Laura Hollis

So, the Democrats, unable to run on Obama’s economic record, have decided that their big winning issue is abortion.

Speakers like Newark mayor Cory Booker, NARAL Pro Choice America’s Nancy Keenan, Planned Parenthood’s Cecile Richards, and everyone’s favorite birth control whineypants Sandra Fluke tell the rest of us that, in essence, “If you don’t support abortion, you don’t love women.”


It is not just the admission of defeat or utter lack of political imagination that this reflects on the part of the Obama administration. Not the blatant deceit. Nor even the diminished value of human life generally. (Because while abortion advocates mock abortion foes by pointing to microscopic zygotes floating in plasma, the fact is that they defend the practice of killing fully-formed, full-term babies in the third trimester. And they want the rest of us to pay for it. Read the Democrat platform.)

I am not even referring to the fact that they paint all women with the same victim’s brush (which even some Democrat women abhor)

It is what the Democrats say about men that I find so revolting – and so infrequently challenged.

What should become clear to anyone who listens to the “war on women” crowd is how much of the Democrat platform is based upon hatred of men. Particularly men who actually care for women and children – meaning those who respect them, treat them well, and do their level best to keep them all alive.

Liberals are quick to demonize men who reject abortion as coarse, knuckle-dragging oppressors; brutes who want to keep women “barefoot and pregnant.” Many men chafe under these false and slanderous accusations, but are silent in the face of the harridans who scream at them to shut up because they do not have a uterus. So it is up to the women who love these men – and are loved by them – to come to their defense.

Liberal women preach all the time about sexual equality. They would have the rest of us believe that their views are more enlightened. As, presumably, are those of the men they admire. But their actions betray them, as is abundantly clear this week. Abortion rights have become the new refuge for scoundrels, and it is liberal women who have enshrined them there.

Laura Hollis

Laura Hollis is an Associate Professional Specialist and Concurrent Associate Professor of Law at the University of Notre Dame, where she teaches entrepreneurship and business law. She is the author of the forthcoming publication, “Start Up, Screw Up, Scale Up: What Government Can Learn From the Best Entrepreneurs,” © 2014. Her opinions are her own, and do not reflect the position of the university. Follow her on Twitter: @LauraHollis61.