Most people spend Mother’s Day being thankful for the mothers in their life. Most people aren’t pro-abortion extremists, though. And one such extremist has decided to use the one day a year set aside for honoring mothers to push for more abortions, and to slam all pre-Roe v. Wade mothers as angry and bitter.
Kristine Holmgren penned a piece in the Huffington Post, calling for no more angry mothers — and the way to do that, according to her, is to make sure all women can have abortions.
She starts off her piece angry because, once upon a time, a pregnant 13-year-old girl and her family chose, against Holmgren’s advice, to not have an abortion.
And so it came to pass that an unwanted child brought an unwanted baby to a cold, cold world.
And another angry mother was spawned.
According to Holmgren, this describes almost all mothers who had children before Roe v. Wade: angry women forced to have children that they did not want, who just wanted to be able to kill their preborn children in peace instead of being forced to become a mother. Apparently, motherly love did not exist before 1973.
And I remember — angry mothers are everywhere.
If you were born before women had access to safe, affordable, accessible abortion, chances are your mother was an angry mother.
I was raised by one. Sure — my mom loved me; but she was over 40 when I was born – and I was the youngest of four children.
My oldest brother was twenty-years-old. My nearest was only thirteen months.
So — I wasn’t (how shall I say this?) — planned.
This is a typical pro-abortion talking point, of course. It’s better to abort a baby than to force the baby to be born into an unloving household where they aren’t wanted. Too bad it’s completely false.
In order for the “unwanted child” myth to be a reality, for one thing, adoptive parents would have to completely disappear. But here in the real world, there are thousands upon thousands upon thousands of people who want nothing more than to have the chance to adopt one of these “unwanted” babies and give them a loving family.
But let’s put adoption aside: do women who are denied abortions really end up angry and bitter, hating their children and wishing they could have killed them? Well, no. Even the pro-abortion lobby couldn’t make that argument stick.
The New York Times profiled a study done by pro-abortion researchers looking to find negative repercussions to women being denied abortions. The Turnaway Study ended up being a disappointment: as lead researcher Diana Greene Foster pointed out, only about 5 percent of the women still wished they hadn’t had the baby. The rest love their children. Far from ending up angry, stressed, and bitter, the women who didn’t have abortions report being happier than the women who did.
Apparently, Ms. Holmgren is not aware of this study.
She closes by pleading for women to celebrate Mother’s Day this year with more abortions.
This Mothers Day, I challenge American women to renew their commitment to responsible, thoughtful motherhood.
Let’s protect our liberties, reclaim safe, accessible abortion and contraception as our birthright.
This year – let us commit to a new future and a new promise.
No more angry mothers.
So for the 5 percent of women who will end up being the “angry mothers” Holmgren describes, the solution is to make sure their babies are killed… and she makes this argument to celebrate Mother’s Day. Even if we accept this premise as true, that no abortion will mean an influx of angry mothers, it’s still disturbing, this mindset that any child whose life will be anything other than sunshine, rainbows, and unicorns should have that life snuffed out.
Some children will be born into hardship. That is a sad and undeniable fact. But just because some people’s lives are more difficult than others does not mean that they do not have the right to live. Just because a woman might feel stressed or angry about her circumstances, it does not give her the right to punish a preborn child who did not ask to be created.
It must be exhausting, to look around at the world and see such anger and hatred. Most people look around on Mother’s Day and see love, compassion, and kindness. This woman looks around on Mother’s Day and sees nothing but negativity and the desire to kill innocent, preborn children. What a terrible way to live.
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