As someone who used to be pro-abortion, I wish I could truthfully say that the arguments I hear abortion proponents make no longer shock me. Because I’ve heard them all. Even made some of them myself back in the days when I was young and foolish when it came to politics and social issues.

But just because I’ve heard all of the excuses and justifications doesn’t mean my stomach doesn’t twist into knots when I hear so-called “women’s rights advocates” make them.

Case in point: British actress/model Jameela Jamil, who currently stars on NBC‘s “The Good Place” sitcom. On Monday, Jamil weighed in on Twitter about Georgia’s recently-signed fetal heartbeat bill.

Among other things, she said the bill was “essentially a punishment for rape victims, forcing to carry the baby of their rapist”:

Except that’s not true:

The Living Infants Fairness and Equality Act allows for some exceptions, including in cases of rape or incest if a woman files a police report, or when the life of the pregnant woman is threatened. A woman can also have an abortion if her pregnancy is deemed “medically futile.”

The Slate article she referenced also stated that the Georgia bill would allow for women to be “imprisoned” for their abortion decisions. That’s not true, either.

It’s not exactly a huge surprise that abortion rights proponents would get the basic facts wrong about bills they don’t support, but it’s what she said in her second tweet that had people gasping:

She later noted that she wasn’t dissing foster homes, but her attempt at clarifying the issue only made it worse:

As I noted earlier, I made similar arguments long ago to justify my position on the issue. Reading such a callous rationale from a woman – especially one who is in a position of influence – just brought on the guilt I feel for the things I used to say long ago about abortion all over again.

But this is about more than my guilt over my past pro-abortion positions.

Michael Wear, who is a self-described “Obama alum”, got to the heart of the matter (no pun intended) of why what Jamil said was so wrong:

Amen.

The left are fond of painting themselves as the “party of compassion”, the “defenders of the weak”, yet they show no compassion for unwanted unborn children and refuse to acknowledge their humanity. In Jamil’s case, she’s saying it’s better that they be terminated in the womb rather than be given a chance at the kind of pampered life she now has.

Unless the left’s position on this issue changes drastically in favor of protecting unborn life, their attempts at claiming the moral high ground will always fall flat – and they will continue to be called out for the ghouls that they are.

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—Based in North Carolina, Sister Toldjah is a former liberal and a 15+ year veteran of blogging with an emphasis on media bias, social issues, and the culture wars. Read her Red State archives here. Connect with her on Twitter.–