Kathleen Parker, the “conservative” columnist often cited as proof that even conservatives didn’t like Sarah Palin, has done it again on abortion.
For a long time, she said she was “pro-choice.” Then she said she was sort of reconsidering. (It seems a good place to note at this point in the discussion that a lot of the conservatives bashing Palin were pro-abortion. Apparently, there’s nothing so annoying as a pro-life woman politician, living pretty happily through the difficulties that pro-aborts claim make abortion necessary (in Palin’s case, a disabled child and her daughter’s teen pregnancy).)
Well, apparently Parker is still suffering from pro-abortion blindness. I read her article in my paper today about forced abortions in China. Weird, I thought; she didn’t mention Steven Mosher, just this Dr. Littlejohn. And then Parker mentioned that Dr. Littlejohn is calling on NARAL and Planned Parenthood to do something about this lack of choice in China.
I’m sorry, did we switch to sarcasm when I wasn’t looking?
Planned Parenthood and NARAL objecting to abortions? Any abortions? You can’t be serious.
Our president mentioning this to the Chinese? The guy who voted against the Born Alive Infant Protection Act? How gullible can you be?
The only time PP or NARAL cared about women literally dragged in for brutal, involuntary abortions of late-term babies was when Pat Robertson made the mistake of justifying China’s One Child policy with, “Well, you know, they have a population problem…” Then, the pro-abortion lobby jumped up and screamed that, of course, Dr. Robertson was apparently ok with anything, as long as women didn’t have a choice. (I agree that his comment was stupendously dumb.)
Other than headline-grabbing, however, PP and NARAL, allegedly proponents of “choice” have been absolutely silent.
(I would also note that they are silent on the fact that college medical coverage almost always covered abortions but not prenatal care, effectively eliminating real choice for pregnant students. Which is why many people refuse to use the term “pro-choice”: PP, NARAL, and those who agree with them aren’t about promoting choice, they’re about promoting abortion. It took Feminists for Life to tackle the college medical coverage problem with a smile and a, “Gee, I thought we were all here to promote women’s health…” and shame the pro-aborts into supporting the Elizabeth Cady Stanton Pregnant and Parenting Students Act, which FFL had developed and pushed in Congress.)
Ken Blackwell at Townhall had a great article here on why Parker missed the boat. As I keep telling my parents, if you read the pro-life news, so much of what is considered “new” news is actually old news.
Forced abortions have been going on in China for decades, and Steven Mosher has discovered plenty more since his initial run-in with truth as a “pro-choice” grad student working in China (he now heads the Population Research Institute). Mosher took his information on forced abortions to the major pro-abortion organizations in the U.S., convinced, like Parker and Dr. Littlejohn, that they would be appalled at China’s treatment of its women. The pro-abortion organizations all shrugged it off.
That was when Mosher, like others before and after him, suddenly realized that the “pro-choice” movement didn’t really care one bit about women’s health, but only about the money and the ideology.
I’m sure Parker will wait for some pro-abort to blindly stumble across the truths Mosher and other pro-lifers have already uncovered before she acknowledges it, though. You know, those crazy pro-lifers are so unsophisticated and all.