Pathetic. The photo is of the “Shout Your Abortion” crowd at a rally. Just a bunch of happy go lucky young people enjoying life and shouting “F*** the Patriarchy” (check out the tee shirts) as if only old men oppose abortion as contraception.

What is this all about? Glad you asked.

With the growing opposition to continued funding of Planned Parenthood because of their blatant use of aborted fetuses and their various body parts as merchandise for sale, a Seattle woman, Amelia Bonow has founded a group called ‘Shout Your Abortion’. Members spend a lot of time on social media and in the news professing their pride and happiness at the abortions they received at Planned Parenthood clinics. They also stage rallies and protests and take every interview they can with members of the media who support their cause while pretending to be objective journalists.

To give you an idea of their message here are a couple of quotes from CNN.

  • “Women concerned about Republican efforts to take funding away from Planned Parenthood have taken to social media with a hashtag encouraging others to “shout your abortion.” The movement started Saturday with a Facebook post by Amelia Bonow, who recounted the story of her abortion and the “inexpressible level of gratitude” she felt afterward.
  • “I am telling you this today because the narrative of those working to defund Planned Parenthood relies on the assumption that abortion is still something to be whispered about,” Bonow wrote. “Plenty of people still believe that on some level — if you are a good woman — abortion is a choice which should accompanied by some level of sadness, shame, or regret. But you know what? I have a good heart and having an abortion made me happy in a totally unqualified way. Why wouldn’t I be happy that I was not forced to become a mother?”
  • In the words of Lindy West, #Shoutyourabortion supporter, “You never have to feel ashamed of your personal medical decisions. You can speak about them at full volume.”

Really? So, abortion is now a personal medical decision, kind of like having your tonsils removed or your tummy tucked.

Actually, that is exactly the argument of the Planned Parenthood abortion supporters. Refraining from commenting in detail on the absurdity of Bonow’s “forced to be a mother” reference as if she had no choice in the events that led to her pregnancy, and West’s characterization of abortion as a “personal medical decision”, allow me to get to the point.

The quotes above make it clear that the ‘Shout Your Abortion’ movement is an effort to pressure Congress to  continue funding Planned Parenthood. Why? Because Planned Parenthood is by far the largest abortion mill in the nation and is primarily supported through government funding.

Planned Parenthood RallySo that brings us to the big lie. Obama and his liberal progressive party, also known as the Democrats, consistently try to make this about women’s health. Planned parenthood provides important healthcare to women who would not be treated if it were not there. To this I say…Bullshit.

There are plenty of clinics that do provide healthcare for low income women. They should receive the proposed funding, not Planned Parenthood. The lie that Planned Parenthood is about women’s health and not abortion is just that…a lie.

Obama, Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders, Pelosi, Reid and nearly every other Democrat uses the lie to justify their support for Planned Parenthood. And every one of them knows the truth. Planned Parenthood is an abortion clinic…nothing more.

Let me be clear. Abortion is not contraception. Getting knocked up because you were too lazy or ignorant to prevent it doesn’t give you the right to take life.

There are two lives involved in every abortion. Proof of that is that the baby’s genetic material is different from the mother’s, not identical. The fetus is not just a clump of cells produced by the mother’s body. It is not a bacterial infection or virus that must be killed to ensure the mother’s health. It is a developing human being that has its own genetic structure. Parts of that structure may be similar to, inherited from the mother, but it is not the mother’s. It is the baby’s.

The ‘Shout Your Abortion’ social media posts and activism are nothing more than self-justification, an attempt to rationalize and feel good about themselves, because in the age we live in, no one should ever fee l bad about themselves no matter what choices they make. Right?  Either that, or they are so callous and narcissistic that the only life that matters to them is theirs.

Are their times when the mother is a victim? Absolutely. In the case of rape or incest, the mother’s victimization comes before the baby’s… but only then.

Carly Fiorina said it best at the last Republican Presidential Debate.

Fiorina-and-Carson“I dare Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama to watch these tapes. Watch a fully formed fetus on the table, its heart beating, its legs kicking, while someone says we have to keep it alive to harvest its brain. This is about the character of our nation. And if we will not stand up and force President Obama to veto this bill, then shame on us.”
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The character of our nation. She’s absolutely correct.

I wonder what is the character of our nation. Have we deteriorated as a people to the point that the life of innocent, unborn, helpless babies are bargaining chips for votes?

Will Congress take a stand and defund Planned Parenthood at the risk of a presidential veto and threat to shut down the government?

Will voters put aside their own personal interests long enough to support Congress if Obama uses the lie of women’s health to continue funding Planned Parenthood and the government does shut down as a result?

This is not a battle between Republicans and Democrats…the president and Congress. It is a moral fight for what is right, human and decent. It is a fight to revive the character of a nation that once stood as beacon of hope and freedom and right. The “shining city on a hill” that Reagan referred to.

If we as a people can not see the wrong in killing the unborn human lives that perish by the hundreds of thousands in this country every year, then our character truly is in question and perhaps we are no longer worth saving as a nation.. As Mrs. Fiorina said, “Shame on us.”