The goal of the “pro-choice” movement used to be to make abortions “legal, safe, and rare.” But why “rare”? That implies that there is something wrong with abortion. Pro-choicers today are now proudly “pro-abortion.”
The strategy now is for women to openly talk about their abortions as a good thing. Just as sentiment about homosexuality changed when gays “came out” and Americans discovered that they their number included many people whom they knew and cared about, openness about abortion, it is thought, will help get rid of the stigma against it.
A number of new initiatives are coming out from the pro-death folks, including “abortion concerts” in 30 cities on September 10. Then there is the “We Testify” program, which uses religious language in having women “testify” to the “spirituality” of their abortions. [Read more…]