumes that people only have value if theyre wanted. But our value does not rely on whether or not someone wants us, or sees our worth. We have inherent intrinsic value, simply because we are human beings. And in any case, even if the mother carrying the baby doesnt want the child, that doesnt mean that theres no one out there who would.
Abortion is not a blessing or a sacred gift. To have an abortion is not to take the moral high ground. And thats why Tarico is forced to ultimately conclude by urging abortion activists to remember the moral continuum you know, moral relativism because in order to accept abortion as a moral act, you cant have any actual sense of right and wrong.
This is not a new argument. When Gloria Steinem was about college age, she aborted a child and said that it was the most moral thing she ever did. Murder is easy when it is someone else.
Playing “god” is more like it, deciding who lives and dies in the “perfect world” of man’s making.
Murder not a blessing if it was 9-11 would be a holiday.
I think the left ought to take their own advice and abort themselves.
They only want to kill the normal ones.
They wanted that child murdered more than anything.
The Devil is truley eating them up inside.
murder is NOT God’s work.
Sarah’s proved the sick libs and their evil worship of abortion wrong, by bringing her beautiful, blessed son into this world. One smile on Trig’s adorable face melts any evil that attempts to disparage this very precious human life.
Lessee, I'm going to kill another human being, in a very ugly way, who has done me no harm, who's here because of my own voluntary actions.
What a dilemma ! I can't tell whether it's right or wrong.
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