Saturday, February 18, 2006

Live Journal user plugs "die-in"

wondinna: Activism oppertunity

I replied:
Here are some abortion deaths you might want to commemorate:

Christin Gilbert, age 19, died of sepsis January 13, 2005.

Oriene Shevin, age 34, died of sepsis June 14, 2005.

Chanelle Bryant, age 22, died of sepsis January 14, 2004.

Leigh Ann Alford, age 34, bled to death November 26, 2003.

Vivian Tran, age 22, died of sepsis December 29, 2003.

Holly Patterson, age 18, died of spesis September 17, 2003.

This individual is falling into the standard abortion-advocacy strategy of putting the unborn ahead of the born. Yes, you read that right. Abortion advocates put the unborn ahead of the born.

When the Miami Herald did its series on the Dadeland abortion mill, they interviewed abortion activist Janis Compton-Carr. She said, "In my gut, I am completely aghast at what goes on at that place. But I staunchly oppose anything that would correct this situation in law."

Abortion supporters tend to be 100% against any kind of governmental oversight of abortion because that might potentially start us down the "slippery slope" to recriminalization. Pro-choice Maryland State Senator Mary Boergers, was asked by 60 Minutes why nothing was being done to address dangerous abortion clinics such as the Hillview facility where Suzanne Logan and Debra Gray were fatally injured. Boergers said, "There's only so much of a willingness to try to push a group like the pro-choice movement to do what I think is the responsible thing to do because they then treat you as if you're the enemy."

Barbara Radford, then-president of the National Abortion Federation, defended the head-in-the-sand attitude the organization took toward safety issues by saying, "We want to make sure that women have choices when it comes to abortion services, and if you regulate it too strictly, you then deny women access to the service."

Now, prochoice groups are fond of accusing prolifers of putting the needs of the unborn -- specifically, existing fetuses -- ahead of the needs of living, breathing, born women. But here they are, sacrificing the real safety of the 4,000 living, breathing, born women walking into abortion clinics today, to protect the possible preferences of women who haven't even been conceived yet.

This is the ultimate placing of a higher value of the lives of the unborn over the lives of the born. These organizations point fingers at prolifers, who place the lives of existing fetuses before the preferences of their mothers. Then these same organizations place the hypothetical choices of non-existent women ahead of the safety and lives of women undergoing abortions in the here and now.

We can't pretend that there aren't horrible things happening to women in abortion mills across the country. Anybody who's browsed this blog has seen that.

The collective response of the prochoice movement is at best a big yawn. In some cases, the prochoice movement actually moves in to defend an abortionist whose practice leaves much to be desired, as they did with Bruce Steir after the death of Sharon Hamplton.

When are we going to see prochoice organizations start to put the needs of real, living, breathing women ahead of their politics?

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