A new article from a writer at the liberal online publication Salon is one of the most extreme pro-abortion diatribes ever written. It is so in-your-face that it is already sending shockwaves through the Internet just hours after its publication.
The content of the article, some of which is excerpted below, needs no words to show how shocking the content is from Mary Elizabeth Williams, who starts her piece saying, “So what if abortion ends a life?”
“I believe that life starts at conception. And it’s never stopped me from being pro-choice,” she writes.
Of all the diabolically clever moves the anti-choice lobby has ever pulled, surely one of the greatest has been its consistent co-opting of the word “life.” Life! Who wants to argue with that? Who wants be on the side of … not-life? That’s why the language of those who support abortion has for so long been carefully couched in other terms. While opponents of abortion eagerly describe themselves as “pro-life,” the rest of have had to scramble around with not nearly as big-ticket words like “choice” and “reproductive freedom.” The “life” conversation is often too a thorny one to even broach. Yet I know that throughout my own pregnancies, I never wavered for a moment in the belief that I was carrying a human life inside of me. I believe that’s what a fetus is: a human life. And that doesn’t make me one iota less solidly pro-choice.
Here’s the complicated reality in which we live: All life is not equal. That’s a difficult thing for liberals like me to talk about, lest we wind up looking like death-panel-loving, kill-your-grandma-and-your-precious-baby storm troopers. Yet a fetus can be a human life without having the same rights as the woman in whose body it resides. She’s the boss. Her life and what is right for her circumstances and her health should automatically trump the rights of the non-autonomous entity inside of her. Always.
When we on the pro-choice side get cagey around the life question, it makes us illogically contradictory. I have friends who have referred to their abortions in terms of “scraping out a bunch of cells” and then a few years later were exultant over the pregnancies that they unhesitatingly described in terms of “the baby” and “this kid.” I know women who have been relieved at their abortions and grieved over their miscarriages. Why can’t we agree that how they felt about their pregnancies was vastly different, but that it’s pretty silly to pretend that what was growing inside of them wasn’t the same? Fetuses aren’t selective like that. They don’t qualify as human life only if they’re intended to be born. Read the rest at:
So many people try to make the excuse that abortion is okay because:
- Life does not begin at conception
- The Fetus is nothing more than a collection of cells
- A woman has the right to decide what happens to her body
- A baby doesn’t have a soul until it is born
Quite frankly there are a lot of other excuse they make but lets stop at these four.
Let me start with that last one first, “a baby doesn’t have a soul until it is born.” I frankly cannot see the logic in this, the Bible tells us that God knew us from before we were formed in the womb, Jeremiah 1:5 If this is true, you have to accept the fact that we have a soul before we are even in the womb. A lot of people who try to make this argument do not believe in God or the Bible in the first place, so it is mostly a false argument tending to distract and excuse and unexcusable act.
Now the argument that a woman has the right to decide what happens to her own body. Now there is a truly debateable position isn’t it? Does a woman really have the right to decide what happens to her own body? If a woman decides to start cutting her body in pieces, does society say this is okay? Or do they say this is out of the norm and institutionalize her for a mental illness? And yet these very same people will make the excuse that to kill the infant growing in her womb is somehow her right to do! They do not even bother to make the argument most of the time, that it is not a life, simply that it is her decision to make. It is truly insane to suggest that simply because she is a woman, that she has the right to decide to kill. Why? Is there something about being a woman that gives you more insight to whether life is precious and deserves existence? Tell me where that leaves women like Lizzie Borden? Does being a woman somehow excuse their murders? Does killing only count if the person is old enough to defend themselves? If they are innocent it doesn’t count? Do we say the same thing to the pedarest and child molesters?
Now the argument that the fetus is nothing more than a collection of cells. You could make that argument with anything. The brain itself is nothing more that a collection of cells. But that does not make it less important or not life. We surely can’t cut out our brains and yet they make this senseless argument in order to deceive and placate those that are looking for an excuse. Perhaps there are some that are truly ignorant, but others use that ignorance in order to degrade human life, and to dissuade those who know instinctively that they are killing. People who want to be blind will use any excuse to remain that way. However, if we allow ignorance to forever excuse a crime, where will it ever stop?
Life does not begin at conception is the first argument that you hear from many, again the Bible and science both tell us something totally different. Science itself and the wonderful technology we have allow us to see the process. No matter how hard people try to argue differently, they are the very ones that show their own ignorance.
Now for those that argue that rape and incest are excuses for women to kill the unborn! This is the most grotesque excuse there is. What you are trying to say is that the baby is responsible and will forever remind you of the crime that has been committed against you. I have a question for you, will committing a crime against someone even more innocent than you make you feel better? Two wrongs do not make a right. And for those who say that if the mother’s life is in danger that the mother is more important than the baby, I have to ask, How do you know? What about all the mother’s that have made different decisions?