Women and Children First

Posted: Jun 25, 2012 12:01 AM
Women and Children First

For decades, Democrats have had success in portraying Republicans as being a party of older white males. They have often portrayed us as insensitive to the needs of our weakest citizens – most notably women and children. Recently, President Obama played the latter card as he announced a new policy on illegal immigration. He predicated his announcement of amnesty for the children of illegal aliens by saying we are a “better nation” than one that deports innocent children. For a moment, I thought he said we were a “better nation” than one that aborts innocent children. Unfortunately, I was mistaken.

President Obama is a smart man. As a supporter of unrestricted abortion throughout all nine months of pregnancy, he cannot seriously contend that it is worse to be deported than it is to be aborted. He opposes the deportation of innocent children and supports the abortion of innocent children, not based on principle but on politics. Turning a blind eye to illegal immigration wins votes among young Hispanics. Turning a blind eye to abortion wins votes among young women. But nowhere is there a concern for anyone but the president himself. He is willing to sacrifice children by the millions if it will help secure his re-election.

That no pro-abortion president can call himself “pro-child” is axiomatic. But it is also impossible to support abortion and call oneself pro-woman. This should have been evident in light of the Democrats’ recent opposition to the ban on gender-selective abortions. The ban failed only because of unified Democratic support. This should have tipped women off that they have become pawns in a political game that values women who vote – not women per se.

Regardless, the Democrats and their pro-abortion leader continue to justify abortion by harkening back to the days when “thousands of women” died in back alleys because they had no access to abortion that should have been “safe, legal, and rare.” Of course, human dismemberment can never be “safe.” And if it is not really human dismemberment then there is no reason why it should be “rare.” So we have to call into question the motives of those who would defend its legality. And we must examine carefully its true effects upon women.

After abortion became legal in America, it peaked at 1.6 million abortions per year. That means about 800,000 unborn baby girls were murdered in a single year. The pro-choice lobby has never asserted that 800,000 women would die in back alleys if abortion were illegal. They just continue to say “thousands” did die in back alleys every year when abortion was illegal. This assertion is false – in fact, the “thousands” statistic was made up by NARAL co-founder Bernard Nathanson who later admitted to the fabrication. It is also irrelevant. “Thousands” is less than hundreds of thousands and pro-choicers can offer no convincing evidence that those unborn girls were not human. Each one had beating heart that was detectable at four weeks – long before abortion can be “safely” performed. That means they were living beings. To deny their humanity is simply appalling.

Some readers of that last paragraph will undoubtedly take me to task for assuming that only half of those aborted in America’s peak abortion year were female. I was just being kind with my estimates because I do not have reliable evidence that, in that particular year, a disproportionate number of those aborted were female.

Of course, evidence is irrelevant to my opponents. No amount of evidence of racism among Planned Parenthood founders can shake their allegiance to that organization. Nor can any amount of evidence of Planned Parenthood’s recent facilitation of gender-selective abortion soften that allegiance.

Amnesty notwithstanding, Democrats will continue to slaughter children by the millions. In the process, they will make America a little older, a little whiter, and a little more male-dominated.