There seems to be a disturbing new trend that must be yet one more tragic effect of widespread postmodernism (truth is left up to each individual to define). A new documentary film shown at the Sundance Film Festival about late term abortions called, After Tiller has some astonishing admissions from a pro-abortion propaganda piece.
One of the late term abortionists profiled in the movies, Dr. Shelley Sella, actually uses the term “baby” to speak of the unborn children she terminates. The director mentions how her patients go on “grieving the loss of their child.” But it doesn’t stop there. Dr. Susan Robinson recounts what she tells her patients:
“Look, of course you don’t want an abortion. Nobody wants an abortion. You have three choices: You can have a kid that you say you can’t take good care of; you can have a kid and give it to somebody else, who you know or don’t know; or you can have an abortion, which you think is the wrong thing to do. Those are your three choices. They all suck.”
Well, there are millions of parents and children who would vehemently disagree that the choices of adoption or having a baby “suck,” or are in any way comparable to abortion.
Still, this is nothing compared to the recent article in the liberal Salon magazine in which a screeching feminist named Mary Elizabeth Williams actually says:
“I know that throughout my own pregnancies, I never wavered for a moment in the belief that I was carrying a human life inside of me. I believe that’s what a fetus is: a human life. And that doesn’t make me one iota less solidly pro-choice.
Here’s the complicated reality in which we live: All life is not equal. That’s a difficult thing for liberals like me to talk about, lest we wind up looking like death-panel-loving, kill-your-grandma-and-your-precious-baby storm troopers. Yet a fetus can be a human life without having the same rights as the woman in whose body it resides. She’s the boss. Her life and what is right for her circumstances and her health should automatically trump the rights of the non-autonomous entity inside of her.”
Wow! “Abortion takes the life of a baby, but that is secondary to my own desire and agenda!!” Well, at least they are finally being honest.
You can bet that these folks all believe they are far more advanced, enlightened, good and more moral than the notorious dictators of the last century. Still, it is hard not to see that this is the very same logic every mass murdered of the 20th Century used from Joseph Stalin to Adolf Hitler to Pol Pot, each of whom also claimed his superiority and justifications too.