Star Parker

Wasserman Schultz said “This extreme legislation is dangerous for women’s health and does nothing to address the jobs crisis facing American families.”

Liberals love to frame the killing of developing humans as being about women’s lives, health, and rights. 

But, according to the Center for Disease Control, about 3% of abortions are performed for reasons of a woman’s health.  Abortions that are performed because a woman’s life is in danger amount to a fraction of one percent. That leaves more that 96% for convenience with some 50% repeat customers.

Regarding abortion, the liberal agenda is really about two things.  One, an alleged right to sexual promiscuity and two, an alleged right to have others bear social and financial responsibility for that promiscuity.

Fortunately, a sizeable part of the American population doesn’t see things this way.  And, fortunately, a sizeable part of our population remains in awe of the miracle of life and our responsibilities toward all aspects of life, both in and outside of the womb.

It doesn’t take that much thought to realize the fallacious thinking that suggests that matters of economy and matters of morality have nothing to do with each other.

The “right to abortion” culture is simply a subset of the entitlement culture, the culture that says your life is about making claims on others rather than personal responsibility.

Disrespect for life and disrespect for property go hand in hand.  We can’t divorce our sexual promiscuity from our fiscal promiscuity.  Restoring personal responsibility in both areas is what we need today to get our nation back on track.


Star Parker

Star Parker is founder and president of CURE, the Center for Urban Renewal and Education, a 501c3 think tank which explores and promotes market based public policy to fight poverty, as well as author of the newly revised Uncle Sam's Plantation: How Big Government Enslaves America's Poor and What We Can do About It.