The Huffington Post, NARAL, and Planned Parenthood have gone on the offensive against a pro-life politician, excoriating him for referring to pregnant women as a “host”.
Yet, this is nothing more than another example of the ever prevalent abortion distortion.
Virginia State Senator Steven Martin posted a sarcastic response to a wholly insensitive Valentines Day card he received from The Virginia Pro-Choice Coalition. The card said that if he did not support “abortion” – the destruction of an unborn life – it would “break our hearts.”
Of course instead of focusing on the unbelievably coarse assertion that if you don’t support abortion you will break women’s hearts, the media has walked lockstep with abortion activists like NARAL and Planned Parenthood.
Here’s what Senator Martin actually said:
I received a Valentines Card today with a two tone red heart on the front above the words, "Don’t break our hearts." Inside was the following message:
"On behalf of women’s Heath advocates across Virginia, we are disappointed in your record of voting to restrict access to critical healthcare for women and families. All women deserve access to their full range of reproductive health options – including preventing unintentional pregnancies, raising healthy children, and choosing safe, legal abortion – and your votes only make it more difficult for Virginians to plan and provide for their families. We are watching your actions closely, and hope that you will reconsider your position on this critical issue. Please don’t break our hearts.
– The Virginia Pro-Choice Coalition"
~ How very heart warming – all while using ill defined terms. "Raising healthy children" in the context of access to abortions speaks only to the ability to "kill unhealthy children." Do they not see the sickness of that argument?
If it’s your expectation that I should support such nonsense, I will be breaking your heart.
You can count on me to never get in the way of you "preventing" an unintentional pregnancy." I’m not actually sure what that means, because if it’s "unintentional" you must have been trying to prevent it. And, I don’t expect to be in the room [n]or will I do anything to prevent you from obtaining a contraceptive. However, once a child does exist in your womb, I’m not going to assume a right to kill it just because the child’s host (some refer to them as mothers) doesn’t want it to remain alive.
We finally get to to the truth at the end of that same line. What they want is access to "safe, legal abortions," any time one might be desired. Okay, then why did you write all the rest of that bologna about raising healthy children (by killing the unhealthy ones), having access to healthcare (which you do), and preventing unwanted pregnancies (don’t have unprotected sex)?
Such nonsense, supposed adults have written, to celebrate love, on Valentines. These folks are really sick people!
(Senator Martin later edited “host” to “bearer of the child.”)
Radical abortion activists pounced, focusing on his use of the word “host.”
— NARAL Pro-Choice VA (@NARALVirginia) February 24, 2014
— Planned Parenthood (@PPact) February 24, 2014
Yet, isn’t it these same groups and their supporters who have long referred to an unborn child as a parasite.
In context, Senator Martin was clearly writing tong-in-cheek pointing out the absolute ridiculousness of the abortion industry. In fact, he told the Huffington Post as much: “‘I don’t see how anyone could have taken it the wrong way,’ he said. ‘It was me playing their argument back to them. Obviously I consider pregnant women to be mothers.’”
It is pro-abortion radicals who treat mothers as hosts. And their immediate reaction did not disappoint, jumping on an analogy to make a point – a point they don’t even agree with.
They don’t believe a pregnant woman is a mother. Their hypocrisy is as stunning as it is blatant.
The radical pro-abortion Left doesn’t care about love; they care about the antithesis of love – death. Only those blinded by the abortion distortion fail to see it.
Matthew Clark is Associate Counsel for Government Affairs and Media Advocacy with the ACLJ. A lifelong citizen of the Commonwealth of Virginia, he lives with his wife and three boys in Northern Virginia. Follow Matthew Clark: @_MatthewClark.