Some brilliant abortion marketer decided to label abortion “choice.” Very effective; everyone should have a right to choose. Our American psyche of individual rights and liberties forbids that our choices be taken away.
But we do not have a right to all choices. I cannot choose to bring more than three ounces of shampoo in a bottle on a plane. I cannot choose to steal a car if the owner leaves the key in the ignition. The government tells me I cannot choose these things, no matter how the limitation inconveniences me. We do not have the right to privacy when we might endanger another individual.
In exchange for a civilized society, we give our government permission to restrict our choices. Our government exists to protect us from the destructive whims of our fellow man. Most pro-choice politicians claim to be personally against abortion. So why do politicians say they cannot take away a woman’s right to choose abortion? We’ve somehow forgotten that we are not legally entitled to all choices. Isn’t the right to kill another person one of the choices we shouldn’t have? Many abortion proponents have backed away from the claim that abortion doesn’t take a life. They weigh the life of the baby against the convenience of the mother, and somehow, they decide that life is less important.
Fortunately, my generation is wising up to the deception of “choice.” Even those who have bought “choice” hook, line and sinker cannot deny the tremendous surge of youth in the pro-life movement. Supporters of the Roe decision are getting nervous, according to this Washington Post column. Get nervous, because we are standing up, spanning various religious, political and personal views to unite and recognize that we don’t want abortion.
President Obama, in defense of allowing abortion said, “I may be opposed to abortion for religious reasons, but if I seek to pass a law banning the practice, I cannot simply point to the teachings of my church or evoke God’s will. I have to explain why abortion violates some principle that is accessible to people of all faiths, including those with no faith at all . . .”
I agree. I don’t consider abortion a religious issue. I don’t consider abortion a partisan issue. I don’t consider it a women’s issue. It is a humanitarian issue. The principle that everyone can agree on is that we should not kill. Doctors take an oath to do no harm, but we no longer seem to care what harm we do as long as we serve ourselves. Our society demands to have every choice but no consequences. That kind of attitude can only stand so long before we self-destruct.