Katie Kieffer

I agree with the president in that, as women, we have the right to make our own health decisions. However the right to look after our own health is totally different from our right to kill, which is only a “right” if we kill in self-defense. Save for the extraordinarily rare cases where carrying or delivering a baby naturally will result in the mother’s death, there is no argument for killing an innocent baby out of self-defense.

I am sure it must be very distressing and frightening to face an unplanned pregnancy. For the young woman, I can see how she would feel like she should have the right to choose to end her baby’s life so that she does not need to deal with the expected inconvenience. But how can we compare inconvenience to life? It seems like they cannot be weighed against each other.

Using this logic, a single father could take his teenage daughter’s life if she became a “burden” to him. If life itself is worth less than maneuverability, then life is not worth much at all — including the woman’s own life.

I think our president should tell women the truth: Not all free choices are beneficial. Abortion by and large harms a woman psychologically, emotionally and physically because an abortion is not a natural or healthy way to deliver a baby. Not only is the procedure unnatural, it also results in death instead of life.

If a young woman carries her unplanned baby to term, has a natural delivery and then gives her baby up for adoption to a family that will love and care for her child, it will be a choice that she never regrets.

Birk told Hannity:

“I’ve been involved in the pro-life movement for a few years and I’ve met … maybe 1,000 women who have had abortions and regret it and those women are my heroes for their courage and their strength to join the pro-life movement and try to stop future women from making the same mistake. I have yet to meet a woman that has given birth to their child and said: ‘Boy, I wish I had had an abortion.’”

None of us can judge women who have abortions; we can only do a better job of telling women the truth about how abortion will impact them. And Planned Parenthood should not receive any federal funding let alone a presidential blessing.

If God is looking down on Earth, I bet he’s saying: “Thank you, Matt Birk. God bless you.”


Katie Kieffer

Katie Kieffer is the author of a new book published by Random House, LET ME BE CLEAR: Barack Obama’s War on Millennials and One Woman’s Case for Hope.” She writes a weekly column for Townhall.com. She also runs KatieKieffer.com.