Let’s examine this by categories….
Warped Concepts of How the System Works: Yet another Women’s March, like all of them, misleadingly labeled to avoid the ugly transparency that “March to be Able to Kill the Unborn at Will” would broadcast, ended up at the steps of the Supreme Court yesterday. Thousands traveled to Washington, D.C. to demand abortion rights, as if the Supreme Court decides complex issues according to who shouts the loudest, is most passionate, or has the coolest signs. Demonstrators surrounded the court,shouting “My body, my choice” and cheering loudly to the beat of drums.
Morons. These assaults on the Curt have driven me mad for decades, as what they demonstrate is that difficult matters of law, precedent and policy can be decided by slogans and the incoherent bellows from a mob. It’s an insult to the Court, the Constitution, and the system. If you have a valid argument, file an amicus brief. These demonstrations, and it doesn’t matter what their goal is our which side of the ideological spectrum they come from, waste time, energy, passion and taxpayer funds. Is the idea intimidation? Good luck with that. Persuasion? Sure, a bunch of screaming and weeping activists are going to persuade anyone but TV talking heads. Narcissistic grandstanding?
There you go.
The Logic of the Masses. Protester Kayla Selsi told the AP she was carrying the same sign she has held in three past Women’s Marches. It stated, “If only my vagina could shoot bullets, it will be less regulated.” She’s actually proud of this nonsensical and hypocritical slogan. Anti-gun zealots want to overturn the Second Amendment because people kill people using guns. Pro-abortion zealots want to make abortion rights absolute so women can kill people before they are born. Guns are still regulated more widely than abortion, and people are arrested for violating gun laws.
It Isn’t What It Is. As usual, the protesters only want to recognize one side of the difficult abortion equation, which is deliberate misrepresentation. Abortion involves the legal taking of a human life, and human lives in this country have rights. Literally none of the rhetoric yesterday acknowledged the tiny victims whose fates have driven the efforts to limit abortion on demand. At a Los Angeles rally in front of City Hall, protesters chanted “Abortion on demand and without apology: only revolution can make women free!” Free to kill the unborn, that is. Why won’t they say it? That’s the whole point. If the pro-abortion advocates have the better case, then that case should prevail with all of the consequences and facts revealed and openly discussed.
A Corrupting Cause. “Without apology” is especially telling. My son escaped being aborted by a hair: his single mother in Russia gave him up to the state, though abortions there are a primary source of birth control. He might have been robbed of his rich and promising life in the U.S. for the convenience of his birth mother, and abortion advocates think taking away such an opportunity doesn’t even warrant a simple, “I’m sorry!”? Abortion extremism apparently extinguishes compassion, kindness, responsibility and respect for life.
Questions You Seldom Hear Being Made. “What about equal rights for unborn women?” tweeted Jeanne Mancini, president of an anti-abortion group called March for Life.
Welcome to Bad Analogy Theater! In Springfield, Illinois, protesters included the Illinois Handmaids, wearing red robes and white bonnets evoking women of Margaret Atwood’s novel “The Handmaid’s Tale.” The women in that dystopian novel are forced by the state to get pregnant, which is not the issue with Roe v. Wade.