Women's rights sounds like a good cause, right? But what is the subtle implication involved? That women's rights are more important than those of anyone else? Why are women's rights so heavily focused on and not human rights in general?
And the rights in question? They are controversial because they involve the taking of the lives of others. We have others here in America who advocate for the same rights. They're called Nazis. As with slavery and genocide, the rights in question involve the right to infringe upon the rights of others.
Should this really be a "right"? Shouldn't a person's right to throw a punch stop where the other person's nose begins? What gives a mother the right to end her child's life? Wouldn't it be a scary thing if every person's mother had the right to terminate her child's life at any point, whether in childhood or in adulthood? Perhaps the numerous news stories today about parents killing their children in awful ways is evidence of how this mindset is impacting our society.
Now, some will doubtless say, well, they're not human because they're not born yet. But there is a practice called partial birth abortion where children who survived the abortion could legally be left to starve to death in back rooms on hospital beds. This practice was especially prevalent here in Illinois and was fervently defended by Barack Obama as early as 2004 when Alan Keyes challenged his support for it.
And it is the support by abortionists for this horrible practice that shows their truly selfish motives. Thankfully that horrible practice was stopped just this year, for though a bill passed several years ago outlawing it, the courts had refused to uphold it until now. Abortionists you see, do not just seek the right to kill unborn children, but to kill all children as it pleases them.
Small wonder then that abortion's roots are linked to the aforementioned Nazis and their practice of eugenics, whereby they sought to destroy all non-Aryans (their idealized race). Margaret Sanger, the founder of Planned Parenthood, advocated abortion as a means of eliminating the poor and sickly from the population, as well as African-Americans.
In Sanger's letter to Clarence Gamble (1939), she said "The minister's work is also important and he should be trained, perhaps by the Federation as to our ideals and the goal that we hope to reach. We do not want word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population, and the minister is the man who can straighten out that idea if it ever occurs to any of their more rebellious members."
Today, a disproportionate percentage of those women having abortions are African-Americans or Hispanics. I can see abortion as nothing more than evil selfishness masquerading as a crusade for human rights.