Skip to comments.The Aging Generation of "Choice"
Posted on 12/01/2009 12:25:56 PM PST by rhema
The die-hard days of radical pro-abortion feminism are disappearing. The era of "choice," "reproductive freedom," and "women's rights," are fading as the most adamant pro-abortion activists age.
Sheryl Stolberg writes in her new piece at the New York Times of a "generational divide" among those in the pro-abortion camp:
The language and values, if you are older, [are] around the right to control your own body, reproductive freedom, sexual liberation as empowerment, said Anna Greenberg [a Democratic pollster who studies attitudes toward abortion]. That is a baby-boom generation way of thinking. If you look at people under 30, that is not their touchstone, it is not wrapped up around feminism and womens rights.
Representative Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Democrat of Florida and chief deputy whip of the House,[said that if] she had to round up her own friends to go down to the courthouse steps and rally for choice, she is not certain she could. When older women have warned that reproductive rights are being eroded, she said, basically my generation and younger have looked at them as crying wolf.
Stolberg's theory seems like a good one at face value. She constructs that argument that younger generations aren't as rabidly pro-abortion as older generations because they never grew up in a world where abortion was illegal. But a key component in the ideological shift is missing.
The abortion debate has not continued in a vacuum since Roe v. Wade. We've seen major technological advancements in the way of sonograms and embryoscopies. If you haven't seen video obtained through an embryoscopy, you're missing out. A small camera inserted into the womb captures video images like an unborn child's beating heart, fully developed fingers, toes, and more. (Watch a video here).
The article makes one mention of this notion before quickly moving on:
Not only is this the post-Roe generation, Id also call it the post-sonogram generation, said Charmaine Yoest of American United for Life.
As the radical feminists of yesteryear grow older, new generations are replacing them in politics. And each new generation is becoming more and more pro-life! It's not a matter of apathy for womens rights, it's a matter of a changing world where we now know and can see the humanity of the unborn child.
No offense to 60s era freepers, but a lot of things will get better when the liberal ones fade off the scene.
The “Women’s Movement” was exposed by Frontline as being the Lesbian Movement. In 1990, NOW reported that 80% of its membership was Lesbian. Remember when NOW President Kathy Ireland said that “three out of four ain’t bad” when Oral Roberts said NOW wanted women to “leave their husbands, become Lesbians, kill their babies and become witches”? That doesn’t attract main stream women.
” The Aging Generation of “Choice” ... the generation that wondered in the wilderness for 40 years and never saw the promised land...
Rather because of their actions and choices. They worshiped the Golden Calf of greed, ‘choice’ divorced from responsiblity and consequences, and failed time and time again to rise to the occasion and follow through on the many opportunities they had to do the right thing and take the right, hard road of sacrifice.
I remember that the people Moses freed, right after freedom, engaged in full blown hedonism and then were told that until they died off, the people would never see the promised land. They blew it for themselves.
Dang straight!! I grew to adulthood in the 60s, and it was the worst time in American history. My generation, at least the section of it that got the publicity, was the worst in history, except maybe for some of the old Israelites who kept worshiping Baal and Astorah, or whatever their names were.
I'll never understand what they were hoping to find.
Murdering innocents and destroying the sanctity of marriage were never worthy goals.
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“Stolberg’s theory seems like a good one at face value. She constructs that argument that younger generations aren’t as rabidly pro-abortion as older generations because they never grew up in a world where abortion was illegal..”
Maybe because we were able to grow up PERIOD.
Life is a bit sweeter, and valued more, when you realize that we could have been snuffed out thanks to the boomers need for “choice”.
Feminists never stood for equal rights. They are a branch of Utopians who hold amongst other things that our reproductive organs should be viewed pleasure organs.
That is, rather than pleasure being a means to foster reproduction, fleeting pleasure becomes an end in itself and reproduction is something to be combated like a sexually-transmitted disease.
And look at the result: STDs are increasingly virulent and intractable. Women making babies with multiple men are increasingly commonplace and they audition for marriage in mens’ beds.
So the Islamists point to how we merchandise our women and offer their way of life as a more respectable alternative: being held as chattel for breeding.
Spoiled middle-class baby boomers were all about rejecting authority in any form. Abortions of convenience were available, the issue has always been a red herring. Abortion was also a pre-emptive aggressive strike against husbands and boyfriends, taking the war between the sexes to a new level. The 60s and 70s saw a huge wave of resentment against male “oppressors” generated by the lesbians who felt forced into unwanted marriages. Now that lesbianism is tolerated and women don’t need men for economic support, abortion is a symbolic issue, not a real issue. Abortions of convenience are readily available.
“The die-hard days of radical pro-abortion feminism are disappearing. The era of “choice,” “reproductive freedom,” and “women’s rights,” are fading as the most adamant pro-abortion activists age. “
I’m afraid I don’t see this. Lots of youthful hate filled radicals out there unfortunately.
Science is often thought a friend to Libs; in this case it is a dreaded foe. Science will soon end most of the debate about “choice”. In coming years, much will be known about the unborn; they will be treated by physicians to an extent unimaginable today. Just as we look back at Libs who once argued that African Slaves were only one-half human, so too will today’s Libs be proved fools on “choice”.
a close family member of mine knows a guy who used to be married to a former NOW president, and yes, she left the marriage to go Lesbo
Part of me is slightly curious as to whether part of this decline in their numbers is due to the fact that liberals, in aborting their children, have been basically killing the very people who would have otherwise been raised to espouse their values and ultimately take their place.
I don't know of one "'60s era freeper" who has been holding down the conservative fort since Goldwater, who like other "johnny-come-lately's" isn't reveling in the demise of the liberal bloodsuckers we've been fighting for the last 45 years. And especially so, where the abortion battle has been one that we "'60s era freepers" have been involved with for so long.
We remember January, 1973 all too well and how our hearts sank as we realized what the battle ahead had in store, including what was known then as the "Equal Rights Amendment" to the Constitution.
Abortion enshrinement, like in Obama-care, and "gay rights" could have been constitutionally protected way back then, but it died finally during Reagan's first term -- and not a moment too soon. It was only one or two states away from enactment when the time on it ran out. Now that was a bullit dodged, but long forgot!
What makes you think any one of us "'60s era freepers" would miss any one of those dying libs? Just curious... were you even alive back then?
Ted Kennedy's gone finally, and the Catholic Church in RI looks like it's finally growing a pair, and is willing to stand up against a Kennedy. Who knows maybe Pelosi will get excomm'd before too much longer. And I'm a Protestant!
I for one look forward to the demise of other such living abortafacients.
And the day will come when these women who so stridently advocated the killing of the unborn and aborted their own children will have to stand before God and answer for what they have done. May HE have mercy on their souls ‘cuz I sure don’t. I don’t have children of my own regreatably but I’m grateful to God my late mother and my sisters, my sisters-in-law and my daughter-in-law didn’t excerise their ‘’choice’’ becuase they’ve all made me a son, an uncle and a grandfather.
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