Delivering the Male
May 31, 2012 - Thursday
Chen Guangcheng may have escaped China, but he hasn't escaped the anti-girl barbarism. Here in America, some leaders are still defending the sexist violence of his homeland--a violence that Chen spent his life fighting. Imagine his surprise this week when even the President of the United States wouldn't take a stand against the intentional targeting of baby girls in the womb. After yesterday's House debate, Chen must have wondered if he was still in communist China, as members like Rep. John Conyers (D-Mich.) tried to legitimize sex-selection abortion as an expression of women's freedom! If America outlaws gendercide, Conyers argued, it would "trample the rights of women."
What rights? A woman's "right" to discriminate? Congressman Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.) called it an extension of the "war on women." He's absolutely correct, except that it's the Left's war--on baby girls. Tennessee Republican Marsha Blackburn took offense at his insinuation and fired back. "It's hypocrisy to say [you're] pro-woman and that it's okay to end the life of an unborn child just because of its gender. Since when did America subscribe to the idea that males are worth more than females? It's sick, it's discriminatory, it's sexists, and it's blatantly anti-woman and anti-human."
Rep. Trent Franks (R-Ariz.), PRENDA's sponsor, shook his head at the idea that even a single member could vote against the bill. "I refuse to believe that we cannot find enough humanity in this body to conclude together that it is wrong to knowingly kill unborn children because they are baby girls instead of baby boys." House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) admitted that he didn't know a single person who supports gender-based abortion--but he voted to allow it anyway. Only one female congresswoman was willing to go on the floor opposing the bill, Rep. Barbara Lee (D-Calif.). In an unbelievable display of abortion fanaticism, she called PRENDA an "insidious attack on Roe v. Wade." As far as outrageous statements go, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) was a close second. Her office called the practice of killing children because of their sex "another distraction." The statement form President Obama concurred.
It's a stunning example of how deeply engrained the Left's abortion obsession is. Even a country as sharply divided on abortion as this one overwhelmingly believes (77%) that America should outlaw sex-selection abortion. Yet when it comes to the systematic annihilation of women, Pelosi would rather align with China than cede so much as an inch of pro-life ground. In places like China and India , "the three most dangerous words are, 'It's a girl!'" Rep. Chris Smith (R-N.J.) said. "We can't let that happen here."
Unfortunately, there's no guarantee of that after PRENDA failed on the House floor. Despite the 246 votes in favor, the bill couldn't overcome the two-thirds hurdle the legislation needed to pass--thanks, in part, to the 17 representatives who refused to cast a ballot. The 168 opposed are now on record condoning the most brutal form of prejudice: the deliberate extermination of American girls. "Liberals are going to have to make up their mind whether they are so committed to abortion on demand that they think [it] includes killing little girls because they are little girls," Rep. Franks said yesterday. Well, they made up their minds all right. And for once, voters will see how the Left really feels about women. For more on the debate, check out today's Fox News interview with FRC's Jeanne Monahan.
And Then There Were None
Abby Johnson knows a little something about the abortion industry--especially how difficult it is to leave. The former Planned Parenthood clinic worker-turned-pro-lifer wants to help other people who are struggling to do what she did: convert. This month, Johnson is launching a special initiative--the first of its kind--to reach out to abortion clinic employees. "We have hundreds of ministries for post-abortive women and men," she said. "There is literally nothing for these former clinics workers. We are going to change that."
The project, called And Then There Were None, will guarantee that people have a safe and confidential place to go when they're considering leaving one of the darkest industries in the world. Among other things, ATTWN will offer spiritual healing (for every possible faith and denomination), career advice, financial aid, and even legal assistance. As someone who experienced the compassion of the pro-life movement firsthand, Johnson wants to offer that same unconditional care to men and women on what she calls "the road of pure evil."
You can learn more about Abby's outreach on June 11 during ATTWN's first webcast, "Exposing the Lie." For more information, click over to ATTWN.org or AbbyJohnson.org and help support this great new cause.