Don’t let a baby change your plans: abortion to the rescue!

pregnantPro-aborts like to frame the abortion debate as one of women’s health and reproductive rights. They make it sound so much nobler than it actually is. When they speak of why abortion is necessary, they don’t often say things like “because the woman just doesn’t feel like having a baby” or that “a baby is just too inconvenient.” They’ll bring up rape, or a pregnancy compromising the health of the mother…something to make abortion sound like an important moral choice instead of a selfish decision that ends the life of a baby.

There’s an exception, though: this pro-abort who flat-out admitted that she’s all for abortion because a baby would just, like, mess up her life or something. From TheFrisky blogger Avital Norman Nathman:

Here’s the thing. Unlike some people, becoming a parent only strengthened my commitment to ensuring legal access to safe and affordable abortion. Yes, I struggled with getting pregnant and have witnessed the miracle of life, but it has only made me aware of how important it is to be able to make a fully informed choice about bringing a new person into this world. Would my life have gone on if I had a child at 17 or 24? Certainly. Would we have survived with two kids under two? Of course, people do it all the time. But that wasn’t the life I planned for, and I appreciate knowing that that if my birth control fails or I’m put in a situation beyond my control, I have options. I want every woman to have access to those options.

So even though she admits she could handle an unexpected child, she just doesn’t want to. So because she doesn’t feel like going through the hassle of having another baby, it’s totally acceptable to end that baby’s life. And the only reason is out of sheer convenience.

It is chilling to hear someone speak of murder so cavalierly.

  • So? Look, make your own decisions and don’t make them for others based on your morality. Pretty simple. Abortion isn’t “murder” either and saying that over and over again doesn’t change the science of it either.

    • Calvin Freiburger

      Restating bumper-sticker thoughts we’ve already refuted ad nauseum is not an argument. And how lame does a pro-abort have to be to still cling to the “science” argument as more and more people on his own side are admitting that abortion actually does kill a live human being?

    • JTLiuzza

      Abortion is the murder of an innocent child. So you have been and continue to be an advocate of the murder of innocent children. No escaping that fact, ever.

    • Joey Jones

      If it’s not a baby, you’re not pregnant. It’s as simple as that. Therefore you are killing a baby. Killing a baby is murder. The logic isn’t that tough.

    • Basset_Hound

      Look, don’t make decisions for an innocent child based on YOUR own morality (or lack thereof). Pretty simple. Abortion snuffs out the life of an innocent child and saying “it’s just a clump of cells” over and over again doesn’t change the science. I would be brought up on charges if I killed my dog by dismemberment. Why should a woman be allowed to do this to her baby?

      • Timmehh

        I would not spout this argument, as one can go get their dog an abortion quite easily (with no fear of being tried).

        • Basset_Hound

          Really? If I don’t want my dog to get pregnant, I’d keep her in the house if she’s in heat or I’d get her fixed. In fact, most shelters and rescue groups REQUIRE that the dog be spayed or neutered before they are adopted out. Secondly, (and most obviously) my dog isn’t human. I’d be brought up on charges if I took my child to get her ears clipped, or a part of an appendage removed (as they do when they dock a dog’s tail). Thirdly, especially if an accidental breeding has occurred, the pregnancy can be dangerous for the dog.

          • Timmehh

            No need to get defensive, I’ve just heard the argument you are trying to use get shot down so many times. Besides, what you said isn’t really relevant It is not illegal to get your dog an abortion. You brought up the dog example. So if you are going to make a comparison, please be consistent.

          • Basset_Hound

            OK…thanks for the suggestion…I’ll keep it in mind.

          • “If I don’t want my dog to get pregnant, I’d keep her in the house …”

            You sure you’re not projecting onto your dog the sexual provincialism that pro-lifers around here usually reserve for women?