Of all the issues the Left clings to, they are most fiercely protective of abortion.
The “right” to take the life of your unborn child is considered women’s health care and has been protected since 1973. In the years since, more than 60,000,000 unique, growing individuals have been extinguished under the guise of female empowerment.
Now, with Judge Brett Kavanaugh poised to become the next Supreme Court justice (after Feinstein’s letter drama is out of the way), the abortion discussion has become even more of a talking point than usual.
Which brings us to Chelsea Clinton.
This week, the only child of Bill and Hillary shared her thoughts on Roe v. Wade and what she believes the United States would look like if it is undone (emphasis mine).
Chelsea Clinton said Thursday that it would be “unchristian” for the U.S. go back to conditions from before the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion nationwide.
“When I think about all of the statistics that are painful about what women are confronting today in our country and what even more women confronted pre-Roe and how many women died and how many more women were maimed because of unsafe abortion practices, we just can’t go back to that,” the author and former first daughter said on SiriusXM radio.
“That’s unconscionable to me, and also, and I’m sure that this will unleash another wave of hate in my direction, but as a deeply religious person, it’s also unchristian to me,” she added.
Though it seems painfully difficult to understand by too many of those on the other side of the aisle, legality does not equal morality. That legal abortion was given a green light by seven individuals sitting on the high court does not make it the ethically correct decision. As far as “unchristian”, I don’t think the Creator looks at the abomination that is targeted destruction of His creation, life in the womb, as advancing the kingdom or promoting compassion and love.
In Chelsea’s mind, the illegality of the pre-1973 abortion industry was cruel to women and caused untold amounts of trauma and even death. But is that reality of just fear-mongering?
Professor Charles Camosy, a pro-life individual who teaches bioethics at Fordham University, is well-versed in the history of the abortion movement and the truth behind all the lies. He recently discussed the very claims Chelsea made in a piece at The Federalist.
By the late 1950s, social scientists and public health officials had determined that illegal abortions in the United States were not more dangerous than legal abortions. Improvements in medical technology, plus the fact that most illegal abortions were done by licensed physicians in a clinic (not in a back alley), were found to be the main reasons.
…developed countries like Ireland and Chile, which have banned almost all abortions, have better health outcomes for women than do similar but abortion-permissive countries. Chile actually saw health outcomes for women improve when they dramatically restricted abortion.
In his book “Aborting America,” former NARAL founder Bernard Nathanson admitted that the early abortion rights movement simply fabricated the numbers of women dying from illegal abortion to further their political goals.
As you can see, stating that a post-Roe America would be nothing but death for women is a tactic used to scare people into supporting legal abortion. After all, the narrative is everything.
Chelsea’s statements aren’t the least bit surprising. This is the same woman who said in 2016 that she left the Baptist Church – at the age of six – because of their strong, pro-life position. How amazing that a kindergartner possessed such a leftist, issues-focused instinct. I’m sure the decision to leave the church had absolutely nothing to do with parental involvement. Sure.
Of course, Chelsea Clinton is free to hold any opinion that she wishes. However, invoking Christianity into the abortion discussion and insisting that it goes against the faith to care about the killing of the unborn is, at the very least, willful ignorance. Add to that attempting to frighten people into thinking that legal abortion is the best for women and babies, and you’ve got a mess of emotion and lies.
Then again, she’s a Clinton. She learned from the very best.