Ah, and here we are. It was only a few months ago that the MSM told us – with many blaring headlines – that Hillary Clinton – that old paragon of clear-thinking and leadership (tell me, has she ever made a public statement on Terri Schiavo? Don’t bother looking it up, the answer is no) was prancing toward a “more centrist” position on abortion. “She is seeking “common ground” with the pro-lifers!” the msm sighed in starry-eyed-sycophantasia. “Hillary is going to bring something real to the debate.”
Um. No. She isn’t going to bring something real to the debate, and she never was going to. Hillary’s “common ground” gesture was simply that – a gesture. A Hillarian escape of warm air from her lungs, meaning absolutely nothing beyond the sound bite, the quote for the record and the wink-wink “you-guys-all-know-this-doesn’t-change-anything” to her base. Hillary never actually says anything that means anything. She just gasses away, droning from the script and the press does the actual thumping for her.
In the case of her “common ground” remarks, well, there is much less there than meets the eye. The issue of abortion is a deep fault line in the nation, and the only real common ground to be found at any fault line would have to be a created ground, i.e. a bridge. And a bridge built over a fault line will easily crumble, as fault lines are notoriously unstable. Mrs. Clinton’s suggestion, while laudable (I suppose) for its tone, brings no solutions and satisfies no one because it does not address what caused the initial shift in the plate tectonics of American morality. That instability was wrought by a simple question and its two possible answers: Is abortion really okay, or not? If so, then it should always be okay, and there can be no common ground. If not, then it should never be okay. And there can be no common ground.
So, let’s stop pretending that Hillary Clinton is actually saying anything on abortion. She’s not. She’s saying verrrrry little, here, too. “I oppose the House-passed bill, which glosses over these complicated situations, making criminals out of grandparents, clergy and other adults who try to act in good faith.”
Clinton — despite preaching moderation in recent speeches — will toe the Democratic line in the Senate in an effort to block a GOP-backed bill that just passed the House and makes it illegal for anyone to help a girl get a secret out-of-state abortion.
Here is where the press – even conservative papers like the NY Post – make their bloomer. Clinton never preached moderation. Her “common ground” comments amounted to: “I’m not moving one step closer to the middle, but I think we should talk nicer to each other about this until we finally get these pro-lifers to give it up.”
Because the truth is what I have already said: there can be no common ground on this issue. There can be no common ground on an idea that an “adult in good faith” should be able to take an underage girl out of state to procure an abortion. While Hillary and her cohorts plead “compassion” here what they are doing is making it easy for your 14 year-old daughter’s 24 year-old exploiter to take her across the state lines and have the evidence of his statutory rape vacuumed out of her body before he leaves her, crushed and alone, to deal forever with what has happened to her. While her family knows nothing about any of it and wonders why she is suddenly depressed, morose, dressing in black and cutting herself.
That’s compassion for you.
There is a television show on Fox, called “House.” One of the few shows I watch on tv. “House” is an unorthodox physician – a brilliant diagnostician with an addiction to pain killers and a witheringly sarcastic and bitter mien. In last week’s episode he was – by law – unable to inform the parents of a 12 year old that she was pregnant, or that in order to save her life the pregnancy would have to be terminated. “She’ll get better. She will need a minor surgery to help her get better. That’s all I can tell you,” he said to the parents both with bitterness and some compassion. He found it troubling that he could not help the 12 year old talk to her family about her situation. “By law, since you are capable of bleeding from your vagina you are also capable of making all of these decisions in privacy, and your parents have no right to know anything in the state of New Jersey.”
So, in many states a 12 year old who has been exploited by, say, a 16 year old – or a 26 year old – is “protected” from her terrible, bad old parents, who couldn’t possibly have her best interests at heart. And Hillary wants to make sure that if some unlucky 12 year old does NOT live in such a state, why some compassionate, completely disinterested and unselfish adult near that child will be able to spirit her across state lines – without her parents knowledge – to make certain that an abortion, “the very best alternative” to so many minds, the be-all-and-end-all of women’s “freedom,” can be procured for a few hundred dollars, and nothing every has to be looked at or addressed. How tidy.
I have an idea! Let’s do something a little radical today, okay? Let’s actually sit down and talk for a moment about what is going when a woman is having an abortion. And because the left is so jumpy about these “Theocrat” Christian moralists having undue influence on our laws and culture, let’s leave religion out of it. Let’s start from the rather acceptable premise that “what goes around comes around,” aka Karma. And just for fun let’s bring in the sort of new-agey idea of “energy” or “life force” – what Chinese Medicine calls “chi” and put it all together, and see what we get, mmkay?
Okay, when sperm meets egg and creates the troublesome creature known as a human zygote, embryo, fetus, baby, we see cells multiply and multiply – an event that is powered by something – call it a life-force. There is energy there – real energy, moving, growing, creating, evolving – and that energy is protected and nurtured within the walls of a uterus, deep within the body of a human female – utterly at her core.
In an abortion, that life force must be stopped because if it is not, that evolving creature in uteri will become a fully formed baby, a recognisable human being who will require something of the rest of us for some 80-odd years, if all goes well.
How is that life force “stopped?”
Well, there are many means of “dis-enabling the life force” of a fetus. Some are more efficient than others, and some are less dangerous than others. These days the most legal abortions are performed by inserting a sort of vacuum into the vagina of a female of pretty much any age, its nozzel inserted past the cervix of the uterus and introduced to the creature clinging to the walls of the uterus, which it only knows as nurturer, or “mother.” The vacuum is turned on, the creature is quickly ripped to shreds and sucked through the pipe, landing in a sterile little container that will remind you of those “baby-in-a-blender” jokes you might have heard in Jr. High School. The life force, or chi, or energy of the baby is gone. Destroyed. And that violent action took place deeply within the body of the woman…so, where her body once hosted an innocent and pure, rather positive sort of chi, there is now an energy of a different sort, a mean energy, a destructive energy, a chi of catastrophic violence and death.
This cannot be a good thing. They never tell us stuff like this, when they talk about abortion, do they? No…all we ever hear is how abortion serves women. Truthfully, abortion serves men, and it serves The Destructor. For most women, they have not been served, only further burdened.
Now, if a pregnancy is too far along for the vacuum, if the little life-force has grown enough to have a substantial hold on its mother and cannot be snuffed out by a pill or a burning saline wash, a physician may perform a dilation and curettage, or “D&C” – in this case, he or she will dilate – or open – the cervix and introduce a curette and scrape and pull and yank the stubborn little mite apart. All of this happens, again, within the woman’s womb. Deeply inside the woman, violence and murder are taking place. She’s traded her little bundle of inconvenience for a bundle of negative chi. She’s supposed to hop off the table and feel good about all that, afterward.
If a pregnancy is too far along for a D&C there is one more option, one more way in which this life force can be stopped. The infant is delivered feet first and then, before the head is delivered and the baby takes a breath, making it an indesputably ALIVE baby that is now worthy of legal protection, the “physician” will take something sharp, like a pair of scissors, and shove them into the back of the tender neck, at the base of the skull. Then he will use suction to whoosh out the brains of the little tyke, making it easier to collapse its skull and complete the “delivery.” This particularly savage sort of abortion takes place partially in the birth canal/vaginal tract of a woman – still inside her – but it is also partially taking place outside her body…so all that negative, violent energy gets to live in our world, with us, too.
By the way, the American Medical Association has stated that since Cesarian Sections are widely available throughout this nation under God, there is really no reason, ever for a partial birth abortion to be procured “in order to save the life of the mother.” There must be some other reason these people like them so much.
Okay, so now we have explored, at sickening depth, what is actually happening during an abortion, and I feel like throwing up, and it’s not because I am still getting over pnuemonia and am weakish. Here is my question for Hillary Clinton and the members of the MSM who swoon over her meaningless talk of “common ground.”
The question is this: Where, exactly, is this common ground supposed to be found?
What is an abortion? Is it the horrific destruction of human life, or is it the moral and physical equivalent of a skin-tag removal by your dermatologist? In a world where people cannot come together to agree on what is taking place at this event, there can be no common ground.
“Aha!” some will say, “what about cases of rape – surely we can all find common ground on the issue of rape! Let’s start there! We can agree that a woman who has been raped should have every opportunity to abort!”
Really? I want to know more about that. We’ve heard for thirty years that a woman who has been raped should not have to bear the additional burden of carrying and delivering the rapist’s child. And on a purely emotional and sympathetic level, most people will nod their heads and agree. But I wonder about it. I’ve read numerous stories of women who delivered their babies concieved in rape – either to raise the child or to allow it’s adoption – and I have never seen such a woman declare that doing so extended the terror of her rape or victimized her further. Usually these women say just the opposite – that in allowing the innocent baby (which is partly her own flesh) to live, she has delivered herself of something horrific, that out of something profoundly negative, they have managed to deliver something positive and yes, healing.
A positive from a negative – the exact opposite of abortion. I have never been able to understand how a woman who has been violated and victimized in rape can be somehow cleansed of the effects of that rape by the additional violation and violence of an abortion. Maybe it’s possible, but I just don’t see how. How does an abortion after rape bring healing and closure to a victim? I’m not being insensitive, here, I really want to know. I suppose, for some women, an abortion seems to make sense, that it “finishes” the issue, closes the door on the whole ugly and traumatic event. But does it ever, really? It’s a question no one is asking, anywhere. It needs asking.
Common ground. I don’t know, I just DON’T see it. I look and look and I cannot get past the fact that an abortion destroys human life, prevents new love from entering the world and ultimately creates additional risks and woes for women. I don’t see where this illusory common ground can exist.
And don’t kid yourselves. Neither does Hillary Clinton.
UPDATE: Kim at Musing Minds has an interesting post about Judge Andrew Napolitano and an abortion case.