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Letter 307

At yesterday's abortion rally, an abortionist said the most outrageous thing I've ever heard pass a human being's lips. She claimed that the only motive she'd ever encountered in women having abortions is "to be a good mother."

Say what?!

Loving mothers don't solve their problems by killing their children.

According to Planned Parenthood's research arm, the most common reason for abortion is that the woman is afraid of how having the baby will change her life. That needs to be repeated: The most common reason for having an abortion is that the woman is not willing to love the child unless there is a payback in it for her.

This is not the definition of a good mother. A good mother loves and cares for her child, whether she feels like it or not.

Very few mothers enjoy cleaning up when the kid throws up or spills his milk. But they all do it, because it's part of the territory. It's part of growing up and realizing that you are not the bright center of the universe.

When a woman is pregnant, she is faced with four choices: to be an indifferent mother to the child; to be the best mother she can to her child; to let somebody else mother the child; or to kill the child.

Which do you think the child would rather she chose?

Letter 308

At yesterday's abortion rally, an abortionist said the most outrageous thing I've ever heard pass a human being's lips. She claimed that the only motive she'd ever encountered in women having abortions is "to be a good mother."

According to Planned Parenthood's research arm, the most common reason women give for aborting their children is that they are afraid of the impact the child may have on their life. So maybe what the abortionist means is that most of the women who explain their motives to her put it in terms of unwillingness to be a good mother to this particular child. Unwillingness to deal with the 3 a.m. feedings, the skinned knees, the struggles to get the kid to eat his vegetables, the PTA meetings. Unwillingness to set aside her own whims once in a while. Since she is unwilling to be a good mother to this child, she kills it, salving her conscience with the thought that later, when she feels like it, she will have another child that she won't kill or mistreat.

I would tell a woman like that, "Look, you already are this kid's mother, whether you like it or not. Either learn to adjust to this reality, or let somebody with love in her heart raise this child. But don't give me any song and dance about how the most loving thing you can do to him is kill him."

Letter 309

At yesterday's abortion rally, an abortionist said the most outrageous thing I've ever heard pass a human being's lips. She claimed that the only motive she'd ever encountered in women having abortions is "to be a good mother."

Let's face it: would a jury buy a defense like that from some guy who had killed his wife? "I just wanted to be a good husband." He didn't want to stop running around, and hanging out in bars, and leaving his dirty socks all over the house. He never brought her flowers and he ignored her to watch sports on TV. He recognized that he was being a bad husband. So instead of being a good husband to her, he killed her. Could you imagine a man even having that kind of gall?

But when a woman says something that outrageous, we buy it. June Cleaver, move over! This is the '90s! Supermoms no longer go to PTA meetings--they kill the kid!

What a crock of manure.

Letter 407

Abortion enthusiast Laura Kaplan is plugging her book about a criminal abortion syndicate operating in Chicago from 1969 to 1973. She characterizes this network, called "Jane," as "the legendary underground feminist abortion service." Kaplan compares its activities to the Underground Railroad and the brave souls who rescued Jews from the Nazis. Her writing conjures romantic images of the French Resistance or Robin Hood.

Kaplan wants the reader to judge them by their intentions, not by their results. But the road to hell is paved with good intentions. Kaplan and her criminal associates put women in the hospital with botched abortions. They took 15 pregnant women to Philadelphia to have plastic springs stuffed into them by a known felon with at least one criminal abortion death to his credit. Three of these women nearly died. The "Jane" network let one woman die from complications of self-induced abortion attempts because bringing her to the hospital might have blown their cover.

Oh, they meant well. They wanted to "help." But they rushed in blindly, never questioning whether the way to help women is to kill their babies. And is it any surprise that a group that existed to kill babies should injure the mothers as well?

The sad thing is how many women thought so little of themselves that they were grateful to have their babies killed and their lives endangered. It is even sadder how many women still think that way today.

Letter 408

Abortion enthusiast Laura Kaplan is plugging her book about "Jane," a criminal abortion syndicate operating in Chicago from 1969 to 1973.

Kaplan and her accomplices probably meant well. But it is a grave disservice to women to perpetuate the myth that women aren't fully human if they can't have abortions. How much sense of your own worth can you have if the only thing that makes you feel human is pulverizing your unborn child?

Suffragist Mattie Brinkerhoff wrote, "When a woman destroys the life of her unborn child, it is an evidence that either by education or circumstances she has been greatly wronged."

"Jane" fostered this wrong, and its apologists continue to nurture this wrong even today. They can't even see how pitiful it is. They are like the woman who refuses to press charges against her abusive husband because even his poisoned love seems better than no love at all. The idea that there can be something better--a world where women's lives and bodies are respected--never occurs to them. They buy into the idea that the ability to bear children makes women inferior, and that only through surgery can they be as good and important as men.

Every abortion is an admission of defeat at the hands of a male-dominated society that has no room for women and children. "Jane" contributed, by their own estimates, 11,000 children to the body count.

And they are blind enough to be proud of what they did. It's truly pathetic.

 

 

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