“He who defines wins” – the axiom of the founder of Vision Forum, Doug Phillips. It is high time for the pro-life movement to adopt this maxim for itself. Below is an excerpt from an email sent out by Cecile Richards of Planned Parenthood to its supporters,
President Obama’s nominee for secretary of health and human services, Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius, is under attack from anti-choice extremists. They want to block her confirmation, and they’re doing everything they can to convince their allies in the Senate to play along.
The US Government is no better, with the Department of Homeland Security raising concerns about “white supremacists’ longstanding exploitation of social issues such as abortion”, in a report dated 7/04/09.
The US Government its subsidary, Planned Parenthood and the entire “pro-choice” contingent are scared of the pro-life movement, and for good reason. Pro-lifers are correct, and they know that – but because they don’t have any answers, they are turning in desperation to labelling us – and then condemning us for that label.
Pro-lifers do not need to stoop to such levels. However we can – and should call a spade a spade. Pro-choice is not. If the group who believe in the rights of unborn babies are pro-life, then the group who do not belive in the rights of the unborn are pro-death. Pro-lifers are all for informed choice – we believe that in a pregnancy, there are two choices to consider. The choice of the baby (to live), and the choice of the mother (to have the abortion or not).
To be genuinely pro-choice, one would need to respect not only the choice of the mother, but also the choice of the baby. Anyone who promotes the right of the mother’s choice alone is not pro-choice, but pro-death.
Click here for Jill Stanek’s comments on this issue.
Click here for my sister Lydia’s take on it. She also examines the opposition of the nomination of Kathleen Sebelius as Obama’s secretary of health.