I pointed out recently how the logic of abortion is actually illogical when it comes to how the law is enforced when an assailant kills a baby in the womb by attacking the mother. It seems to me what has happened in the U.K. shows a similar illogic.
Let me describe the situation in one sentence: A woman wants to abort her baby in order to allow herself to pursue career success.
All “pro-lifers” are disgusted by such behavior, of course, because they oppose abortion as homicide. A woman who has an abortion to pursue a career has committed the murder of another human being for the sake of her career.
But that is what makes this story so bizarre. It is not just “pro-lifers”; the entire nation seems outraged that a woman wants to abort her baby in order to allow herself to pursue career success.
The woman is Josie Cunningham who is some kind of model and who has been presented with an opportunity to appear on the TV show Big Brother. But she can’t be on the show if she is pregnant. So she plans to abort the child. This will enable her, she says, to become wealthy and famous. “This time next year I won’t have a baby. Instead, I’ll be famous, driving a bright pink Range Rover and buying a big house. Nothing will get in my way.”
So why are people, who believe abortion should be legal, so angry at Cunningham? Trevin Wax at the Gospel Coalition makes a perceptive observation:
What’s sickening is to see how society bullies and shames a woman who is following the script that society itself has given her. Over and over again, we are told that women’s rights hinge on access to abortion, that women can be equal to men only if they have full freedom over their reproductive choices, that women need to put themselves and their careers first. One woman follows the logic, and all hell breaks loose against her.
The nation’s reaction almost seems analogous to abortion. Here is a true child of the age and the public hates her for adopting the values of the age—values that they themselves have advocated and fought for.
If you go around telling women that they must have access to abortion to be equal with men eventually women are going to start taking advantage of abortion to be equal with men. I can only wonder if this anger demonstrates that people really know that abortion is homicide and they expect women to feel enough guilt or shame to make them hide their abortions from the public and not talk about them openly.
All the outrage being heaped on Cunningham is really an attempt for pro-abortionists to ease their consciences. As Wax says,
I wonder if there is a reverse sacrifice going on here. Josie Cunningham sacrifices her child on the altar of her career ambitions, and then British society sacrifices Cunningham as a collective easing of the conscience of a society with blood on its hands.
In my opinion, that is exactly right.