In 2008, Barack Obama said at a town hall event in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, that he didn’t want his daughters to ever be “punished” with an unexpected child. “I’ve got two daughters, nine years old and six years old,” Obama explained. “I am going to teach them first of all about values and morals. But if they make a mistake, I don’t want them punished with a baby.”
Punished with a baby? Why is the miracle of childbirth and the continuation of human life considered a punishment?
Cathleen Decker is a columnist and political analyst for the Los Angeles Times. She covered her 10th presidential campaign in 2016, and “has also covered seven races for governor and a host of U.S. Senate and local elections,” according to her bio. But as Decker demonstrated in a tweet last week, years of experience as a columnist don’t prevent you from saying foolish things.
On March 13, Decker wrote, “GOPcare’s ban on Planned Parenthood would result in loss of healthcare to many in rural/low income areas; thousands of births would result.” In other words, it seems that Ms. Decker believes fewer abortions and more childbirths is a bad thing, rather than something that should be celebrated.
Of course, this is not how the majority of Americans think. Even the most radical feminist might look at such a tweet and conclude that it does more harm to the pro-abortion argument than good. Indeed, several users on Twitter let Decker know that they weren’t happy with what she had said.
“Note the negative connotation to ‘… thousands of births would result,’” wrote one user. Another said, “Your apparent horror at the thought of babies being born in low-income areas is telling, and not in a good way.” Yet another Twitter user sarcastically wrote, “The horror! Thousands of births! Of human beings! Who were conceived!”
Whether they choose to admit it or not, the liberals have a very different view of the sanctity of life than do conservatives. (RELATED: Read about how Donald Trump has banned federal funding of abortions). Through their support of abortion as a means to prevent “inconvenient” pregnancies, liberals demonstrate a lack of appreciation for the most innocent form of life. This lack of appreciation usually stems from the false notion that life inside the womb is nothing more than a clump of cells, and therefore the disposal of it is neither immoral nor unethical.
One day, decades from now, our country will hopefully look back on the practice of abortion and be ashamed that there once was a time where innocent life had virtually no value.