Politico recently published what
other media outlets have called a “bombshell leak,” that being Justice Alito’s draft
opinion indicating that the Supreme Court may be about to overturn Roe v. Wade as soon as this summer.
has been made of both the leak and the opinion, which have sent leftists and
“progressives” into paroxysms of despair, anger, violence and insanity. Including
vows to protest at Catholic churches on Mother’s Day. Just the kind of
class and dignity you can depend on from them.
those at the head of our government have offered desperate and inane opinions
on the possibility of letting the states decide whether to allow the unfettered
mass slaughter of babies.
ironically titled Secretary of Labor, Mary Walsh, recently told the online
media company Insider Inc. that she has “serious concerns about the economic impacts of
Roe potentially being overturned.” She stated, "This will impact women
individually, but also is going to impact our economy as a whole.”
recent article in the Business Insider,
a far left “financial and business” website that makes the original Pravda seem
like a “MAGA” mouthpiece, cited a “study” by the University of California-San
Francisco purporting to show that “women being denied an abortion dealt with
significant financial blows — but having access to one ‘does not harm the
health and wellbeing of women.’” The study somehow didn’t mention that access
to abortion is fatal to “the health and wellbeing” of babies. Probably just an
inadvertent oversight. The same study claimed that when women had no choice but
to give birth, they "experienced an increase in household poverty lasting
at least four years relative to those who received an abortion” and that getting
turned away from an abortion meant women's credit scores went down, and their
debt went up. Moreover, the study averred that "Years after an abortion denial, women were more likely to
not have enough money to cover basic living expenses like food, housing and
transportation.” Well, when they were flush with
cash prior to their pregnancy, perhaps they should have shelled out the nominal
amount of cash needed to purchase birth control. Or, dare I say it, perhaps
they should have even considered self-control.
And the article sadly asserts that children who are born because
their mothers were tragically denied an abortion "are more likely to live
below the federal poverty level than children born from a subsequent pregnancy
to women who received the abortion." Huh?
So, kids who weren’t aborted are less well off than those who were aborted? Or are
less well off than those who were born after their mother had previously offed
his or her potential big brother or sister?
What’s more, according to the Institute for Women’s Policy
Research, if state-level abortion restrictions were lifted, 505,000 more
women would join the labor force — and
cumulatively earn over $3 billion every year.
And more than one outlet has claimed that, “Since
1973, Americans have had a constitutional right to an
abortion.” The Constitution was written and ratified in the 1700s. How did
justices suddenly discover a “right” to abortion nearly two centuries later?
We all know that entities such as the Institute for Women’s Policy
Research are totally unbiased, especially as regards issues pertaining to
women/birthing persons. Yes, individual women who give birth and keep their
child have less discretionary income to spend on other things. The same is
true of fathers that stick around to help the mother and child. In days of
yore this was called parenting or “doing the right thing.” On the other hand,
Secretary of Labor Mary Walsh’s assertion that overturning Roe v. Wade would
adversely affect “our economy as a whole” is preposterous on its face. Mass
abortion seriously-- and negatively-- impacts the sale of diapers and
formula. And onesies, teething rings, baby powder, cribs, changing tables,
children’s books, children’s car seats, strollers, etc., etc., etc.
have serious concerns about the economic
impact of doing away with murder?! Well then, how about the economic
impact of banning the sale and manufacture of firearms? Or of banning oil
pipelines, drilling, fracking, nuclear plants, coal, etc.?
What of the economic impact of
the Biden administration’s economic policies?
It is ironic that
progressives, who typically rely on emotional appeals-- and despise business
and capitalism-- casually and callously dismiss the impact of slaughtering a
powerless minority of innocents in favor of economic arguments.
But these are not the
brightest of people. Some of them protesting yesterday on/in front of property
owned by Supreme Court justices held crudely made signs saying, “My Body, My
Choice,” “I Am A Person,” and “No Forced Pregnancies.” Let me take these in
order. “My Body My Choice” had been a long-time staple of so-called
“pro-choicers” until the pandemic. At which point progressives loudly demanded
that everybody must get fully vaccinated and boosted, against their will if
necessary, regardless of religious belief, health history, or assertion of
bodily autonomy. Coming out of the pandemic, the “My Body, My Choice”
sentiment—and placards—have been dusted off and redeployed. “No Forced
Pregnancies?” No one, MAGA supporter or not, is forcing you to get pregnant. No
one is holding a gun to your head and saying, “Do it! Now!” It is your own
risky behavior, for which you don’t wish to be accountable, that leads to
pregnancy. Lastly, “I Am A Person.” Really? That’s what you’ve got? No one is denying
that. In fact, you would not be a person had your mother decided to abort you.
What pro-life people are concerned about is that you-- as a person-- wish to
extinguish the life of another person inside of your person.
This is not rocket science.
It is a matter of the heart
and soul. And life and death.