LOS ANGELES, January 15, 2013 — President Obama must act immediately to implement a national abortion registry. The lives of children depend on it.
Abortion is a very serious matter, and the “right to privacy” has been the law of the land since 1973. Yet that right only means a woman can have the procedure. There is no Constitutional right to secrecy.
Many people have serious moral objections to abortion. Others have serious moral objections to restricting it. Yet people on both sides of the issue can agree that values matter. Parents want to raise their children without having them corrupted. An abortion registry would help parents raise better children.
Many religious people want to teach their children that abortion is wrong. They do not want the church to overrun the state, but are terrified abut secular progressive lovers of the state trampling on religious beliefs.
A national abortion registry would allow parents to have vital information that could prove invaluable in making decisions from which house to purchase in which school district. Would a neighbor or babysitter who has had an abortion try to teach children differently than their parents would wish? Parents are already at the mercy of schoolteachers unable to leave their politics out of the classroom. Unless parents know who is around their children, they have no parental rights. An abortion registry would save the lives of children.
Beliefs about abortion cross class lines and social strata, but there are some commonalities. Women tend to care about the issue more than men. Politically liberal women are much more likely to have abortions than politically conservatives ones. Secular women have abortions with significantly greater frequency than religious women.
It is already legal to publish information about who donates money to groups that are either pro-life or pro-choice, just as it’s legal to publish information about who is taking advantage of their Second Amendment rights to own firearms. It seems silly not to extend that to allow people to know who’s actually getting the abortions.
This argument for a national abortion registry has only one flaw: It is complete and total nonsense.
The real problem here is hypocrisy. Feminists will defend to the death their reproductive rights, but they show zero public concern for the rights of others. Replace “abortion” with “guns” or “cigarettes,” and watch these women engage in abortion contortion and deliberate distortion. The Fourteenth Amendment is sacrosanct, while the Second Amendment gets thrown in the trash receptacle like a discarded fetus.
First Lady Michelle Obama will fight for a woman’s right to terminate a pregnancy, yet harass that same woman for having a greasy hamburger with fries and a sugared cola.
Unless liberal feminists are willing to vocally defend the rights of gun owners, then their own liberties are meaningless and unworthy of consideration.
NARAL and the NOW should immediately come out publicly against the “outing” of law-abiding gun owners. Those who demand “reasonable restrictions” on guns should make the same argument with abortion and see how far that gets in Congress.
Leave gun owners alone. Otherwise, they will not be around to defend anybody else’s rights. Some societies rely on government to protect individual liberties. That has never worked out well anywhere in world history, especially when it comes to protecting the rights of women.
Brooklyn born, Long Island raised, and now living in Los Angeles, Eric Golub is a politically conservative columnist, author, public speaker, satirist and comedian. Eric is the author of the book trilogy “Ideological Bigotry, “Ideological Violence,” and “Ideological Idiocy.”
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