In addition to field trips and picnics, some liberals in the media are considering new ways of building family spirit…like abortion.
Abortion can be very good for families, according to Salon writer Mary Elizabeth Williams. She wrote in an article posted August 1 that “the majority of women who have abortions are already mothers,” and gave the apparent reasons for why the “choice” is so important.
Williams apparently had the “anti-choice movement” (aka pro-life movement) stumped right off the bat when she pointed out that "fifty-nine percent of abortions in 2014 were obtained by patients who had had at least one birth" and that 24% of women who have abortions identify as “Catholic.” This was because apparently the “anti-choice” movement sees their “enemy” as that “selfish, reckless young woman who believes in abortion out of ‘convenience.’” She based this notion off of one priest who said something about convenient abortions once.
After proving that women who have held their child in their arms are willing to kill their child in their womb, Williams gave the reasons why abortions are, in fact, good for families. Williams claimed that without it, some women’s lives would be “unimaginable” and talked about how it’s necessary sometimes for the safety of the mother.
This was particularly directed against the Catholic Church, which Williams argued wants to prohibit a mother from “trying not to die so she can raise her children.” This is a classic and ill-informed argument, seeing that the Church allows treatments to save the mother “even if they will result in the death of the unborn child.”
For Williams, the importance of abortion was all about the “choice” of the mother. “I'm a mother who supports choice,” she said, “and who wants my teenage daughters to have the freedom to choose when and if they have children.” In a condemning mood, she stated, “What sadist would deprive any other woman of the … right?” Answer: the same people who supported the rights of your daughters before they were even born.
For Williams, her friends’ choices to abort “were all deeply personal and all made thoughtfully, because no one has any better sense of their private needs and those of their families than they do.” In fact, “for a lot of women, abortion makes their future families possible.” (It just cuts away some children who would have added to that family and had families of their own – that’s all.)
Just a thought: Would Williams like to explain how those friends of hers explained to their children why they made it and their dead brothers or sisters didn’t?