An open letter to pro-choice
advocates in light of recent events.
Okay, I’m really confused.
Pro-choicers, help me out here.
You rant and scream at your rallies, on your blogs, in your liberal-leaning newspaper columns and directly at your detractors that abortion – especially if performed on a woman prior to the 24-weeks-pregnant mark – is okay because the creature, the ‘it-thing’ inside that woman’s body is a fetus. ‘Fetus’, in your minds, being a word for a disposable type of developing life-form that’s not, in fact, a little human person.
Really? ‘Cause you wouldn’t know it today.
Every news server this morning broke the story that Kate Middleton, the internationally admired, beloved Dutchess and wife of the future king of England is about 12 weeks pregnant.
Websites have already been created in homage to the ‘baby-to-be’, throngs of royal-watchers are passionately discussing what the baby’s name might be if it’s a boy or a girl, women everywhere are gushing and/or vicariously ‘glowing’ over, with or for Kate Middleton in anticipation of the newly expected ‘child’ who will be 3rd in line to the royal throne (as if he/she had the job in hand already).
For nearly a full 10 minutes on the CTV National Evening News all my wife and I witnessed was intense focus, hope and expectation surrounding a human being who has yet to become, well, a ‘human being’ according to you, the pro-choice supporters.
So if I am understanding this correctly, a woman has the right to call something growing inside her a “zygote, blastocyst, embryo, or fetus” (thank you for the terminology, Pro-Choice Action Network) and then rip it out of her body if she believes it to be anything less than a prince or princess in the making?
50 shades of hypocrisy at work here, maybe? How many of you pro-choice advocates are up in arms over Kate Middleton’s fetus being regarded as – elevated to the status of – not just a valuable ‘human being’ but to royalty – at 12 weeks! How many of you plan to march around the streets of London shouting, “Don’t you people (the majority population) dare call this thing inside Ms. Middleton a child yet, you’ll ruin our cause and our case against pro-lifers who say that the fetus inside that woman is actually a human baby worthy of esteem and life.”
Is it not fairly clear, especially amidst these present and widely publicized circumstances, that something amiss with respect to your staid and sacrosanct pro-choice perspective?
How many of you would readily admit that you got a tad misty-eyed or even excited for Kate Middleton when you heard she was expecting a child? Or conversely, how many of you got upset – planned to vilify the media – the second you heard the term ‘baby’ or ‘child’ being bandied about in the news as if it was a given that it was indeed a child inside pregnant Kate Middleton?
Let me help you with some headlines and/or placards for your next rally, march or blog posts so that you can suppress or end this nonsense about a ‘baby’ being carried by Kate Middleton and continue on your merry way deciding what is worthy of being called human life and what is not.
Feel free to borrow from me these anti pro-life statements for your protesting outside Kate Middleton’s hospital room in London:
“KATE, PLEASE DON’T CALL IT A BABY – WAIT TILL WEEK 24 PLEASE”
“IT’S NOT A CHILD YET, KATE, FEEL FREE TO ABORT IT FOR AT LEAST ANOTHER 84 DAYS”
And here’s some blog-post headings or news-article headlines that might suit your purposes:
“KATE MIDDLETON’S FANS ARE FOOLS – STOP TALKING ‘BABY’ YOU PEOPLE, IT’S JUST A FOETUS!”
“ZYGOTES ARE NOT TO RECEIVE RECOGNITION AS CHILDREN, EVEN IF THEY ARE ROYAL ZYGOTES”
“THE EMBRYO INSIDE KATE MIDDLETON’S BODY IS NOT HUMAN!”
But you don’t have it in you to put such raw headlines/statements out there do you?
Seriously, then where do you go in your heads? Do pro-choice supporters flippantly chime together, “Well, it’s okay if a ton of folks (including Kate Middleton) think that there’s a baby in her womb as long as we know and maintain that that’s a lie.” Really? You’re just going to ‘let it slide’ are you? … all the ‘baby-lovin’ currently going on when there’s no baby to speak of yet? You’re okay with that? If so, it really does beg the question, “Just how sure are you of where you stand (or how strong are your convictions) concerning the value of an unborn human life or when that tiny life truly begins?
I say that if you really believed your own tripe about human life only beginning at the 24 week mark (and I’m aware that some of your proponents even consider the moment of birth the definitive ‘do not murder’ point on the human fetus time-line), you’d all be out in force trying to put an end to this ubiquitous joy, reverence and excitement surrounding one little life, no matter whose life it happens to be or happens to be inside of.
Maybe it’s time many of you examined your position and humbly recognized how much you really don’t believe what you have been told or have fought for for so long.
May God give you wisdom, not as this world gives, but as He gives it, to see the truth and sanctity of life – be it royal or rejected.
© Flagrant Regard 2012
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