Feminists Have Always Said They’re “Pro-Choice,” Which Refutes the Argument Abortions are Essential

Opinion   Micaiah Bilger   Apr 2, 2020   |   5:49PM    Washington, DC

For decades, the pro-abortion movement embraced the term “choice.” Even now, many Americans call themselves “pro-choice” when they describe their position on abortion.

“Choice” always has sounded better than the truth, that supporting abortion means being ok with someone choosing to kill a unique, living baby in the womb.

But now pro-abortion feminists are abandoning the term and using a new phrase, “essential health care,” to push their life-destroying agenda during a global pandemic.

Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron and others have noticed the shift in rhetoric. On Thursday, he joined an amicus brief supporting Texas, Ohio, Alabama and Oklahoma in their decisions to restriction non-essential health care, including elective abortions, during the coronavirus crisis, WBKO 13 News reports.

“Abortion advocates have long said that they are simply ‘pro-choice,’ which refutes their argument that abortions are anything other than elective procedures,” Cameron said when he made the announcement.

He said abortion activists and the abortion industry are “willfully” putting lives at risk by continuing elective abortions.

“By ignoring the ban on elective medical procedures, abortion providers are willfully putting their own patients at risk for contracting COVID-19 as well as risking the health of our frontline healthcare workers who need the [personal protective equipment] used for elective abortion procedures,” he continued.

Elective procedures are not the only things being canceled. Across the country, people’s cancer treatments, hip replacements, dental work, cardiac procedures and other important medical care are being postponed because of the virus. Many of these treatments are needed, necessary for life, but because they are not immediately life-threatening, they are being delayed to help save those whose lives are most at risk.

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Meanwhile, abortion facilities are busy using up medical supplies – and asking for more from donors, putting women’s lives at risk and killing unborn babies in elective abortions.

To justify their blatant disregard for human life, they have shifted from “choice” to “essential” – even though there is nothing necessary about killing an unborn baby.

Mothers who cannot get elective abortions are not unhealthy as a result. They become mothers of newborn babies. According to one study, approximately 93 percent of abortions are done for “social reasons,” and not because of rape, incest or risks to the mother’s health.

Recently, medical groups representing more than 30,000 doctors in America emphasized that abortions are not “essential” or “urgent,” and abortion facilities that continue to operate during the pandemic are being “medically irresponsible.” Common abortion complications include infections, blood clots, hemorrhaging and an incomplete abortion. Abortion risks include future preterm births, breast cancer, suicide, anxiety/depression, and death. And it is not true that abortions are safer than childbirth.

The concept of “choice” always has been a deception perpetuated by the abortion industry. It hides the ugly truth that an abortion kills an unborn baby, and it ignores how unborn babies are human beings who also deserve fundamental rights.

But now that misleading rhetoric is not working, and the abortion industry is turning to a new phrase that better suits the current situation. By saying abortions are essential health care, the abortion industry is insisting that destroying lives is saving them. It does not make sense. The purpose of health care is to save lives, to alleviate pain and to heal. Abortions do not do any of that. They kill unborn babies and often harm their mothers. They leave a ripple effect of pain and loss on fathers, grandparents, siblings and friends.

In this crisis as monumental efforts are being made to save lives, it’s time for society to recognize that every human life is valuable and end abortions.