Abortion activists will accept nothing less than totally legal abortion for any reason through all nine months of pregnancy, paid for by our tax dollars.
And the stories they are promoting through women’s magazines, liberal media sites, conferences, TV shows and more hint at this radical pro-abortion agenda.
A woman’s abortion story featured this week in Glamour went along this same vein when she compared her abortion experience to food poisoning. Lyz Keating admitted she had an abortion for convenience, and said she has no regrets. To her, getting food poisoning was worse than aborting her unborn child.
“Abortion rights advocates often use extremes to make their case …” such as rape or fetal anomalies, she wrote. “But the truth about most women who seek abortion doesn’t fit well on a poster. Many are like me: They just don’t want to have a baby at the time.”
Abortion is often spoken of as a terrible physical hardship, but I have a slightly different perspective. In my early 20s, I had a medication abortion. A few years later, I got terrible food poisoning. Both may have involved stomach pain and vomiting, but the latter was much more painful and extreme. I returned to having sex shortly after my abortion, but I haven’t been able to look at chicken curry salad since.
When she got pregnant, Keating said she was just one year out of college and working in a low-paying media job. She said she did not use hormonal birth control because of health problems, and she and her then-partner “cut corners” when using condoms.
A few weeks after spending New Year’s Eve with the guy, she said she found out she was pregnant. Keating said she did not have any moral qualms after looking at the positive pregnancy test; the next day, she scheduled an abortion.
Keating had a drug-induced abortion, and said it wasn’t a big deal. She wrote:
I took the first pill at the clinic and went home. The next evening, I treated myself to a Baskin Robbins mint chocolate chip ice cream, and took the second pill. It wasn’t the best night of my life. I experienced heavy cramps, and I threw up the ice cream. But eventually I took a painkiller that I had received at the clinic, and fell asleep. The next day I went to work. I bled for a few days, but it wasn’t very different from a regular period. And life went on.
Her’s is just one of many stories that abortion activists have been using to try to convince the public that abortion is a normal, simple medical procedure, and there’s nothing immoral about it.
Even if abortion was the safest, easiest, most pain-free thing in the world for women, it still would be wrong. And most Americans sense this.
Polls consistently show that a strong majority of Americans oppose most abortions. Even many who call themselves “pro-choice” on abortion believe abortions should be legal only for the rare, difficult cases — and not for convenience. A Marist survey from December found 52 percent of Americans believe abortions should be available “only in cases of rape, incest or to save the life of the mother,” while just 16 percent say abortion should be “available to a woman any time during her pregnancy.”
Most people struggle morally with abortion, and rightly so. The reason is because an abortion kills an innocent, vulnerable human life in the womb. Our laws and Constitution recognize that killing innocent human beings is wrong; they recognize that human life is valuable and should be protected. Unfortunately, abortion activists managed to convince the courts to make an exception for human life in the womb.