The first time I came across it I was truly shocked. The ‘it’ was this…
How can a woman, knowing that a child is growing inside her write this on her stomach? According to this image she’s about five months? So what does that mean in terms of development? According to Parents.com a 20 week old foetus is “as happy as a clam in your womb, as his well-developed limbs continue to explore by curling, flexing, and kicking. And as his hair, nails and eyebrows continue to sprout, your fetus is looking remarkably more and more like Mom and Dad every day.”
Yes, that’s right; hair, nails and eyebrows, with a functioning, moving body that explores in the womb. This womb has probably been for her 20 week scan, is preparing for the birth of her child and has written on her stomach to all intents and purposes that if it was convenient for her, the adult, this infant would be ‘happy’ or at least ‘understand’ if she wanted to kill them.
This argument has become more and more repeated recently. From Lena Dunham stating that what was wonderful about her friends pregnancy was that she got to choose it should continue, whilst she rested her hand over the child.
This is such a telling act. After all, what does she think will happen in the future? That this child will one day see this image and say “oh you guys, I’m so glad you stood up to the patriarchy, demanding the right for me to be killed”. Do they not even consider that actually what they are saying is just that? That they are saying “if you’re not wanted, not convenient, its ok to have destroyed you.” For a generation that talks so much about the special nature of each individualthat incredibly obtuse!
But of course this goes to the very heart of abortion; the depriving of children their humanity. They’re not just deprived of that in the womb, but ever afterwards as their beliefs are defined their too by their parents.
Notice too how the lawmakers who would have stopped her with their evil plan of saving lives are inferred to be men: after all women lawmakers, of whom there are many, would have definitely been able to relate. But of course this wouldn’t have fed into the ‘patriarchy’ myth, when it’s actually women who are more pro-life than me.
This obtuseness was taken to its ultimate level recently when Nancy Pelosi was asked a question by Brianna Kristen Roberts who says that because her mother made the brave choice of giving birth to her and then placing her for adoption she got to thrive and succeed in life. When asked “Don’t you think everyone deserves the chance to thrive and succeed in life?” Pelosi, the great Catholic, responds
“I certainly do and I love the words you use. You say my mother chose, my mother chose and we want other people to have that opportunity to chose as well.”
Notice how the questioner asks about her thriving, and Pelosi puts it back on the adult woman carrying the child.
“And when we do, when people ask me what are the three most important things facing the congress I always say the same thing; our children, our children our children. Their health, their education, their economic security of their families, a clean environment in which they can thrive or world peace in which they can succeed in which they can achieve their aspirations. But many of our friends who are so intent on when life begins, in their view, do not subscribe to that after the child is born to meet the needs of the children.
So I hope you will join us in our quest to say that all of the children in our country….respecting your mothers ability to make her choice…”
Its at this stage where Pelosi starts to fumble, and so she should. she’s actually saying respect that your mother had the choice to kill you.
Notice too how she talks about children healthcare, but the irony that she’s talking about a mothers right to kill her child is lost on her.
Even more notice how she defines ‘our friends’ who are so intent on when life begins in their view, missing the irony that she defines when life begins and its her strong intent regarding this opinion that allows her to stand in front of a young women and basically say; join me in saying that it would have been ok to kill you.
What message are we sending our children? You’re dispensable. is this why the current generation have become so much more pro-life? We’ve gone from ‘safe, legal and rare’ to celebrating abortion.
God be with you, and please pray he is with me.