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A new pro-death litany: Pro-choice, Pro-abortion, Pro-healthy child

by | May 4, 2017

By Dave Andrusko

Valerie Tarico

Valerie Tarico

As pro-abortionists (see Democratic Party) embrace a position that is further and further and further from where most Americans are on abortion, it’s useful for us to see various coping mechanisms on display. Here’s one– straining out a gnat and swallowing a camel!

Writing at Salon, the strategy of Valerie Tarico–pro-abortion to the brim and spilling over in non sequiturs– is to tell her readers that she is both pro-abortion and pro-choice–and then list the ten reasons why she is passionately pro-abortion.

The pro-choice explanation need not delay us any more than it delays Tarico–“Choice is about who gets to make the decision”–and we can probably guess who Tarico believes that falls to. (She has had an abortion.)

She tells us she is pro-abortion “like I’m pro-knee-replacement and pro-chemotherapy and pro-cataract surgery.” We don’t need to belabor the comparisons between the bone and cartilage in your knee and the bone and cartilage in the baby’s body which the nurse reassembles after the abortionist dismembers a living, unborn child.

Besides, to the Taricos of this world, you can replace a kid (if you so choose) easier than having your balky knee replaced or a worrisome cataract removed.

To Tarico a good way of seeing abortion (and I am not making this up) is as “part of a set of tools that help women and men to form the families of their choosing.”

Kind of like a set of Craftsman tools– Ratchet Sockets, Wrenches, Pliers, etc. Only the “tools” in this instance are plied by the abortionist–clamps, grasping forceps, tongs, surgical scissors, etc.

The only thing missing is the equivalent of a power saw, although abortionists who specialize in killing highly developed unborn babies probably do have something comparable.

Just a couple of paragraphs about her Top Ten reasons she is proud to be pro-abortion, which are as silly as they are shallow. (And, again, it only sounds as if I am making them up.) #2 is

*“I’m pro-abortion because well-timed pregnancies give children a healthier start in life.” Here Tarico (a) resurrects her inane observation that “Wanted babies are more likely to get their toes kissed,” etc., etc., and the idea that if women have “rapid repeat pregnancies,” it “increase the risk of low birthweight babies and other complications.”

So, if you off a kid (or, for that matter, more than one), you can kiss the toes of the one you’re with and have chubbier babies down the line. Such self-sacrifice on Tarico’s part and such caring for possible future babies at the expense of the baby she might be carrying now.

She also misreads and misapplies a Ray Bradbury story about time travel to justify abortion, but that would take a separate post to deconstruct. So onto reason #8:

“I’m pro-abortion because I believe in mercy, grace, compassion, and the power of fresh starts.”


The gist is that a woman might have gotten pregnant accidentally or not, just as one woman makes a random move in a moving vehicle and dies while another woman does something more dangerous but survives. (You really can’t understand Tarico unless you appreciate that her universe is one giant crapshoot.)

It’s just like an “unsought pregnancy”–

Most of the time we get lucky; sometimes we don’t. And in those situations we rely on the mercy, compassion, and generosity of others.

Tarico tells us she has had three accidents which damaged her knees. “Three accidents, all my own doing,” she writes, “and three knee surgeries.”

Where is she heading?

“Some women have three abortions.”

I get it. Three “fresh starts.”

Tarico seems to have missed that none of these babies was shown mercy, grace, or compassion. They were just shown death.

What a woman.

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