Sunday, January 24, 2010

Why I Switched

Connecticut Bob and someone called Tessa Marquis at "My Leftmeg" put up posts celebrating abortion. I then wrote this long -- but not angry -- post which it turns out is to long so I will put it up here instead. There should be not space limits on a subject as important as this.

I used to be pro-choice but my conscience kept bothering me until I finally changed my changed my mind about two years ago. I have President Obama to thank for that. He horrified me into it.

I probably never really was in the pro-choice camp anyway because every single time a debate came up between the pro-abortionists and the pro-lifers, I would always secretly root for the Life side. I admired Operation Rescue only at the time I thought of it as a magnificent exercise in Free Speech.

To be brutally honest I think I was for *choice* probably because it was the more popular position to take. When I was younger my priorities were different. I remember these screaming arguments from the pro-abortionists "Well what if a girl is raped by her father?!!" , --- which almost put me in the position of having to defend incest. And incest is definitely not cool.

Their other scare tactic was that men should not have any position on abortion unless it is to support it because men can't get pregnant. -- Which is only true for the walk away Joes.

As I write this there are two delightful girls giggling and playing outside my condo. Its almost a sign....

To tell you the truth I am not as nearly bothered by the early abortions as the latter ones. That is what really changed my mind. Far from being moderate, the self described "moderates" are opposed to any restriction on abortion at all no matter how late it is.

I recall one really hateful woman who was the head of one pro-abortion organization (Susan Yolen) who even opposed a bill that would make it illegal for a man to murder a wanted child while he was still in the womb. Before "Jenny's Law", it was perfectly legal for a man to kill his girlfriend's baby as long as he wasn't born yet. Of course he also killed the mother too, but the killer was not charged with the murder of the baby because it just didn't count under CT law as a person at the time as hard as that is to believe. This happened in Plainfield Connecticut which is just a stone's throw from here.

Now isn't that taking *choice* a bit to far? Yolan actually sided with he murderers of pregnant women. Talk about tunnel-vision! And yet this is seen as the more enlightened positon.

The way I think of it is that when a child develops a mind, then no matter what religion you are (and even if you don't have one), you have to admit that he or she has a soul and should have at least some rights. If abortions are to be allowed at all, they should only be in the first trimester before the soul manifests itself.

But even then it is just so unthinkable to me. If you know anything about human genetics, the instant that sperm meets egg a distinct individual is created. The person that tiny fertilized egg is destined to be is cast in cement. Eye color, hair, sex and even some say sexuality are all chosen at that moment. If a different sperm made it in there, it would be a totally different person.

The parents who are inconvenienced may rationalize that they/she can have children latter in life but it will never be that same infant. It will be someone entirely different. An aborted baby can't be replaced ever.

My mom had several pregnancies before she had me. They all died. Two were really bad ones my Dad told me. It bothers me that my Mom must have been in a lot of emotional pain. I was the first to be born alive. On my birth certificate those two deaths are noted on it. My sister was born without any trouble after me. I often wonder about them. It was such a pity they did not make it. Were they boys or girls? What was wrong with them that made my Mom miscarry? What ever they were, you can't argue that were nothing.

I think the only morally justifiable reason for an abortion is to save the life of the woman (when it is authentically at stake) because every person has the right to protect herself. Other than that, I don't have much sympathy anymore for the other rationalizations for abortion. I admire Sarah Palin for her decison to carry her baby to term even though it was not an ideal situation. Likewise for her daughter. It is quite telling that her opponents hate her for the act of not killing her baby. That is quite telling of their morality -- or lack of it.

Just because the child is exterminated quietly without so much as a whimper does not mean that it isn't murder. Did you know that some babies are actually born alive when the doctors (if you can call them that) try to abort them? What would the pro-abortionists have done with these children I wonder? They are not human beings too?

Gianna Jessen is one such person.

We know what Obama's position was on her. If he had his way, Miss Jessen would be dead. 'Just give them a warm blanket' and wheel them into the corner to suffer and die from neglect. That's President Obama's position on the matter in a nutshell. On a bill that would give these children rights as citizens he voted "present". He really wanted to vote "no" but clearly he made a political calculation. I am surprised he got elected despite his "present" vote.

I really can't believe this kind of thing goes on in the best country in the world. It has to be stopped. Did you know that babies cry in the womb? If that doesn't melt your heart than man, you just don't have one.

I don't think of this choice as a euphuism. Not any more I don't. The era of legal abortion will someday be called for what it is -- the holocaust.

I urge you to listen to your conscious like I did mine. At least oppose the late abortions. That's what a real moderate would do, wouldn't she?



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