On Jan. 29, 2014, the decidedly pro-life/anti-abortion LiveActionNews.org (LAN) called out the decidedly anti-life/pro-abortion Salon.com as one of their writers opined that she readily recognizes that an unborn child is certainly a human being, she still has no problem with aborting the “entity” within, believing the abortion performed would be a necessary “sacrifice.”
Writer Nancy Flanders of LAN critiqued an op/ed piece penned by Mary Elizabeth Williams for Salon.com that was provocatively titled “So what if abortion ends life?”
If the title itself left any doubt in the reader’s mind, the sub-title ended any question – “I believe that life starts at conception. And it’s never stopped me from being pro-choice.”
For decades, the pro-abortion lobby has put their best foot forward in convincing women that if pregnant, the fetus in their womb was essentially nothing more than a mass of tissue.
While some women rejected that notion out of hand, others accepted it without question. Many others accepted the anti-life explanation but after further medical evidence otherwise (and for some, an increase in Faith), many who initially agreed with abortion eventually rejected the argument.
Then there comes the small but growing number of women who accept that the fetus is indeed a human life, but still see no moral dilemma in the execution of such.
I know that throughout my own pregnancies, I never wavered for a moment in the belief that I was carrying a human life inside of me. I believe that’s what a fetus is: a human life. And that doesn’t make me one iota less solidly pro-choice.
Sounding more like the advocated of the 3/5ths Man Compromise or the Dred Scott Decision, both of which legally proclaimed certain people as only quasi-humans, Williams gives a compelling testimony in favor of the enslavement of Black Africans … aborting of unborn children.
All life is not equal. […] a fetus can be a human life without having the same rights as the woman in whose body it resides. She’s the boss. Her life and what is right for her circumstances and her health should automatically trump the rights of the non-autonomous entity inside of her. Always.
Not Just Any Abortion …
I heartily laughed at Gene Wilder in “The World’s Greatest Lover,” hung on every episode of every blooper show starting with “The World’s Greatest …), but suffice it to say Williams has all that beat.
If by some random fluke I learned today I was pregnant, you bet your ass I’d have an abortion. I’d have the World’s Greatest Abortion.
Unlike the current resident of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, I can never make the claim of being a Constitutional Law Professor, but for the life of me, I just cannot cite any rights under the United States Constitution that require the literal sacrifice of another human being.
Sadly for humanity in general and specifically for any future children she may ever carry, Williams did.
[Abortion] saves lives not just in the most medically literal way, but in the roads that women who have choice then get to go down, in the possibilities for them and for their families. And I would put the life of a mother over the life of a fetus every single time — even if I still need to acknowledge my conviction that the fetus is indeed a life. A life worth sacrificing.