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A Ultra-Liberal Feminist On Abortion

January 30th, 2011, Promulgated by Dr. K

In today’s Democrat & Chronicle editorial section, there is a letter to the editor from the president of the local chapter of the National Organization for Women. This group is part of the ultra-liberal wing of the feminist movement (the difference between conservative and ultra-liberal feminists is often that conservatives want equality for women, while ultra-liberals want superiority). Here is an excerpt from her commentary on abortion “rights”:

“As has been widely reported, about one-third of all women in the United States will choose to terminate a pregnancy in their lifetime. So my question to the letter-writer is this: Would you have the legal system punish these women as murderers?

It’s unlikely the answer is yes. Even the most rabidly anti-abortion advocates turn evasive and equivocate when confronted with that question.

Women end unwanted pregnancies. Some are able to do it safely, and some not. That is a fact of life — always has been, always will be, and no amount of hyperbolic rhetoric is going to change that.”

In response to her question whether we should prosecute those who commit infanticide, this “rabid anti-abortion advocate” will provide an answer: YES.  Intentional murder is intentional murder, regardless of how many people are committing the crime. Were 1/3 of people committing rape, would that mean we should not punish those who rape? Absolutely not! The number of people committing a crime has no bearing on whether or not something is illegal.

I really hope the letter writer made a mistake in her statistic that one-third of women in this country will have an abortion. Otherwise, may God have mercy on our souls.

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2 Responses to “A Ultra-Liberal Feminist On Abortion”

  1. Nerina says:

    I think the stat is correct, Dr. K. I just read that one the other day. It was “35% of women will have had an abortion by the time they are 45” according to the Guttmacher Institute. See here:

    It is a very sad fact.

  2. snowshoes says:

    Thanks, Dr. K. What I take away from the article that had never dawned on me before (correct me if I’m seeing something that’s not there) is that the NOW Chapter prez who says regarding our answer to the question as to whether the legal system would punish the women as murderers:

    “It’s unlikely the answer is yes. Even the most rabidly anti-abortion advocates turn evasive and equivocate when confronted with that question,”

    appears to think that the natural circumspection with which we respond to the question implies that WE deep down somewhere in our unconscious, want to keep abortion legal to take care of our dark little secrets, or some such craziness.

    Of course, the reason we often don’t answer the question directly is in the attempt to treat the other victims of abortion, the mother and father, with the deference and the mercy that comes from Our Dear Lord who died on the Cross for all of us.

    SO, this realization that my perceived evasiveness and equivocation is being completely misinterpreted compels me, and y’all, to reconsider how to answer this question, clearly yet with kindness and respect. The answer would definitely begin with the unequivocal, “Yes.” And if they hadn’t left, it would continue with the declarative sentence, “A murder has been committed.” Now, how best to insert the mercy of God into a brief response?

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