The Face Of Feminism

Amanda Marcotte speaks for many, and that is truly frightening.

To see that abortion is moral, you just need to look at women as human beings with lives that have value. When a woman chooses abortion, she’s not indulging some guilty pleasure, like sneaking in a round of adultery at lunch, to bring up a genuinely immoral action that should not be criminal. She is probably thinking about her family’s well-being and yes, her own well-being. Taking your own well-being into consideration is called “selfish” by anti-choicers, but I think valuing yourself is a moral good, even if you are female. In fact, especially if you are female, since you live in a world where having self-esteem can be an act of moral courage that requires some defiance. If I got pregnant, I wouldn’t even have to suffer much mental strain to realize that abortion would be the best choice for myself, my family, and my relationship. Abortion, not just the right to abortion but the actual procedure, is a moral good that helps women and families and should be honored as such. Women who get abortions should be recognized as people who can accurately weigh their choices and make the most moral one.

Updated to add: Also, saying that abortion is morally questionable, even if you’re pro-choice, is a huge insult to the brave men and women who risk life and limb to perform them. Being an abortion doctor is a pretty thankless task, because a bunch of “Christian” men who have emasculation issues are gunning to kill you in hopes that brings their huevos back. Meanwhile, other anti-choicers are running around claiming that being an abortionist is like this super great career that people only indulge in for the money. This is horseshit and pro-choicers need to push back and remind everyone that abortionists are heroes, who put up with all sorts of abuse because they want to help women.

The rise of the abortion movement is a triumph of selfish convenience over righteousness. Females like Amanda desire complete freedom to live their lives as they wish without any interference from others or consequences of their own actions. Killing your own unborn child because you have neither the desire nor the inclination to bring it into the world, to follow through with the consequences of your behaviour, is akin to running over a man in the street because you are late to work.

Amanda, and many others as well, have transcended what was once the pro-abortion position outlined by President Clinton as “Safe, legal, and rare.” Now they consider prenatal murder to be a higher calling, a moral right. Amanda goes on to proclaim the so-called doctors who destroy these tiny lives as “heroes”.

It is ironic that those who condemn Christians for adhering to morality in a post-moral age should call their own reprehensible behaviour “moral”.

“Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil;
Who put darkness for light, and light for darkness;
Who put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!
Woe to those who are wise in their own eyes,
And prudent in their own sight!”
(Isaiah 5:20-21)

“Woe” is a scary word if you believe in the God of justice.

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