By now many have already seen this picture of a women in protesting the San Francisco Walk for Life of a pregnant women with her belly exposed and words on it saying "My baby is prochoice."
Seems to me like a rhetorical slip up. Shouldn’t that be My fetus is prochoice? And how can a tissue mass or product of conception have a moral position. A non-person can not hold a moral position. Though then again reason has never been a strong suit of those promoting abortion. For example this report from the anti-march.
Some sang "If you don’t like abortion, don’t have one” to the tune of "If You’re Happy and You Know It."
Others have made the rejoinder "If you don’t like slavery, don’t have a slave."
Of course they also use the language of rights but never tell us where rights come from. If from the government then they can simply be given or taken away. Of if from society again they can be given or taken away. It is really only in the context of God given rights that any argument about rights that can’t be taken away can make any sense. Randomness does not confer rights on it’s random creation. They are usually referring to rights that are inherent and can not be taken away, but somehow this "inalienable" right to abortion trumps the inalienable right to life.
I prefer this picture myself.
Don’t just sit there pray, Roe v. Wade just won’t go away.
At some level, they know what they’re doing, and what abortion is. The irony of the picture is amazing.
Do people realize what they’re saying when they say their child was wanted? They’re saying that if we hadn’t been in the mood to have a baby, kiddo, we’d have snuffed you like a cigarette butt. Do they think their children are too dim to work that out? I didn’t have an ideal childhood, but thank Heaven I didn’t labor under the cruel burden of being wanted.
God help that child. I’m going to say a prayer for him/her.
Fortunately, my God is pro-life.
Why is it that the pro-murder side always look like a bunch of shrieking Harpies????
Collins English Dictionary describes a harpy as “a cruel, grasping woman” or “a ravenous creature with a woman’s head and trunk and a bird’s claws and wings.”
Wow – I picked the word harpy to describe them before I looked up the definition….if the shoe fits….!!!!!
I wish I’d known about this since I’m in the area, and getting to Justin Herman Plaza by 11 a.m. is certainly doable even by public transit. I go to church Saturday and would have to miss it for this, but it would be worth it!
“Breathe for me,” they haunt my prayer
with infant dreams of drawing air.
I shrink from sharp and sudden fear.
I shrink because the knife is near.
I feel a light initial blow–
but to the death my dreams don’t go.
If you could only hear and see
the interest group that lobbies me–
whose privacy is not a right,
whose lives will end before tonight–
how quickly you would mark the ruse:
a woman’s right to plan and choose.
A century beyond our own
will marvel at the evil done:
the terror and the salt and blood
in clean suburban neighborhoods;
the killing of one child in five
while you and I were here, alive.
“If you don’t like abortion, don’t have one” doesn’t fit the meter very well. How about
“If you’d rather not have babies, suck ’em out”
“If it’s really inconvenient kill it off”
“If you don’t believe in murder, you hate broads” (Sorry ’bout that. “Women” didn’t fit, and I couldn’t think of a less inflammatory one-syllable word. Fill one in if you can.)
Ever notice the difference between the kids at the Pro Life March and the ones who go to the Pro Abortion ones? One group
certainly looks happier than the other.
Kathy, I thought that was a stirring poem.
So did I, Kathy. Thanks for posting it.
Teresa and Lynn, thanks for your kind words.
Do you think the poem would change the mind of any senators from Massachusetts?
Only God knows, but it’s worth a shot.