Thursday, January 23, 2014

Opportunity for Me, Not for Thee
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I never cease to be amazed by the tone-deaf rhetoric that comes out of the mouths of abortion supporters. Today, on the 41st anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the White House came out with this gem of a statement:
Today, as we reflect on the 41st anniversary of the Supreme Court decision in Roe v. Wade, we recommit ourselves to the decision’s guiding principle: that every woman should be able to make her own choices about her body and her health.  We reaffirm our steadfast commitment to protecting a woman’s access to safe, affordable health care and her constitutional right to privacy, including the right to reproductive freedom.  And we resolve to reduce the number of unintended pregnancies, support maternal and child health, and continue to build safe and healthy communities for all our children.  Because this is a country where everyone deserves the same freedom and opportunities to fulfill their dreams. [Emphasis added.]
Unless, of course, they are inconvenient to those who hold the power of life and death over them. At that point, as long as they have not yet exited the womb (at least for now), they have no freedom, and deserve no opportunities.
A few other nits worth picking:
•Abortion is not primarily about the woman’s body, but the baby’s. Tearing that limb from limb is of no consequence, apparently.
•Abortion is not health care, except in very rare cases. It is virtually always about taking a healthy, growing human being and killing it because its life would complicate its parent(s) lives.
•The “right to privacy” (a phrase found nowhere in the Constitution) of necessity ends when it involves taking the life of another. Pity Harry Blackmun was incapable of understanding that.
•“Reproductive freedom” is the kind of euphemism that George Orwell was talking about when he wrote his seminal essay “Politics and the English Language.” Notice that the word “abortion” doesn’t appear in the statement. Heaven forfend the White House should actually mention the barbaric practice that they are so invested in defending.
•Apparently the White House has a rather limited definition of “all our children,” since a million a year are not welcomed into “safe and healthy communities,” but instead are thrown out like so much trash for the garbage collector to haul off.
I will thank the White House for one thing about this statement. It serves as an admirable reminder of just how repulsively dishonest, disgustingly self-congratulatory, and downright evil the cult of Molech is.

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