Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Body Control

Alyssa Milano wants women to be in control of their own bodies. Everyone should be, although it does get more difficult with age. I’ve added Milano to a list of “celebrities” of whom I had never heard until they made news by saying something stupid. I don’t know what she was famous for before her recent attempt at rallying American women to stage a sex strike in protest of legislation passed in a few conservative states that would virtually eliminate abortions. The irony seems lost on her, but seeking an abortion is a sign that women have not been in control of their bodies and got pregnant when they didn’t want to.

Even when I was a leftist, I knew abortion dismembered human babies and I was always firmly opposed to it. “Then don’t have one!” was the knee-jerk answer from pro-abortion lefties I debated, “but don’t stop a woman from getting one.” That’s been the legal status quo of abortion ever since 1973 when the US Supreme Court passed Roe Vs Wade, which claimed that somewhere in the Constitution is a woman’s right to abortion. Having read that document many times while I taught civics, I know abortion is not in the Bill of Rights. The twisted legal gymnastics that Harry Blackmun wrote in Roe is among the most labyrinthian since the Dred Scott Decision. That was reversed in a subsequent court and Roe Vs Wade may be as well, Allysa Milano’s sex strike notwithstanding.

My taxes don’t pay for abortion, I’m told — not directly at least. Some tax money goes to Planned Parenthood which does more abortions (about 1000 a day) than anyone in America, but the pro-abortion lobby insists the money pays for mammograms — but Planned Parenthood doesn’t do mammograms. And now, Maine Democrats have passed a bill that will make me pay for abortions and Democrat Governor Janet Mills is expected to sign it very soon. What can I do about that? Nothing, except continue to object. As far as I know, Catholic hospitals in Maine will not be forced to perform abortions as they are under Ireland’s new law.

Maine Governor Janet Mills
Because my mother was active in pro-life politics early on, I learned decades ago exactly how abortions are done at various stages of pregnancy right up to birth. The procedures are appalling, especially photographs of the results — pieces of dismembered babies that are unmistakably human. Most Americans have little idea of how abortions are done and pro-abortion activists desperately want to keep it that way. Transparency is abortion’s enemy. The “Pro-Choice” side doesn’t want women to see just what it is they’re choosing.

When I see print-outs of ultrasounds on refrigerators, I wonder how it must feel for women who had abortions to look at them. Do they get a lump in their throats when they congratulate the expectant parents who proudly posted the image? Technology has improved so much that the latest ultrasounds are vividly realistic. For decades, the abortion lobby has been lying to millions of women, convincing them that what is being aborted isn’t a human being, but just a lump of tissue.

They all support abortion
All Democrats running for president support abortion and the issue looms larger than it has in the past several election cycles. Four months ago, when Virginia Democrat Governor Northam commented on an abortion bill he would be asked to sign, we got an unvarnished view of how most Democrats think, and infanticide doesn’t repulse them at all. Northam, a pediatrician no less, said: "If a mother is in labor, I can tell you exactly what would happen [under the bill he supported]. The infant would be delivered. The infant would be kept comfortable. The infant would be resuscitated if that’s what the mother and the family desired, and then a discussion would ensue between the physicians and the mother.”

The discussion would be about whether the now-fully-born infant would live or die. This month, during debate on the Alabama law outlawing abortion, Democrat state legislator John Rogers said: “Some kids are unwanted, so you kill them now, or you kill them later. You bring them into the world unwanted, unloved, then send them to the electric chair. So you kill them now, or you kill them later.”

Such blunt talk by Democrats used to be only behind closed doors, but times have changed. Voters who were tired of the abortion debate hear this and think: “Wait, I thought it was just a lump of tissue, not a baby. What are they saying? Isn’t it murder to kill a baby?”

If Roe is reversed, I’ll still have to pay for abortions in Maine. The issue will again be decided at the state level, just as it was prior to 1973 — and Maine women won’t likely join Alyssa Milano’s sex strike.


Anonymous said...

Excellent article.

James Mosher has written a number of emails to the legislature against the use of taxpayer funded abortions. They fell on deaf ears. He noted the convoluted logic of the 90,000 aborted babies in ME since Roe v. Wade when these same advocates claim it’s necessary to seed our cities and towns with fake refugees to replace our aging population.

Abortion advocates are also the same people who are against capital punishment. But what takes the proverbial cake are that those same advocates also pass laws protecting turtle eggs and butterflies and ban insecticides or plastic bags that allegedly harm wildlife and the environment.

These people are not just imbeciles but with respect to their apoplectic support for killing fetuses (babies), they are truly evil.

Mr Ed said...

Many years of social engineering went into these morons who hold Globalist views. The idea was to destroy western society through deviancy, decline of the structure of the family and common morality, promote drug use, mass immigration.

At some point, the progressives will say if some one says they are a horse, then you must refer to then as that.

What do you think Willllburr.

Rex said...

Interesting. This vein attempt at moral high ground is astounding considering those who rail against abortion have no problem sending my hard earned tax dollars to an apartheid state that is actively murdering innocent men, women, and yes, children. Sanctity of life ? Haha! Laughable. It's actually quite amazing, the cognitive dissonance. I've watched IDF snipers shoot a boy playing soccer and laugh about it. On YouTube. Yet I don't recall any article condemning the murdering of children. I guess it's ok if they're Arab... Where are are the articles concerning the Afghan war, our complicity in bombing Syria ( recent chlorine bombing has been proven a blatant lie!!), our secret wars in Africa, etc. etc..you know, if you all are so "pro life". Are you too busy protesting the senseless and evil "wars" we are in? Because if you hold life so dear that's what you should be doing. I thought Christians held all life sacred and upheld truth and detested bullies. Yet, you prove the opposite.

Anonymous said...

Question for you Tom: What would you do if you were a female and you were raped by a family member and you became pregnant? Or, what would you do if you were a female and were raped by a psycho murderer pedo rapist and became pregnant? Also, if you chose to go through with the pregnancy, would you raise the child yourself or would you give it away? Please explain how you think your relationship with the child would be. Please answer the questions and do not dodge them. Thank you.

Tom McLaughlin said...

Human life begins at conception. It is sacred no matter who fathers it.

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