Planned Parenthood's spokeswoman made much last week of the two Klansmen carrying anti-abortion signs at the Ku Klux Klan rally. She said, "It just shows what kind of people oppose abortion."
Let's assume the KKK really does oppose abortion. The KKK also opposes adultery. Does that mean that all men who don't cheat on their wives parade around the woods at night with sheets over their heads? Does it also mean that adultery is good because the KKK is against it? If a local pastor speaks out against adultery, does that place him in league with the KKK?
So it is with abortion. The reality is, saintly people like Mother Teresa oppose abortion, as do ordinary people who occasionally drive over the speed limit, yell at their kids, or don't return their library books on time.
The bigger point is this: When even a sub-moronic conehead from the KKK has enough sense to recognize that abortion is not only the killing of a child, but is risky elective surgery, performed by immoral and substandard doctors, that all too often leaves a perfectly healthy woman mutilated or dead, we have to wonder about people like the Planned Parenthood spokeswoman. She doesn't just tolerate abortion--she has made it her life's work to make sure as many abortions as possible take place. She spends her life defending and promoting something that even bigoted and ignorant people know is wrong.
That says very little about Klansmen, but it says an awful lot about abortion enthusiasts.
In her letter last Thursday, a pro-choicer said, "Right-to-lifers claim adoption is the answer to unwanted pregnancies. Maybe for a few months, until everybody who wanted a baby adopted one. Then we'd be right back to dealing with millions of unwanted children."
This silly statement assumes, among other things, that all the people currently on waiting lists to adopt would only adopt one child. But the overwhelming majority of them would certainly adopt more than one if it were possible. Right now they don't because very few can afford to. But if the supply of available children went up, the cost of adoption would go down, and many, if not most, of those people would indeed adopt more than one child. There is nothing that says rich people make better adoptive parents than poorer ones. The only difference is that the poorer ones won't get the opportunity. Today, that's a harsh fact of financial life, and if you're a childless couple who just can't afford the cost of adoption, it's a heartbreaking fact of life as well.
We could also address the silly notion that every unwanted pregnancy results in an unwanted child, but I'll have to save that for another time. Suffice it to say that the pro-choicer's whole argument is feeble and self-serving. A child is better off in a loving, adoptive home than flushed down the garbage disposal at some abortion mill.