Catholic Joe Biden Leads the Pack on Abortion
Inconvenient pregnancy, rather than women's rights, sparks abortion advocates.
Once upon a time, not so long ago, then-Senator Joseph Biden said that the 1972 Supreme Court decision allowing abortion across the land “went too far,” and for decades even sponsored the Hyde amendment that restricted federal funding of abortions.
The price for advancing his presidential ambitions in 2020, however, was an embrace of the most radical position of the pro-abortion lobby, which can even countenance the murder of a child immediately after birth.
And with the Supreme Court’s decision on Roe v. Wade in June, Biden joined pro-abortion advocates such as Democrats Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Rashida Tlaib, Ayanna Pressley, and Ilhan Omar in flooding the airwaves and internet with vile and misinformed views of what the decision really meant.
What the high court did was to rule merely that abortion is not a federal matter since it is not covered in the Constitution, thereby returning the matter to the states.
You will not hear the pro-abortionists admit or even acknowledge this. In fact, they are using the SCOTUS decision to rally their supporters in the hope of minimizing the projected “red wave” in the upcoming November elections.
President Biden promotes abortion despite his claim of being a practicing Catholic. In September, responding to the defeat of a ballot measure in Kansas to underscore the right to life in the state’s constitution, he said:
“Congress should listen to the will of the American people and restore the protections of Roe as federal law. While that is the only way to secure a woman’s right to choose, my Administration will continue to take meaningful action to protect women’s access to reproductive health care.”
These abortion zealots overwhelming repeat over and over: ‘My body, my choice’ and ‘My reproductive rights.’
And there are even wackier claims made by some of these fanatics.
Gurpreet Dhariwal, an author and poet, said last year: “The mother must have the right to birthing decisions because she is the one who gets pregnant, and deserves a freedom to live life and deciding on giving life to another life should always be in her approval.”
“If she doesn’t feel like bringing one more life in this world due to whatsoever reason, she should still be respected and given a choice of freedom to live fearlessly,” she went on to say.
“In the same way that women had to organize and struggle to win the vote, equal pay and access to higher education, women have had to fight for their reproductive rights, including access to contraception and access to safe medical and surgical abortion,” claimed GreenLeft, a leftist-environmentalist website.
GreenLeft went on to state, “The impact of pregnancy and childbirth on a woman is so great that no matter what other political, social or economical rights women have, if they do not have control over whether or when to have children, it is meaningless to speak about women controlling their own lives.”
Even more bizarre is a statement made last month by Senator Raphael Warnock, an evangelical Christian pastor and Democrat from Georgia, who said he trusts women’s “wisdom to sit with their doctor, and if they choose, sit with their pastor, and to pray about that and let their own conscience guide them.”
Warnock claimed “I have a profound reverence for life” and “a deep respect for choice,” even when it means the murder of children. He even went on to say, “Even God gave us a choice.”
I have many issues with all of these statements. However, I will focus on the two primary concerns that I have, and more importantly, most decent people should have.
In the first case, “My body, my choice” is and utterly, completely, and deliberately deceptive statement. And just as deceiving is women’s claim to have complete say in her reproductive rights.
Neither is really the issue here. Rather, we are really talking about the life of a baby.
And the real “choice” involved here should have been the choice to consider consequences in advance of unprotected sex.
As I have written in the past, no consideration of those consequences was paid by women who became pregnant and decided to abort their baby.
The following facts reported in that article reflect the irresponsible reasons given to the pro-abortion Guttmacher Institute in its anonymous polling of 1,029 women:
• 0.5% were victims of rape
• 3% had fetal health problems
• 4% had physical health problems
• 4% said their pregnancy would interfere with education or career
• 7% felt they were not mature enough to raise a child
• 8% did not want to be a single mother
• 19% were finished having children
• 23% said they couldn't afford a baby
• 25% said they weren't ready for a child
• 6% were "others"
These figures represent 99.5 percent of instances where rape or incest did not apply.
And again, my intent here is to dispute the nonsensical claims of, “My body, my choice,” and the misleading claim of reproductive rights. It’s not about the woman’s body, nor is it about reproductive rights. It’s about the baby’s body. And with the advent of advances in embryology, most scientists now admit that life begins upon conception.
Let’s be honest. The reality here is that these pregnancies are inconvenient for some.
Since the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision, more than 60 million human lives have been aborted in the United States. And abortion providers strategically place their facilities in black communities, having had the long term goal of reducing the population of black Americans. Since 1973, abortion became the leading cause of death for black Americans, more than all other causes combined, including AIDS, violent crimes, accidents, cancer and heart disease.
Many Americans have forgotten that Rev. Jesse Jackson was once pro-life. Back then, the ally of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. said: “Politicians argue for abortion largely because they do not want to spend the necessary money to feed, clothe and educate more people. Here arguments for inconvenience and economic savings take precedence over arguments for human value and human life...” Even he has changed his mind and tows the abortion lobby’s line.
Democrats and pro-abortion advocates are opposing legislation in states that seek to outlaw infanticide. According to writer Steven Ertelt, a “…shocking 19 states do not require protection for babies born alive after botched abortions,” citing a report by Americans United for Life.
Another example of legislative activity at the behest of the pro-abortion lobby, Democrats in Congress have been attempting to defeat the ‘Born Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act’ (HR619), introduced by Rep. Ann Wagner, a Missouri Republican.
H.R. 615 seeks to preserve children who have managed to survive an abortion, sometimes at full-term. The bill:
“Establishes requirements for the degree of care a health care practitioner must provide in the case of a child born alive following an abortion or attempted abortion.
“Specifically, a health care practitioner who is present must
(1) exercise the same degree of care as would reasonably be provided to any other child born alive at the same gestational age, and
(2) ensure the child is immediately admitted to a hospital. Additionally, a health care practitioner or other employee who has knowledge of a failure to comply with the degree-of-care requirements must immediately report such failure to law enforcement.
“A health care practitioner who fails to provide the required degree of care, or a health care practitioner or other employee who fails to report such failure, is subject to criminal penalties—a fine, up to five years in prison, or both.
“An individual who intentionally kills or attempts to kill a child born alive is subject to prosecution for murder.
“The bill bars the criminal prosecution of a mother of a child born alive under this bill and allows her to bring a civil action against a health care practitioner or other employee for violations.”
In a country founded upon Judeo-Christian principles, it is literally mind-boggling that we have been reduced to this barbarism.
And it comes at the convenience of those who flout our country’s Constitution and even the natural law written in human souls.
John Mancino is a security professional, victims rights advocate, and writer who resides in California.