It must be painful to surrender so many arguments at once. For years, we were told the thing could be done because the subject was not alive. Or, if alive, it was not human. Or, if human, it was only part of another body. These were passionate claims, screamed in holy rage and not to be denied.
But, in one day, that has all changed. The claims have been denied – and denied passionately – by the very people who made them. After fifty years, we find that it was all a show.
The occasion for this change is a proposed new law, which is actually a very old law. Thou shalt not kill. Even if it’s a little kid whom you were hoping to kill – a little kid now squalling on a surgical table, clearly alive and human and not part of anyone else’s body.
This newborn child, though small and helpless, defeats the tired old arguments, and now we see what pro-choice really means. It means this cold and naked baby is about to be killed.
Many people will find the treatment of this child troubling, but 210 of our elected representatives – an entire political party and nearly half of the House of Representatives – insist that she really ought to die. In Nancy Pelosi’s words, those who would protect this child “disrespect a woman’s right to choose the size or timing of her family.”
The arguments for abortion were loud, but they never mattered, even to those who screamed them loudest. It was never really a question of whether the child was alive or human or part of another person’s body. It was only this: she has been chosen for death, and nothing may stand in the way.
For more information about the bill and vote, see: https://www.theamericanconservative.com/democrats-party…/