Skip to comments.Is There a Woman's Right to Be Born?
Posted on 06/16/2012 12:35:08 PM PDT by rhema
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. . . No argument for the abortion license has been more inflexible than that a woman's choice to terminate her unwanted child must remain shielded from all evaluation whatsoever. Abortion advocate Michelle Goldberg recently explained her opposition to a ban on sex-selective abortion, even though she considers the practice "odious," by saying, "Banning it means allowing the government to decide what constitutes a legitimate reason for a woman to terminate a pregnancy, and forcing doctors to try to discern the motives of their patients." Stated otherwise, killing unborn girls because they are girls may be "odious," but our current abortion regime forbids judging that choice by any criterion outside the absolute will of the mother -- which can never be questioned. In spite of years of lectures about the sacred relationship between a woman and her doctor, even the abortionist is denied the competence to look into the reasons behind the "medical procedure" he is called upon to perform. In order to remain truly free, a woman's choice can't have any strings attached tying it to any standards of law, morality, or even good manners. To be genuine, the freedom to choose must be an exercise of arbitrary power.
Rather than detracting from the logic that abortion is an act of pure will, the shockingly bad reasons women offer for terminating their children actually ensure that the freedom to choose is not being "burdened." Like with the Queen of Hearts and her impulsive commands to behead her subjects, it's the very capriciousness of her decisions that proves that she wields sovereign authority.
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I love it when the “progressive” hypocrites get caught in their own hypocrisy!
You know how the death cult worshipers will respond to such a question: “When it’s a mass of cells, it isn’t yet a woman.”
But if it starts to get widely known that mothers are killing off their female offspring in significant numbers just because their regressive cultures place more value on boys than girls, then pro-abortion advocates will find themselves goosed against the pointy horns of their own hopeless dilemma. A problem is a problem, after all, and abortion fixes all. The pro-abortion left isn't going to be able to straddle contradictory public positions that the government must be allowed to decide what constitutes a legitimate reason for a woman to be terminated from her job, but can't be allowed to decide what constitutes a legitimate reason for an (unborn) woman to be terminated from her existence.
Someone has got to force the left to be consistent.
They can’t be allowed to frame this as killing unborn girls when in the same breath for abortion rights they don’t consider ANY fetus a person - so gender is not even an issue if it’s not a person - as the left always trumpets at us.
So either the left must be stopped in framing it this way because a fetus isn’t a person so any gender issue for aborting isn’t even an issue, or they must finally openly admit abortion IS murdering a person if they want to start talking about “killing unborn girls”.
They don’t get to flip flop between abortion not killing people because they are fetuses, and abortion is killing unborn girls (ie persons).
No one will be able to force them to be consistent because the Big Abortion poobahs like Cecile Richards just clam up about atrocities like sex-selection abortions. The silence of the pro-abort feminists is deafening.
And no, no matter what my airmen may have said, I don't eat babies for breakfast.
It’s also making women second class citizens. I wonder if the Left and media realize that?
"One may ask where are the feminists in the face of this disastrous practice that marginalizes all women? Where are the champions of women and their reproductive rights? They are mostly silent. They championed choice and now that choice is being used to kill millions of female fetuses and subjugate women, they have nothing to say lest the sacred abortion cow be slaughtered. Pro-abortion writer Mara Hvistendahl understands that the pro-abortion feminists are abandoning their Asian counterparts in the name of choice. She boldly declares in her book Unnatural Selection: Choosing Boys Over Girls, and the Consequences of a World Full of Men:
In a world in which women are unnaturally scare, the right to abort will be the least of our worries.
I like your reasoning, and you are right on target.
Unfortunately, the article is only poignant because it involves the seemingly contradictory situation of free-choice women aborting their little girls, as though somehow for these women, that makes it particularly odious. If it serves the purpose, so be it.
Otherwise, the entire subject is so obnoxious, so horrible, that we are to believe that somehow if the little babies being targeted were males, that it would be OK for the women to abort them simply because they had male plumbing? Nothing about abortions makes any sense. Instead of having an abortion, the mother could carry the child to term and allow adoption of the baby. But, no, they would rather murder their unborn offspring, whether male or female.
Most likely these feminists think they are being very respectful of their cause by refusing to see how silly and horrid their actions are. Their cause trumps aerything, their sons, their daughters, their county’s well-being - nothing matters than the BIG me and my airhead boyfriend.
The left cannot be inconvenienced with facts. Otherwise it wouldn’t be the left.
Yep, the morons preach to us act like second class citizens and here they are.
I love it when the progressive hypocrites get caught in their own hypocrisy!
Why have men allowed, tolerated, or participated in a decision that only women have the so-called "right to choose" to destroy the life which two individuals participated in creating?
Putting aside the tired old argument that it involves only the woman's body (schedule, desires, ambitions, health, etc., etc.), one is left with the conclusion that since 1973, only women may decide who lives and who dies.
"Ideas have consequences!" - Weaver
Jefferson: "The God who gave us life, gave us liberty at the same time: the hand of force may destroy, but cannot disjoin them (life and liberty)."
The left cannot be inconvenienced with facts. Otherwise it wouldnt be the left.
Great title, we are being governed by godless people
Funny how so many other things that involve only one’s own body, seem to be the business of the government...smoking, seat belts, helmets, large size soft drinks, prostitution, etc. It seems it is just this one particular area that is totally nobody else’s business...and yet it does affect others...the would-be child, would-be father, would-be grandparents all have a vested interest and DNA invested.