William Thien

Is the Pro-Life Movement a Left Wing Subterfuge? Because What It Is…Is What It Does.

Posted on: July 11, 2010

Did you ever drive by an abortion clinic during an anti-abortion protest? Were the protestors displaying large pickets with graphic pictures of aborted fetuses on them? Were the protestors shouting at cars as the cars passed by? That’s usually how such protests go off around here, like a witch hunt. It’s meant to be shocking, to drive you away from the idea of having an abortion if you are pregnant or know someone who is, and it’s meant to gather the support of others in the movement to ban abortion. But as the dictionary defines a subterfuge as a deceptive stratagem or device, I believe that is what the pro-life movement is to the conservative.

I believe that the pro-life movement has a negative effect to the conservative upon fifty percent of the voting body, the female vote, and may in fact drive a substantial portion of the female vote away from the conservative side of politics, that side of politics wherein resides the pro-life movement in the first place.

The predominant view out of the feminist movement regarding abortion is that since it is a woman’s body, it is her right to choose whether or not to have an abortion. I don’t agree entirely with this perspective in that I believe it is chauvinistic because it removes the father from the equation, but it is to this day the prevailing point of view on the matter.

So, if there is a political movement such as the pro-life movement now telling the woman that she should have no choice in the matter, it will be in her nature to question that sentiment. And who can blame her? It is her body. And even though I disagree with that feminist perspective on abortion, that it is only her choice that matters and the father plays no part, one would be ignorant to disregard what the net effect of something such as the pro-life movement would be to the psyche of a newly pregnant woman who was not expecting the pregnancy nor can support it.

It is human nature to want more choices, not fewer. And the pro-life movement tells the woman she has no choice but to have the baby. Naturally the woman will gravitate towards the political ideology that refrains from restricting feminine discretion in the matter.

In other words, like a simple machine, a wedge in this case, the Pro-Life movement has the potential net effect of driving the entire female vote to the liberal side of things over one issue.

That, to me, seems like a political subterfuge. And though that may not be what it is, that is exactly what it does. And you know what they say about that.

Copyright © William Thien 2010

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