Abortion, the 2016 elections, and pro-life grit

By Dave Andrusko

WillieParkerThe Abortion Community has a soft spot in what passes for its heart for itinerant abortionist Willie Parker. He parachutes into locales where killing unborn babies is not popular (Alabama and Mississippi) and he flashes the badge of his Christian faith. To the gullible, the latter is supposed to absolve the former.

So what better post-election source for wisdom than a man who, according to stories in places such as Esquire aborts as many as 45 babies a day?

Parker published his political insights last week in something called Broadly.com under the headline, “‘We Must Take Action’: An Abortion Doctor in the South on the Future Under Trump.”

To establish his religious bona fides he begins with his “Christian mind” which “remembered the words of Job as his trials unfolded: ‘That which I have feared greatly has come upon me.’”

[No reason for Parker to know this but the following verse (Job 3:26) in The Message translation reads, “My repose is shattered, my peace destroyed. No rest for me, ever—death has invaded life.”

[Only it is not pro-life President-elect Donald Trump but Parker who has invaded life with death.]

Then, Parker writes, his “cultural bluesy, soulful music-loving brain remembered the opening line from an Amy Winehouse song,” which of course includes the ultimate obscenity. But that’s better than okay to the bluesy, hipster Willie Parker because it establishes the definitive contrast:

Winehouse’s term is impolite, but the reversal of laws to make abortion unsafe once again is profane.

It’s important to understand that for Parker, like all his cohorts in the killing trade, it’s not just that Trump has promised to nominate only pro-life justices to the Supreme Court. That, of course, is (in his framework) the ultimate profanity.

When your objective is killing as many unborn babies as fast as you can, anything that slows the abortion train–waiting periods, parental involvement, not using your tax dollars and mine to pay for abortions–is a kind of obscenity

Like the recently defeated Hillary Clinton, Parker believes in abortion for any reason or no reason, as late in pregnancy as a woman wants, underwritten by our tax dollars.

There is much to-ing and fro-ing, bemoaning that the election results do not really reflect the public’s disposition on abortion. In fact, the positions of President-elect Trump and Secretary Clinton were crystal-clear. And the American people chose life.

Parker ends his op-ed with this call to action:

I urge you to turn your fears into action. Call your elected officials, donate to organizations that are gearing up for the fight ahead, and be a loud voice for the health and dignity for women. Be dejected but not defeated. The difference? Effort. We cannot surmount failure without trying. Experience is not what happens to you—it’s what you do with what happens to you. [Emphasis Parker’s.]

Pro-lifers would agree that “Experience is not what happens to you—it’s what you do with what happens to you,” although that does not do full justice to the trait that infuses all pro-lifers: grit.

On November 8, we were blessed with the best kind of experience we could have hoped for. We defeated a woman with an unquenchable thirst for expanding abortion at home and abroad, the public face of the Sisterhood of Death.

In her place we elected a man who beyond making the right appointments to the High Court has vowed to retain the life-saving Hyde Amendment, sign into law the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, which would end painful late-term abortions nationwide, defund Planned Parenthood as long as they continue to perform abortions, and reallocate their funding to community health centers that provide comprehensive health care for women.

Beginning with the appointments he has already made, President-elect Trump is demonstrating he intends to keep his commitment to the Pro-Life community.

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