Abortion is Nothing to Celebrate

On May 25,
Ireland voted in favor of appealing their 8th amendment, passed in
1983, which addressed the equal right to life of unborn children and their
mothers. The results were announced the following morning, to reactions of cheers, celebrations, and tears. These were happy tears from the
pro-choice crowd, shed because while the country once allowed for abortion only
when the mother’s life was at risk, legislation will now be introduced to allow
for abortion for any reason for up to
12-weeks of pregnancy, and up until 6 months for vague reasons.

pro-choice crowd has acknowledged that abortion is a difficult decision to
make, but a woman’s decision to make all the same. At least, they used to. Pro-choicers
might say that they are celebrating “choice” or “freedom,” but those are

Just as
the pro-choice side has acknowledged that abortion is a difficult decision,
they likewise ought to announce that there is nothing worth celebrating to it.
Post-abortion women and those considering abortion might not feel much, if
anything, about their pregnancy. Nobody purposefully gets pregnant just to have
an abortion, though. Thus, an abortion, occurs because something that the woman
didn’t intend on happening (the pregnancy) happened, and she does not wish to
go through with it. This is an objective, undeniable view of abortion, no
matter one’s view on the issue.

celebrating then are celebrating for something unintended to happen to women,
for them to have to be put into a difficult decision, one which might endanger
their health and well-being, one which they might
come to regret
This is in addition to how in celebrating what will inevitably bring about more
abortions, they are celebrating the death of innocent unborn children, who are
unique individuals already beginning to develop from the moment they are

abortion movement has misled society time and time again, especially and
including women they claim to represent. This is true in the United States,
where Norma McCorvey and Sandra Cano—the “Roe” and “Doe” of the 1973
U.S. Supreme Court decisions Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton—were misled by their legal teams in favor of getting the Court to
legalize abortion on-demand in all 50 states, through all nine months of
pregnancy. It’s true in Ireland, as well.

advocates decry pro-life laws and nations as anti-women, neglecting to mention
that maternal mortality rates in pro-life Ireland were the envy of the world.
The deceit doesn’t stop there, though. In Ireland, groups such as Amnesty International and Together for Yes, sold abortion as good for
society. Amnesty spoke of “compassion, respect, dignity and
equality.” Together for Yes claimed abortion would create “a more compassionate Ireland.” Sadly, the people of Ireland
bought it.

Even if
the people of Ireland wish to liberalize their abortion laws more so, perhaps
to allow for more exceptions, there is certainly legislation to propose which
is less extreme than the one at hand. Why wasn’t that considered, if the bottom
line was to be “more compassionate,” and not to further the abortion cause?

And who, exactly,
is abortion “more compassionate” for? Certainly not the unborn child, whose
death by abortion is grisly and gruesome, no matter when in term or through
what method. A former abortionist, Dr. Anthony Levatino, explains what a
D&C abortion entails here in an interview with Lila Rose,
president of Live Action.

Is abortion “more
compassionate” for women? Not truly, not when, as already mentioned, these
women are faced with unintended and frightening events in their lives, and one
of their options is a cheap, quick fix. The pro-life movement certainly mourns
for the lives lost to abortion, but even if they don’t consider the lives of
those unborn children, those in the pro-choice movement shouldn’t be
celebrating either. For what they’re celebrating is hard choices, as well as
the pain and regret which often follows with it, for the women they claim to be
in support of.

[Today’s guest post by Rebecca Downs is part of our paid blogging program.]

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