The vicious attacks on CPCs, in tandem with the blithe indifference to the palpable damage abortion facilities do with their quackery, demonstrates clearly that the top priority of the prochoice movement isn't women's lives, women's health, women's well-being, or even women's choices.
There's no huge Silent No More
movement of women whose souls and bodies were damaged because they
trusted CPCs. Most CPC clients are grateful. As for the ungrateful,
there's nothing but a sniveling contingent of petulant, spoilt brats who
got all whiny because they wanted a dead fetus but got offers of real
help instead. And why did they walk into CPCs to begin with, if they
knew they wanted abortions? The Yellow Pages make it very clear which
advertisers sell abortions and which don't. They can always walk out the
door and get what they want. No harm done.
No woman has ended up with a hysterectomy
or a colostomy because she visited a CPC. No woman has ended up with
her life in a tailspin because she visited a CPC. No woman has ended up
in her grave because she trusted a CPC. Many have been helped, a few
have been irritated. And that's it.
But terrible fates have met women who trusted abortion facilities. Young girls have had to have hysterectomies
before they were out of high school. Women have ended up passing waste
through a stoma into a bag for the rest of their lives. They've ended up
in mental hospitals, in nursing homes,
and in cemeteries. And where is the prochoice movement's concern for
these women? There is none. As long as the fetus dies, it's a happy
ending. Even if there was no fetus, if the woman only thought she was pregnant, if she gets vacuumed out, mission accomplished. That's all that matters.
I don't know how to even begin to get the prochoice movement to care
about women. I've been trying for over twenty years now. I've seen
individuals learn to care more about women than about politics, but they
all become converts to the prolife cause. And then, like me, they
realize that they're powerless to do anything to protect the women who
think that they can trust Planned Parenthood, NAF, and NARAL to look after their best interests.
It's the great paradox of our time.