The Daily Beast (August 11) contains a vicious attack my Michelle Goldberg on Congressman Paul Ryan's pro-life stance. Paul Ryan has been chosen by Mitt Romney as his presidential running mate. Goldberg provides a shocking insight into the mentality of extreme feminists. As far as she is concerned the unborn have no rights. A woman can do whatever she likes with her own body. There is no mention of the rights of the father. She refers to "so called partial birth abortions". She can't even condemn them.Lets look at Partial Birth Abortion :
Partial-Birth Abortion is a procedure in which the abortionist pulls a living baby feet-first out of the womb and into the birth canal (vagina), except for the head, which the abortionist purposely keeps lodged just inside the cervix (the opening to the womb). The abortionist punctures the base of the baby’s skull with a surgical instrument, such as a long surgical scissors or a pointed hollow metal tube called a trochar. He then inserts a catheter (tube) into the wound, and removes the baby's brain with a powerful suction machine. This causes the skull to collapse, after which the abortionist completes the delivery of the now-dead baby. (Definition from: National Right To Life)
Lets get back to first principles. Abortion is wrong because it is the DELIBERATE KILLING of the innocent unborn child. Rape and incest are heinous crimes. The perpetrators should be jailed for life. However an unborn child IRRESPECTIVE of how it was conceived is entitled to live. It has committed no crime. It exists as a new human being. To abort it is MURDER. To abort a child creates two victims -mother and child. It is also time to consider the psychological and physical damage done by abortion to women. None of this concerns Goldberg however.
Under Catholic teaching women are entitled to all treatment necessary to save their lives if suffering from a life threatening physical ailment. The child may be UNINTENTIONALLY killed in the course of such treatment. That is not abortion as there was NO DELIBERATE intent to kill the child. This is also Paul Ryan's view. She even misrepresented him on that.
In 1997, Barack Obama voted in the Illinois Senate against SB 230, a bill designed to prevent partial-birth abortions. And you see nothing wrong with that do you Michelle? As President his administration has pursued a strong pro-abortion policy at home and overseas. He has pumped scarce taxpayers money into promotion of abortion in Africa. He is the most liberal pro-abortion president of all time. It is a disgraceful and despicable record. Goldberg of course is hugely supportive of this.When we die we answer to our MAKER for our sins of omission. Failure to oppose abortion is a sin of omission. Finally I applaud Paul Ryan for his unwavering support for the unborn. What has America come to? The most dangerous place for a child is now in the mother's womb. This cannot be justified no matter how you try to justify it. It is time to drop the sanitised language. Pro-choice is support for the "right" to kill the unborn. The fact that it may be legal does not make it moral. It is an attempt to pretend that killing an unborn child is on a par with keeping it alive. God has given no right to kill the unborn. He has not changed the Fifth Commandment. Michelle Goldberg needs to look in the mirror. It is she who has the extreme pro- abortion views.