Salon writer says life begins at conception, but justified abortion because ‘all life is not equal’
Margaret Sanger and Charles Davenport would be proud of the liberal Salon writer who explains how life is at conception, but we need to acknowledge that not all lives are created equal, so we need abortion.
In an article written last week entitled “So what if abortion ends life?” Salon.com staff writer Mary Elizabeth Williams says she believes that life begins at conception but it is okay to destroy that life by abortion because “all life is not equal,” adding that if she got pregnant in her current circumstances, “you bet your ass I’d have an abortion. I’d have the world’s greatest abortion.”
She starts out the piece by calling the “anti-choice” lobbyists as “diabolically clever” by co-opting the word LIFE in their argument against abortion.
Life! Who wants to argue with that? Who wants be on the side of … not-life?
She also states that opponents of abortion, “eagerly describe themselves as pro-life, the rest of us have had to scramble around with not nearly as big-ticket words like choice and reproductive freedom.”
Williams adds to her argument by stating that “we make choices about life all the time in our country” and references drone strikes overseas, prisoners in U.S. penal facilities, “patients with terminal illnesses and accident victims.” She notes that abortion takes a life but also saves a life because it liberates the mother to go on and pursue her own life, career, and family choices without the apparent burden of a child.
While I wish this type of language would indeed be shocking, I know that we now live in a society that is no longer phased by the murder of millions of unborn babies yearly, we live in a society that truly believes this inhumane principle: Not all life is equal.
Murder is so normalized that drone attacks and Terry Schiavo scenarios are easily justified in terms of abortion.
Life may start at conception, as Ms. Williams concedes, but it’s ashame that one the child is born, if he survives the reproductive “freedom” on its mother, the child begins to develop a death first mindset and attitude.
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