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.
From, “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.
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.
LifeNews.com 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.