More lessons from the pro-abortion crowd: How to wage a war on children

Plenty more where this came from.

Making a sequel creates many opportunities. It allows for continued character development and the exploration of new ideas – and, most importantly, it provides the chance to take a money-making storyline and stretch it out for decades.

Prequels also have a purpose, like telling a backstory that’s only been hinted at.

Previously, I showed how the abortion industry is assisting abusive boyfriends, sex-traffickers, and perpetrators of gendercide to wage a war on women.

I also explained that it helps men like Christian McQueen dispose of unwanted children after their moms have been “pumped and dumped.” The author of such literary gems as “The Ten Slut Commandments” and “5 Reasons Fat Girls Don’t Deserve Love” (seriously, I couldn’t make this stuff up), McQueen provides advice on how you too can succeed at poppin’ bottles and f**kin’ models forever…or at least until your liver fails and you ultimately die alone. You know, whatever comes first.

But before abortion could become a convenient tool for mistreating women, its fans had to fight another war – the War on Children. This involved systematically dehumanizing children before birth (and sometimes afterwards – we’ll get to that later) so as to normalize their killing. The strategy has been largely successful – so successful, in fact, that the War on Children (much like the War on Women) is federally subsidized. What follows is a summary of the rhetorical tactics used to justify the bloodshed and keep it flowing.

As technology has improved, it’s become more and more obvious that a fetus carries the traits  we associate with personhood. Further, these traits become more pronounced the longer a pregnancy lasts. Within six weeks, an unborn baby has a heartbeat, while unique fingerprints can be found just 11 weeks after that. And according to research by Dr. Kanwaljeet Anand at the University of Tennessee, a boy or girl is capable of feeling pain 20 weeks after conception. This last point is especially relevant when one considers that the methods for aborting a child become more gruesome as gestation continues: babies in the second trimester are typically dismembered and pulled out one piece at a time.

To counteract this problem, abortion advocates often rely on three rhetorical tactics. The first is to sidestep the issue and simply ignore the child’s life altogether. This is done by employing euphemisms like “terminating a pregnancy,” “removing fetal tissue,” “exercising the right to choose,” and (the most nebulous of all) “reproductive freedom.” In July, Beth Matusoff Merfish wrote in the New York Times about gathering with other protestors to help disrupt the Texas State Senate after Wendy Davis’s filibuster came to an end. She then went on to recount how her mother, political fundraiser Sherry Matusoff Merfish, had aborted an older sibling in 1972. Beth lauded her mother’s decision to go public with this information, feeling that it was important for the “faces of freedom” to “emerge from the captivity of shame.” Of course, if Beth’s mom had decided to make use of this “freedom” a second time, then the protest that she was attending would have had one less participant. For some reason, this fact wasn’t brought up.

While choice is certainly a malleable term (Planned Parenthood representative Alisa Snow seemed to think that it can sometimes cover infanticide), it still has its limits. So, if you’ve failed to conceal the fact that a fetus is indeed alive, then it’s now time to dehumanize the child with another useful word: “parasite.” Granted, an unborn baby doesn’t meet the biological definition of a parasite, but that’s not really important. The important thing is to portray a fetus as being an inhuman creature with no inherent right to life.

Blogger Bhagwad Jal Park attempted to do this in a 2013 article, when he described the fetus as being “a hell of a lot like a parasite,” prone to “sucking … nutrients out day after day” before “rupturing” the mother’s body. Oddly, Park’s own history of having been an alleged nutrient-sucking fetal parasite went unmentioned. Also ignored was the fact that as an infant, Park would have continued to be wholly dependent on others for quite some time. Thus, it remains unclear exactly when his parasitism ceased and he transformed into something resembling a person.

If both ignoring and denigrating a child’s life fall short, it’s now time to play the trump card of false choice. This is done by itemizing the hardships of single parenthood and then suggesting that these toils can be avoided only by having an abortion. The trick here is to ignore the fact that there are pregnancy care centers to aid women in difficult situations, some of which will offer shelter and assistance with education. Above all, one must not admit that there are long lines of couples who will provide a loving home for a baby, as that would be one choice too many.

Although this narrative has been used to stack up political victories (and body parts) in the War on Children, its efficacy appears to be waning. Polls now show that an increasing number of Americans are identifying as pro-life, with a particularly noticeable shift occurring among young people. Further, the rate of abortion has dropped. And, as more people have recognize that a fetus is neither a “choice” nor a “parasite,” but rather a human being, it makes sense that they would wonder why the government is helping to abort over three hundred thousand human beings every year.

The policies that facilitate abortion on demand are particularly relevant, because it’s in the political realm where the War on Children and the War on Women overlap. Indeed, both of these campaigns depend on abortion subsidies, lax safety standards, and a willingness to overlook criminal behavior. However, that’s a saga unto itself – too long to be told here, but ripe material for a sequel…

  • PrincessJasmine4

    You left out comparing forced organ donation to “forced pregnancy”

    • Basset_Hound

      YOU left out calling women who find fulfillment in caring for their children (and husbands) “breeders” and “baby factories”.

      • PrincessJasmine4

        I also left out “tampon funerals”

        As though their crassness has limits?

        Here’s a comment from that Mommyish site:

        “Then I expect that you spend an awful lot of time attending tampon funerals if you are sexually active, right? I mean, those tampons could very well have a microscopic human on them and all humans have equal worth, right?”

        • DianaG2

          What moron wrote that?

          • PrincessJasmine4

            A banshee by the name of BJ Survivor
            Complete crass b*^$%

          • Basset_Hound

            BJ stands for Blow Jo….oh never mind…

          • myintx

            Ugh… BJ is still spewing the same BS six months later… Just encountered BJ on a patheos story this past week.

          • PrincessJasmine4

            Ugh… she’s evil, isn’t she? I’m so sorry that you have to engage in a “debate” with QED
            She’s lacks decorum and is completely depraved.
            She thinks she knows everything about fetal development.
            All she does is plagiarize.

            Also, it’s important to note that if someone is in a persisiant vegetive state, they would have had to have given consent ahead of time(advanced care directive) to pull the plug or appoint a surrogate or if neither is available the decision goes to next of kin.
            Also the person in the vegetate state is at the end of his or her life, not at the begging . The child in the womb is not dying . And if left alone would not die, but grow and be born.
            Life support only lengthens someone’s life who would have otherwise died a natural death.
            Abortion is not a natural death.

          • PrincessJasmine4

            chimerism and twinning are the exception.
            not the rule

          • PrincessJasmine4

            I wonder if Jenifer star would support a ban on abortion after fetuses start dreaming..


          • DianaG2

            No, she would just deny that they dream.

          • PrincessJasmine4

            what are facts and science or even bioethics and morals to the pro aborts? Their mission is very clear

            Incidently… yes, you can copy the comment I made on the Mommyish site…

            I really don’t have the time and energy to go back there..
            It’s like visiting a the gravesite of a very evil old aunt… very very creepy.
            Oh…and you can scroll down to the bottom of the page and unsubscribe to getting the emails for any article.
            That’s what I did…
            I could care less what they say…

            I love how they think they’re so clever…

            Oh…and clearly Tsara is unstable…. I just read her last comment before I unsubscribed
            I wouldn’t engage anymore if I were you… she’s playing the hapless victim now.

            But they’re all the same.

          • Basset_Hound

            I recognize that name. She’s the one who’s been giving UP votes to the creep who’s been trashing ME.

        • DianaG2

          Wow, that’s creepy and disgusting.

        • Basset_Hound

          Oh yeah. I had a guy pull that one over and over and over even after I pointed out that the egg has only a haploid number of chromosomes; by the time a woman has her period the egg had already passed through, and that the material on the tampon was uterine lining.

        • Ingrid Heimark

          And what about “Not every ejaculation deserves a name”….

          But I sincerely believe, after researching the abortion issue and seeing how even protection for the aborting woman is frowned upon, that this isn’t about women, it isn’t about choice, it is about limiting the human population as much as absolutely possible, by means accepted by a big enough part of the population as to succeed. And then comes infanticide, and then comes euthaniazia for children, assisted suicide etc, it is the frog in the heating water. It is the human-hating humans in the extreme environmentalist-movement that is behind this, Satan’s own destruction of the one species made in the Image of God

          • PrincessJasmine4

            well, pro aborts are not known for their scientific prowess… just for copy and pasting and taking things out of context.

      • DianaG2

        Loving our children??


  • DianaG2

    Very nice job of untangling these sneaky, tricky, seductive lies. I’m so proud of a young journalist guy who has respect for human dignity.

    BRAVO!! Keep writing. Keep exposing the lies, kiddo!! you’re awesome!!

  • Basset_Hound

    Isn’t it ironic that Paul Walker got killed last weekend?