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Welborn on the abortion imposture

By Diogenes (articles ) | Apr 26, 2004

Amy Welborn links some important and disturbing posts on Sunday's pro-abortion march. Moreover, her comments of a year ago regarding the specious evasion-of-the-moment deserve re-reading. A sampling:

Do you know the problem with the "personally-opposed to abortion, but we live in a pluralistic society, can't force my views on anyone" crowd? They're ultimately a bunch of liars, no more and no less. Well, maybe more. Why? Because there is never any evidence at all of their opposition to abortion beyond their words. Let's put it this way: I've been involved in the pro-life movement off and on for twenty years. I've worked with national organizations like Feminists for Life. I've worked on the local level. I've answered phones in centers offering alternatives to women in crisis pregnancies. I've sorted baby clothes and organized diapers. I've sat in countless meetings at every level of the movement. I've done scads of public speaking on the issue. And in all that activity, meeting with all of those people, not once have I ever encountered a person, also working at those tasks, who said he or she was personally opposed but pro-choice.

Translation: The "personally opposed" don't do squat to try to help women and girls make life-affirming choices. The only people that are doing that are the people who are opposed to abortion, proud to say they're pro-life and believe that it should be discouraged by any moral means possible, including, dare we say it, the law.

So which Catholic women will find their voices foregrounded in the prestige media? Amy Welborn or Monica Miller or Mary Ann Glendon? Try Nuns For Choice.

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  • Posted by: - May. 02, 2004 1:04 PM ET USA

    What baffles me is the lack of pro-life zeal at my (large) parish. The seamless garment nonsense of Cardinal Bernardin has muddied things so that if you decry abortion as evil, you are expected also to denounce the death penalty for convicted murderers, and a just war besides.

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