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The real “War on Women” and the motivation behind it

Pro-lifers are regularly accused of waging a war on women when we want to protect women’s health and the lives of the children they carry within. Regulations of abortion clinics to protect women and their children are seen as an attack on abortion access by abortion advocates – not because they want women to have access to what they call safe abortion, but because they know tighter regulations will reduce the number of abortion clinics, and thus the number of abortions will be reduced.

We who defend the right to life understood a long time ago that the interest of the abortion industry is not women’s health and women’s lives, but instead, the abortion numbers in and of themselves.

Of course, for abortion to sell, it has to be “safe” enough for the women so that they are not put off by the idea of contributing to lower birthrates (or whatever other reason the abortion industry manufactures). The abortion industry has to place a skin of competence on this feticide business.

The rush of abortion funding from rich abortion advocates also show that the number of abortions is what counts. Access is not enough; it has to be affordable, especially for those who themselves can’t fund it. After all, according to abortion supporters, the best way to eliminate poverty is to eliminate or at least reduce the poor.

The population control-movement is insistent that we need fewer children, and what they really mean is that those who should really have fewer children are the ones who will be a burden on the rich. Or the whites. Maafa 21 shows us that white, rich people are much more likely to control their fertility by preventing pregnancies, and that black women – who eugenists had hoped would embrace contraception – did not. Abortion, on the other hand, is far more frequent among black and minority women than among white women. And these women are far more likely to carry to term if 1) abortion is illegal and 2) there are no abortion or family planning clinics in the immediate area.

The abortion industry is of course trying to compensate for this lack of access to abortion. Because they know that a woman unable to access abortion is far more likely to be poor than rich, or black than white. And when these women choose life, it is not appreciated.

Abby Johnson
Abby Johnson

So the abortion industry needs to up the stakes a little. Just a little less safe abortions for the women – after all, the numbers count. Abby Johnson has talked about a joke at her former workplace: “Don’t let Abby see the MAB (medication abortion) clients. She will change them all to surgical and we will be here all day.”

Surgical abortions are safer for women than medical abortions. Yet abortion clinics keep pushing medical abortions, now more than ever. The reason is simple: the volume of abortions that a clinic can do is far higher if the patient receives a medical abortion. Surgical abortions are more time-consuming; the woman must come to a clinic, and this in and of itself limits the capacity of the abortion clinic to abort women. With the numbers of clinics dwindling, the industry is desperate. In order to maintain the volume of abortion, they have to compromise women’s health and lives.

Additionally, the push of abortion drugs in the third world has the capacity to severely increase abortion mortality and the morbidity rate of women from current levels. In the U.S., the abortion industry has started with telemed abortions, and women are given medical abortions without being informed of the risks, as Abby Johnson’s story clearly shows.

The truth is, keeping abortion safe for women limits the volume of abortion, and the abortion industry knows it. Even the abortionists themselves are reacting to this trend.

There is no other conclusion than this: the real war is on the babies, and to the abortion industry, the women are just collateral damage.

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  • pete

    Bulls..t !!

    • http://www.idonthaveawebsite.com JDC

      Is that all you’ve got?

      • Tullia_Ciceronis

        So, pro-aborts have taken over the SPL blog on the abortion quotas posting. Would appreciate some help..

        • http://www.idonthaveawebsite.com JDC

          *Sigh* That was such a nice little blog before the trolls discovered it. I kind of wonder if they would go away if people just stopped feeding them.

          • Cynical_Meliorist

            Would be easier to moderate the trolls out of the way and leave those who are actually making discussion points. I thought about posting there, but it’s not appealing as basically the admins look to be asleep behind the proverbial wheel.

          • http://www.idonthaveawebsite.com JDC

            True. Honestly, I’m not sure who, if anyone does the moderating around there. No one I’ve seen comment there has “mod” beside their name as moderators do on sites with Disqus. They really need to wake up around there.

          • Thomas

            Whomever is the site owner should…

          • Thomas

            I agree. I flagged a few comments of theirs due to their gutter content but are still there. That is the reason I stopped posting a week ago. Don’t think I’ll go back.

          • Tullia_Ciceronis

            The admins value free speech, as do I. But flooding a forum with a bunch of your buddies who all think the same way that you do and shouting down those who actually support the forum’s POV is a form of trolling, IMO.

          • http://www.idonthaveawebsite.com JDC

            Well, if there’s one thing these people know about, it’s trolling.

          • Thomas

            The admins there do not have a clue that they are turning their blog into a gutter site Tulia? Any reasonable discussion and exchange of thought is being drowned-out by a few with insults so vile it’s beyond decent. A site that allows some to mud sling others for opposing views is not respectable.

            Free speech has boundaries Tulia. If the admins there don’t catch on, their readership will dwindle and the operation will be assimilated by RHRC fully.

        • Basset_Hound

          I’ve been over there to read their articles. They’ve got some good material. However I’ve been reluctant to post there. I’m afraid that if I let it slip that I’m a Christian, I would not be welcome.

          • Mitzi

            You should go for it Basset. Those that are truly pro life shouldn’t bat an eyelash about religion and such. We are all diverse in every way possible which I think is what makes us stand out from pro aborts. We need to put our differences aside and band together for the real cause :)

          • Basset_Hound

            You’ve got a point. Next time I see something interesting, I’ll put in my two keystrokes worth….

    • http://liveactionnews.org/author/adam-peters/ Adam Peters

      So Pete, can you put your thoughts into the form of a sentence or is that a little beyond you?

      Great article, Ingrid! You’re my favourite Scandinavian girl ;)

      • Basset_Hound

        He’s trying for the top slot as Biggest (incoming) Sixth Grade Bad Ass at Wilson Middle School. Bear with him.

        • john lind

          He needs to bump it up some. If he has to “polite up” “bullshit”, he’ll have to accept his fate as fourth assistant to the school librarian’s substitute assistant.

          • Basset_Hound

            And I guess he’ll have to troll some more discussion threads to get more points towards his top Sixth Grader title.

          • MamaBear

            Let’s just hope he does not get any of those points from our “friend” Ignorance.

      • john lind

        To Pete’s credit, he very succinctly displayed his ignorance. We didn’t have to read through 37 paragraphs of discussions on parasites, theocrats, religious zealots, violinists, life begins at birth, a birthday proves that life begins at birth, it’s not a baby because I don’t think it’s a baby, etc, etc., ad nauseam. Nor did we have to read through 37 more paragraphs by Ignorance discussing alien life and Artificial Intelligence.

        Pete’s kind of a refreshing breath in comparison:)

        • Lilian

          Yeah. Candor is refreshing after all of the verbal and mental Viennese waltzing we’ve encountered.

          But you know, it’s pretty funny that the “Aliens” meme can now be applied to an argument for aborticide rights.

          • Cynical_Meliorist

            Don’t tell “Ignorance_isn’t_Curable” that…you’ll get him started on some other tangent that takes up 20 pages.

          • Basset_Hound

            Don’t mention his name too frequently or we might attract him back.

          • Cynical_Meliorist

            He’s still too busy reading that other thread, which i just posted a final, rather well done rebuttal (if i do say so myself). I almost…almost..feel sorry for him at this point.

          • MamaBear

            Read your final post and loved it. Realized too late I told you that on an old post instead of this one. Iggy had sent me one about how language needs to be changed to keep women from suffering when they have miscarriages. I told him he knew nothing about women, it would cause a great deal more suffering if women are not allowed to mourn lost babies, and that science isn’t everything. Maybe, between you and I, his head will finally explode.
            I suspect he has a very lonely life.

          • Cynical_Meliorist

            Ahhh, understood. No problem.

            In my first contact with this individual (get it….First Contact?), i remain unconvinced of any of his arguments. Sometimes, there really is more to it than just pure logic. I am sorry he offended you with his…discussion point.

            I suspect you’re likely right.

          • MamaBear

            Of course there is more than pure logic. As Captain Kirk told Mr. Spock, “the women on your planet are logical. That is the only planet in the universe that can make that claim.” LOL
            I guess it does really bother me when pro-aborts seem to devalue babies lost through miscarriages. I’ve had too many people close to me who have gone through it, to be willing to put up with people like Iggy trying to “define” away their loss.

          • Cynical_Meliorist

            Logic is an excellent place to start, and all too often people start elsewhere. But in debate, there is a place for cold facts and there is a place for discussion. The problem with cold logic, as much as i enjoy it, is that it doesn’t always establish the value portion of the fact-value system.

            One day, maybe folks like him will come around, but i dont think i’d bet the farm on that.

          • Basset_Hound

            The images they evoke spark strong feelings that mask logic.

          • MamaBear

            Ignorance has sent me multiple posts today on old comments. I plan to ignore them all. Had my monthly treatments yesterday to keep me in remission (I hate big needles), and I just don’t feel up to his silly nonsense.
            Were I to try debating him today, I would probably find myself wishing that he would receive some life-lessons involving bodily suffering (probably involving very big needles and cold meds).
            So, today calls for taking it easy, reading romances and watching chick-flicks.

          • Basset_Hound

            I hope one of the “chick flicks” you’re watching is “When Harry Met Sally”

          • Cynical_Meliorist

            Yeah, i’ve given him one more reply, a few minutes ago. Updated it as well. Apparently, calling him a sophist gets him upset. ;)

            Sorry to hear you’re in poor health. I hope that improves soon.

          • MamaBear

            Thanks for the concern.
            I’m just having side effects to my monthly cancer treatments. They recently added another monthly injection that is supposed to both fight cancer and preserve my bones from effects of my other anticancer treatments, so side effects just got worse. Basically, I have a few days of bad fatigue and aching each time.
            Ignorance seems to be getting upset I’m not answering him, but, I just don’t feel like dealing with it. Glad to know that about sophist. He may start hearing that a lot. ;)

          • Cynical_Meliorist

            Well, i hope you recover quickly.

            As far as our friend there, I find there is no other actual, rational argument to what he’s saying other than a case of intense sophistry. He couldn’t even admit to what his endgame was, when it’s clearly plastered everywhere else.

            The fact that someone outsmarts than him is really what gives it that extra edge, I think. This, however, is rather hollow, given that anyone paying attention could unravel his nonsense if given the chance. He’s not nearly as clever as he believes, and telling him so as I’ve done only reinforces his stubborn behavior.

          • Cynical_Meliorist

            And back, right on time, with lots of caps lock and crying. Love it.

          • Basset_Hound

            It actually was pretty well done. Enjoyed it.

          • Cynical_Meliorist

            Thank you. :)

          • Mary Lee

            Fellow warrior, I’ve got an enormous amount of respect for you. Iggy is one of the worst, and tries to use a lot of “sleight of hand”…..You are amazing.

          • Cynical_Meliorist

            Many thanks.

            For people like our friend there, I try to put into practice a thought by Wayne Gretzky; don’t look at where the puck is, but where it’s going.

            His arguments, brought to their natural and logical conclusions, are all but nonsense. When you’re at a point that arguing a “mole” is the same thing as a fully developed human being, then clearly there is something logically astray about it. He doesn’t seem to see it, and it’s clear that no amount of explanation would ever convince him otherwise. He strikes me as being someone who can’t, or won’t, allow themselves the luxury of perhaps being wrong. That, in and of itself, is a logically invalid point of origin. One must be open to that possibility, or that things can change which makes it less than correct. He is not willing to do so, and likely will remain that way if for no other reason than his own bull-headed pride.

            In terms he could understand (with some snark)…I’m immune to Slight-of-Hand techniques as well as Ignorance, and get bonus saving throws to sophistry, bad analogies, improper logical assertions, and…magic missiles. (evil laugh).

            Thanks for the compliments. Take care!

          • Basset_Hound

            So far I’ve escaped the current onslaught. Did hear from his minion as to whether SpongeBob Squarepants was a person.

          • Cynical_Meliorist

            He has a minion? I’m…surprised.

          • Basset_Hound

            A poster who calls himself GEIxBattleRifle calls Iggy his “master”.

          • Cynical_Meliorist

            Well, with a spiffy futuristic name like that, it’s not a surprise he follows someone who looks forward to their next trip to the Delta Quadrant.

          • Basset_Hound

            I feel that I should speak up. PLEASE…I BEG you. Don’t judge fans of Dr. Who, Star Trek and X-Files by these morons. I love all three of those shows.

          • Cynical_Meliorist

            As do I. Also Babylon 5, Firefly, and a whole other host of shows. I just finished watching the last season of Voyager last week, since I had missed it previously.

            I don’t judge people because they love those things. Quite the contrary.

            But when you’re making current events arguments and philosophical discussion points from fiction, it should be pointed out. If someone is going to make an argument about how some intergalactic race views things, when those races are neither real nor important, then I believe a little bit of judging is in order. :)

          • Basset_Hound

            Babylon 5 was a pretty decent show, but towards the end, degenerated into a space opera. Firefly’s a pretty decent show.

            Unfortunately, since my husband and I are FIOS customers, it’s hard to watch the Star Trek shows, since Netflix is throttling the hell out of Verizon.

            Forgot to give credit to Griffonn. She’s an NRO regular who occasionally posts elsewhere. She’s been doing a tremendous job battling Iggy.

          • Cynical_Meliorist

            I also have FiOS, but have never had a problem with any throttle issues (though we tend to try and not watch things during prime download times here, if possible). Even when we do use things during prime time, we’ve never seen a slow down in speeds. Hopefully, the Netflix/Verizon issue will clear up soon.

          • Basset_Hound

            We do too, because my husband’s about ready to yank the subscription!

          • Basset_Hound

            You’re fortunate. Some of our favorite shows stutter so much they’re unwatchable on the TV. Hubby CAN watch on the laptop though.

          • Cynical_Meliorist

            What are you using for your device to stream with, and what FiOS speed are you using? It’s rare that i have it stutter much, at most it might within the first 30 seconds just to catch up to the buffer. Curious if it might not be the gear itself.

          • Lilian

            Ender’s Game and Speaker for the Dead. Excellent books. Excellent.

          • Lilian

            http://memegenerator [dot] net/instance/52962601

            I’m such a millennial.

          • Cynical_Meliorist

            That. Was. Hilarious. 100% approve. Well done. :)

          • Lilian

            Thank you, thank you.

          • Lilian

            Oh no. I just realized I got a string of replies from him.

            His tenacity is admirable.

          • Cynical_Meliorist

            I believe Einstein’s definition of insanity applies to our friend there.

          • Lilian

            Try to let it go, Cynical.

          • Lilian

            It’s one thing to use many words because you have a long line of reasoning to follow or you have a lot of data that needs be presented.

            It’s another to use many words because you haven’t learned how to summarize and state.

      • Ingrid Heimark

        Thanx :-)

      • Tullia_Ciceronis

        Pro-aborts have taken over SPL’s blog posting on abortion quotas. All the usual trolls Lady Black, Suba Gu—-somthing, Rainbow Walker, Dudebro/Purrtriarchy and some others that I don;t know. Said what I have to say, they say that I am self-centered for wanting the right to life even in utero. Going to leave, because they are just a bundle of attacks, if any blog ladies want to go in, they can.

        • Mary Lee

          Have they EVER. Oh my gosh, the lack of scientific knowledge, the smug attitude….*shudder*

          I took a peek and promptly threw up in my mouth and then shut my browser.

          • Basset_Hound

            I did too. It looked like a class reunion for the insane asylum. But I guess one of their favorite tactics is to shout down and heckle opponents until the opponents just give up.

      • Ingrid Heimark

        Thank you :) BTW, I don’t think Pete can make a sentence considering his vocabulary

    • Cauchy

      Trololololol….U mad bro?

    • Thomas

      Have you seen the movie Fixing Pete? I think you are the main character in it :)

    • Ingrid Heimark

      Can you specify that?

  • Thomas

    I agree with every single paragraph you wrote Ingrid!

    I see this is your second thesis on LAN. Keep ‘em coming as writing is one of the best ways to become proficient in English – works for me ;)

    • Ingrid Heimark

      Thanx :-)

  • john lind

    Ingrid, an extremely well-written article. Great job! I hope you continue to write them!!

    • Ingrid Heimark

      Thanx. :-)

    • Ingrid Heimark

      I will try :) I truly beieve this is the agenda behing the pro-aborts, whilst genuine pro-choicers are seduced and not aware of the tue agenda of the eugenists and population controllers

  • Lilian

    Well written, Ingrid!

    • Ingrid Heimark

      Thanx, i Will be away a few days :-)

  • CassieAdeline

    Love this article Ingrid!
    Along with being the War on Women and Babies, this is also a culture war. Nowadays, the normal is having two kids, and wanting more is seen as a bad thing. I want to be a mother to three-five children (as many as God will give me) and I get dirty looks and comments from people, including my own parents.

    My mom considers me crazy for wanting more than two children, and tells me I’ll “change my mind” when I start having babies. My dad has subtly implied that if I had more than two I would be contributing to overpopulation. These hypothetical babies that they are talking about are their future grandchildren.

    I work at Publix as a cashier, and conversations come all the time. Some of the time, I feel confident in talking about some of my personal life, and I get comments like, and I’m not joking:

    “Why would you want to become a baby factory?”
    “You have your heart set on that, huh?”
    “Oh my god, that’s insane!”
    “Oh honey, you’ll change your mind.”

    Why can’t people accept that I want to be a mother to a big family? Why can’t I want a big family without being told I’m crazy, and that I should rethink my convictions? Maybe the real “war on choice” is the war on the choice to have more babies than socially accepted.