Wednesday, September 9, 2009

The Pro-Choice Myth.

In an op-ed piece published in today's Washington Post [The Next Health Reform Myth] writer Ruth Marcus attempts to dispel the notion that any new Democrat proposal for "health care reform" will use taxpayer money to fund abortions.

"Don't believe it", she says. "These inflammatory statements do a disservice to a complex issue of public policy:".

Later in the piece she contradicts her own statement. She writes;
"Actually, let's remember: Tax dollars already are used to pay for abortion."

In the fairy world of politics,tax money is used for abortions, but yet it's not used for abortions. It will be used for abortions in the future, yet it won't be used for abortions.

And this all makes sense to her.

Marcus feels obliged to let us know where she stands on the issue of pro-life versus pro-choice. She writes;
"I am firmly in the camp of those who think the abortion decision should be left up to the woman. But I respect those who fervently believe that abortion is the taking of human life, so I am sensitive to concerns that their tax dollars not be used to pay for the procedure."

Now, I'm assuming that Ms. Marcus is an educated woman. The Washington Post isn't going to employ anyone who hasn't graduated from a fine, upstanding University. Surely, she's no dummy. But, yet, she does not seem to understand that a fetus, growing inside a woman, is alive. She also doesn't seem to comprehend the obvious fact that the "thing" growing inside the woman is a human being.

Was she asleep in class when they were teaching basic human biology? For the life of me, I cannot understand how anyone in the "pro-choice" camp can honestly say that what is destroyed in an abortion is not a human being.

If they want to say that the decision should be left up to the woman, they should be honest enough, with themselves and us, to admit that they are advocating that a mother has the right to take the life of her unborn child.

Those in the "pro-choice" movement are intellectually dishonest and too cowardly to live up to the truth of what they preach.

2 comments:

Al said...

" she does not seem to understand that a fetus, growing inside a woman, is alive. She also doesn't seem to comprehend the obvious fact that the "thing" growing inside the woman is a human being."
More & more, i suspect that abortion supporters know it is a human being, just like slave owners knew their slaves were human. But that truth is trumped by the woman's right to abortion just like the slave owners personal finance trumped the rights of their fellow human beings. It is all about selfishness & what's in it for me.

Robert said...

There are a number of parallels between the issues of abortion and slave owners of the 19th century American.
The abolitionists were, like today's pro-lifers, Christian Republicans.
The slave owners were Democrats.
The more things change, the more they stay the same.