Sunday, March 29, 2009

Abortion Pride Movement

A new t-shirt being marketed by Planned Parenthood boldly proclaims “I had an abortion”. The shirt, and the broader “I’m not sorry” abortion campaign, is making headlines. In short, women should not merely have the right to end unwanted pregnancies, they should have the right to be proud of having done so.

Riding the wave is bioethicist Jacob Appel, who wants to take prideful behavior to a new level with his call for an “Abortion Pride” movement. He is no friend of the unborn, having in the past contemplated a market for the fetal organs of abortion victims. In a recent article which he authored he states that “Women who step up to the ethical plate and have the strength to say, ‘This is the wrong time,’ or ‘This is the wrong fetus,’ should hold their heads high in the streets. And our society should be proud of them too. Our message should be … genuine joy that someone has made a decision for their own and for the collective good.”

Appel’s analysis of Bill Clinton’s assertation that abortion should be “safe, legal, and rare” is that the “rhetoric” does a “profound disservice to the millions of women who have abortions in this nation each year. Abortions should be safe and legal. That goes without saying. But rare? Abortions should be as frequent or as infrequent as are unwanted pregnancies.”

This is a time when right is called wrong and that which is evil is being touted as good. The elitist progressives are leading the way in this ‘brave new world’, while Christians seem to be tired of the continual culture wars and are disengaging from the battle. Now is the time to stand up and be counted.

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