On the politicization of women's health after abortion, I don't think I was clear enough yesterday. The pro-choice crowd has been vastly more political about this than the pro-life crowd. They have been unable to work up any outrage over abortions that occur under pressure and have never lifted a single finger to try to prevent such abortions from occurring. Their muteness on this is revolting and grotesquely hypocritical. If women to whom this happened hadn't worked up their nerve to tell their stories to pro-life groups, who would even know that such things happen?
Has the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Chicago Tribune, the New Republic, CBS, NBC and on and on ever reported even one story about a woman whose parents made her abort when she was sixteen and six months pregnant? She saw the nurse put her squirming baby in a plastic trash bag and dump it in a bucket. Or about a wife whose husband escorted her to the clinic with a gun in his pocket? These are true stories. I know women that endured this. Or what about the endless forms of lesser coercion and duress? "I'll leave you if you don't get rid of it". "You're out on the street if you don't get rid of it".
Contemporary abortion is a primary instrument by which real women are being oppressed. Yet pro-choice feminists cannot even so much as whisper, "I'm sorry. That shouldn't happen. That is wrong. What can I do to make sure that this stops?"
Where's the outrage?