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NOW President: Babies Wouldn’t Die So Much If We’d Just Kill Them Before They Died
Life News ^ | May 14, 2014 | Matt Yonke

Posted on 05/14/2014 3:36:58 PM PDT by NYer

National Organization for Women (NOW) president Terry O’Neill published an editorial on the Huffington Post today entitled, “Abortion, Like Contraception, Is Essential Health Care That Saves Lives.”

Let that sink in for a second. A procedure that’s taken over 50 million lives in the U.S. alone since 1973 . . . saves lives.

O’Neill’s “life saving” abortions

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How does O’Neill get to the conclusion promised in the title, that “abortion care” saves lives? Easy! She ignores 50% of the people involved in every abortion.

The first place she looks for saved lives from abortion is high infant mortality rates. They’d be so much lower if more of those pesky underprivileged women would just get more abortions. That’s right, her solution to high infant mortality rates is to kill the babies before they get the chance to die!

From the article (emphasis mine):

We have a premature birth crisis in this country that can be directly linked to our failure to provide adequate contraception and abortion care. About half of pregnancies in the U.S. each year are unintended, and for those women who carry their pregnancies to term (more than half do), the prognosis is anything but great. They not only experience higher rates of premature birth, but also are more likely to have inadequate prenatal care, low birth weight and small size infants, maternal depression and anxiety.

From a public health point of view, abortion care, no less than contraception, is an essential measure to prevent the heartbreak of infant mortality . . .

To avoid the “heartbreak of infant mortality,” we should just kill the infants before anyone starts keeping statistics about them.

Again, from the article (emphasis mine):

. . . as more states like Texas and North Carolina restrict access to abortion care, more women are dying in childbirth or pregnancy, and more infants are not surviving to their first birthday.

They’re not surviving to their first birthday because you didn’t even give them the chance to be born, Terry!

Killing the poor would be an efficient way to reduce poverty, disease, recidivism, and any number of other problems, except that it’s wrong to kill the people who have problems in order to solve problems!

O’Neill mentions maternal mortality, which I won’t address in detail because it’s never right to kill someone in order to solve your problems, and so abortion cannot be a solution to the problem of maternal mortality. But it should be noted that the data actually shows that direct abortion is never necessary to save a woman’s life.

The Myth of “Abortion Care”

But, at its heart, O’Neill’s piece is an attempt to make the phrase “abortion care” happen. Planned Parenthood and their ilk have been using the phrase for a while, though apparently not everyone is getting on board with this bit of Newspeak, or O’Neill’s piece would not have been necessary.

“Abortion care” is yet another attempt to shift focus off the human being who’s being killed in every single abortion procedure. Abortion can only be called “care” if you’re not thinking about the person who’s being dismembered.

But controlling the narrative is at least half the battle in a culture war, so it’s imperative that we who recognize the inherent value of the child in the womb combat their twisting of language.

Don’t let the phrase “abortion care” go by unchallenged if it’s used in your presence. All that’s required for a pernicious phrase like “abortion care” to slip into the American lexicon is for you and me to say nothing.

Ask about what care is being provided to the child. Show the images of abortion victims to “abortion care” advocates, and ask what kind of care they would call that. Ask how killing a child so it doesn’t die solves the problem of infant mortality.

But whatever you say, keep the focus on the child in the womb, whose life is an end in itself, not a tool to be used to fix statistics we don’t like.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Government
KEYWORDS: abortion; huffingtonpost; huffpo; prochoice; prolife

1 posted on 05/14/2014 3:36:58 PM PDT by NYer
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To: little jeremiah; wagglebee

Ping!


2 posted on 05/14/2014 3:37:22 PM PDT by NYer ("You are a puff of smoke that appears briefly and then disappears." James 4:14)
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To: NYer

Disgusting.


3 posted on 05/14/2014 3:38:12 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: NYer

THAT is what militant feminazis are like.


4 posted on 05/14/2014 3:38:58 PM PDT by I want the USA back (Media: completely irresponsible. Complicit in the destruction of this country.)
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To: NYer; Morgana

Mental disorder


5 posted on 05/14/2014 3:39:39 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: NYer

Serial murderer by proxy.


6 posted on 05/14/2014 3:41:45 PM PDT by Ray76 (True change requires true change - A Second Party)
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To: NYer

Moron.

Women with a history of one or more abortions are at significantly higher risk for premature birth with subsequent pregnancies.


7 posted on 05/14/2014 3:43:11 PM PDT by Mrs.Z
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To: GeronL

Bingo. They have no conscience.


8 posted on 05/14/2014 3:43:24 PM PDT by Fungi
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To: NYer
"My Body My Choice" ends at the beginning of your baby's body!
9 posted on 05/14/2014 3:44:09 PM PDT by PapaNew
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To: NYer

These statements are why the left almost always wins. They succeed in using language that directs attention away from the murder of infants.


10 posted on 05/14/2014 3:44:53 PM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: NYer

40+ years of sickness

And getting worse


11 posted on 05/14/2014 3:46:06 PM PDT by A_Former_Democrat (Hey 2008, we told you so)
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To: NYer

How about someone kill this NOW President..and we can discuss it later..sound like a plan


12 posted on 05/14/2014 3:51:58 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Sarah Barracuda

She’s a degenerate ghoul.


13 posted on 05/14/2014 3:53:43 PM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: NYer

Many people feel the same way that NOW does. They feel that abortion is good and a women’s right and that anyone who disagrees with them hates women. They will attack anyone who disagrees with them.


14 posted on 05/14/2014 3:56:56 PM PDT by detective
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To: NYer
This sounds like some Islamic Imam!
15 posted on 05/14/2014 3:57:54 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: NYer

Why don’t we just gas girls and throw them into ovens as soon as they begin to menstruate. That will really save time.


16 posted on 05/14/2014 3:58:40 PM PDT by windcliff
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To: hal ogen

I want to see liberals get slaughtered in the same manner they prefer babies to be killed in the womb, see how they like it..notice the ones who love abortion so much have themselves, never been aborted


17 posted on 05/14/2014 3:58:45 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: hal ogen

“She’s a degenerate ghoul.”
YES, and no surprise that she’s also a lawyer! (But I repeat myself;)


18 posted on 05/14/2014 3:59:15 PM PDT by Frank_2001
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

Thanks NYer.


19 posted on 05/14/2014 3:59:45 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: NYer

Liberals wouldn’t Die So Much If We’d Just Kill Them Before They Died


20 posted on 05/14/2014 4:03:10 PM PDT by Starstruck (If my reply offends, you probably don't understand sarcasm or criticism...or do.)
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To: NYer

My ususal retort: too bad HER mother didn’t abort her.


21 posted on 05/14/2014 4:04:20 PM PDT by Fledermaus (Conservatives are all that's left to defend the Constitution. Dems hate it, and Repubs don't care.)
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To: NYer

Oh..if abortion could be retroactive this evil woman would be among the first! Telekinetic Kill would solve so many problems.....


22 posted on 05/14/2014 4:05:15 PM PDT by ClearBlueSky (When anyone says its not about Islam...it's about Islam. That death cult must be eradicated.)
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To: NYer
WTF...? If we abort babies they won't die? Should we abort babies after they are born?

The lady must be nuttier than the Planters Peanut Company.

23 posted on 05/14/2014 4:12:11 PM PDT by ExCTCitizen (I'm ExCTCitizen and I approve this reply. If it does offend Libs, I'm NOT sorry...)
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To: ExCTCitizen

The thing’s comment, if actually stated as posted, is by far the most ignorant dead soul assertion of any demon possessed NOW member.


24 posted on 05/14/2014 4:17:47 PM PDT by MHGinTN
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To: I want the USA back

She’s pure evil.


25 posted on 05/14/2014 4:36:50 PM PDT by gigster (Cogito, Ergo, Ronaldus Magnus Conservatus)
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To: MHGinTN
Hey, your dissing Warren Buffets girl
26 posted on 05/14/2014 4:41:39 PM PDT by reefdiver (Be the Best you can be Whatever you Dream to be)
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To: reefdiver

That would be his problem not mine.


27 posted on 05/14/2014 5:13:49 PM PDT by MHGinTN
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To: NYer

Woe unto those who call good evil, and evil good.


28 posted on 05/14/2014 7:39:06 PM PDT by thecodont
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To: NYer

Too bad her mom didn’t have an abortion.


29 posted on 05/15/2014 7:57:21 AM PDT by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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