War Against Women – Really!
I recently joined Twitter. It’s a tool that uses the Internet, computers and cell phones to communicate short messages of 140 characters or less. I know – it didn’t sound terribly efficient to me either, but I have learned a lot.
I opened my account just before the Republican and Democratic National Conventions. Because my travels often keep me away from the television set, I found I could still instantly track convention attendees’ perspectives as a Twitter “follower.”
I signed up for the Twitter feeds to connect with popular newspaper journalists and television reporters. I also registered to receive “tweets” from politicians of both primary political parties. In particular I continue to follow leading abortion-rights advocacy groups like Planned Parenthood, NARAL and the Center for Reproductive Choices.
What Twitter allowed me to do is see past what is presented on television or printed in newspapers. Through this real-time information network I have observed that the abortion-rights folks want to create a panic about a supposed “war against women.”
It is a catchy phrase that has caught its share of media attention, and it is important to understand why.
War is one of those alarming words. On the one hand it represents mankind at its worst with its death and destruction. On the other hand it represents coordinated efforts to eradicate a problem (i.e., war on poverty, war on injustice, etc.). So what are we to make of this so-called “war on women”?
If you read the “tweets” of many abortion-advocacy groups on Twitter, they perceive the war on women as any effort that might restrict unfettered access to all birth control and to abortion on demand. This current catch phrase, which has dominated nearly every speech, legislative effort and editorial, suggests that any woman who does not have an entitled constitutional right to birth control (any kind of birth control) or cannot take the life of her baby through abortion is at war.
In reality all of this “war against women” talk is nothing more than a smokescreen hiding the real war that is taking place: the claiming of millions in casualties through abortion. What these radical extremists demand is the right for a woman to kill her own child. It is really a “war of women” against the youngest and most innocent of human beings – unborn babies.
In 2008 Camille Paglia, an author and ardent supporter of abortion rights, wrote in her monthly column for Salon.com, “I have always frankly admitted that abortion is murder, the extermination of the powerless by the powerful. Liberals for the most part have shrunk from facing the ethical consequences of their embrace of abortion, which results in the annihilation of concrete individuals and not just clumps of insensate tissue.”
The irony is that Camille Paglia and others like her still want to give women the right to end the lives of their children. So this is a war, and it is a war of women against the weak. In fact, in many places in the world it is a war of women against women.
The three most dangerous words that can be spoken today are: “It’s a girl!” That’s right. With prenatal testing technology, the ability to reasonably identify gender before birth has become a death sentence worldwide for baby girls, killed by “sex-selective abortion” – simply because these newborns are female.
At the National Right to Life Convention in June of 2012, a sobering presentation was given on the one-child policy in China. U.S. Representative Chris Smith and social scientist Steve Mosher revealed China’s population control policy to limit family size. However, it was the report given by Reggie Littlejohn that stunned the audience.
Ms. Littlejohn founded Women’s Rights Without Frontiers to expose and oppose forced abortion, gendercide and sexual slavery in China. In her convention address in June, Littlejohn repeated the United Nations statistic that about 200 million females are “demographically missing” from the world today – women who should have been born or permitted to grow up but were killed by selective abortion or infanticide. Under its one-child policy, China’s cultural preference strongly favors sons. To avoid financial penalties on families with more than one child, it was documented more than a decade ago that Chinese midwives would drown newborn baby girls. Mothers wishing to bear a boy or those who already had a second child were found to practice sex-selective abortion on their female preborn daughters.
Today, China’s gender ratio skews decidedly male: 113 males for every 100 females. By the time that population reaches 15 years of age the ratio in China will shift to 115 males for every 100 females. It is estimated that by 2020 there will be 55 million extra males without spouses in China.
This trend has led to an increase in the sex slave industry. Laura J. Lederer, Vice President of Planning and Policy at Global Centurion and former Senior Advisor on Human Trafficking at the State Department, stated that China’s “One Child Policy is the tsunami driving sexual slavery in Asia.” Females in other countries are being kidnapped and sold into sexual slavery to provide spouses for the growing male population in China.
Abortion-rights advocates have become delusional in their obsession with abortion. So much so that they do not realize there is a real war against women – and because of abortion the women are losing.