By Carol Tobias, President
Last night, in his first address to a joint session of Congress, President Donald Trump paid tribute to Carryn Owens, the widow of Navy SEAL Ryan Owens, who was recently killed on duty in the Middle East. Mrs. Owens received a two-minute-long, standing ovation to recognize her husband’s sacrifice, as well as the sacrifice made by her and their three children. They likely don’t know what the future holds but it will definitely be different without their husband and father.
In an appalling display of hard-hearted rudeness, many on social media accused Mrs. Owens of allowing herself to be used as a “tool “ of Mr. Trump. So desperate were they to denigrate the president, one tweeter went so far as to call Mrs. Owens an idiot. Although these insensitive clods were quickly reprimanded by others who defended Mrs. Owens, I wasn’t surprised by the attack on her.
One doesn’t have to be involved in the right-to-life movement for long to realize that liberals and Democrats, most of whom make up the abortion movement, claim to speak for women yet have no regard or respect for women. In their efforts to keep abortion legal, it becomes evident that they really do think women are tools to further their money-making agenda; that women are helpless and, quite frankly, idiots.
They believe that a woman who finds herself with an unexpected pregnancy can’t handle some potential difficult times in the coming months and years. They think her life will be easier if she gets rid of the “problem.”
The abortion industry has long waged a real war on women. They uniformly oppose women’s Right to Know laws and option-to-view ultrasound laws because they lose money every time a pregnant woman changes her mind and does not go through with the abortion.
The abortion industry is fighting to reduce requirements necessary for who can perform abortions; California already allows physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and nurse midwives to perform first-trimester abortions.
The abortion industry is fighting for the right to send drugs that kill unborn children through the mail or to prescribe the chemical abortion over the internet. Who cares if a woman might need medical attention or she’s a hundred miles away from the guy who prescribed the pills?
Abortion advocates, who supposedly care about women, fight regulations requiring abortion facilities to meet the most basic health and safety standards of medical clinics, i.e., hallways wide enough to get a gurney through, in case an ambulance has to be called and requiring the presence of fire extinguishers and oxygen tanks.
Abortion advocates are trying to shut down pregnancy resource centers because they don’t want women to have a life-affirming “choice.” They don’t want women to know there can be long-term consequences, both physical and emotional, as the result of an abortion.
There is a war on women, and the ones waging it are the abortion advocates who think the only way a woman can succeed is by killing her own child.
What they have yet to realize is that it is the abortion movement that is dying. More and more women are learning the truth about their unborn child and hearing about life-affirming options that are available.
The pro-life movement is adding to its numbers every day as more and more people, especially younger generations, are taking a stand. The abortion industry may think it is invincible and will be around for a long time but, then again, so did the builders of the Titanic.