“Self-love,” or what would better be described as selfishness, was used to justify killing unborn babies in abortions Wednesday at a U.S. House committee hearing about the overturning of Roe v. Wade.
Fox News reports Democrat lawmakers called on Sarah Lopez, an “abortion storyteller” from the pro-abortion group We Testify, to testify at the hearing.
Lopez told Congress that aborting her unborn baby was one of the best decisions of her life, and she intends to fight so that every woman has a “choice.”
“Abortion is health care,” she said. “My abortion was the best decision I ever made. It was an act of self-love.”
Lopez continued, “And I’m here today to make sure that everybody who currently, who has had an abortion, or will need an abortion is not alone, no matter what the state tries to force upon us.”
She told lawmakers that pregnant women deserve a “right to self-determination,” saying, “We deserve better” than being “forced” to have babies.
Afterward, conservative podcast host Allie Beth Stuckey pointed out that Lopez’s “self-love” really was selfishness.
“’My abortion was an act of self-love.’ She’s correct,” Stuckey wrote on Twitter. “She loved herself, her convenience, and her comfort so much that she was willing to kill her child for them. That’s why the Bible says godless people in the end days will be ‘lovers of self.’”
Others questioned how Lopez’s “self-love” logic would apply to different situations. For example, Babylon Bee CEO Seth Dillon asked: “A rapist serves himself at the expense of another, too. Does that make a rape a good decision?”
Washington Examiner contributor Beverly Hallberg said Lopez’s comments reveal that self-love is a problem, not a virtue.
“It’s not [that] we don’t love ourselves enough; it’s that we love ourselves too much,” Hallberg wrote.
Since Roe in 1973, more than 63 million unborn babies and hundreds of mothers have died in supposedly “safe,” legal abortions in the U.S. The infamous ruling forced states to legalize abortions for any reason up to viability and allowed abortions for any reason up to birth.
In the historic Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health ruling June 24, the Supreme Court justices overturned Roe and allowed states to protect unborn babies from abortion again. Thirteen already have done so, although some have been blocked by court orders, and more state are expected to enact pro-life laws in the coming weeks.
The Charlotte Lozier Institute estimates more than 120,000 unborn babies are being saved from abortion as a result of the pro-life laws currently in place.