Pro-Life Leftists

[At MommyLife yesterday, I asked the young mothers who read my blog if they had changed their minds about abortion since becoming mothers. Go here for the full article and their comments. Excerpts below]

No, that's not an oxymoron. Although pro-life Democrat politicians are few and far between, there are liberal thinkers out there who from the beginning have been anti-abortion.

You can find their voices at Abortion and the American Left. . . .

I know my readers run the gamut politically, but I want to take this opportunity to ask those of you who consider yourself pro-choice if you've revisited the issue since becoming older, wiser and more experienced vis a vis motherhood. When people get locked into a position and begin to define themselves, they often stop thinking. . . .

To have a truly open mind means that you're always willing to consider new information or new ways of understanding. As one of the founding mothers of the Second Wave of feminism, I know that when we originally set out to secure abortion rights none of us could have imagined that we would end up killing a million and a half babies a year.

What boggles my mind is that feminists have not responded to this terrible situation in any way other than defending their position. Since 1973 when abortion was legalized, we have killed over one quarter of all babies conceived in the United States. One day my son came home from high school and said he'd all of a sudden been struck by the realization that one fourth of his class was not there.

When you think about it, the situation is really terrible: the selfish Baby Boomers - who were already a demographic bulge - demanded the right to abort when pregnancy was not convenient for them. Now they are living longer than previous generations and demanding more medical services - can anyone say Viagra? - and programs which will be paid for by guess who? The generation of whom they killed one quarter. . . .




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