Abortion activists are growing bold in their demands for unrestricted abortions up to birth.
Rebecca Reid, a columnist for The Daily Telegraph in England, recently wrote a piece arguing that it would be “perfectly valid” for a mother to abort her unborn baby because she wants a “beach body,” The Christian Institute reports.
“If you do not want to be pregnant, you do not have to be pregnant, and you can choose not to be,” Reid wrote last week. “Abortions happen for a litany of reasons, and all of them, whatever they are, are valid.”
She responded to a recent undercover investigation that exposed an abortion facility’s willingness to send abortion drugs to a woman who said she did not want to look pregnant for her beach vacation. The woman was an undercover investigator and not actually pregnant, but the abortion facility gave her the drugs.
Reid said women should not have to give a reason for an abortion and criticized the “pervasive idea that there are ‘good’ and ‘bad’ reasons to have an abortion.”
Then, she shared the stories of several women she met who aborted their unborn babies for selfish, superficial reasons.
One woman, “Rachel,” said she had an abortion at age 26 when she was married, financially stable and enjoying a flourishing career. Though fear of hurting her career was part of her motivation, Rachel admitted that “the main reason I had an abortion was that I wanted more time to live my life – to drink and smoke, and stay up until 4 a.m. with my friends.”
A second woman, “Nadia,” aborted her unborn child in her early 30s without much thought. She said she just “wasn’t ready to be a mum.”
Click Like if you are pro-life to like the LifeNews Facebook page!
“I didn’t want a baby. My life was about having fun, going out and putting myself first. So I booked an abortion,” she told Reid.
Reid also brought up the model who, in 2014, admitted publicly that she wanted an abortion so she could be on “Big Brother.”
“Whether you have an abortion at 15 for your education, at 20 because you’ve got the chance to go on a reality TV show, or at 35 for medical reasons, there is no ‘good’ or ‘bad’ reason to terminate a pregnancy,” Reid wrote. “If you do not want to be pregnant, you do not have to be pregnant, and you can choose not to be.”
As shocking as her comments are, they are not outside the mainstream among abortion activists. Last year, Planned Parenthood of St. Louis chief medical officer Colleen McNicholas told the AP that “EVERY reason to have an abortion is a valid reason,” including for sex-selection and disabilities like Down syndrome. Other pro-abortion leaders have made similar comments.
Their extremism is shocking – including to many people who call themselves pro-choice. Polls consistently show that most people oppose unrestricted abortion on demand. And that is telling. Most people – including those who believe some abortions should be legal – seem to realize that there is something more going on than medical care or “choice.” There is another human life, one that should not be selfishly or callously destroyed, and they are correct.
An abortion destroys the life of a unique, living human being, the woman’s own child, and there is no good reason for it. Yet, in the UK and many parts of the U.S., unborn babies may be aborted for any reason up to 24 weeks of pregnancy. In some states, abortions are legal for any reason through all nine months of pregnancy — including if a woman simply does not want to look pregnant at the beach.