Wednesday, August 10, 2011
After many conversations over the years with various pro-lifers and pro-choicers alike, I've come to realize that many are either willfully ignorant or just naive about what's going on in the world regarding abortion.
"Nobody's really pro-abortion," they say. "They're just for a woman's right to decide what happens to her body."
Let this be your wake up call.
Americans seem to have a myopic view of abortion because in this country, abortion is legal and is promoted under the guise of "reproductive choice," "freedom," and "women's rights." But I have news for you - it's only like this in the Western world (and even that could change in the very near future).
A few honest friends of mine have admitted why they truly support groups like Planned Parenthood, however. It's not really about "choice" for them. It's about saving the planet from ourselves. These individuals, while feminist at heart, don't seem to bat an eye at the oppressive governments elsewhere which wield abortion as a weapon against their own people. It is, after all, a means to an end.
Reggie Littlejohn, president of Women's Rights Without Frontiers, a group committed to opposing and raising awareness about forced abortion and sexual slavery in China, hit the mark in a press release this week when she said:
Make no mistake. China's One Child Policy is enforced through forced abortion, forced sterilization and infanticide. Women are dragged out of their homes, strapped to tables, and forced to abort babies they want, up to the 9th month of pregnancy.So while American pro-choice advocates bicker about how everyone else should pay for their contraceptives, women in China and other parts of the world are actually living in the dark ages of oppressive regimes - regimes that do things like this:
Women sometimes die during these violent procedures. The One Child Policy is China's war on women. Adopting it world wide would hurl women's rights back to the dark ages.
[Photo via Women's Rights Without Frontiers]
This photo shows a young woman who has just been forcibly aborted at 7 months pregnant but is unable to pay the government officials to dispose of her child's body, so they have left the child in a plastic bag next to her on the bed. If the look on her face doesn't move you, you need a heart check. If her testimonial doesn't make you angry, I don't know what will.
The population alarmists seem to be out in record numbers, writing articles and letters to newspaper editors praising the new HHS mandates requiring every woman's (and child's) contraception - including the abortifacient "morning after pill" - to be paid for by American taxpayers. Eugenicist and Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger would be so proud. No doubt her sentiments are echoed today by a former PP director (and "family planning" population control advocate) Norman Fleishman, who wrote in a letter to the editor of the Napa Valley Register this week:
Ah, how I remember “Every child a wanted child,” our motto at Planned Parenthood. And I do welcome this [HHS contraception] legislation.This is a PP director lending his approval to things like what you see pictured above.
Half the pregnancies in America are “accidental.” Increasingly younger, unmarried women (or, as we might say, “girls”) find themselves mothers for life — long before they have an inkling of parenthood’s titanic, endless consequences....
Global population numbers having just passed the 7 billion mark (twice what it was when I opened a vasectomy clinic in Texas), it is overwhelming to contemplate the world struggling with this flood and its inevitable threats (including starvation, drought, pollution — and what leading scientists predicted long ago would be the main danger to civilization: war).
Unless we act (this legislation, along with China’s “one child” policy, is a start), the world is doomed to strangle among coils of pitiless exponential growth.
Fleishman also pulls back the curtain on the "every child a wanted child" mantra, revealing that population control advocates don't believe it's necessarily the woman's view of a "wanted child" that matters - but that of the society in which she lives.
Convinced yet that some people really are pro-abortion? UK-based Optimum Population Trust's chief exec, Simon Ross, also recently condemned soccer star David Beckham and his wife Victoria for having a 4th child:
There is a big issue there, family planning is cheap, yet many people don't use it properly and accidental pregnancy rates are very high. We need to change the incentives to make the environmental case that one or two children are fine but three or four are just being selfish.Ah, yes, those sacred carbon emissions. Soon they'll dictate the lives of every single one of us, regardless of the junk "science" and fudging of research behind the global warming and rabid environmentalist movements.
"The Beckhams, and others like London mayor Boris Johnson, are very bad role models with their large families. There's no point in people trying to reduce their carbon emissions and then increasing them 100% by having another child.
Since its inception as Margaret Sanger's Birth Control League, Planned Parenthood has been up to its elbows in eugenics - the "weeding out" of "undesirables" in society (remind me again where most of their clinics are located...). This organization works worldwide in support of China and other regimes that forcibly sterilize women, often without full disclosure to the women. This should be no surprise, as PP performs abortions in America without full disclosure to their patients, and fights against every informed consent law they can find, keeping women from knowing the truth about what abortion is and does.
As for me, I'm angry today. I'm angry that women like the one pictured above are being brutalized and their children stolen from them by these predatory governments. I'm going to go hug my children now - my "parenthood's endless, titanic consequences," (according to Fleishman) who bring me so much joy and purpose in life. My children are not titanic consequences and neither are anyone else's.
Skeptics, do your homework, and leave the dark side. Come into the light of the pro-life movement, where women and their children are more than just numbers or carbon emissions. They are loved and valued as they should be.