It’s only Wednesday, but boy has this been a week to remember when it comes to the pro forced maternity zealots. First, a Focus on the Family representative actually admitted that it was the increased physical risk for the woman that was behind their support for the banning of Intact D&Es. Now another group by the name of American Life League has decided to show it’s “pro life” hand by attacking Christians who think poverty is a major issue worthy of rallying around (emphasis added):
Abortion is an act that takes the life of an innocent human child,” said Erik Whittington, American Life League’s youth outreach director. “It is shameful that Christians would rally around the physical needs of the poor and ignore the deaths of untold millions of babies. Abortion is poverty and the number one priority of our day should be its demise.”
This past weekend, Sojourners opened Pentecost 2007: Taking Vision to the Street, a conference aimed at placing “poverty at the top of our nation’s agenda.” Today, Sojourners will host a march that will run from National City Christian Church to the Upper Senate Park. American Life League, through its youth outreach project Rock for Life, will be there to present to conference attendees the importance of putting abortion, not poverty, at the top of the list of social concerns.
“Mother Teresa, the universal icon for fighting poverty once said, ‘It is a poverty to decide that a child must die so that you may live as you wish.’ While we commend Christians for working towards eliminating poverty,” said Whittington, “we must not forget that abortion kills a human person, and leaves the mother spiritually and psychologically broken. Abortion ends the lives of more than 3,500 American babies a day. This bloodshed dwarfs any other issue, including poverty.“
In the time it took you to read that press release, REAL children have died due to the poverty they live in. And what does at least one “pro-life” organization think about that?
Tough shit, kid. You should have had the good sense to have been a potential person occupying someone’s uterus. Then we’d give a damn. Until then, we’ll be throwing tantrums at the thought of anyone thinking, much less acting, as if your undisputed real death is something to be concerned about.
Of course, this leads me to a question. What in blue hell is going on that so many pro-forced maternity activists are being truthful for once? Is it the gasps of a dying dragon that we’re witnessing – or – are they finally so comfortable with their dominance in America that they think they can afford to be honest??
I’d like to think it was the former, but I’m not to sure of that. In the wake of the SCOTUS decision, they’ve really become emboldened in spreading their hate of women without seemingly a second thought given to appearing to be seen as “pro life”. Personally, I’ve never thought they were ever about actually doing anything for women or children, but it’s still somewhat disconcerting that they’re becoming so bloody honest about their real motivation (misogyny).
Bonus Points: Did you catch the part about “American” baaaaaaaybeeeeeees? I do think someone’s racist nationalism is showing (the majority of poverty related deaths are children of colour in countries predominantly occupied by adults of colour – nearly all pro forced maternity groups are lead by white males from a middle to upperclass background).