by Linda Szugyi
There is some truth to that, of course. If teenagers learn only that you shouldn’t do it, period! and yet they choose to do it anyway, they might worsen their situation through ignorance. It wasn’t sexual intercourse; it was just oral! says the young woman who still manages to get an STD.
This truth is what makes “sex ed” such a sticky wicket.
It’s telling, though, how the left’s interest in education ends once the sex act results in pregnancy. When the stick turns blue, the curiosity is gone. Similar to the way in which a Christian might be claimed to over-emphasize abstinence, the pro-choice crowd pushes a glossed-over, incomplete picture that over-emphasizes their preferred choice: A baby is punishment. It’s a myth that women regret abortion. Abortion is a common female experience. Don’t worry, abortion carries no moral implications.
Sure, there is some lip service to the idea that abortion is an important decision. The key to exposing the pro-choice desire for women to remain ignorant about what’s really going on inside them is not in what they say, however. The key is found in their fervent adherence to this commandment: Thou Shalt Not Mention What Shall Not Be Mentioned.
The pro-choice crowd follows this commandment faithfully. As a result, abortion must be phrased in abstract terms. It’s about choice! It’s reproductive freedom! “Choice” is most certainly not about a baby. Nor a fetus, nor even an embryo. It is a pregnancy, and pregnancies can be ended, without tough moral dilemmas.
The pro-choice reliance on ignorance is in full effect when they protest laws that require the abortionist to show the ultrasound to the mother before an abortion is performed. It’s rape! Rape I tell you! Nevermind the fact that the ultrasound is a routine part of the abortion procedure, regardless of whether the mother actually gets the opportunity to see it.
Their reliance on ignorance is also seen in the way the media studiously avoids covering one of the most horrific serial killers in history: Kermit Gosnell.
The lovely Irish duo who brought us the documentaries Not Evil Just Wrong and FrackNation want to rectify this glaring omission. They have started a very ambitious crowd-sourcing effort to make a movie about Kermit Gosnell and his crimes.
The pro-choice crowd could not possibly talk about the Kermit Gosnell case without getting uncomfortably close to the physical reality of “ending a pregnancy.” Gosnell’s crimes viscerally demonstrate how little difference there is between killing a baby then removing it, and removing a baby then killing it. Facts have an annoying way of piercing right through the pro-choice veil of age/stage distinctions.
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