Piercing the Pro-Choice Veil

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Piercing the Pro-Choice Veil

Lindaby Linda Szu­gyi

Today’s lib­er­als want kids to be thor­oughly edu­cated about sex, and as soon as pos­si­ble. After all, edu­ca­tion is not the enemy. Igno­rance is.

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.

[cap­tion id=“attachment_54684” align=“aligncenter” width=“440”]empty seats reserved for media at Gosnell trial This Crim­i­nal Trial Is Not Wor­thy Of News Coverage[/caption]

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.

One last thing. Before I rec­om­mend pitch­ing in to the IndieGoGo fundrais­ing effort for the Gos­nell movie, I have to take care of my own house’s finances. Da Tech Guy has been very kind and ded­i­cated in adding voices like mine to his blog. He believes in the con­ser­v­a­tive mes­sage, not just as truth but as a finan­cially viable jour­nal­ism career.

I share his belief. Lately, how­ever, con­ser­v­a­tive jour­nal­ism has not brought in the rev­enue it war­rants. If you are a Tech Guy reader but not a sub­scriber, please con­sider the idea of putting your money where your eyes are. Sub­scribe today.

If you are already a Tech Guy sub­scriber, and you have just one extra dol­lar to spare, please sup­port the Gos­nell movie project. They have a lot of money to raise in a very short time.

This is the part of the post where I tell you more about myself. I love to write and hate to speak, so you’ll be unlikely to catch me on Da Tech Guy’s radio pro­gram, bar­ring a polit­i­cal sit­u­a­tion that affects me per­son­ally. Some­times I post at my own blog site, too. If you enjoy my writ­ing, sub­scribe to Da Tech Guy and sup­port Da Mag­nif­i­cent Seven. Thanks!

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Lindaby Linda Szugyi

Today’s liberals want kids to be thoroughly educated about sex, and as soon as possible.  After all, education is not the enemy.  Ignorance is.

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 abortionAbortion 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.

empty seats reserved for media at Gosnell trial
This Criminal Trial Is Not Worthy Of News Coverage

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.

One last thing.  Before I recommend pitching in to the IndieGoGo fundraising effort for the Gosnell movie, I have to take care of my own house’s finances.  Da Tech Guy has been very kind and dedicated in adding voices like mine to his blog.  He believes in the conservative message, not just as truth but as a financially viable journalism career.

I share his belief.  Lately, however, conservative journalism has not brought in the revenue it warrants.  If you are a Tech Guy reader but not a subscriber, please consider the idea of putting your money where your eyes are.  Subscribe today.

If you are already a Tech Guy subscriber, and you have just one extra dollar to spare, please support the Gosnell movie project.  They have a lot of money to raise in a very short time.

This is the part of the post where I tell you more about myself.  I love to write and hate to speak, so you’ll be unlikely to catch me on Da Tech Guy’s radio program, barring a political situation that affects me personally.  Sometimes I post at my own blog site, too.  If you enjoy my writing, subscribe to Da Tech Guy and support Da Magnificent Seven.  Thanks!

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The Mortgage is due today and after some movement this morning I’m still $678 short.

I was not in Vegas so Sheldon Adelson is unlikely to be hitting DaTipJar to save the day.

Will you?

 

If 61 of you hit Subscribe at $20 a month subscribers this site will be able to cover its bills for a full year and things will be a lot more like Alito and Kagan around here than Kennedy & Roberts reliable..