Daily Kos Article Says Number of Abortions is "Too Low," Doesn’t Want Them Rare
by Sarah Knoploh
April 30, 2010
LifeNews.com Note: Sarah Knoploh is a conservative, Christian and a freelance writer for the Culture & Media Institute. The item previously appeared on the NewsBusters blog and is reprinted with permission.
April 28 was apparently Abortion Uber Alles day at the liberal Web site Daily Kos. Aimee Thorne-Thomsen of the Pro-Choice Public Education Project stated that the number of women who receive abortions is too low in Keep Abortions Safe and Legal? Yes. Make it Rare? Not the Point.
A separate article blasted the new law in Oklahoma that makes it mandatory for woman to receive ultrasounds by making crude comparisons and calling it blackmail.
Even though 1.21 million abortions were performed in 2005, this was not enough for Thorne-Thomsen. She wrote, On the other hand, if those 1.21 million abortions represent only the women who could access abortion financially, geographically or otherwise, then that number is too low. Yes, too low.
She never explained how many abortions a year would be enough for the Pro-Choice Public Education Project, but continued to write, We say we care about women and want them to have access to all the information, services and resources necessary to make the best decisions they can for themselves and their families. That is at the core of reproductive justice. Not reducing the number of abortions.
Of course, Thorne-Thomsen didn’t care for women enough to mention the negative consequences of abortions. Suicide, depression, infections, sterility, and even death can result from abortions, according to National Right to Life.
Rather, as an abortion absolutist, she asked, Do we dare admit that increasing the number of abortions might be not only good for womens health, but also moral and just?
Unfortunately, the other Daily Kos article about abortion was not any better. The author complained that Oklahomas new abortion law, which mandates that women undergo an ultrasound of their fetus before aborting, is tantamount to emotional blackmail. And it’s not even blackmail of a particularly subtle variety. It’s insulting and demeaning and humiliating and patronizing all at once.
The author described that in the earlier stages of pregnancies the fetus resembles a fleshy jellybean and complained that Oklahoma has become, a testing ground for radical anti-abortion lawmaking.
The author also felt that having a pregnant woman view her fetus before receiving an abortion is the same as:
A: Setting a firefighter on fire before he can rush into a burning building
B: Requiring a soldier to get shot before he is issued a firearm
C: Showing a man seeking a vasectomy his own vas deferens by sticking a camera in through his urethra.
Not really anywhere equivalent to a pregnant woman looking at her unborn baby before an abortion. But good enough for the abortion absolutists at Daily Kos.
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