Thursday, February 20, 2014

Lead By Example, Wendy

Remind me again how you can base an entire campaign on your personal story,
then claim people are getting "too personal" by mentioning pieces you left out...

I am so sick of seeing the pro-abortion crowd idolize “feminist” Wendy Davis for her filibuster on a Texas bill that would restrict abortion.

I seriously want to yell at them, “She's not a freaking feminist! She’s anti-woman!”

I'll give credit where it's due: Wendy chose life when faced with an unplanned pregnancy as a teenager. She put herself through college and law school, with help. She rose above situations that normally leave women and children in poverty and made something of herself.

She’s still anti-woman though, for many reasons. Listing them all would take a really long post, so I'll just discuss a few.

A true feminist would see that abortion is not freeing for women. It leaves them in chains for the rest of their lives. It gives them a quick solution to their problem instead of encouraging them to rise above. In spite of this fact, Wendy still hosted a political fundraiser with Cecile Richards, President of Planned Parenthood Federation of America, the nation's largest abortion provider.

Like every politician, as soon as she saw a national stage, Wendy knew she had to seem somewhat moderate. That left her explaining her filibuster and stating she would have supported a 20-week ban on abortion, if it had more discretion for women and their doctors. She claims that most late-term abortions happen because of fetal anomalies or because of a woman's health, which is total BS. If a baby is deformed, that does not make it any less worthy of life, even if that life will be short. Also, the pro-life community doesn’t protest when legitimate medical treatments, to save the life of the mother, have the unfortunate effect of terminating pregnancy.

I also take issue with her thinking it's okay to give minors birth control. Call me crazy (it wouldn’t be the first time!), but I just don't see how we can inspire our young girls to become strong, smart women by giving them hormonal birth control under the guise of “safer” sex. A girl is so much more than her vagina and freely handing out birth control diminishes her worth.

So, I've got some friendly advice for Ms. Davis. She already does some of it, to be fair:

Instead of tying up legislative session time on pointless filibusters, start writing bills that make it easier for women to choose life. Foster a good business climate so they can find jobs that will support them and their families. Make sure women can obtain public assistance if they need it. Help poor women obtain childcare while they're in school or working. Encourage women to seek job training or a college degree and help them pay for it. Make sure DHS aggressively pursues child support when requested. Women don't get pregnant by themselves!

Instead of assuming that women are weak and incapable (therefore needing abortion), use your own life as an example and show women how much is possible. Remind them that you don't regret choosing life and they won't either. Encourage adoption as a loving alternative for those who don’t believe they can raise a child.

In other words, if you want to claim you're pro-life, try actually being pro-life. If you want to be a feminist, start valuing women.


Guest post by Holly Fairchild

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