Several years ago I sent a pro-life card to my state Representative Carol Shea-Porter about the Freedom of Choice Act. In response I received a typical form letter from her office. I was so enraged by the generic response that I wrote her another letter. I actually used the letter in a short story and as I was rereading my collection of short stories today I came upon it and thought I would share it with you since in it I mention Hillary …
Dear Ms. Shea-Porter:
Thank you for responding to my post card about my concern over the Freedom of Choice Act. I am sure you are extremely busy, but I wanted to touch on a couple of points you did make, and a couple of points you failed to acknowledge concerning this “extremely sensitive” topic.
First, I want to agree with you on one point you made. You stated that your philosophy is “that the government should not be involved in private lives and decisions.” As a Conservative Republican my philosophy is also less government intrusion on our lives, along with less taxes and more personal responsibility. In general, I believe the government should stay out of most of the aspects of our lives. I do believe, however, that the government should protect us, especially the weak and the innocent. As a woman, a mother, this is very important to me.
I noticed in your letter you talked about women’s decisions, women’s privacy and women’s reproductive freedom, but what I noticed you failed to acknowledge, what you completely left out and outright ignored, was the other people in the equation-the babies. If you truly believe in “liberty and justice for all” in America, then what about the rights, the liberty and justice, for the child being aborted? If you are truly for women’s rights, what about the thousands of female babies aborted every year? Or are only the adult women important? As a liberal, don’t you believe in protecting the innocent from injustice?
You can argue that you believe a fetus, in the early months after conception, is nothing more than a blob of tissue, but being a mother yourself, did you feel that way about your children in your womb when you found out you were pregnant? Were you having a baby or were you just carrying around a bunch of useless tissue? I’m sure you were elated; you knew you were having a baby. Thing is, when someone becomes pregnant, no matter what the circumstances behind the conception, the result is a baby, nothing less, no matter if the woman wants the baby or not. You have to agree that it’s a baby, a child, a human being, for you have had two children yourself.
And do you not agree that when someone’s life is terminated unnaturally by another hand, it’s considered murder? Abortion is murder; it always has been, no matter what some judge deemed 40 odd years ago. It still doesn’t change the fact of what it is. You can gloss over this by calling it a “woman’s choice,” “reproductive freedom,” and that one should have a right to “privacy,” but it doesn’t change the fact of what abortion does to a living being.
I also notice that you claim to be Roman Catholic. I too am Roman Catholic and know what the church teaches on abortion, that it’s murder of the innocent and definitely wrong, a sin. As a Catholic woman, how can you, in good faith, think it is okay to believe abortion is all right? If you truly believe in your faith, how can you defend such a heinous act?
I am very grateful to have a woman’s voice representing me in Washington. Yet at the same time I am concerned that that voice will carry my beliefs and concerns as an American woman. Did you know that the original feminists, women like Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Alice Paul and Susan B. Anthony were all pro-life and were disgusted at the idea of abortion? Alice Paul said, “Abortion is the ultimate exploitation of women.” Susan B. Anthony called it “child murder” and Elizabeth Cady Stanton called it “infanticide.” Stanton also said, “When we consider that women are treated as property, it is degrading to women that we should treat our children as property to be disposed of as we see fit.” How has the women’s movement gotten so far away from its original message? Why is abortion now considered a “right?” Because it is deemed okay, because it is legal, women now use it as birth control, without batting an eye, believing they have a right to do what they wish with their bodies, not caring about what they are doing or the consequences. Didn’t Hillary Clinton mention that she wanted abortion “safe, legal and rare?” Rare? It is far from being rare, and that is because it is legal, and so many see it as an easy way out in this selfish world we live in.
Maybe these points have been brought up to you before, and they haven’t changed your mind. But I ask you again to rethink what abortion is and what it has done to America, how many people, people who might have become great American minds, it has killed. You say you will keep my concerns about abortion and FOCA in mind, I pray you do.
oh on a side note… this is the first woman to run for president~ Victoria Claflin Woodhull… and she was pro life.