On this blog we have had some people who call themselves ‘pro choice’. They give the usual argument that they want abortion to be ‘safe, rare and legal.’ They explain how most abortions happen in the first trimester when the fetus is simply a blob of cells. They remind us that these medical abortions are no different than the thousands of ordinary mis carriages that happen naturally every day. They suggest that it’s all just as simple as a woman popping a pill and then going to the toilet. Pass. Flush. All clean and clinical and the problem is just flushed away.
We then ask if that means they are opposed to abortions after the first trimester. We explain in some detail the technique of abortion–the insertion of sharp instruments into the woman’s body, the dismemberment of the unborn child, the crushing of the skull, the suction of the remains. We ask whether this is something they actually support and we are met with silence. In fact, the ‘clean and clinical’ chemical abortions they favor are only possible within the first few weeks of abortion. After about nine weeks the gruesome stuff begins.
The fact of the matter is that anyone who is “pro-choice” would never suggest that legal abortion be limited to the first twelve weeks of pregnancy. None of them would suggest that the only form of abortion be an abortion pill administered within the first eight or nine weeks. It’s impossible since a huge number of women don’t even know they’re pregnant until about the sixth or seventh week or later. Therefore, despite their words that they are only in favor of the clean, clinical and neat medical abortions, they must all condone abortions after twelve weeks which is when the dismemberment and suction machines start.
Will they say that abortion after twelve weeks is horrific? Will they say that abortion at fifteen weeks is terrible? Will they say that abortion at twenty weeks is wrong? Will they say that abortion at 22 weeks (when many babies are viable) is wrong? Probably not. Because they’ve already decided that killing babies in their mothers’ wombs is okay.