OCT 2012 – Wanted: Some Backbone!

WANTED: SOME BACKBONE!

Have you noticed that the pro-abortion lobby rarely uses the word ‘abortion?’  Weird, isn’t it?

They seem to shy away from it despite the radical positions and how acceptable it has become in contemporary society. We have now aborted over 54 million children so it isn’t exactly scorned en masse by the public.

40 years after Roe v. Wade abortion is still a part of our culture, so why be bashful about mentioning it by name? Look how many times I just used used the word in the previous lines and lightning didn’t strike.

For example, enter the latest voice of radical feminism, Sandra Fluke. Any Pro-Lifer who listened to her uplifting monologue at the DNC convention could easily make the case that the underlying tone was about abortion – unrestricted, tax-payer funded abortion and contraception (which includes abortifacients). Yet the casual listener might not get that unless they are familiar with euphemisms like ‘choice,’ ‘the right to make decisions about our own bodies,’ ‘the right to plan your family,’ ‘personal freedoms,’ ‘a decision between a woman and her physician’ and my personal favorite ‘reproductive rights,’ because not one time did she use the word abortion. However, she wasn’t the only one sugarcoating the issue…

While obviously passionate about things dear to her, like contraception and abortion, she surprisingly chose to deliver a more ‘coded’ message when given the opportunity to speak in a highly televised forum. I was expecting a fresh breath of air from this firebrand, yet ultimately disappointed.

But then again, even though Miss Fluke was speaking to the choir there were listeners who while okay with abortion under certain circumstances – like rape or incest, or feel that the decision is a personal one – do not share her radical stance and unlikely to be seen on the front lines in this battle. Most people are not that militant on this issue and fluffy rhetoric is far more pleasant than the reality of abortion (unless you find the cruel and inhumane way that a human fetus is ‘terminated’ an attractive idea). And they really need those people on-board with the abortion agenda.

Abortion is a procedure that has one goal in mind: the death of a viable human fetus. You can spin it every which way but that reality remains. Even the technical definition ‘…the removal of an embryo or fetus from the uterus in order to end a pregnancy; any of various surgical methods for terminating a pregnancy, especially during the first six months; any premature expulsion of a human fetus, whether naturally spontaneous, as in a miscarriage, or artificially induced, as in a surgical or chemical abortion’ isn’t exactly table conversation. It’s wise to avoid anything that conjures up images of this brutal reality and the women who were scarred emotionally and physically by it (or died from the procedure). I suspect we’ll never hear partial birth abortion, the most gruesome form of abortion openly advocated even though this mindset is alive and well in America.

While a smart move concerning public perception, it’s also cowardly.

The abortion lobby would rather falsely depict it rather than making their case to the public with upfront and straightforward language. If abortion is such a good thing it should pretty much sell itself, right? Doesn’t say much about a ‘product’ when you have to sell it by hoodwinking people.

Why not say what you mean and mean what you say? Some folks may have no idea that ‘reproductive rights,’  ‘women’s health choices’ and similar jargon actually refers to abortion. It would certainly make for a far more interesting debate using substance over superficiality.

As courageous as Miss Fluke was to endure criticism from the likes of Rush Limbaugh (although later consoled by our President), I expected her to come out swinging and deliver something new and exciting – not just recite a page from the pro-choice PR book. Yet despite her Georgetown background and meteoric rise to fame, she is just the next radical femme-agogue to come down the pike and no different that those who also peddle fiction and fantasy as truth. Nothing new to see here. Then again we can’t be too hard this newcomer when Cecile Richards, President of Planned Parenthood Federation of America – the nation’s largest provider of abortions – delivered a pro-choice repartee without directly mentioning abortion either. Just what are they afraid of?

To all those who champion the right to abortion I issue this challenge: ‘Stand tall and show some backbone!’ Don’t beat around the bush; speak openly and with clarity about abortion and all that we gain by embracing it. Be proud of what the abortion industry has accomplished. Doing so might help us realize that the world is a better place without the unwanted, the unplanned and the less fortunate, and how abortion is good for society, the mother, and most of all the preborn child.

I encourage you to use the word ‘abortion’ with bravery and conviction. It will reveal your true intentions and character. Surely that can’t be a bad thing…

 

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