The Hypocrisy of Pro-Choice: How The Conversation About Abortion Has Changed
Written and Narrated By Ethan Hay
On January 22nd, 1973, America was changed forever because of the selfishness of one person. Roe v Wade (1) is a landmark case that allowed for the horrendous practice of abortion to become legalized. The case was between Jane Roe, whose real name was Norma McCorvey, and Dallas County District Attorney, who was the DA from 1951 to 1987, Henry Wade. (2) McCorvey, (3) at the age of twenty-one, was the mother of two children, one of whom her mother had custody of, and the other had been put up for adoption. When she found out that she was pregnant with a third child, she decided that she wanted an abortion. But at that time, apart from saving the life of the mother, abortions were illegal in Texas.
So, after falsely claiming to have been raped by a group of black men, she tried having an illegal abortion. Eventually, she was put in contact with two lawyers, Sarah Weddington (4) and Linda Coffee who were trying to combat anti-abortion laws in the US. They filed a federal lawsuit on behalf of McCorvey. The case was first heard and ruled on by the US Court for the Northern District of Texas. (5) The district court ruled unanimously in favor of McCorvey, declaring the anti-abortion laws, which were being represented by Henry Wade, were unconstitutional.
The case was then appealed and made its way to the Supreme Court. (6) Ultimately, the court would also rule in favor of McCorvey, in a 7-2 vote. The biggest reason for why the vote came down that way, is that the courts majority ultimately came to view that this was a matter of personal privacy that would fall under the umbrella of the 9thamendment, (7) and rights under the 14th. (8) The dissenting Justices, Byron White (9) and William Rehnquist, (10) argued that the court had no right to determine the value of life between the women and unborn children. That, and the language used by the court was very vague, and that the court was ignoring legal precedent regarding abortion laws that went as far back as 1821. Ironically, McCorvey would have the baby and give it up for adoption during the trial. Even more ironic, she would later in her life, become a Christian, (11) and an anti-abortion activist, even going so far as filing a case in 2004 to have Roe v Wade overturned. (12) However, as is seemingly consistent with this woman’s character, shortly before she died in 2017, she claimed to support abortion. McCorvey said that her anti-abortion activism was ‘all an act,’ (13) and that she was being paid to say these things.
Whether or not the woman was being truthful when she said those things, no one can deny is that the abortion debate has changed. For instance, on the 22nd day of January 1993, on a day memorializing the 20th year since the court’s decision, then Democratic President of the United States of America, Bill Clinton said that abortion should be ‘safe, legal, and rare.’(14) It has been nearly thirty years since the utterance of those words by one of America’s leading sexual predators, and things have changed. The saying has been changed from ‘safe, legal, and rare,’ to ‘if you want an abortion, then get one,’ or ‘God bless abortions, ‘to quote ‘comedienne’ Michelle Wolf (15) on her Netflix show. God most definitely has something to say about abortions, and I don’t think that any of it is good.
Now, why bring this up? Well, Texas recently passed Senate Bill 8, officially named the Texas Heartbeat Act. (16) The essence of this bill is that if a heartbeat is detected from a fetus, or it has been six weeks, then it is illegal to abort the unborn child. This bill, which was passed by the state legislature (17) and signed into law on May 19th, went into effect on September 1st. The bill has already survived an appeal that was spearheaded by the Center of Reproductive Rights. (18) The Supreme Court, in a 5-4 vote, (19) denied hearing the motion, thus upholding the law, and potentially starting America down the road to overturning Roe v Wade.
As was to be expected, the response from the leftists have been apoplectic. The webhost company, GoDaddy, is refusing to host the Texas Right to Life (20) website on their servers, giving the group twenty-four hours to find a new host. Some, like Democratic Representative Veronica Escobar of Texas’s 16th district, have called for the expanding of the supreme court and abolishing the filibuster. Massachusetts senator, and failed 2020 presidential candidate, Elizabeth Warren (21) has called for Congress to ‘step up and codify Roe into federal law.’ Speaker Nancy Pelosi, (22) has announced a bill that has been introduced before, to do just that.
The Women’s Health Production Act (23) was introduced back in 2019 by Connecticut Senator, Richard Blumenthal, and will now be voted on in the House. Whether or not the bill can pass in the Senate, due to the filibuster, remains to be seen. Then, former Vice President Joe Biden (24) has also promised a ‘whole of government response’ in an attempt to protect abortion. This has led to his Justice Department to launch a lawsuit against Texas. (25) Oh, and the moral compass of the democratic party, Alysa Milano (26) has called supporters of the bill the ‘Texas Taliban,’ while other celebrities are calling for boycotts of Texas companies that don’t oppose the bill.
Those who support abortion have appropriated the catchphrase, ‘my body, my choice.’ They forget that when they are pregnant, it is not just their body. There is an unborn child’s body to take care of as well. They claim to be ‘pro-choice,’ but they are more than happy to destroy any opportunity for that child to be able to even make a choice. Furthermore, they are willing to declare bacteria on Mars life, but deny that a heartbeat in the womb belongs to a child. Life is precious, but the far left has no problem destroying lives in a variety of ways. Just ask Governors Newsom and Cuomo. If abortion is to be legal, then let only the cases of incest, rape, and saving the life of the mother be all that is allowed. Even now six (27) other states are following the example of Texas. We must continue the push to protect the unborn.