Christmas is a holiday dedicated entirely to celebrating the birth of a Child… so it’s always a bit unsettling when abortion advocates decide to co-opt Christmas and use it to promote the killing of preborn babies. Yet that’s exactly what NARAL just did, in a ghoulish tweet calling abortion “an act of love.”
Just two days before Christmas, the pro-abortion advocacy organization tweeted a link to an article in which an abortionist argued that choosing to have an abortion can be an act of love.
“Choosing when to parent is an act of love. For my patients that were already parenting, I feel the deep love they had both for the children they had and for the pregnancies they were ending. Choosing an abortion is an act of love.”
— NARAL (@NARAL) December 23, 2018
The link NARAL promoted is to an op-ed from Ghazaleh Moayedi, an abortionist practicing in Hawaii. Published around Mother’s Day, the article lamented how no one celebrated abortion on the holiday dedicated to mothers and their children.
There is no Mother’s Day card to celebrate abortion. There are Mother’s Day cards to celebrate giving hugs, wiping noses, and kissing boo-boos—actions that are seen as the core of how a mother expresses love for her children. For my patients who were not parents, and did not want to be at that moment, or who never want to be a parent, I recognize their abortions as an act of intentional motherhood. Choosing when to parent is an act of love. For my patients that were already parenting, I feel the deep love they had both for the children they had and for the pregnancies they were ending. Choosing an abortion is an act of love.
Moayedi’s column was controversial when it was published in May, and it’s no less controversial as NARAL decided to promote it just in time for Christmas. People wasted no time firing back at the abortion chain:
Why would you love a pregnancy if there was not the realization of a human life that was ending?
Choosing to parent when you don’t want to or are scared to is an act of love. Love requires sacrifice, not of our children but of ourselves.
— Rachel Rogers (@RachMayo4) December 24, 2018
And you, doctor, a mom, who has felt and seen and experienced life inside you…. how you can say that makes it easier for you to be an abortion provider, to snuff out a life you have experienced growing and living, is the hardest, and most sad thing for me to understand. 😩
— Becky P (@rmp619) December 24, 2018
“Choosing an abortion is an act of love” is the most perverse, messed up thing I’ve ever heard. What a terrible lie.
— Jennie T. Miller (@JennieTMiller) December 24, 2018
Love sacrifices for the weakest among us. It doesn’t end their lives because they came into your life at a bad time.
Your idea of love is the exact opposite of what it really means to love.
— Samantha Foster (@Happywife151) December 23, 2018
So do you guys root for Herod when the Christmas story is read?
— Robert De Zero (@RobTheTreasure) December 24, 2018
War is peace. To hate is to love.
Merry Christmas, NARAL
— Tipsy Coachman (@TipsyCoachman) December 24, 2018
This is literally the exact same rationale used by parents who murder their already-born children (filicide), according to scientific research. In no way does this cruel lie serve the parent in crisis or the defenseless child. pic.twitter.com/8bSLheF4GV
— Megan Rubenstahl (@mjrubenstahl) December 24, 2018
“I’m murdering a healthy baby because I love it enough for it to not change my life” 🤦♀️ https://t.co/XJCTqQYXIp
— Katie Carney (@kgcarney) December 24, 2018
Promoting abortion around Christmas is something many people rightfully find distasteful and bizarre, but it’s nothing new for the abortion industry and its defenders.
Actress Whoopi Goldberg used Christmas as a bizarre defense of abortion, while Planned Parenthood previously raised eyebrows when they celebrated Christmas by tweeting out a photo of a birth control snowflake. Other groups have held Christmas fundraisers for abortion. It may be stomach-turning for average people, but for the abortion industry, it’s just typical holiday fare.