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A gloomy, awful day for pro-abortionists

by | Apr 1, 2022

By Dave Andrusko

No pun intended here, but I was surfing the web this afternoon, looking for something entirely different, when I ran across this fascinating quote. Jonatan Mårtensson is a Swedish soccer player who once said, “Feelings are much like waves: we can’t stop them from coming, but we can choose which one to surf.”

How apropos in light of a post I once read that appeared on the pro-abortion website “When Will These Attacks on Abortion Rights End” asks Jessica Mason Pieklo, who teases the answer to her own rhetorical question with the remainder of the headline: “You won’t Like the Answer.”

Pro-abortionists, perhaps not surprisingly, flip flop between expressing adulation (for example, when states like New York and Vermont and Illinois  pass abortion until birth legislation) and apocalyptic predictions of “the end of Roe.” This is a reference, of course, to Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, which the Supreme Court has already heard and will issue a ruling probably in June. This law protects unborn babies after the 15th week. 

As the headline indicates, Pieklo does not spend a lot of time on what are, from her perspective, good tidings. “There have been glimmers of good news,” she writes, i.e. when courts made it impossible for states to (correctly) deem elective abortions a non-essential health service.  

“That’s all good news,” she writes. “But it’s good news tempered through the lens of a cascading attack on abortion rights that has only become more brazen as anti-choice lawmakers grow increasingly confident they’ve placed enough judges on the bench to re-criminalize abortion.”

A trifle over the top, wouldn’t you say, but that’s where you go when you anticipate a wipeout. 

How ironic. For decades, pro-lifers have railed against what the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia once called the “abortion distortion,” whereby “the Constitution and normal rules of law are bent to protect abortion as a super-right,” in the words of James Bopp, NRLC’s general counsel.

Pieklo ends with the gloomy (for her) conclusion that “all this s_ _ t” (the “bad faith attacks on abortion rights”) will end—but only when there is a “ruling overturning Roe v. Wade entirely. And not one moment before then.”

We can only hope she is prophetic and her prophecy comes true soon.

Categories: pro-abortion