Wednesday, February 08, 2012

If I can't trust you with a child, how can I trust you with a choice to kill it?

The feminist slogan goes: if you don't trust me with a choice, how can you trust me with a child?

Of course, nobody ever bothers to ask: if I can't trust you with a child, how can I trust you with a choice?

If I can't trust you NOT to kill (or abuse) a child, then I can't trust you with a choice.
 I saw this in light of an article I read about Sherri Shepherd, a host on The View who admitted to having many abortions. Quote:

“We stop at the picket signs and we don’t help you past that!” an emotional Shepherd said.. “I’m speaking as a girl who had a lot of abortions and I swear to God, if they had shown me a picture of the fetus… I would have put my child in a lot of situations that wouldn’t have been good because I didn’t have the mental capacity to deal with having a child.”

So what exactly would have happened if she had received the information about what the fetus looks like, and effectively, what the fetus is?

Facts would have changed her decision. Imagine that.

But don't give them the facts, their minds are already made up!

That seems to the be feminist angle on this.

If she was so messed up that she would have put her child in bad situations, was she really competent to make a decision to kill her own unborn child?

If you're not adult enough to take care of a kid properly, are you really an adult?

Nobody seems to ever ask that question.

And it never occurs to the woman that maybe if she had given birth, she could have offered the child up for adoption.

Alas, no. That would have been too emotionally wrenching. Easier just to  kill the child.