In Pennsylvania, they have been debating a bill which would make it mandatory for abortion clinics to offer an ultrasound to each woman so that she can see the development of her child before aborting. State Senator Babette Josephs was outspoken in her opposition to this bill, stating that Republicans were turning Pennsylvania into a “laboratory for the right-wing. They’re trying all these experiments on us.”
She continued on to tell a crowd of supporters that she particularly did not understand other women in the legislature who would co-sponsor the ultrasound bill. “I do not understand how a woman in this Legislature can say to herself: ‘I’m not capable of making my own health decisions…. but I can get elected and make them for somebody else.” She continued on, “What is wrong with these women? What are they thinking about?” And then the punch line, for which she found herself on every news story in America, “Are they women? Or are they men with breasts?”
Was she being snide? Did she just want to get on the news? One of her Democratic cohorts from Pennsylvania defended her by saying, “We don’t move ahead of we don’t get people’s attention. If this gets people thinking, that’s the point of a rally like this.” Well, her comments certainly got her noticed. However, I think her statements are representative of a lot of trash-talk being thrown around by the pro-abortion crowd these days, their intention being to point out two classifications of women: those who care about so-called “women’s rights” and those who, in their words, “are sending women back into the dark ages.”
Well, I know a fight when I see one. In my opinion, they’ve been dropping a honking big gauntlet, and I am ready to pick it up. Let’s get real here: what makes a REAL woman and what does not?
Let’s start with this whole gobbledygook, babble-speak about “women’s rights.” What is meant by that anyway? I think I can safely say that when you read the words “women’s rights” (or women’s health) you can translate it to the “right of a woman to sleep with whomever she wants, whenever she wants and not have to be responsible for any of the reproductive repercussions.” In other words, that means free contraceptives and abortions without any hindrances. (So, does that mean that women like myself who are married and can no longer reproduce have no health issues?)
Well, Ms. Josephs, let me tell you what I think being a REAL woman means! Real women do not ever promote the killing of unborn children. Instead, they help those who have been lied to and duped by the mainstream media to misunderstand the true human nature of the child that is growing in their womb. As a result of misinformation, many women truly do believe that their unborn baby is only a clump of cells. Everyday, I see women who are shocked to see a beating heart up on the ultrasound screen.
The pro-abortion forces state that ultrasound is a violation of women’s rights and an insult to their intelligence. From personal experience, I know that women need to see to see the truth about the life within their womb before they have it destroyed. They have a right to know exactly what it is they are doing. I would argue that it is those opposing ultrasound bills that are the ones who don’t trust women. The truth is that they know that many women will not abort a child that they know has a heartbeat and looks like a tiny little person. They would rather have women remain in ignorance than to have the rate of abortion decrease!
I have been disgusted to hear some of the truly absurd and desperate arguments against allowing women to have a look into their womb. The very lowest has been to correlate a vaginal ultrasound with rape. Most of these bills do not force women to have an ultrasound, they just make it a requirement to make it available. I would be against making it mandatory. However, even so, it would hardly be on the level with rape! What irresponsible stupidity is that?
Here is a list of things that responsible, caring women need to do: (I won’t use the term “real” anymore, since women who disagree with me still share my gender.) Caring women realize that sexual activity outside the loving confines of marriage is destroying the lives of our young people. It is ravaging them with disease and assailing their hearts with the pain of meaningless sexual relationships, which will take a great toll on their ability to ever make a long-term, loving commitment to anyone. Caring, mature women counsel younger girls to have respect for themselves and their future by saving themselves for a man who will be willing to legally commit himself to them.
By promoting abortion, women have been stripped of the tender nurturing which is necessary for the survival of humanity. Unborn children have become a meaningless nuisance, to be callously tossed away. Who would you argue has lost their “womanhood”, those who believe in killing the unborn and leaving their mothers in ignorance, or those who are trying to open up the “window to the womb” so the full humanity of unborn children can be known and protected?
In mockery of the ultrasound bill, another Pennsylvania legislator has proposed a bill to require men to have prostate exams, stress tests and sex therapy before getting erectile dysfunction drugs. In doing so, he shows that he has missed the point altogether. Actually, he is doing what so many pro-abortion people are doing these days- attempting to shift the argument by making it about the right to an unhindered abortion, instead of about the rights of unborn children and the rights of their mothers to know the truth.
Like I’ve said so many times before, I am NOT an opponent of “Women’s Health.” That is absurd! What I am is a defender of all life, including life in the womb. As responsible adults (men and women alike) we have a duty to defend those who cannot speak up for themselves. If that strips me of my womanhood, then so be it!
Keeping it true! Barb