Nay, Nay, Mr. Bland, Listen To What I Say! 8-)
First off I would say that in no way does the freedom of women depend on Roe! In fact, what Roe v. Wade has done, outside of stripping states of their individual rights and inventing a constitutional right to abort unborn children, has been to set women’s rights back on its heels! In addition to that, Justice Blackmun, in his many writings released to the public shortly after his death, admits to towing a special interests agenda line as well as being unsure as to the actual time of ‘viability’ of the unborn child; two red flags on the validity of Roe v. Wade.
Feminists such as Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony saw abortion as anti-women as well as the exploitation of the most vulnerable of our society! Suffragist 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, 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.” Another feminist pioneer, Alice Paul, saw abortion as the ‘ultimate exploitation of women’.
It is just a staggering thought to ponder, that since 1973, the year that Mr. Bland seems to consider celebratory, more than 20 million American women who would have begun their lives as unborn babies, moving on to being infant girls, and, following the natural flow of life, would have one day grown up to enjoy the freedoms those early feminists worked so hard to secure for them, would instead end up as medical waste.
The segment of society that opposes abortion is not ‘anti-choice’ as Mr. Bland’s article states, but rather, they are ‘pro-life’ and most definitely pro-choice. When one considers the medical facts that the unborn child is an entirely separate entity from its mother-see scientific fact of each person’s unique DNA as well as the unborn’s possession of their own blood supply-one must realize that to have an honest debate on abortion, the humanity of the unborn needs to be addressed. What is revealed when one does consider such things is that pro-‘choice’ really is NO choice for the unborn.
Further, Planned Parenthood has a financial stake in the abortion business, for that is what it is from their end. It has nothing to do with caring about me or any other woman, though we could and would find many well intentioned, uninformed, and in denial women, who work for the various Planned Parenthood offices across the nation, and/or support the right to abort the unborn, who think that it does.
In fact, Planned Parenthood is the number one provider of abortions here in the USA and more than likely throughout the entire world via various population control/women’s ‘health’ care doors. We here in America have a hand in helping the ‘not for profit’ PP to rake in millions of dollars profit. How does the figure $350 million dollars in surplus sit with you all? And that is in the last seven years only! And our government has increased funding to this organization with over $1.49 billion in government grants in the last seven fiscal years!!
There is no way that our society will escape the consequences of this assault on the innocent unborn child, and in fact, we already are reaping from sowing a culture of death. All one has to do is look at Social Security’s shortfall. It is not in trouble just due to mismanagement by Congress in budgeting. Part of the problem has to do with population replacement. Our society lacks millions of its citizens and we are paying the price (and will continue to do so) whether folks want to admit it or not in their quest to continue justifying abortion on demand.
Another ‘available to the public’ fact is the disproportionate number of abortions that the African American community experiences. For instance, African American’s make up 12% of the population in the United States, but black women get 32 percent of the abortions!! Without abortion cutting away over forty million people, the African American community/population would today be 35 percent larger than it is!
I could share even more information with you readers via this venue that would shock, disappoint or annoy, all info taken from public record, up to and including Margaret Sanger’s reason for beginning the birth control push in our nation, but I figure if people are interested they will go and check it out for themselves as I once did so many years ago when I began questioning just what the ‘right’ to abortion did for me as a woman, at their local library, too!
No, Mr. Bland, women’s ‘freedom’ does not depend on Roe remaining law, but women’s freedom depends on women recognizing the plague abortion has been on our society and worse, how abortion has encouraged we women to indulge our most selfish of selfish desires, and then we should be about rejecting it and all that it represents.
For there is great truth in the words of Mother Teresa, who wrote:
It is poverty to decide that a child must die so that you can live as you wish.