Abortion Activist Claims “Women Don’t Deserve Better Than Abortion”

Opinion   |   Micaiah Bilger   |   Jul 19, 2016   |   5:42PM   |   Washington, DC

In a bizarre statement, leaders of a recent pro-abortion webinar stated that “women don’t deserve better than abortion.”

Erin Matson made the argument during a webinar last week titled, “Why ‘Pro-Life Feminism’ Is Just Not Possible,” according to CNS News.

Among the “myths” that the abortion advocates tackled was the phrase “Women deserve better than abortion.” It’s a key talking point from the pro-life group Feminists for Life, which follows in the footsteps of the early feminists, who were pro-life.

Matson disagreed, saying: “So one example of a myth is, as feminists for life have stated: ‘Women deserve better than abortion.’ The fact is that women don’t deserve better than abortion. Abortion is a safe medical procedure. Access to abortion affirms autonomy for each woman in this country. Access to abortion puts women in control of their reproductive futures.

“Lila Rose from Live Action has said that the only true feminist is a pro-life feminist,” she continued. “But the fact is the true feminist recognizes that abortion is an empowering act, that women are capable of making their own choices, and that actively stripping people of decision-making powers is violent.”

Most Americans do not share Matson’s opinion. Far from seeing abortion as “empowering” or good, a majority of Americans believe abortions are morally wrong.

Some of abortion activists’ more extreme attempts to “normalize” abortion have backfired as a result. For example, abortion “comedy” skits, “jokes” and movies have been met with backlash from people on both sides of the debate.

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A recent NARAL “comedy” video caused at least one post-abortive woman pain after she watched it. The woman, who seemed to identify as “pro-choice,” posted a comment on the pro-abortion group’s Facebook page, saying the video was “uncomfortable tongue-in-cheek not funny” and “disgusting” because it treated abortion so flippantly and ignored the troubled emotions that many women feel after their abortions.

Matson herself discounted the experiences of millions of women like the commenter who felt the weight of her abortion. Matson told the webinar listeners, “This idea that women regret their abortion is a total myth and a lie.”

But what Matson said is a lie. As evidence, one needs only to look at the Silent No More Awareness Campaign website where thousands of women have shared the pain and regret they felt after their abortions.

Many Americans still may have the false impression that the pro-abortion movement is working to make abortion “safe, legal and rare.” But few abortion activists are hiding behind that deceptive rhetoric now.

Through these webinars and campaigns to “normalize” abortion, abortion advocates are revealing their true motives. They want the public to not only support legalized abortions for any reason up to birth, but also to embrace abortions as something good.