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Feminists Rejoice At Idea of Abortion For Convenience | NewsReal Post

April 15, 2010

My latest post at NewsReal:

Feminists rejoice at the idea of abortion for convenience. They are also anti-woman. Most of us realize that the whole “safe, legal and rare” thing that pro-abortion advocates spout is lip service only. But, if you ever had any doubt, this should set that doubt aside once and for all.

John Hawkins at Right Wing News points out an example of liberals/leftists and feminists fully admitting that they think abortion for convenience sake is perfectly acceptable, based on their response to a very mild ad campaign:

When conservatives point out that liberals believe in killing children for convenience sake, what do liberals usually say? Typically, it’s some variation of, “Why, nobody wants more abortions. We just believe that abortions should be safe, legal, and rare!” Of course, then they follow that up by trying to make sure that as many children are aborted as humanly possible.

For example, take a look at this anti-abortion ad from Abortion Changes You:

A very mild ad, indeed. And an accurate one; abortion does change you. While feminists sneer at the idea of post-abortion syndrome, it does exist. And if they actually cared about women, they’d admit that fact and would stop encouraging women to have abortions without disclosing the trauma that can occur to the woman.

It’s clear that they don’t care about the dead babies, but they also need to stop insisting that they are For Women ™ , when they most obviously are not. You see, feminists, an unborn baby is not just a clump of cells. Many women who abort their babies, therefore, suffer intense pain and immense guilt. Their entire lives.

They may just be nutty wing nuts to you, but they are real people with true feelings. Because you do nothing but sneer at those feelings, in fact lie about their very existence, your For The Women card is hereby pulled. You are more concerned with one Supreme Court case, that you constantly use as a wedge and a pawn, than you are with actual women.

Which brings us to Jessica Valenti at Feministing, that hot bed of predictable feminist shrieking. The above ad infuriated her and her fellow pro-abortion travelers. In fact, one of them was so enraged, they saw fit to deface the ad:

Want to go to college, but there is a pesky baby growing inside of you? Abort! A life is far less important than your co-ed fun and career plans, right? Your dreams are all that matters, baby be damned. Can’t let that get in the way! Follow President Obama’s thinking and don’t let yourself be “punished with a baby!”

Jessica Valenti called the abortionchangesyou.com ad “heinous.” Do you know what she said about the defaced ad promoting abortion for convenience? She called the vandal a “pro-choice hero” and then said:

Love. It.

Loves encouraging abortion for convenience. Loves encouraging abortion because a baby, a human life, doesn’t fit in with your super fun college plans.  Denies the trauma that abortion may cause to the woman, but rejoices at the thought of killing a baby who isn’t timely.

But you want it to be safe, legal and rare? Baloney.  Willy nilly matters of convenience are not part of that definition. You have devalued life to the point where *convenience* over-rides a life itself, in your minds.

That is heinous.

(Originally posted at David Horowitz’s NewsReal. Cross-posted at RedState)

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13 Comments leave one →
  1. cmurphy permalink
    April 15, 2010 9:40 am

    That is sick. I just…I don’t even know what to say. You love it, Jessica Valenti? You love the idea that a bothersome baby can be tossed in the trash? A fetus is a life seperate from the mother, a human with its own heart and lungs and brain. At three months is has fingers and toes, for God’s sake. And because, of course, the only way for an indivudual to live a True and Fulfilling life is to center that life around the individual. Sacrifice is moot. Live only for yourself, that’s the way to true happiness. Gag me.

  2. April 15, 2010 7:12 pm

    Thanks for saying this. When a guy says things like this, they invariably get the “Talk to the hand! You don’t understand women!” Argument.

    The abortion industry doesn’t want the issues of trauma, unintentional sterilization, and other ‘byproducts’ of ‘safe’ abortions to be discussed. And they have literally billions of dollars more than the right to life groups to throw at making sure they are not talked about.

  3. April 15, 2010 7:20 pm

    You go girl! you are “right on” as usual. Luv Ya

  4. everyeachlife permalink
    April 15, 2010 9:41 pm

    “punished with a baby” What a disgusting self-centered sentiment. Amazing how people can make themselves so cold.

    http://tinyurl.com/life-is-precious

  5. Nicole permalink
    April 16, 2010 4:15 pm

    You know, when I decided to go to college, it was to get an education. Not for “co-ed fun.”

    I have two years left of my undergraduate degree and two years of graduate school to immediately follow that. If I got pregnant now, I would have an abortion. Not so that I don’t have to cancel my plans with that cute bass player in my Comparative Civ class or so I can still have a super awesome spring break, but so that I can finish my education and have a better future than my parents had.

    I deserve to have an education. Any children I choose to bring into this world deserve to have an educated mother who is able to provide for them to the best of her ability.

    My worth as a person should be based on my contributions to society, not my contributions to the population. I can’t believe anyone would call a woman in this situation a woman aborting out of “convenience.” What about a woman aborting to bring herself a better life? A woman aborting to give her future children the chance at a better life? I would call that woman brave. Abortion isn’t an easy decision, not in high school, not in college, not ever. Thanks SO MUCH for perpetuating the idea that woman who abort do it for selfish reasons.

    • Lori Ziganto permalink*
      April 16, 2010 4:18 pm

      Thanks SO MUCH for perpetuating the idea that woman who abort do it for selfish reasons.

      YOU just confirmed that it is done for selfish reasons with your own words and your sick rationale. Thank you for confirming my point.

      You just said that YOUR education and the betterment of YOUR life is more important than an actual life. That a baby should be killed so that you can achieve what YOU want.

      I dont’ know of anything more selfish than that.

      • April 19, 2010 1:18 am

        You would think with all the schooling and uber important plans up and coming in her life she would have the COMMON SENSE to NOT get pregnant. I would assume that by now in her colegiate career that she knows where babies come from, right?

        99% of all abortions are nothing more than a way to shirk responsibility for poor choices. The woman chooses to have sex, knowing very well that she could become pregnant, with or without birth control.

        But hey, what do liberals know of personal accountability? NOTHING.

  6. April 16, 2010 7:19 pm

    Lori – keep being brave. There are more women like you than you might realize, and that’s most likely why the feminists are so visceral in their responses.
    Having children isn’t contributing to society by contributing a baby. Having a child is contributing to YOURSELF in a profound way that changes your entire worldview about what ‘contribution’ really means. It does, and should, redefine what value derives from – the utilitarian view of contribution-to-society by what I do is fundamentally trying to grab the world with a clenched fist. Why do we only measure the potential contribution to society of the women who happen to be born already? Why even measure the value and meaning of life in that manner?

    • Lori Ziganto permalink*
      April 16, 2010 9:59 pm

      Thank you, Lynn. That means a lot to me, sincerely. Was feeling a bit dispirited and feeling like I was talking to /banging head against a wall. I don’t now. Thank you.

  7. Prohect permalink
    April 18, 2010 12:31 pm

    Thanks for the column. I usually stay away for this volatile issue, but it does illustrate the myopia of your pro-abort types.
    When I was a young man me and my then girlfriend came up against this issue in a very personal way. She was pregnant and we had to figure out what to do. Thank god that neither of us gave abortion even a moment of consideration. We weren’t right wing zealots trying make a political point, we were two young dopey kids that knew that we made a person. Convenient or not we had a responsibility to that human being we created.
    I’m not trying to make an argument for or against here. All I wish to do is add my voice to those that say that abortions (whether undertaken or not) can’t help but have a profound effect on those that are involved and to pretend it is the same as having a cyst removed, as far as personal, emotional, psychological ramifications is to hide you head in the sand and is the height of short sightedness, let alone callousness.
    All I know is that had my now wife of 20 yrs had an abortion then, it would have destroyed her. She would have hated herself and me for letting it happen. I don’t think there was any coming back from that for either of us. It would have negated the great life that we have built together since, and deprived us of meeting and raising one of the greatest people that have ever drawn breath, our son. Oh and we continued our education as well. Guess you can by pass plans A & B and chose plan C ; have baby and go to college, after all.

  8. Lori Ziganto permalink*
    April 18, 2010 3:19 pm

    We weren’t right wing zealots trying make a political point, we were two young dopey kids that knew that we made a person.

    That says it all, right there.

    Thank you for sharing your experience, Project. That sounds totally hippie dippie and I don’t even care :) And thank you for showing that real meaning of life isn’t found on diploma, but rather in the life that you’ve built together and in the wonderful life that you created.

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