Perhaps you’ve seen this ad running here in Ohio. If not, we’ve embedded it below.
We’ve spoken before about the gruesome procedure known as partial birth abortion. The doctor only removes a portion of the fully formed baby from the mother’s birth canal, then pierces its skull to kill it. But since the baby wasn’t completely delivered, the law doesn’t consider him or her a person. It’s revolting.
The doctor you see in the ad wrote the following oped about how extreme pro-abortion politicians are out of sync with the majority of Americans and even a majority of pro-choicers. We are pleased to offer it exclusively to our readers.
Mrs. Clinton is today’s typical pro-choice politician. In the not-so-distant past, these politicians shared–and expressed–the ambivalence the American public feels about abortion. She herself called it, in 2005, “a sad, even tragic choice” and talked about how important it is to find ways to reduce its incidence. Bill Clinton famously said (and the Democratic platform in those days echoed) that the procedure should be “safe, legal, and rare.”
Today, far from referring to the procedure as a tragic occurrence, pro-choice politicians declare abortion a matter of justice and vital to the well-being of all women. Clinton and her party’s platform not only support the status quo, in which abortion is legal for any reason until viability, but call for repeal of any modest federal and state laws that attempt to regulate the procedure—such as clinic-safety policies. In a startling departure from long standing practice, Mrs. Clinton has stated unequivocally that the Hyde Amendment (a budget provision that keeps federal funds from paying for elective abortions) should be scrapped—thus forcing those who morally object to abortion into paying for it. Both Clinton and her party’s platform have abandoned religious liberty and conscience rights when it comes to this ethically divisive procedure, condemning the idea that employers can object to paying for abortifacients through their healthcare plans.
I participated in a commercial that will run in the weeks leading up to the elections in order to illustrate the difference between the views of pro-choice politicians and the American public. The ad consists of five women (not actors) pointing out where the lines of American general opinion really fall on abortion.
A Marist poll conducted in July 2016 showed that about 8 out of 10 Americans support substantial restrictions on abortion. This includes 6 out of 10 who say they are pro-choice! The de-facto position of pro-choice politicians of “abortion on demand” and for any reason throughout pregnancy is far outside the mainstream, with only about 1 in 10 Americans supporting such a view.
This shows that U.S. abortion law as it stands is already out of sync with a typical American’s thoughtful appreciation of what’s at stake.
People understand that abortion pits a woman’s “right to choose” against the life of her own child. As much as our culture paints the procedure as ethically inconsequential, a natural human desire to protect vulnerable pre-natal children persists. Even many European countries that we consider very liberal prohibit abortion after the first trimester.
The poll also reveals that proposals to repeal the Hyde Amendment run counter to the widely held (and eminently courteous) view that people who find abortion morally objectionable should not be made to pay for it. A strong majority, including 65% of African Americans and 45% of those who say they are pro-choice, oppose tax-payer funding of abortion. Americans also respect the conscience rights of physicians and other healthcare workers. By almost 20 points, a majority of Americans do not believe healthcare providers should be forced to participate in the procedure against their will. This includes 4 in 10 who identify as pro-choice.
As a doctor, I was glad to make an ad clarifying these issues for the public. Every day in my practice I examine, via ultrasound, babies that are not yet born but nevertheless exhibit a breathtaking humanity. The awed looks on the faces of their mothers and fathers show me that you don’t have to be a doctor to appreciate the enormity of what’s quietly going on in a pregnant woman’s belly. Pro-choice politicians who act as though it is a moment of pure “woman’s liberation” when one of these children’s lives is ended are simply ignoring not only reality but the opinions and values of most Americans, even most pro-choice Americans.
Dr. Grazie Pozo Christie specializes in radiology and serves on the advisory board for The Catholic Association.
Even in Europe, which is much more progressive than the United States, there are stricter restrictions on abortion. But America’s pro-abortion politicians like Hillary Clinton take the blood money from Planned Parenthood and do their bidding to keep barbaric practices like partial birth abortion legal.
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