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Given an unprecedented leak from the Supreme Court, emotions are running high on both sides of the abortion issue, with those favoring abortion crying the sky is falling, and those opposing abortion more optimistic than they’ve been in 50 years.
I, for one, stand with the majority of Americans who now oppose abortion, the willful taking of a human life. But is not a contradiction for me to say that I also believe in choice. However, the choice should never be to kill a baby if that can be reasonably avoided. Choosing not to get pregnant is by far the better choice. If choosing to avoid pregnancy in the first place represents an inconvenience, being aborted represents a vastly greater inconvenience to an unborn child.
“All those who support abortion are already alive,” said Ronald Reagan. No longer living are the 60 million+ babies dead since Roe vs. Wade became the law of the land. Those earliest tiny victims would be middle-aged by now, having passed from toddler to child, to teenager, to young adult, some with wives and husbands, AND children of their own, with careers, with hopes and dreams, just like we who were lucky enough to avoid the abortionist’s scalpel and dismemberment.
Given the fairer sex’s recent track record, as represented by those who are pro-abortion, do women really represent a kinder, gentler sex?
Consider these numbers.
With the exception of the first line item below, men overwhelmingly are responsible for the enumerated fatalities.
Compare the first line item to the others. Clearly, American women armed with abortion doctors are arguably the more lethal gender when matched against men armed with guns, as well as when matched against plagues, both modern and historic.
- 60 million babies dead by abortion in the United States since 1973.
- 70-80 million people died in World War II.
- 40 million people died in World War I.
- 2.5 million people died in Korean War.
- 2.5 million people died in The American Civil War (The War Between the States).
- 1,092 people of all races killed by police officers in 2016—The Atlantic
- 229 black people killed by police officers since Floyd’s death—Newsweek
- 45,222 firearm deaths (homicide, suicide, accidents) in the U.S. in 2020—USA fact
Number of abortions (60,000,000) compared to the population of:
1,411,778,724 China, 4% if 60,000,000 were aborted
334,805,269 United States, 18%
145,805,947 Russia (less those killed in Ukraine), 41%
131,562,775 Mexico, 45%
67,081,234 United Kingdom, 90%
38,388,416 Canada, 1.58 times the population
35,844,909 Saudi Arabia, 1.66 times the population
10,218,972 Sweden, 6 times the population
799 Vatican City (smallest nation in the world), 75,094 times the population
Lefty freak out.
Earlier this week, Politico.com published a leaked draft of what appears to be a potential majority opinion of the Supreme Court that could overturn the high court’s 1973 Roe v. Wade decision.
Immediately, countless thousands of lefty heads exploded. The hysteria on the Left – particularly among coastal elites – would be laughable if the subject matter weren’t so serious.
Here are a couple of choice examples, starting with President Biden.
What are the next things that are going to be attacked? Because this MAGA crowd is really the most extreme organization that’s existed in American history.”
With all due respect Mr. President, a couple of things. First, MAGA isn’t an organization. There is no national MAGA headquarters. One cannot donate money to, or volunteer for, MAGA. MAGA consists of nothing more than the 63 million Americans who voted for Donald Trump in 2016 and the 74 million who voted for him in 2020.
Second, with respect to extremism, you seem to have forgotten the Weather Underground, Students for a Democratic Society and the Symbionese Liberation Army on the left, and the Ku Klux Klan and the Aryan Brotherhood on the right.
And last, calling 74 million people who voted against your party extremists seems out of sync with the ”unity” you promised us at your inauguration.
Moving on, here’s an unhinged Vice President Kamala Harris.
How dare they tell a woman what she can do and cannot do with her own body? How dare they try to stop her from determining her own future? How dare they try to deny women their rights and their freedoms?”
Again, with due respect, Madame Vice President, Justice Samuel Alito’s draft opinion does no such thing.
I have read all 96 pages of it (unlike you, madame, I am certain), and boiled down it simply says what informed detractors of the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision have been saying for nearly 50 years.
Here’s the money quote.
It is time to heed the Constitution and return the issue of abortion to the people’s elected representatives. [quoting Justice Antonin Scalia] ‘The permissibility of abortion, and the limitations, upon it, are to be resolved like most important questions in our democracy: by citizens trying to persuade one another and then voting.’”
It’s that whole thing about having to persuade that has the Left in a tizzy. The Left can read a poll.
According to Gallup, 19 percent of Americans believe that abortion should never be legal, and another 48 percent believe that it should be legal only under certain circumstances. That’s two out of three.
That’s a lot of persuading the Left knows they can never get done.
The Left finds it inconvenient that we live in a constitutional republic comprised of 50 sovereign states. What’s more, the Left has no interest whatsoever in trying to persuade anyone of anything. They live by diktat. That’s why they like an activist court. Alito’s leaked opinion is the very antithesis of judicial activism. And that’s why lefties like Kamala Harris are so freaked out.