A schizophrenic celebration of “abortion providers”

By Dave Andrusko

In a sense, I suppose, it’s only fair, or at least equitable . Pro-lifers believe in both/and solutions. We celebrate Moms with unplanned pregnancies who are enabled, often with the helping hands of others, to give birth to their little ones, the classic win-win solution which is the hallmark of our Movement.

Pro-abortionists, by contrast,  are the ultimate either/or types. If a pregnancy is untimely and/or “unwanted,” hats off to “Abortion Providers” for “providing” a service: the death of a defenseless unborn child. Carrying this  baby to term and allowing another family to adopt that child is as alien to them as the idea of selflessness.

So at this time of year (in this case, yesterday), ought they not provide the annual two-thumbs up for “services” these “abortion providers” provide? 

There were various hashtags, such as https://twitter.com/hashtag/CelebrateAbortionProviders?src=hashtag_click.  But not to be outdone, Planned Parenthood chimed in.

And why not? PPFA “provides” over 41% of all abortions, which goes a long ways toward explaining how they have become a $1.6414  billion dollar “non –profit”

Abortion is so profitable  revenues outweighed expenses for the last fiscal year by $69.7 million, a healthy bottom line by anyone’s standard.

We won’t spend a lot of time on Wednesday’s pats on the back. Here’s one

@NARAL

Abortion care is essential care—and throughout the pandemic, abortion providers have consistently cared for our communities. We’re so grateful for the compassionate abortion providers across the country, today and every day. #CelebrateAbortionProviders

What struck me, as it does each year, were the comments. Some were so sad, their lack of self-awareness so overwhelming, they almost make you weep,

One woman tweeted the following yesterday

Abortion provider appreciation day is also my oldest child’s birthday. Some would ask, “isn’t it ironic?” No. It’s perfect. The abortion I had several years before she was born meant I was able to have her when I was ready and able to be a parent. #CelebrateAbortionProviders

“Ironic” is not the descriptor many people would use, and certainly not “perfect.” 

Yesterday was her oldest child’s birthday. We are to believe the coincidence between the celebration of a day of birth and a day of appreciation for the abortion provider who provided death for a previous child is “perfect.” 

After all, the woman tells us, she was not prepared to mother that first child and that child’s elimination gave her time to become “ready and able to be a parent” of her oldest (living) child.

Every time I read these exercises in avoidance I think of a 2014 interview former Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards gave to Cosmopolitan Magazine. She was talking about finally telling her children about her abortion.

It was really awesome. It’s interesting, I just talked to my kids the other day, and they knew I’d had an abortion, and they were sort of like, “Mom, it was no big deal,” but I could also tell it was important to them that we talked about it.

“Sort of like” it was “no big deal.” You don’t have to be a parent to know this is blatant self- justification, which actually comes through at the end of the same sentence when Richards casually says “but I could also tell it was important to them that we talked about it.”

Indeed how could that possibly not be a “big deal”? You know your mom is a big shot in the “pro-choice” movement, runs in powerful circles, and was joined at the hip to the pro-abortion President of the United States.

I do not believe for a nanosecond that Richards’ children were as nonchalant as she says they were when, in her own voice, she reminded them they were short a sibling.

Coming full circle, while the woman who found it “perfect” that the day celebrating abortionists coincides with the birth of her oldest child, I would strongly suspect when her oldest living child finds out he/she is short a sibling, they will not find it “perfect” at all.

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