A Child is Not a Choice

A few months ago I compared the abortion regime in America to the Nazi holocaust. “Never Again” is the term used regarding the Nazi holocaust: never again should the world let down its guard and allow such a thing to happen. Unfortunately, we have allowed another holocaust, the holocaust of abortion https://seek-the-truth.com/2021/10/07/never-again/. Today’s holocaust is worse because after five decades, America has killed almost ten times more than the Nazis killed during their brief reign. It is worse because many still call this evil good. Abortion is labeled as a “protection” for mothers; that is double-speak when you turn things around and look from the child’s perspective rather than focusing only on the mother’s perspective. I would agree with pro-choice advocates if the mother were the only person involved, but unfortunately, she is not the only one impacted by all this.

I do not condemn anyone for their views on abortion. All I want instead is for pro-choice advocates and our culture as a whole to see that respect for a child’s life is equivalent to respect for lives of all our fellow human beings. If our society can throw away the life of a child, we can easily throw away the lives of anyone, and unfortunately, we demonstrate this regularly. The lack of respect for life after birth stems directly from the lack of respect for life before birth.

In my original post, I also laid out references to the horrors of abortion. I talked about the the experiences of people like Abby Johnson, Kermit Gosnell, and David Daleiden. If you do not know their stories, you should learn them. I am certain if more people saw the ugly side of abortion, there would be little or no support for it. The support remains because the most strident supporters of abortion suppress its uglier side and paint a rosy scenario of the procedure–as if aborting a child is the same as removing a malfunctioning appendix.

My occasional motto is “life is good”. How can we not believe it so and still continue on? Thomas Jefferson, author of arguably the greatest, most profound, and most influential document ever written stated that our basic rights include “life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness”. The God of Jews and Christians speaks these words to his people in the book of Deuteronomy:

I call heaven and earth to record this day against you that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing. Therefore choose life, that both thou and thy seed may live (Deuteronomy 30:19).

“Life” is a term that is continually revived as a significant element. I return to this topic again today because the Supreme Court recently heard arguments regarding a Mississippi law which seeks to limit abortions after 15 weeks. The decision, which may have already been determined, is not likely to be announced until this summer. What is at stake is monumental. Both pro-life and pro-choice advocates anxiously awaiting this decision.

The U.S. Supreme Court could strike down the Mississippi law and uphold the right to abortions established by Roe v. Wade or they could overturn Roe v. Wade and outlaw abortions altogether. The more likely scenario appears to be something in between, splitting the baby, so to speak. Before the Roe v Wade decision, abortion was legal in some states and illegal in others. We could return to that regime with abortion outlawed in places like Texas and Mississippi while remaining legal in California and New York.

California Governor Gavin Newsome is anticipating a middle ground decision from the court and is calling for his state to be an abortion sanctuary. His proposal, California’s proposal actually, in my view, goes beyond the evil of murdering a child. I can and will make excuses for many mothers who have aborted their children. They have been told by others the practice is acceptable. They are often in difficult situations, and have limited options open to them. Many don’t know what they are getting into or they are pressured by others to do this. They can be outnumbered by their opposition even if they are opposed to an abortion themselves. None of this logic is true when we consider the state of California or a powerful political figure like Newsome. They are not limited in any such way. Here is one (of many) article on the California proposal:

source: https://abcnews.go.com/Health/wireStory/california-plans-abortion-sanctuary-roe-overturned-81628113

California clinics and their allies in the state Legislature on Wednesday revealed a plan to make the state a “sanctuary” for those seeking reproductive care, including possibly paying for travel, lodging and procedures for people from other states.

The California Future of Abortion Council, made up of more than 40 abortion providers and advocacy groups, released a list of 45 recommendations for the state to consider if the high court overturns Roe v. Wade — the 48-year-old decision that forbids states from outlawing abortion.

It seems California is already a sanctuary, making it easier for kids to have abortions against their parents wishes:

 The Guttmacher Institute, a research group that supports abortion rights, said 132,680 abortions were performed in California in 2017, or about 15% of all abortions nationally. That number includes people from out of state as well as teenagers, who are not required to have their parents’ permission for an abortion in California.

Planned Parenthood, which accounts for about half of California’s abortion clinics, said it served 7,000 people from other states last year.

In my last abortion post, I highlighted actress Busy Phillips. I can’t defend her defense of abortion either. What she says in a minute-and-a-half is pure evil. I am not saying she herself is evil. I am not saying she needs to be condemned. I am not even saying I am a better person than she, but she has partaken in evil and that should not be denied. She makes it ever-so-clear it was absolutely necessary for a child to die so that she could enjoy the comforts that she has today. She is angry at those who would have denied her this right, those who might have prevented her from living this life she now enjoys. This woman needs our prayers so that she can repent, and so she can see how the love of money has become the root of the evil she has taken part of:

https://townhall.com/tipsheet/juliorosas/2020/03/05/actress-busy-philipps-says-shes-proud-of-her-abortion-at-15-yearsold-that-helped-n2563428

“There I was sitting in Los Angeles in my beautiful office of my own late-night talk show. Soon I would be driving my hybrid to my beautiful f**king home to kiss my beautiful and healthy children and my husband, who had taken the year off to parent so I could focus on my career, and I have all of this! All of it! Because, because, because I was allowed bodily autonomy at 15,” she screamed.

She may be correct that if her first child had lived, she might not have all that she has today. She might not have the fame and the wealth or all the rest, but are those things so important that a life must be cut short in order for her to have more? Jesus also told us if your eye causes you to sin, pluck it out. Abortion is leading so many among us into sin and we need to pluck it out.

Many years later, she is no longer in a weak and vulnerable position as she was as a teenager. She has had time to contemplate her prior action and could be more clear-eyed about this evil, but instead she leads others into it. I lump her with Gavin Newsome and the state of California. They are facilitating the evil of abortion. They are powerful people who are mainly protecting their own political interests; they are not looking out for what is best for our country, only looking out for those who share their own political ambitions. They could be concerned about the lives lost, but those young lives are not yet voters who will re-elect them to office. In my last post, I highlight others too, mainly celebrities, who have spoken out about their own abortion experiences. All but two unabashedly defend the right to abortion and proclaim it as an all-abiding good for our culture. I wonder how honest they are. In any case, their logic is not at all sound.

By the way, I do not always defend the pro-choice Republican party on this subject either. Abortion has been a prop for votes; Republicans often would rather have the issue than the solution. The Republicans say they are the pro-life party, but often do little or nothing to push back on the evil of abortion.  After all, if a solution were found, voters may find a reason to vote for the other party, so it is in the party’s interest to keep the issue alive. I believe Republicans have, on occasion, perpetuated this evil, but they at least they didn’t start it and they haven’t promoted it.  

Let’s hear a bit more from those who are pro-choice defenders of abortion.

source: https://www.commondreams.org/views/2021/12/28/adoption-does-not-remove-need-access-abortion

I know because I’ve experienced all sides of this issue as both an adoptee and a woman who decided to have an abortion. So I was outraged when Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett earlier this month resurrected the canard that adoption removes the need for access to abortions.

And to suggest that a woman be forced to continue with an unwanted pregnancy ignores that giving up a baby for adoption and choosing to adopt a child are not decisions to be made lightly. They carry their own hardships and even traumas, including for the child involved, and each individual should be able to decide whether she wants to take that on.

How about the trauma for the child when the child’s chance to live is taken away? Is that a consideration at all? Again, why is it that pro-choice folks are only concerned about the mother and act as if the child has no rights at all? A child’s life matters not at all until the child leaves the mother’s womb?

The adopted woman who still supports abortion goes on with her own story:

By the time I reunited with my birth mother three years later, thanks to the New York state adoption registry, I’d long since broken up with the Parisian. When I met her, I asked her why she chose adoption for me.

I didn’t choose anything. Her eyes were cast down. I wanted to keep you. It was her parents who’d forced her to give me up.

Really? Can we all live in such melodrama? Is this woman not glad for her chance to live and to be raised by parents who cared about her and were able to protect her? One thing that is common among all of us here today is that our parents chose for us to live. What if your parents hadn’t made that choice? Life would have been better without your opportunity to live? Certainly, in the author’s case, things didn’t work out perfectly for all involved, so is she saying abortion may just have been a better choice in her instance? How are we to make sense of her conflicting emotions and points or view?

Adoption isn’t simple on any level, and suggesting it can be a replacement for abortion reinforces the misconception that it is.

I love my life now, so of course my current answer is that I am glad I wasn’t aborted. But I do wish my mother had been allowed to make her own decision, even if that decision had resulted in an abortion or better use of birth control so I’d never been conceived in the first place. I wish for a world where women and girls, their bodies, their babies and their choices are not left to the courts to be batted around like badminton birdies. I wish for a world where no woman has to surrender a baby unwillingly. I wish my mother had felt empowered, not shamed.

For a moment now, she says she is glad she was not aborted, but then moves on to her continued support to end others’ lives. Really? How can you square that?

Then we have former New York Governor Andrew Cuomo who celebrates an increase in abortion in his state; there are now no limits to abortions in New York. Bill Clinton, when running for president a generation ago, said that he supported choice, but that abortions should be “safe, legal, and rare”. Something has gone awry since Clinton said these words; they are anything but rare in New York.

source: https://www.dailywire.com/news/ny-governor-cuomo-celebrates-allowing-abortion-hank-berrien

On Tuesday, New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, delighted that the New York legislature passed the Reproductive Health Act which would allow mothers to kill (pardon me, abort) their babies up until birth, celebrated this legalized murder by ordering that the spire at One World Trade Center, the Governor Mario M. Cuomo Bridge, the Kosciuszko Bridge and the Alfred E. Smith Building in Albany all be lit in pink on Tuesday night.

According to the New York State Department of Health, 87,325 abortions took place in New York state during 2016. According to The Centers for Disease Control (CDC), there were 93,096 abortions in New York during 2015. The Guttmacher Institute reported that there were roughly 119,940 abortions in New York during 2014.

Business Insider reported in February 2017 that New York had 95 abortion clinics, the second most of any state in the nation. Only California, with 152, had more.

Gee whiz! Isn’t that just great? A woman can go to labor in morning and still decide to abort her child and deny life to that child she carried for forty weeks. This is progress? This is a reflection of a healthy society?

The Texas law is the more significant one, the one that I think we need to get behind, the one that will make a bigger difference and save more lives. The Mississippi law bans abortion after 15 weeks, but the Texas law is a heartbeat bill which bans abortion after just six weeks.

source: https://abcnews.go.com/Health/wireStory/texas-ban-abortions-returns-court-law-remains-82139901

The law banning abortions in Texas once cardiac activity is detected — usually around six weeks, before some women know they are pregnant — has been in effect since September. Since then, doctors say they are serving roughly a third of their usual patient volume, while abortion clinics in neighboring states are backlogged with women traveling from Texas.

Although the Supreme Court allowed Texas clinics’ lawsuit against the ban to proceed, five conservative justices formed a majority to limit who can be sued to Texas licensing officials.

Both sides have said that would probably prevent federal courts from effectively blocking the law, which has proved durable because of its novel scheme that leaves enforcement solely up to private lawsuits against clinics or anyone who helps a patient obtain an abortion.

What about the choices of others?

With regard to freedom and abortion, I ask once again how come the pro-choice crowd only talks about a mother’s freedom? Where is the concern for the freedom of the child? The most basic of our freedoms is the right to life. Who stands up for the child’s right to live its life? A child in the womb cannot protect itself; the child is in the womb is among the most vulnerable in our society and it is incumbent upon us to stand up for the rights of those who cannot defend themselves.

Furthermore, what about the rights of the father? Why is the father ignored by the pro-choice crowd? If the child were allowed to come to term, society would look to the father to support the child, but the father is ignored when it comes to this most “personal” choice of abortion. Many fathers are also deeply impacted by the abortion choice, one way or another. So, if the father objects to aborting a child, if the father is willing to raise and support and love that child, why shouldn’t his voice be heard as well?

A Left/Right Thing:

You may be able to rationalize your pro-choice view and abortion at twenty weeks, but can you rationalize killing a child which survived an abortion at forty weeks?  I am guessing probably not.  But your one-channel media and your Democrat party covered for former Virginia Governor Ralph Northam when he talked about what to do with a child after its born, but is still potentially unwanted. 

Northam isn’t the real problem; the problem is that so many excuse his behavior because it suits their own selfish goals.  Northam is the same guy who had in his medical yearbook a picture of two people, one in blackface and one in a KKK outfit.  He botched the explanation completely, but your one-channel media and Democrat party covered for him on this matter as well and so he served out his term in anonymity.  We are not talking about a high school year book for a juvenile or an undergrad yearbook for a young adolescent.  We are talking about his page in his medical college yearbook.  He would have been in his mid to late twenties.  Could Trump, or any Republican for that matter, have survived this?  We all know the answer. 

This evidence on Northam is incontrovertible.  Look it up for yourself.  I give evidence on a platter and will you still tell me we should agree to disagree or say that I am thinking one dimensionally?  Does Northam represent your values?  Does a party which covers for him represent your values?  Think about it.  Read all I said in this post and my last. Look up Abby Johnson, Kermit Gosnell, and David Daleiden.  Watch their movies or read the books about their lives.  If everyone understood and saw the whole truth about abortion, we wouldn’t have any more in America.  Look up Northam’s words as well. My party, the Republican Party, does not have a good track record on the issue, but the Democrat party is worse, far worse. 

The Left, of course, has absolute fealty to the right to an abortion.  Many I talk to on the Left won’t even admit that it is at least a reasonable argument to claim that abortion is murder.  Even if you don’t agree it is murder, can’t you see why we do?  No, that makes no sense, many say.  I know they are not being honest when they say that.  

But what is even worse about their view is that they will suppress any evidence to the contrary.  They don’t want the truth to get out because it might mean their hold on power and their argument might crumble.  Their arguments can’t stand up to the light of day and I think deep down they realize this. I am not sure of the position of my liberal friends because I cannot engage them on the issue; it doesn’t appear to matter enough to them to even debate it with me in a post.

Why are not more Americans outraged at this?  Ask yourself how has the Left manipulated thoughts on abortion?  This is how the Left wins on issues.  They suppress the truth.  They ignore the truth and say the truth is really a lie.  They have to do this because if people knew the whole truth about abortion, support for abortion would collapse.  They manipulate the narrative on abortion just as they manipulated the narrative on the January 6th Capitol Hill riot and other issues as well.  Don’t give aid and comfort to their narrative by agreeing with them on this issue.

Per Mark Levin, they, the New York Times specifically, has even covered up holocausts in the past, so why should it surprise us they have covered up this one as well?

https://blogs.timesofisrael.com/unfreedom-of-the-press-and-the-new-york-times-holocaust-cover-up/

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