Pro-abortion legislator denounces pro-life women as “men with breasts”

Pro-life women really are women.

One of the biggest catchwords in the pro-abortion movement is “choice.” Instead of calling themselves pro-abortion, they call themselves pro-choice. They say they’re fighting for women to have a choice. But what happens when a woman makes the choice to be pro-life? She is mocked, ridiculed, and degraded. Women are free to make whatever choice they want, as long as it is the choice that the pro-abortion advocates approve of. There is no choice for women to be pro-life.

This disturbing attitude was on display recently when Pennsylvania State Representative Babette Josephs (D-Philadelphia) smeared Republican pro-life women as “men with breasts.”

Josephs’ remarks came in a speech about what she perceived as a series of Republican-led attacks on a woman’s right to have an abortion, in the guise of a new law tightening regulations on clinics that perform abortions; the bill that would require women to undergo an ultrasound at least 24 hours before an abortion; and a proposal to bar health care exchanges from providing insurance coverage for abortions.

During her remarks, she blasted women lawmakers who co-sponsored the ultrasound bill, asking rhetorically, ‘What are they? Women, or are they men with breasts?’ according to supporters of the bill who watched the rally.

…Josephs stood by her words after the rally, arguing that the women lawmakers on the bill – sponsored by Rep. Kathy Rapp of Warren County — are acting like women only in the sense “that they will do what the men tell them.”

‘They must believe that they are not capable of making their own health care choices, but they are capable of voting on bills that control all of our behavior,’ Josephs continued. ‘I don’t understand it…’

‘I don’t believe they’re really women….I believe they’re men with breasts.’

If you needed an example of how anti-choice the pro-abortion movement actually is, you just got one.

While trumpeting the word “choice” as a hallmark of their movement, they refuse to accept that any real woman would ever choose to be pro-life. If she does, then clearly she’s a dumb little thing who just meekly follows along with whatever she’s told by a man. Women apparently are not able to see the facts on abortion and make the choice to be pro-life.

But being pro-life is a choice as well, and if it is choice that they are really fighting for, why demean and attack pro-life women?

The answer is that they are threatened by strong, intelligent pro-life women. A woman who is willing to stand up and say that she is against abortion; that she chooses life, flies in the face of everything they claim they’re fighting for. By packaging abortion as a women’s rights issue–and as a matter of choice–they remove the pro-life/pro-abortion angle from the argument. If this is about women’s rights and choice, then what does it say when women choose to be against abortion? Suddenly the issue is focused right back on abortion again, which is exactly what pro-aborts don’t want, because if people are forced to look at the reality of abortion, they’re horrified. And women who take that upper hand away must be attacked, smeared, and degraded.

Fighting for women? Fighting for choice? Only if a woman is making the choice that pro-aborts approve first. Otherwise, to them, she isn’t even a real woman anymore.

  • Wolf O’Donnell

    We’re gonna have fun with this thing…

  • Cheri

    It isn’t about “choice”, it never was. If pro-aborts really cared about reproductive choices, they would be focusing media attention on the thousands of mothers trying to legalize midwifery in their states instead of obsessing over one whiney woman trying to force a private college to pay for her “choice.” Hah. Midwifery, unlike abortions and birth control, don’t bring in money for the abortion industry, hence it is a choice that is cast aside and ignored by so-called pro-choicers.

    • Ashley

      I agree It’s so sad. :(

  • Julie

    A wise, elderly man once shared with me that, “The enemy always accuses you of what he/she is guilty of.” That seems to apply once again.  Women who, for some reason which my mind cannot comprehend, vehemently defend the “right” to kill their own babies, have rejected the incredible gift of motherhood which is the essence of being a woman. Woman, you were created to bear and nourish life, no higher calling exists!  Sorry, I know many of you will not like this but it is the Truth. 

    • Ashley

      Amen :) God bless you

  • B Gizzle

    Sign the petition demanding Rep. Josephs’ resignation for her outrageous attack on women:  http://www.change.org/petitions/rep-babette-josephs-resign-for-outrageous-comments-against-women

  • Kristen M

    Men with breasts? Hmmm. Is that the only womenly attributes we have? I am pretty sure I have other parts too… If I am just a man then why do I bleed every month? Trust me, sometimes during those times I wish I was a man.

    Quite frankly, I think it is those women who fight so hard for abortion are the ones acting more like men. They want sex without consequences like many (not all) men desire. They have not embraced the fact that part of what makes women awesome is the fact that we can incubate and bring forth a new life. Am I saying that every women needs to have children? Am I saying a women shouldn’t plan if and when she has children? No, absolutely not, but I am saying that should a women get pregnant, she should use her superpowered life sustaining body for good to bring that child into the world. Women are awesome, we have an ability that men do not. We were made to nuture and sustain life, to deny that, to desire a way out of what your body is naturally created for, is to desire to be more like a man. I think Josephs got it a little backwards.

    • Lilian S

       Exactly, Kristen! Since when is being empowered by bloodshed a womanly gift? That is what the men which radical feminists hate so much have used to gain their power. And now they stoop to the same plane.

    • Ashley

      I agree 140% God bless you both. :)

  • Paulo Mendonça

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    The link is: facebook.com/abortoeumdireito

    Obrigado, my friends!  

  • Hannah Mallery

    Last time I checked I was still female. Hold on….yep, still am.
    But seriously, can you imagine the outrage if we referred to pro-abortion men as “women with testicles?” I’m telling you, these people haven’t just used everything in the book of “Lame,” they’re writing a sequel.

    • Ashley

      Lol that was my first thought when I read this. lol :)

  • Ashley

    During her remarks, she blasted women lawmakers who co-sponsored the ultrasound bill, asking rhetorically, ‘What are they? Women, or are they men with breasts?’ according to supporters of the bill who watched the rally.

    This doesn’t make any sense. ALL I am saying is you don’t have any right to KILL A BABY