The Abortion Debate
Let's make no mistake or pull any punches when we speak about abortion: It is not about women's rights and never has been. If we are honest with ourselves, which is no simple task since it is very easy to live an entire lifetime in denial, we would see the truth in the statement that abortion is about selfishness.
The main reason why abortion has been promoted as a women's rights issue is very simple: to gain the support of women. And what better way to do that then to threaten a set back on those hard fought and won rights?
For the women who have supported abortion on the grounds that to deny that right is to deny women the victories of the past I would say that they might take a moment to look into the past at some of the writings of two of the leaders of the suffragists movement, namely Susan B. Antony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton.
In 1873, Elizabeth Cady Stanton wrote "When we consider that women are treated as property, it is degrading to women that we should treat our children as property to be disposed of as we see fit."
Susan B. Anthony said, "The woman is awfully guilty who commits [abortion], it will burden her conscience in life, it will burden her soul in death.'
Further, abortion pushers, Planned Parenthood, founded by an avowed racist, had their publicists focus on pushing abortion as a necessity that poor women could not access, appealing to the part of society seen as not having the same opportunity as another, in order to gain support for it across the board. It worked too, because there is something that all humankind has in common, men and women, rich and poor: the pull of selfishness. The truth is that abortion has been around as long as history, and a woman who wanted an abortion could usually find one; if she had access to the cash.
Abortion is the most anti-woman plague to ever descend upon modern society. In the years since 1973 we can safely guesstimate that over 20 million of American women became medical waste instead of being afforded the right to be the infant girls they should have been and to grow up and enjoy the hard-earned freedoms won them by the suffragists. For abortion is 'the ultimate exploitation of women' in the words of another feminist pioneer named Alice Paul, plain and simple. We women have been had and willingly. But we can stop the slide with a little humilty as well as a change of heart, a change that can only come from a revelation of truth that is acknowledged and acted upon. I have high hopes for my sex as well as a working knowledge of a changed heart life. 8-)