Pro-Choice is Morphing Into Pro-Abortion as Writer Claims “Abortion is Great”

Opinion   |   Wesley J. Smith   |   Oct 14, 2014   |   2:44PM   |   Washington, DC

I have been predicting (warning?) my pro-life friends that pro-choice is morphing into pro-abortion. Some have smiled, saying in effect, “Bring it on.”

Be careful what you ask for. Remember, convincing the people isn’t what matters anymore. It is convincing judges.

Meanwhile, the pro-abortion campaign continues, such as this book review of a pro-abortion book in Slate, the ending of which I found both very sad and telling.

proabortion9From, “Abortion is Great,” by Hanna Rosin:

Several years after I had the abortion, I had a third child. Part of me thinks the shadow aborted child stayed with me and created a space for the last one to be born.

Whatever it takes to get through the night.

Not that it mattered much:

Does this mean I was plagued by abortion “regret,” as pro-life activists claim, or haunted by my decision? Of course not. I never felt like I had done something awful. The truth is, I hardly thought about it after I did it, because I was too busy working and raising two small children.

And here’s a scary thought:

Having an abortion left me with a sense of what a great power it is to be able to give life but also a sense that I can trust myself to use it carefully.

It’s always about power to feminists, and the power to bring death is ultimate.

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Perhaps the reason Rosin doesn’t regret her abortion is that she conjured magical thinking around the reality of what she has done as a way to keep from thinking about it. Note: Wesley J. Smith, J.D., is a special consultant to the Center for Bioethics and Culture and a bioethics attorney who blogs at Human Exeptionalism.