If recent news stories are any indication, abortion advocates have revamped their efforts to force taxpayers to fund operations contrary to their consciences and push the false narrative of pro-lifers’ inherent misogyny (read Evan's article about abortion in the DNC's platform here). Here are four ways pro-choicers are hypocritical.
A 2015 RMU poll put Americans’ support at 53.3% for reallocating money for Planned Parenthood to clinics that offer the same services besides abortions. Despite over half of Americans choosing not to support the organization’s abortion services at taxpayer expense, Planned Parenthood isn’t keen to relinquish its federal funding. There’s little wonder why: tax dollars to fund Planned Parenthood exceeded $500 MILLION each year, according to its 2013-2014 Annual Report.
Half of Americans’ choices are ignored because they don’t serve Planned Parenthood’s interests.
#2: They insist their movement furthers freedom, yet they ignore unborn babies’ right to life.
Some people don’t know about the science behind life beginning at conception, and we should work to educate them on those facts.
But some pro-choice people admit the scientific facts and continue down a moral rabbit hole. This was the case when pro-choice political analyst Eboni Williams admitted on TV that although a mother and her unborn child both have rights, she thinks the mother’s rights supersede the rights of the child (be sure to watch the video at the bottom of the linked page).
#3: They praise their own tolerance, but intimidate and smear their political opponents.
A clear example is when abortion advocates falsely repeated that David Daleiden’s undercover videos at Planned Parenthood were baseless because they were selectively edited. However, the Center for Medical Progress also released the full footage gathered along with the highlight videos.
#4: They accuse pro-lifers of extremism, when in reality they are the people incapable of nuance.
Take this gem on prochoice.org, the website of the National Federation of Abortion:
People who support Crisis Pregnancy Centers, or “Fake Clinics,” don’t want women to die in the cold from lack of health care; we just want both the woman and her baby to be cared for.
This is not to say pro-choice people are bad. Some are misinformed or uninformed and believe their ideas are morally sound. The above points are meant to demonstrate how theoretically and practically inconsistent their ideology is, especially concerning tolerance and freedom of choice. Let’s hope that with rational discourse, we can resolve the issue of abortion.