Author Jonathan Van Maren wrote this piece last week on the new trend of women claiming abortion is “beautiful” and even “good.”
In Jonathan’s excellent article on this jaw-dropping phenomenon, he quotes Jessica DelBalzo at Rewire News:
I love abortion. I don’t accept it. I don’t view it as a necessary evil. I embrace it. I donate to abortion funds. I write about how important it is to make sure that every woman has access to safe, legal abortion services. I have bumper stickers and buttons and t-shirts proclaiming my support for reproductive freedom. I love abortion.
And I bristle every time a fellow activist uses a trendy catch-phrase or rallying cry meant to placate pro-lifers. The first of these, “Make abortion safe, legal, and rare!” has been used for decades as a call for abortion rights.
Safe and legal are concepts I fully support, but rare is something I cannot abide…..
…there is no need to suggest that abortion be rare. To say so implies a value judgement, promoting the idea that abortion is somehow distasteful or immoral and should be avoided….
Suggesting that abortion be “safe, legal, and rare,” and crowing that “no one likes abortion,” accomplishes nothing for women’s rights. Pandering to the anti-choice movement by implying that we all find termination distasteful only fuels the fire against it…. Rather than trying to cozy up to the forced-birth camp, women who value their freedom should be proud to say that they like abortion. In fact, they should venerate it whole-heartedly. Abortion is our last refuge, the one final, definitive instrument that secures our bodily autonomy. What’s not to love?
It is a MYTH that the majority of today’s aborting mothers don’t know it’s a “baby” or “killing” and are simply “innocent victims of the industry” with no need for their actions to be criminalized. The majority of aborting mothers are not, by and large, forced into terminating their little boys and girls, but rather they commit this great evil knowingly and deliberately. Their babies — and only their babies — are the true victims of abortion.
There are two things that will truly help aborting mothers:
1) GODLY LAWS of abortion abolition (instead of pro-life regulation) that will restrain the sin of mothers against their children.
2) The GOSPEL: pre-abortion Gospel message; post-abortion Gospel message, pre-abortive Gospel message (Spanish).