Saturday, January 22, 2011

The Inconsistency of Feminism and Abortion

Today marks the 38th anniversary of the terrible Roe v Wade Supreme Court decision. Since that day, an estimated 50 million abortions have been committed in our country. Worldwide, the U.S. ranks third in the number of abortions performed annually with 1.3 million every year.

The "right" to abortion is billed by many as a form of woman's liberation, even a noble process of winning more freedom for women - much akin to woman's civil rights movements during the dawn of the 20th century.  

However, I find the feminist movement’s strong support of abortion to be such an ironic discrepancy of the claimed feminist values. Consider this: The early movements for woman’s rights fought against women being subjected by men; being treated as property; being treated as weaker and lesser humans

In a paradoxical twist of this movement, it is now a woman's right to treat her unborn child as lesser human. No, not even a human - as a parasitic mass in need of removal by a "simple medical procedure" compared by some to having your tonsils removed. How is this behavior not a far worse version of domination and oppression? The oppressed, now being liberated, have become the oppressors and tyrannize those far more fragile than themselves. 
“When we consider that women are treated as property, it is degrading to women that we should treat our children as property to be disposed of as we see fit."
- Elizabeth Cady Stanton, 1873
Please take a short fifteen minutes to watch these clips from a speech given by abortion survivor Gianna Jessen. I hope you'll be encouraged and challenged by this fireball of a young woman. 
“There are things that you will ONLY be able to learn from the weakest among us and when you snuff them out – you are the one that looses."
- Gianna Jessen, abortion survivor
Part One:

Part Two:

1 comment:

  1. "The oppressed, now being liberated, have become the oppressors and tyrannize those far more fragile than themselves."

    Such a powerful and horribly true statement.


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