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An op-ed finally makes pro-abortion values clear: Yes, abortion is “killing” and that’s okay!

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Readers probably know by now that, as the Babylon Bee puts it, the U.S. Supreme Court’s war on all preborn humans was itself aborted on Friday in its 198th trimester. Pragmatic details here.

Various Hard Left types are eviscerating each other as to who’s to blame but one op-ed stood out for its refreshing clarity:

There is something infantilizing about denying the fact that embryos die when we scrape them out of the bodies of which they are a part. It sentimentalizes pregnant or potentially pregnant humans as fundamentally nonviolent creatures to imply that we can’t handle the truth about what we are up to when we opt out. And it patronizes abortion-getters to insist that we are only making a health care choice, rather than (also) extinguishing a future child. In my view, recognizing that gestating manufactures a proto-person requires acknowledging that abortion kills a proto-person. A baby is completely dependent on human care in order to stay alive, but its needs could be filled by any person—whereas a fetus, a proto-person, is ineluctably dependent on specific person…

As long as people are performing pregnancy on this earth, they must be free to change their minds about seeing it through. The adoption industry could be revolutionized and child welfare lavishly subsidized; regardless of the available supports, no one should be pregnant involuntarily. The science of medicine dictates that when foreign organisms inhabit the human body unwelcomely, we tend to eject them…

What would it mean to acknowledge that a death is involved in an abortion? Above all, it would allow for a fairer fight against the proponents of forced gestating. When “pro-life” forces agitate against feticide on the basis that it is killing, pro-abortion feminists should be able to acknowledge, without shame, that yes, of course it is. When we withdraw from gestating, we stop the life of the product of our gestational labor. And it’s a good thing we do, too, for otherwise the world would sag under the weight of forced life. It is a hard pill to swallow for a misogynist society, sentimentally attached to its ideology of patriarchal motherhood, but the truth is that gestators should get to decide which bodies to give form to. This choosing is our prerogative. A desire not to be pregnant is sufficient reason in and of itself to terminate a gestatee.

Sophie Lewis, “Abortion Involves Killing–and That’s OK!” at The Nation (June 22, 2022)

And mark the closing lines:

… Our is the mature pro-life politics. I don’t want to live in a world that valorizes life for its own sake. I want to live in a world that prioritizes the life chosen and wanted. Peoples’ lives are worth more than fetuses’ lives

Sophie Lewis, “Abortion Involves Killing–and That’s OK!” at The Nation (June 22, 2022)

This last comment chimes well with historian Yuval Noah Harari, an elite globalist darling, obsessing about what to do with all the “useless,” “meaningless,” and “worthless” people in the world.

Meanwhile, here’s a fearless independent Canadian news hack covering the pro-abortion demos in New York:

People like him are widely hated by the official Canadian media who take taxpayers’ money from the government to stay in business.

Hat tip: Matt Vespa for Sophie Lewis comments.

You may also wish to read: A Great Reset historian muses on what to do with “useless” people. Transhumanist Yuval Noah Harari, a key advisor to the World Economic Forum, thinks free will is “dangerous” and a “myth.” It’s not clear that, given his intense, dramatic focus on “useless,” “meaningless,” and “worthless” people, Harari is far off from totalitarianism.

17 Replies to “An op-ed finally makes pro-abortion values clear: Yes, abortion is “killing” and that’s okay!

  1. 1
    AaronS1978 says:

    Well then……… As I said baby murder cult

  2. 2
    AaronS1978 says:

    The problem is this idiot doesn’t realize we want them to acknowledge that yes it is murder and yes you’re murdering an individual once you do that your BS rights are waived because you are killing another body that’s why we want you to admit it

    So please admit away and continue to show how much of a barbaric monstrous culture you are that gives us more reason to stop you

  3. 3
    jerry says:

    How does this all happen at once except for coordination?

    I have been pointing out for months that the strings are being pulled by Wall Street and Big Tech in conjunction with the WEF. It has nothing to do with Marxists and the marchers depicted. Similarly people such as some of those who comment here. They are just the useful idiots.

    Remember, the Montagnards always eliminate the Girondists.

    Aside: my guess the WEF is scared to death of the November elections and the after math.

  4. 4
    News says:

    Jerry, it did not happen all at once. People were working on for fifty years. Cue the Long Game.

    As for Lewis, quoted in the OP, all I can think of to say is, “louder, please speak LOUDER. If you would be so kind, face the audience and speak directly into the mike… thanks, thanks, speak louder, some can’t hear you … “

  5. 5
    jerry says:

    it did not happen all at once

    It always happens all at once.

    The chaos is being orchestrated. The abortion question is just the latest.

    Yes, the crazies have been recruited over the long haul but when and where to set them loose is being coordinated. And behind the ones pulling the strings on this is another set of strings. Whether, it is BLM, abortion, climate, or a virus.

    This decision affected essentially nothing. The press knows this so why the outrage when there will be little change if any unless the press is part of it. And if the press is in of it, the strings go back to the WEF.

    Especially where they are protesting. Why New York with the most liberal abortion laws on planet.

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    kairosfocus says:

    let’s see:

    >>embryos die>>
    – evasive language, unborn child, half the time not the same sex as his mother

    >> when we scrape them out of the bodies of which they are a part.>>

    – different genes, half the time, different sex

    – again, trying to minimise what is being done

    KF

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    relatd says:

    ” proto-person”?

    That is obvious Liberal/Leftist nonsense. The average person does not talk like this.

    “performing pregnancy” Having babies? Where did this person get taught language? By the Global Cabal of Relabelers and Repackagers?

    “forced gestating”? Yes, the Government had sex, not the woman.

    “patriarchal motherhood”? Did the woman get pregnant by herself?

    “A desire not to be pregnant is sufficient reason in and of itself to terminate a gestatee.” Scene on a train: Tickets, please. Who are you? “I’m your new baby who is about to be born.” Followed by death – off camera.

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    Fasteddious says:

    Most dictionaries still define “child” as an, “unborn or born human being; boy or girl; son or daughter; offspring”. And we sometimes refer to a pregnant woman as being “with child”. Therefore it is correct to say that, “Abortion Kills Children”, as pro-lifers do. Refering to the unborn as “babies” or “fetuses” just confuses things one way or the other.
    I believe it was feminist Naomi Wolfe (sp?) who first admitted in print that abortion was killing, so this article is not new. But it is refreshing in its (partial and twisted) honesty.
    What the piece fails to acknowledge is that, if killing unborn children is OK, then that perspective spills over into killing the aged, disabled, depressed, demented, and even the newborn (see Peter Singer on that one). If killing is just part of normal medical practice, it cheapens doctors, the law, and life itself. We see the results all around us.

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    kairosfocus says:

    FE, and one had better be careful of doctors and what they prescribe. KF

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    Belfast says:

    “ we scrape them out of the bodies of which they are a part”
    They are not a part! – they have a distinctly different DNA for a start, they are 50/50 to be of a distinctly different sex, and may still live after the mother has died.
    The claim for abortion “rights” is summed up in “my body my choice,” a manufactured lie that no one with any knowledge takes seriously.
    Addendum. I didnt even read past the first line before commenting and failed to see KF @6. Sorry.

  11. 11
    bornagain77 says:

    Babylon Bee:

    BREAKING: Roe v. Wade Was Just Overturned – Here’s What You Need To Know
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C4_rXOkBSOM

  12. 12
    Seversky says:

    To my knowledge, no one ever denied that abortion involved killing.

    Abortion was lawful and, hence, not murder.

    Pro-lifers who support a blanket ban on abortion, allowing no exceptions, are asserting, as a universal principle, the placing the right to life of the fetus above that of the mother in all circumstances and there is no justification for that at all.

    Anyone who casually dismisses the right to physical privacy and autonomy as a “manufactured lie”, should first read A Defense of Abortion by Judith Jarvis Thomson.

    As for mispresenting abortion as a campaign by some conspiracy to kill unborn children for some nefarious but ill-defined purpose of their own, I refer again to the case of the US woman in Malta and ask more generally, how many of the 63 million abortions cited by KF were justified on medical grounds? Does anyone know? Has anyone asked? Does anyone even care?

    I thought not.

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    zweston says:

    Sev… people all the time say it’s not taking a life. It may even be the majority view. If it isn’t a life/living, then it isn’t killing, correct?

    then you say that something isn’t murder because it is allowed by law… so was segregation in schools okay because it was the law of the land? no. It is just legalized murder. The definition of murder doesn’t change due to how the lawmakers feel about it. it’s the taking of an innocent life.

    Then you jump to a straw man. Ectopic pregnancies or procedures to remove a miscarriage are not abortions and shouldn’t be banned. No one is advocating for this. OVER 99% of the time the pregnancy isn’t terminated because of threat to the mother’s life. (same for rape/incest).

    Why do I need to read a book to be educated on why taking an innocent life of a child is okay?

    This, like darwinism, is indefensible. The black knights strike again.

  14. 14
    ET says:

    seversky is fond of saying that societies are judged by how they treat their weak and most vulnerable. We allow for the wholesale slaughter of ours. What does that say about us?

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    ET says:

    From seversky’s lin k:

    At this place, however, it should be remembered that we have only been pretending throughout that the fetus is a human being from the moment of conception. A very early abortion is surely not the killing of a person, and so is not dealt with by anything I have said here.

    No pretending required. If it was conceived in a human woman after having sex with a human man, it is a human that is developing inside of her.

    When Human Life Begins- from the American College of Pediatricians

    ABSTRACT: The predominance of human biological research confirms that human life begins at conception—fertilization. At fertilization, the human being emerges as a whole, genetically distinct, individuated zygotic living human organism, a member of the species Homo sapiens, needing only the proper environment in order to grow and develop. The difference between the individual in its adult stage and in its zygotic stage is one of form, not nature. This statement focuses on the scientific evidence of when an individual human life begins.

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    TAMMIE LEE HAYNES says:

    “Abortion was lawful and, hence, not murder.”
    Just like the holocaust.

    Killing 6 million Jews was lawful and, hence. not murder.
    100% legal. 100% democratic. 100% constitutional. All the eyes dotted and the tees crossed.

    The Enabling Act of 1933 gave the Chancellor (Hitler) the power to rule by decree. This was authorized under the democratically enacted Weimar Constitution. (Such constitutional provisions for rule by decree during emergencies are common in Europe.) The Enabling Act was ratified by the democratically elected Reichstag (the German Parliment) with the required 2/3rds vote. Indeed it got 2/3rds of the elected members, not just the voting ones.

    So if youre one of our Atheist friends, and some guy tells you “The Holocaust was lawful and, hence, not murder”.
    Tell him “Golly youre right! Just like abortion !”

    But if youre not a barbarian, try this
    “Murder is the willful killing of an innocent human being. Its still murder, even if they make it legal”

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    kairosfocus says:

    There are built-in laws that are first principles and we ignore or warp our recognition of them at our peril.

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