This simple quote from Sister Joan Chittister, a Benedictine nun, very clearly defines the hypocrisy of the anti-abortionists.
In a statement she made in 2015 she pointed out she believes “That just because you’re opposed to abortion, that that makes you pro-life. In fact”, she said,” your morality is deeply lacking if all you want is a child born but not a child fed, not a child educated, not a child housed.” Continuing she said, “And why would I think that you don’t? Because you don’t want any tax money to go there. That’s not pro-life. That’s pro-birth.”
A case in point was a demonstration by the so-called “pro-life” movement a few years ago. One after another the demonstrators were approached by pro-choice feminists asking them to sign a pledge to adopt a child from an unwanted pregnancy. Not one person would sign and many did everything they could to avoid even speaking with the person approaching with the pledge.
Another example: Their so-called family planning clinics offer help throughout the pregnancy. But there is little or no help once the child is born.
These words certainly describe the Right Wing anti-choice extremists in many State Governments and the Congress. These Republican hypocrites are hell bent on controlling women’s bodies, not on caring for children once they are born. While the needs of children are ignored, they give handsome tax cuts to corporations and their “fat cat” ceo’s.
They have no real concern for women either. They don’t care if women die. And die they will if they are denied safe legal abortions. Preventing legal abortions doesn’t stop abortion. It only makes desparate women seek whatever means they can to get an abortion.