By Emily Geiger
I read with morbid curiosity yesterday some liberal bloggers’ reactions to the killing of George Tiller. One in particular jumped out at me, and I just can’t let it slide.
I’ve read Lynda Waddington’s blog before, and I have to laugh in that it claims to be “bipartisan” since she brought on a RINO columnist. But for the most part, the whole thing is basically just pro-choice rantings most days.
I’ve seen Lynda’s story about why she says she’s pro-choice. Several years ago, she became pregnant with a baby who had a major birth defect, anencephaly, a neural tube defect that results in the absence of brain and skull in the baby. In other words, that baby had absolutely no chance at living after birth. There was probably a significant chance it would spontaneously abort on its own.
Waddington recounts that the state medical board where she lived at that time refused to grant permission for her late-term abortion, which was a necessary prerequisite under the law in that state. My guess is that, because the baby was not dead inside of her yet, there was no risk for infection, and so, at that time, her life was not in danger, and, therefore, the abortion request was denied. She ended up traveling out of state to get her late-term abortion.
Waddington justifies other people’s late term abortions (and abortions in general) by telling her story. But there are a few problems with that.
First, let me say that I’ve not been through what she went through, and I’m sure, in her mind, that means my opinion is worth nothing. However, sometimes, I think an outside objective opinion actually has more clarity on a particular situation. This is especially evident here given the illogical rationale Waddington uses.
I’m pretty blunt, and I call a spade a spade, so here I go.
In her post yesterday, Waddington said, “I am alive today because of a doctor who was willing to perform a late-term abortion.” Yet, in the link to her previous post telling her story, there is no mention that her life was in danger. And in fact, that state medical board specifically found that her life was not in danger when it denied her application for a late-term abortion.
So, frankly, her claim that her life was saved by a late term abortion is a lie, an emotional tool she is using to justify her ardent pro-choice beliefs. Most abortions, even late term ones, don’t include the circumstances where either the baby or the mother is going to die. If her abortion stance was really based on (what she says is) her own life experience, she would support abortion to save the life of the mother, but she would value all other unborn life in order to honor the baby she lost.
Instead, her position appears to be abortion on demand, any time, for any reason. This doesn’t mesh with someone who just wants to ensure that women whose lives are truly in jeopardy have access to the healthcare they need to survive.
There is so much compassion from Waddington and her fellow liberal bloggers (John Deeth in particular, who had “inarticulate rage” over Tiller’s death) for this poor abortionist who killed 60,000 babies by his own estimate. Yet, there is not a single ounce of sympathy for the 60,000 innocent children he slowly and painfully and methodically murdered.
Waddington doesn’t care about those babies. She’s too busy mischaracterizing the pro-life community’s reaction to Tiller’s death, ignoring the fact that everyone I’ve heard is bending over backwards to say they don’t condone the act of violence that took his life, but rather, Waddington is again lying again by saying that there is “a lot of back-slapping and congratulatory mumblings” amongst pro-lifers. She can’t even comprehend that, despite one tragic death, it is reasonable for some of us to be, yes, I’ll say it again, be “relieved” that thousands of healthy babies’ lives are going to be spared (and thousands of moms are going to be spared the emotional trauma of having to live with the guilt of killing their children).
In fact, Waddington is using the situation to promote more abortion. She updated her post on Tiller with the following:
Updated to add this reminder: The nation’s second oldest abortion fund is the Iowa Medical Aid Fund. Donations made to this fund are used to help women in need of abortion pay for medical expenses. If you are looking for something immediate you can do in Dr. Tiller’s memory, please consider making a donation.
If you just threw up a little in your mouth, you’re not alone.
This is a perfect example of the emotional manipulation and lies used by liberals in general, and those in the pro-choice movement in particular.
Let’s not fall for the lies any longer.
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