The Senate had a chance to vote on defunding Planned Parenthood following the release of a series of videos that suggest the organization may be illegally profiting from the sale of body parts from aborted children.
However, the bill is being blocked by Democrats, and the Republicans were unable to muster the 60 votes needed to break the procedural roadblocks. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell voted no, reportedly because of a Senate rule that allows a senator on the winning side of a vote to later call for a revote. Sen. Mark Kirk voted no, and Sen. Lindsey Graham skipped the vote.
Sen. James Lankford made a moving appeal to bring the defunding bill to the floor for a vote, sharing the tale of a premature baby who was born weighing a mere 14 ounces, a weight at which many children have been aborted rather than given a chance to live.
The obvious point was that even a child that size is a human life worth protecting.
Leave it to Sen. Barbara “I Worked So Hard to Get That Title” Boxer to voice the ignorant, callous Democrat response.
“You know, I gave birth to two premature kids and I just don’t like lectures by men about what it’s like.” Boxer said. “And thank God, they made it. I’m pro-choice, and I just have to say using pregnancy as a political football doesn’t sit well with the people I represent and the people of this country. We have to respect one another. I respect your view entirely. I’m asking you to respect mine. Keep Uncle Sam out of my private life and my children’s and my grandkids’ and yours! Families will make these decisions with their god, with their doctor.”
Completely ignoring the point that human life is valuable, Boxer tried to turn the discussion around so it was all about her. This is the standard-issue defense tactic for pro-abortionists.
People like Boxer are happy to have government intrude in every facet of your life, and they’re happy to have taxpayers foot the bill for Planned Parenthood’s abortion kingdom, to the tune of more than half a billion dollars annually. But if they think they might lose something or actually have to account for what they’ve done, suddenly they cry about government intervention.
Even her complaint about “pregnancy as a political football” is insincere, since she and her ilk prey on women’s natural fears and concerns about motherhood to keep the abortion industry well-fed at the public trough.
Ultimately, Boxer’s only real concern here is to keep the spigot open so that Planned Parenthood and the rest of the abortion lobby can turn around and use some of that taxpayer money to benefit her office and the campaigns of the Democratic Party. Planned Parenthood spent more than $1.6 million on lobbying in 2014. This year precedes an election year, so expect the lobbying budget to soar, as it did in 2011. Public funding of the abortion industry is at least in part one big money laundering operation for the Left.
The most irksome part of Boxer’s monologue, however, is her condescending comment, “You know, I gave birth to two premature kids and I just don’t like lectures by men about what it’s like.”
That’s Boxer’s way of saying that abortion is exclusively a women’s issue. According to liberal feminist dogma on abortion, men are expected to just sit down and shut up. Men don’t get a say.
Well, ma’am, you’re about to get another lecture from a man.
Because abortion isn’t a women’s issue; it’s a human issue.
In the fuss and the holler and the spin around abortion, that fundamental fact tends to get lost.
The abortionists say the children killed in abortion aren’t even human, just lumps of tissue. “Fetus” is the word used to avoid using language like “child” or “baby,” to avoid acknowledging the truth.
Lumps of unwanted tissue don’t just become human magically when they pass through the birth canal. Science and logic put the lie to the abortionists’ first argument. From the moment of conception, a child’s DNA is established, its gender set, its nature as a human being in its most fragile, dependent stage of development self-evident and undeniable by anyone with reason.
If those unborn children are treated as mere lumps of tissue to be excised on the basis of being inconvenient, then adults too are just lumps of tissue. Tissue that walks, talks, pays taxes and makes bad moral decisions, but tissue nonetheless. To deny the humanity of an unborn child is to deny the value of humanity itself.
That is the ugly truth abortionists don’t want to be spoken.
Even Margaret Sanger, the founder of Planned Parenthood, regarded abortion with a level of disgust: “We explained simply what contraception was; that abortion was the wrong way — no matter how early it was performed it was taking a life; that contraception was the better way, the safer way — it took a little time, a little trouble, but was well worth while in the long run, because life had not yet begun.” — Sanger in “Now Is the Time for Converse.”
Abortion is not a woman’s issue, it is a human issue. It is not merely about changes in a woman’s body, the difficulties of pregnancy or the privacy of the relationship between a woman and her doctors. It is about the fundamental value of human life, whether we are special beings who have rights or are just walking bags of chemicals, disposable whenever we become inconvenient to someone else.
And abortion is a man’s issue. The genetic fabric of every human being who ever existed is a combination of genes from a mother and a father. Barring some super science, without men, there would be no human race, and there would be no self-absorbed pro-abortion women shouting down men.
Despite what the abortionists would have the world believe, most aborted pregnancies are not the result of rape or incest. Nearly all of them are elective, meaning the pregnancy was the result of a man and a woman saying yes to each other.
The pregnancies that end up in abortion, therefore, are almost universally the result of couples who were too immature to commit to each other long term and a woman who was not responsible enough to exercise her “choice” before she got into bed with a man who wasn’t ready to be a father.
If men are to be moral beings, then they must take responsibility for the lives they help create. If women are to be moral, they must acknowledge the importance of the man they are involved with and respect his rights.
Why should a man have a say in pregnancy? Because he is the father, and the child is his responsibility too. Because of the necessities of biology, he doesn’t feel the physical discomforts of a pregnancy, but if he is a moral person, then he will assume responsibility for the mother’s well-being.
And that responsibility doesn’t end after nine months. A real man works hard to support his children and their mother, day after day, year after year, at least until the children are grown.
An abortion affects a man, because men have feelings too. I know this must shock harridans like Boxer, but a man who loses a child to abortion will feel the emptiness that child’s death leaves behind. Down through the years, he will always know there is someone missing from his life, tiny feet he will never hear running down the hall, arms he will never feel around his neck, a voice that will never greet him at the door with the words “I love you, Daddy.”
To date since Roe v. Wade, those silent voices number more than 56 million. That’s quite a mountain of corpses for abortionists to stand atop. Does that crowning achievement make you proud?
So how dare you, Ms. Boxer? How dare you try to shut down the men of this country and keep them silent on an issue that affects all Americans?
You say you don’t like lectures from men. Well, the real men of this country don’t need lectures from the likes of you, hypocrites in power who claim to be concerned about women but who really just want to keep the wheels of corruption greased and who are willing to sacrifice millions of children to do it.
And the real men and women of this country will keep fighting the likes of you until pregnant women are no longer driven into the offices of abortionists because they’ve been frightened into thinking that’s the only option. They’ll keep fighting until women are free to make real choices and children get their chance to live.