In our nation, a woman has an unqualified, unlimited legal right to abort the baby she is carrying. Her decision to abort her child is not subject to any review or question whatsoever, except those to which she chooses to subject them herself. Her right is to make that decision for any reason, for “good” reasons or for a whim; and no one has a legal right to apply any pressure at all to change her mind. In a less-than-desirable-case scenario, any woman may abort her child for any subjective reason, and that reason is totally personal and no one else’s business.
We have arrived here because we want to be thought of as compassionate people. Far be it from us to condemn a poor woman to raise a child she did not plan for. Far be from me to expect a woman to postpone her personal plans in order to carry and bear a child who was not in her plans. Heaven forbid that I should wish a woman to carry a baby whose father she no longer wants in her life, or who has raped her and caused her to conceive against her will.
So in order to be on the right side of history–and by history we mean the present popular left-leaning feminist context which all our friends agree with and we are sure will never change– we support the female victims of our society by granting them the legal right to be rid of the heavy burden of childbearing when they feel it is too great.
What other life or death decisions in our society are totally protected from objective judgment?
If a man or woman brutally murders another person in the first degree, we carry out an extensive due process before we declare his guilt or innocence, and before we then deliver a sentence. The alleged criminal has rights to defend himself, to have an expert in the law speak for him, we weigh the evidence which will determine his future not subjectively, but expose that evidence to twelve supposedly objective jurors. He has a full gamut of rights at his disposal. No summary or personal judgment is permitted to determine his fate.
Yet any female of childbearing age can condemn an innocent person to death for any personal reasons she chooses. Her right to do so is inviolate and unquestioned. And this is because we are a compassionate and just people.
When we demand and use the right to dispose of our own children, for our own reasons, good or whimmish, we are no longer victims. We become the perpetrators. We become bullies, the powerful and privileged wielding our will over the powerless.