Co-authored by Brenda Zurita.
Do “pro-choice” advocates listen to themselves? Does anyone else listen to them?
We hope people do, because the things they say completely expose their warped views. Remember the Planned Parenthood representative who was asked what Planned Parenthood would want done with a child who was born alive after a botched abortion?
She answered, “We believe that any decision that’s made should be left up to the woman, her family, and the physician.”
One would think she just misspoke, but she was pressed by state representatives,
“What happens in a situation where a baby is alive, breathing on a table, moving. What do your physicians do at that point?”
“I am not a physician,” she said, “I am not an abortion provider, so I do not have that information.”
Then it got ridiculous, when one representative pointed out the obvious, “I think that at that point the patient would be the child struggling on a table. Wouldn’t you agree?”
“That’s a very good question,” she said, “I really don’t know how to answer that.”
Classic Planned Parenthood. Classic pro-choice.
Just recently, Cecile Richards, president of Planned Parenthood, was on “America” with Jorge Ramos and was asked when she believed life begins.
“It’s not something that I feel like is really part of this conversation,” she said.
“Why would it be so controversial for you to say when you think life starts?” asked Ramos.
Richards: “Yeah, well, I don’t know that it’s controversial. I don’t know that it’s really relevant to the conversation. But I mean for me, I’m a mother of three children. For me, life began when I delivered them.”
That is an extreme position. It is the pro-partial-birth abortion position, where you could abort a baby basically any time before it is fully out of the birth canal. After President George W. Bush signed the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban of 2003, a Gallop poll found that 68 percent thought the procedure should be illegal. The majority of the country stands against Richards’ moral relativism.
That’s why she says it’s not “really relevant.” The best thing for women to do is not to think about it. No wonder they have a conniption fit every time we pass an ultrasound bill. They do not want women to think about who they are aborting.
Recently, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that it would allow generic versions of the morning-after pill, Plan B, to be sold over the counter without age restrictions.
On a recent MSNBC discussion of the FDA’s decision, host Tamron Hall had Bioethicist Arthur Caplan, head of the Division of Bioethics at New York University as a guest. Hall quoted our reasonable concerns with such a decision by quoting Penny Nance, CEO and President of Concerned Women for America (CWA), “I sincerely fear for the future health and wellness of women and children, as doctors, parents, and pharmacists are eliminated from this very serious conversation about sexual activity, pregnancy, fertility, and overall health.”
But the good doctor dismissed our concerns saying, “This is the same as the birth control pill, just kind of coming in an intense dose. …”
But don’t women “kind of” need a prescription for birth control pills? Indeed. They also cavalierly dismiss the fact that the drug loses effectiveness in women weighing 165-175 pounds and does not work at all on women over 176 pounds, even though the average weight of American women is 166 pounds.
But that’s not all. Mr. Caplan actually said, “Let’s face it, some of these young women, they’re not having sex voluntarily. They may be coerced; they may have had somebody assault them.”
Most reasonable people would think that is an argument for having a doctor involved in the situation, but Mr. Caplan is actually on the other side of the argument. He continued, “They don’t want to talk about it, they just want this.”
They just want the pill? These women need help! And their abusers need to be brought to justice! If a woman has been assaulted, she should be looked at by a doctor. She shouldn’t struggle through such a situation alone.
But pro-abortion advocates don’t care about women. It’s time we all realize that.
Mario Diaz, Esq. is Legal Counsel at Concerned Women for America. Follow him @legalblurbblog. Brenda Zuirita is Research Fellow at the Beverly LaHaye Institute.
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