Over the years of speaking about abortion, I’ve learned that words have power and the person who can frame the words’ meanings often can control the conversation. That’s why I prefer the term “pro-life” instead of “anti-abortion,” because I’m not just against abortion, I stand for the sanctity of human life at all stages of development and at all ages.
I’ve also used the term “pro-abortion” instead of “pro-choice” because, if we’re honest, the only choice that we’re talking about is the choice of abortion. But some people have tried to persuade me from using “pro-abortion” because they don’t really think people are for abortion, they’re just for “reproductive choice,” which would include abortion.
Not any more. There really are people who are pro-abortion and these people want to de-stigmatize it. Recently, The Washington Post ran an article about a new abortion clinic that opened in the Washington, D.C., area with the flippant tagline of: “Abortion. Yeah, we do that.”
The article states that “staff members plan to greet clients with warm teas, comfortable robes and a matter-of-fact attitude.” Well, even I would admit that is a welcome change from abortion clinics like Kermit Gosnell’s with outdated medical equipment; dirty, unsterilized medical instruments; and women being left to bleed-out in the recovery room. You can read a summary of the “House of Horrors” here and, in case you doubt it, the grand jury indictment can be downloaded here.
Let’s get something straight, an abortion ends a human life, no if’s, and’s, or but’s. It often involves tearing a human being limb by limb from what is supposed to be the safest place on Earth, the mother’s womb. In a time when everyone wants to be “transparent” and “informed consent” is the rule for any medical procedure, those who are pro-abortion now want to make you think abortion is a nice day at the spa where all your troubles will be washed away.
Those who are pro-abortion want to “be unapologetic” and make it seem “normal” to purposely “[end] a pregnancy” and that aborting a baby should be seen as “moral.” So here’s the latest attempt to de-stigmatize abortion and to make it seem normal while being unapologetic. Tell me what you think about this advertisement.
Personally, I think that treating abortion so flippantly is insulting to women and their intelligence. For years, the pro-choice folks have said that abortion isn’t a decision that’s made lightly and they understand the choice they are making. Well, who is really taking the abortion decision lightly? Apparently the pro-abortion folks.
Women deserve better than the choice to kill their own children.