The tone of the piece is one of shock and dismay that America has grown more pro-life, rather than more accepting of the tenets of Roe v. Wade, since 1973. To drive this point home, the piece includes this startling infographic from the pro-abortion Guttmacher Institute displaying the radical pro-life shift in opinion as evidenced by legislative restrictions on abortion.
For The Guardian and for abortionists like Boyd America’s lack of acceptance for abortion on-demand is inconceivable. When Boyd began his first legal abortion business after Roe v. Wade, he says he never imagined that, over 40 years later, abortion would remain a medical industry separated from the rest of medicine – much less one that is opposed by most Americans:
We thought [by now] it would be available in every family practice, that there would be no resistance. Every medical school would be teaching it… We wake up and think, “My God what has happened?”
Like Parker, Boyd is under no delusions about what he is doing when he commits an abortion.
In fact, Boyd’s most notable claim to fame is the following clip, in which he says, “Am I killing? Yes, I am. I know that.” Boyd unsurprisingly insists in his Guardian interview that this statement was taken out of context, yet Boyd is just one in a line of abortionists who have made similar statements.
Although Boyd was a Baptist preacher in his younger days, he now ascribes to a faith that that is less at-odds with his gruesome profession. In fact, the official stance of Boyd’s current religion, Unitarian Universalism, is outspokenly in favor of unrestricted abortion rights.
The Guardian piece included a rather poignant Freudian slip from Boyd, in which he stated:
What we are seeing in this country is when women become pregnant, they are less autonomous, from the point of conception.
Yes, it’s very true that, thanks to the anti-woman antics of the abortion movement, American women begin to lose autonomy over their own bodies from the moment they are conceived.