I’m Not Buying That Pro-Abortion Activists Care About Women’s Rights
By: Lisa Robertson
I am ecstatic that the Supreme Court is apparently ready to strike down Roe v. Wade. I am one woman among millions who detests the practice of abortion.
While some so-called feminists may tell you that you don’t have a voice in the debate because you are the wrong gender (whatever that is anymore) or because you’ve never been in a place where you were facing the hardship of bearing an unplanned child, they can never say that to me. In my case, two people walked into an abortion clinic one day, but I was the only one who walked out alive.
Sadly, to this day, my decision to abort my unborn child haunts me. It would be an unbearable pain if not for the fact that I took my horrible sin to the one who died for me. He has forgiven me and taught me to rely on one promise that has become very personal to me:
For as high as the heavens are above the earth,
so great is his love for those who fear him;
as far as the east is from the west,
so far has he removed our transgressions from us. (Psalm 103:11-12)
Nothing good came out of my abortion, but I am grateful to God that he has used my sin to give me a voice to speak to women who are contemplating abortion as an easy way out of a tough situation. They might persuade other women that abortion is a victimless crime, but not me. I know better. I’ve been there and done that, and I know it’s a lie — a deadly and devastating lie from hell.
After watching a few minutes of cable news, I was grief-stricken to see intelligent, well-educated women repeating the lie, lamenting the loss of what they consider a “right” to kill their unborn children. Somehow, they think that this potential ruling by the Supreme Court is an all-out assault on the rights of women.
This kind of thinking baffles me.
Yet, there they are. Taking to the streets with angry fists raised high, screaming at the top of their voices demanding the right to kill their unborn children.
Most of their arguments are emotional and are based on sloganeering. And essentially, all of their slogans boil down to, “It’s my body, and no one should tell me what to do with it.”
I’m going to shock you here! I agree with them. No one should tell a woman what to do with her own body. But what is abortion if not an assault on the sovereignty of an unborn child’s body? When you take the life of an unborn child, aren’t you imposing your will on his or her body?
No, I’m not buying it that the majority of pro-abortion advocates are concerned about the rights of women. Has it ever occurred to them that half of all babies aborted are female? If you really are pro-woman, why are you so intent on exterminating females in your abortion clinics? And if you are so concerned about health care for women, what about the females who are in their mothers’ wombs? Are you concerned about their health care too? Are you arguing that aborting her is a form of healthcare for her?
At the end of the day, after all of their so-called arguments in favor of abortion, after all of their hysteria and the gnashing of their teeth, they still ignore the one point that is central to any discussion of abortion: What do you think that “thing” is in your womb that you are so desperate to kill?
For all of human history, there was universal agreement that it wasn’t a “thing” that was developing in the uterus, but a human being. A life! An individual! Call me old-fashioned, but I am one of millions of women who still believe that this is true. I only wish that I had known this earlier — before I aborted my child.
I want to encourage all women and men who value life to arm yourselves for the battle. These people aren’t giving up without a fight. My suspicion is that they will destroy any individual, any institution, even the republic of the United States of America in order to get what they want. They will burn down everything in our culture in a fit of rage to have their way. There are no limits with them. Be prepared for that.
What they may not realize, however, is that there are millions of women like me who will fight this horrible cultural disease until we breathe our last breaths.
This isn’t a battle we can afford to lose. We need to put the brakes on this barbaric, violent assault on life before another 64 million children are killed.