One article on feministing.com was entitled, 'I'm rooting for an abortion this Friday night'. Does that seem odd to you for those who purport to defend choice? It's the reason I choose to call those who are pro-abortion 'anti-life' instead of the more PC 'pro-choice'. I've yet to see a self-proclaimed 'pro-choicer' celebrate when a women chooses not to abort a child. It's only when an unplanned pregnancy ends in abortion that feminist's start celebrating it and call it "pro-female", as a subsequent feministing.com article praised the 'Friday Night Lights' episode for being.
Apparently, getting pregnant and choosing to have the baby is anti-female and anti-choice. The only choice that is acceptable and brave by feminist standards is the one that ends in choosing to kill your unborn child. Making the truly laudable decisions, such as altering your life for the life of another and taking responsibility for your actions, is deemed unworthy of commendation. Wholly unsurprising, I suppose, for a movement that promotes selfishness and a lack of accountability in women.
In the Washington Post, Gloria Feldt, former president of Planned Parenthood, similarly praises this episode of 'Friday Night Lights'. Ms. Feldt, in her promotion of abortion, proclaims,
Even before Roe v. Wade legalized it in 1973, abortion was common. Most everyone knew of someone who had died from a back-alley abortion, or a child who had been orphaned by one. The abortion rights movement was, as a result, intimately connected to the larger women's rights movement.
Really? I was born shortly after Roe v. Wade, but, for the sake of understanding, I've asked my mom, grandmas, aunts....not one of them ever knew anyone, or even knew someone who knew someone, who had died in a back-alley abortion. They knew that such a thing occasionally happened, but it was far from the common occurrence Ms. Feldt would like her readers to believe it to have been. Women were not dying in droves in American back-alleys pre-1973. The vast, vast majority of women who became pregnant did what women have been doing since humans first walked the Earth...they had babies.
1972 was the last full year before Roe vs. Wade. For that year, the federal Centers for Disease Control reported that 39 women died due to illegal abortion. Now, I'm not one to make little of the deaths of 39 women, but it's an exchange I'd be willing to make for the MILLION or so babies that are aborted annually in the U.S. And, please, spare me the poor women who are victims of rape and incest angle...don't get me wrong, I don't think anyone who is a victim of rape or incest should be forced to bear the child, but a 2000 study in the U.S. showed the percentage of pregnancies aborted because of incest or rape as a whopping 1%. Yep, you read that correctly, 1%. The top three reasons a woman has an abortion?
25.5% Want to postpone childbearing
21.3% Cannot afford a baby
14.1% Has relationship problem or partner does not want pregnancy
Abortions due to risk to maternal health? 2.8%
Overwhelmingly, the reasons women choose to abort their children have nothing to do with life threatening conditions, rape or incest. Of course, our abortion applauding feminists are fully aware of and quite comfortable with this fact.
Make no mistake, feminists consider each every baby aborted a victory for 'the cause'.