Whether it is an act of love or lust or a combination of both, when a woman has sexual congress with a man and the outcome is pregnancy, what is growing within her is a part of life. Some say it is an unborn child, others call it a fetus. Whatever it is, when you abort it, you end a story. You end the she or he who might have been. That much is certain.
We all know women who have faced this crossroads. Who had to choose. It is not a light decision. It is not a happy time.
Now come the Democrats. Senator Loretta "Mother Roach" Weinberg and Assemblywoman Valerie Vainieri Huttle, who should know better. They proposed a resolution "celebrating" this unhappy time.
We get it. There are some who are so proud that they cannot admit to an unhappiness -- it might bring with it doubt. And so they tell themselves that "this is a good thing" and that they are glad for it. They place what they've done on an alter and worship it. For them it becomes "the sacrament of abortion." For them, doubt must be shouted away and dissenters heckled down.
The Democrats' resolution used the opportunity presented by the 43rd anniversary of Roe v. Wade to "recognize and celebrate the importance of continued access to reproductive health care for women." Ah, those euphemisms! It reminds us of the time a groups of lawyers, bureaucrats, and politicians gathered on the outskirts of a capital to work out another "euphemism." Can you guess which one?
Let's cut the euphemisms, Roe v. Wade isn't about "reproductive health care" -- as everyone knows, it is about abortion. Roe v. Wade legalized abortion.
Addressing her colleagues, Assemblywoman Gail Phoebus (R-Sussex, Warren, Morris) nailed it:
“Let’s be real. Roe v. Wade isn’t about women’s health care issues. To sit here and have the Legislature celebrate 58 million abortions since 1973 is abhorrent. Apparently gone are the days of claiming that ‘no one is pro-abortion,’ but only pro-choice. If we looked, I think we would find far more women who regret having abortions and have a more difficult task finding women who regret choosing life.
The reality is the decision legalized the aborting of unborn children. Roe v. Wade redefined what a person is in the same vein as another low-point for our Supreme Court and our nation, the Dred Scott Decision.
“Our nation’s founding document, the Declaration of Independence, is clear: “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.
“By serving in this legislative body, we are representatives of the people and we govern with their consent. I take my duty seriously to protect the rights of all – born and unborn.”
Of course, the Democrats would rather ignore these words. Too old-fashioned. They have a new operating principle. Or is it? In many ways, what they are striving for, are a set of old 1930's sci-fi imaginings. The total control, erotic nanny state as imagined by Aldous Huxley in 1931 is a very different totalitarian vision than the one conjured by George Orwell more than a decade later. But both picked up the direction in which we -- with the help of Mother Roach and her sidekick, Assemblywoman Valerie Vainieri Huttle -- are continuing down the path today. So for your edification, we present this film adaptation of the novel, "Brave New World."
Enjoy and remember, whether you are a Republican from Westfield or a Bergen County Democrat, you too can "be allowed to go back to your erotic training class and play 'hunt the zipper'." Don't ask what it means, watch the movie.