A good friend of mine – whose now passed away – was a Georgia state representative. He was always known for proposing pro-life legislation. He was interviewed on Fox News a number of years ago, and they paired him up with some woman from a feminist, pro-abortion group. In the interview, the feminist said something about the state representative’s “war on women.” He responded, noting that about half of all the babies who are murdered by abortion are female, so in reality, he’s the one who has women’s best interests in mind, not abortion proponents who are perfectly fine with killing babies, including female ones. She didn’t have much to retort, because frankly, there wasn’t much to say.
The same “war on women” rhetoric continues today. NewsBusters reported:
The June 10 edition of The Last Word featured all the predictable elements of a liberal media discussion on abortion. Host Lawrence O’Donnell invited Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards, former Democratic congressman Barney Frank, and the New York Times’ Jeremy Peters to the program to bash the Republican “war on women.” The discussion concerned a proposed 20-week abortion ban that’s currently stuck in the Senate. Cecile Richards noted that, because more and more states have been enacting restrictions on abortion, “it’s no longer a theoretical war on women. It is an actual war on women.”
Earlier in the segment, Richards noted that Republicans have “an obsession” with abortion – as if liberals don’t – and claimed that the 2012 Republican presidential primaries were a “race to the bottom on women.” All of these statements went uncontested by the other panelists on the program. In fact, both Peters and Frank hit the Republican presidential candidates on the issue. Peters questioned the strategy to highlight abortion, and Frank worried that Roe v. Wade would be overturned.
Frank, now an MSNBC contributor, warned Democrats to “take this abortion thing very seriously” because of the right-wing pressures that will be present in the 2016 Republican primaries. He stated his concern for the future of Roe v. Wade:
“I think it’s pretty clear that if you get a Republican president elected in 2016, given the age and the disposition of the Supreme Court justices, Roe vs. Wade will be overturned. I don’t think there is any question that if a Republican president wins we will see the end of Roe v. Wade.”
Somehow, wanting to save lives is translated as waging a war on women. They’re the ones who are murdering their own for the sake of their own convenience, and they call us misogynists. There’s no “war on women,” and conservatives don’t want to be the “uterus police.” Those are purely media and political establishment creations intended to further divide people.