Last week the Senate failed to pass the Born Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act – a law which would have required doctors to provide lifesaving care for infants born alive after botched abortion procedures.
This act was not aimed at ending abortion but only at caring for babies that survived botched abortions. The fact that it failed to pass reveals that many in the Senate are too focused on a woman’s supposed “choice” of not wanting to be inconvenienced by a fully born baby to even offer a drop of compassion towards the smallest among us.
The abortion industry is growing bolder and less careful in their demands every day. They've long abandoned the famous 1996 Clinton phrase, "Safe, legal, and rare." And to match their frankness, I think it’s fair to say that we women need to re-evaluate how we see “choice.” Because the reality is that any decent woman would lay down her life for her child.
Any decent woman would lay down her life for her child.
Numerous articles this past week have praised women who obtain abortions, lauded those who escort women to abortions, or regaled women who have pushed abortion legislation. It is sickening, particularly in light of International Women’s Day!
Women who knowingly perpetrate and orchestrate abortions should never receive praise. And it is high time we responded to society's cry of, “My body, my choice,” with the response, “That baby’s body is not your body, and if you were a real woman you would do everything in your power to defend it.”
That baby’s body is not your body, and if you were a real woman, you would do everything in your power to defend it.
Our “choice” is NOT what matters most
The biggest lie women are told today is that our “choice” is what is most important. An entire generation has been bred on this lie, and many of my fellow millennials believe it. Why wouldn’t we? We have been told to “pursue our dreams,” often by parents who had worked hard all their lives and wanted to give us everything. The media constantly tells us that our happiness is of utmost importance - and as women are led to believe that we should be allowed every position of power without refusal.
But as humans we also have the ability to rationalize.
Women both can and need to recognize right from wrong. We can make decisions and see how these decisions benefit us and how they will not. We can see the effects of our actions upon other people. We do indeed have the ability to choose - but we don’t have an embargo on “choice.” Just like everyone else, women need to evaluate the effects of their decisions on other people. So we should be able to recognize the full impact an abortion has on the life of our child.
Just like everyone else, women need to evaluate the effects of their decisions on other people.
Every human life deserves equal respect
To state the obvious - your decision to abort your baby is a decision that says your life, your convenience, and your comfort is more valuable to you than the life of another human being. Society wants you to believe these things, and yes, instinctively we may gravitate towards taking care of #1. Yet the narcissism of today has been statistically proven to make us miserable!
We often see examples of men and women putting everything on the line for those they love. Soldiers are an excellent example of this - serving their country in defense of their loved ones at home and often giving up their lives for us!
John Krasinski’s “A Quiet Place” is a beautiful testament to this idea. As mother and father to a struggling family in an apocalyptic world, both John Krasinski’s and Emily Blunt’s characters demonstrate their utter commitment to their families. Their characters show that they are willing to sacrifice their lives for the sake of their children - and in a very moving scene, one of them actually does!
As mother and father to a struggling family in an apocalyptic world, both John Krasinski’s and Emily Blunt’s characters demonstrate their utter commitment to their families.
Our world respects these sacrifices - even while society tells us we must always put ourselves first. Why? Because sacrificing self for the good of others is noble. It is heroic, and it is dignified. It recognizes that every life deserves equal respect and care. And humanity resonates with this heroism and dignity because we all recognize the higher good of these things!
Because sacrificing self for the good of others is noble.
We all have the potential for heroism
Acting with heroism and dignity sounds like something from a fairytale and a far cry from the everyday reality of 2019. Yet every one of us has the daily ability to be a hero, whether it be in sacrificing some small part of our day for family, going the extra mile at work, or going out of our way to console someone in need on a late night phone call. And when it comes to important decisions concerning the life or death of our innocent baby, we can recognize the dignity that comes with protecting this child.
Society wants us to settle for selfishness. We can do much better - we can acknowledge that we are not the only ones in the world who deserve dignity and respect. And we can recognize that the most defenseless and vulnerable among us deserve this respect as well.