Sunday, February 14, 2010

Pro-lifers are winning in the US.

Washington D.C., Feb 12, 2010 / 08:07 pm (CNA).- A pro-abortion group’s 2009 report giving a “D” grade to the United States on abortion suggests pro-life progress at the state level. The report’s description of a murdered late-term abortionist as a hero may even be a sign of desperation, pro-life leaders say.

NARAL Pro-Choice America’s report, “Who Decides: The Status of Women's Reproductive Rights in the United States,” laments the decreasing number of abortion providers in the country. It claims various states enacted 29 pro-life laws but only passed 21 “pro-choice” bills.

According to the report’s analysis of governors and state legislators, states are pro-life by a 2 to 1 margin.

Fr. Frank Pavone, national director of Priests for Life, told that the report shows the failure of efforts to make abortion acceptable.

"They can't take the stigma out of abortion, even if the legality of it is protected," Fr. Pavone commented. "As a result, they face a shortage of practitioners."

I know, deep down, in my heart of hearts WE WILL WIN THIS. Someday. I don't know when. It could take twenty years, it could take a hundred.

Because abortion is completely illogical. The idea that the fetus is not a human being, and that this human being should not have legal protection is ridiculous. Consider all the mental gymnastics the pro-aborts must engage in and all the euphemisms they must rely on to distance themselves from the uncomfortable reality of abortion.

Consider how they must massacre the English language and substitute the word "pregnancy" for "fetus" when semantically that's incorrect.

Abortion kills a human being. It's as plain as day. People don't like the idea of killing innocent human beings. Feminists like to portray the availability of surgical abortion as a step forward; but in fact it was a step back. It harkens to antiquity, when infanticide was routinely practiced without a second thought. Killing small human beings was not a big deal-- after all, those children were the dad's property.

That's the same attitude feminists have today about these small human beings: killing them is no big deal. No one owes them anything. My body, my choice means my offspring is not my responsibility if I choose. Isn't feminist empowerment so heartwarming? Abortion gives a mom the power to keep a job, finish her education, keep a man-- and if another human being has to die to keep that woman in the rat race or guarantee her economic survival, what's that to her? It's just a little human being, nothing special about that. Her existence, her freedom, her empowerment, her aspirations "trumps" that little baby's life. So tough luck baby! You're smaller, less developed, less visible and less powerful. So you must be sacrificed for the mom's wants.

People can see through the feminist rhetoric. Feminism always pushes the fetus outside the picture. Pro-lifers try to see things from both sides. That's why pro-lifers will win. Feminism cannot resolve the thorny issue of the fetus except to pretend that there is no issue.