Those who seek to defend the indefensible have to resort to increasingly bizarre argumentation and twisted thinking to make their case. A prime example of this is the attempt to justify the killing of unborn babies. Some of the most inane and vacuous reasoning can be found coming from the pro-abortionists.
Consider a piece found in the Saturday Age (why are we not surprised?). Jane Caro, a “spokeswoman for Pro-Choice NSW” had one of the more ludicrous pieces I have seen for some time now. The foolishness begins even with the title: “New wave of anti-abortion laws punish sexually active women”.
How incredulous is that? How does standing up for the right of unborn babies to live punish anyone? And why is being “sexually active” something which should be promoted and endorsed? It is little more than a euphemism for promiscuity.
It is the punishment of unborn babies that we should all be concerned about here. But Ms Caro seeks to make the women having the abortions to be the victim, not the babies. Sure, we need to help women in this and any other situation in life, but killing a baby is helping no one.
She mentions some US states where those considering abortion must see an ultrasound of the baby, and hear a description of what the baby is like. She is furious that women should have this full disclosure. She seems to hate the fact that women must actually be informed as to what they are doing, and who is the subject of their choices.
In any other important medical procedure full disclosure is essential. How can a real choice be made unless it is a fully informed choice? But here the pro-abortionists want to keep women in the dark, and deny them vital information about what they are doing.
Consider also this bizarre remark: “No one wants to have an abortion. It is not something women take lightly, but sometimes they decide it is the lesser of two evils.” One could write an essay on all the logical fallacies found in this one sentence alone.
First of all is the usual pro-death comment that “no one wants an abortion” and that it is never “taken lightly”. No one wants an abortion? Then why are entire industries devoted to ensuring that women can have abortions? If no one wants them then why are 45-50 million of them performed every year?
If no woman wanted an abortion, there would be presumably far less than these millions a year. And do women take these seriously? Some do, but many obviously do not, since for many women abortion is simply an after the fact form of contraception.
Indeed, if this is simply a “blob of tissue”, then why even bother to take it seriously? If the pro-death camp is intent on persuading us that abortion is no different than having your tonsils out or clipping your nails, than why should any moral angst arise from this choice?
Indeed, how in the world can she go on about abortion being “the lesser of two evils”? Is clipping your toenail evil? Of course not. Given that the pro-death camp wants to convince us that just a mass of cells is being removed, then why the moral panic? It only makes sense to describe abortion as evil if in fact the pro-life camp is correct: every abortion kills an unborn baby, a very young member of the human race.
Is Ms Caro conceding that this is the case? If so, she should join the pro-life camp. If not, she is being disingenuous to even speak about various evils, or hard choices. Clipping a nail is never a hard choice, and we do not have great moral debates about it. So either Ms Caro must consider that killing an unborn baby is far different than nail clipping, or she should change her tune.
She quotes a US news item saying, “Already, one of the three abortion clinics in Oklahoma is reporting that women are so upset about the sonogram procedure they are leaving the clinic crying.” Yes, it is called seeing the reality of your choices.
Just as those who make money off of clubbing baby seals to death do not want gory, graphic images of their work splashed all over the world, so too the abortion industry desperately does not want the truth of what they are doing made public.
They certainly do not want their dirty little trade secrets advertised to the women who are paying big bucks to avail themselves of these services. That is why the pro-death camp has always fought full disclosure, and has always hyperventilated about the new technologies which show us what the unborn baby is like, and how he or she fares with these barbaric procedures.
Consider also her closing paragraph: “Women are not simply portals through which other human beings enter the world. They are thinking, breathing, sentient beings, as human as any man. Therefore the only moral way to decide what should occur in the unfortunate and fraught case of an unwanted pregnancy is to allow the person most directly affected to decide.”
To see how empty her rhetoric is here, all we have to do is substitute a few words: “Unborn babies are not simply objects which other human beings can dispose of at will. They are thinking, breathing, sentient beings, as human as any woman. Therefore the only moral way to decide what should occur in the unfortunate and fraught case of an unwanted pregnancy is to allow the person most directly affected to decide.”
An unborn baby is as much a member of the human race as any other person. And it is exactly because they cannot defend themselves and are at the mercy of others, that they should have the full protection of the law. The mother’s womb should be the safest place on earth for the unborn baby. Instead it has become a slaughter house.
One can see why the pro-abortion camp is so bent out of shape about all this. The world is beginning to see just what an unborn baby really is, and that is causing some radical re-thinking of the issue. This was true when people got to know blacks, and realised they are also human beings deserving of full equal rights, and should not be enslaved and treated as second class citizens.
Whites used to regard blacks as mere property to be treated without any dignity and respect. The unborn are today’s black, who are considered to be the mere property of adults. The new colour 3-D ultrasounds and other technologies are stripping away these lies.
And the pro-abortion camp can’t stand it. That is why their ravings become ever more irrational and disjointed. Eventually the real world catches up to their twisted logic and barren rhetoric. Just as when slavery was coming to an end and the slave-owners became ever more desperate and extreme, so too here.
It seems that there is light at the end of the tunnel for the unborn. The lies of the pro-death camp just do not wash any more. Therefore expect to see more such gasps of pro-abortion hysteria as the tide further begins to turn.