Democrats may claim to be the party of science, but time and again their agenda lines up closer to science fiction, and ultimately fantasy, as the latest New York Times op-ed proved through reality-bending lengths as it strove to equate the evils of abortion to the tragedy of miscarriage.
With woke activists promoting gender theory to toddlers and politicians denying widely accepted metrics to soften the perception of the economic disaster unfolding from their policies, the lows the narrative-pushers will stoop to in the name of their favored cause should come as no surprise. Yet, The Times really outdid itself when it published the work of two on-demand abortion peddling professors titled, “Why do we talk about miscarriage differently from abortion?”
Not only do they ask that question in all seriousness, their apparent takeaway isn’t just to blur the lines between these disparate experiences, but to blur the lines of all reality making it, like beauty, solely in the eye of the beholder.
“The line between abortion and pregnancy loss has always been blurry. But over the past few decades, the anti-abortion movement has forged a cultural bright line between the two experiences, promoting dueling narratives of ‘bad’ mothers who voluntarily cause fetal death versus ‘good’ mothers who grieve unpreventable pregnancy loss,” the authors argue.
"The line between abortion and pregnancy loss has always been blurry," write @GreerDonley and @jillwieberlens. "But over the past few decades, the anti-abortion movement has forged a cultural bright line between the two experiences." https://t.co/WORbcVDpaD
— New York Times Opinion (@nytopinion) August 2, 2022
The scholars behind this piece that at one time described expectant mothers who suffered a miscarriage as “women who believe they lost their child in utero,” are University of Pittsburgh Law School associate professor Greer Donley, who specializes in abortion law, and University of Arkansas School of Law professor and associate dean of research and faculty Jill Wieber Lens, who specializes in stillbirth law.
“It does not damage the movement to admit that some people become attached to their children in utero and that attachment has value,” they argue as they bounce between admitting that personhood begins at conception and the favored pro-abortion stance that a fetus is merely a “clump of cells.”
They lament that “abortion and pregnancy loss are generally perceived as two different things, at least in part because of anti-abortion strategy” they claim looks to “weaponize grief” to “promote the concept of fetal personhood.”
Such a disingenuous piece. The difference is 💯intentionality💯. It’s embarrassing to act so obtuse. Fall down the stairs and have a miscarriage: Tragic. Insert forceps to crush baby’s skull: Evil. @MZHemingway @kayleighmcenany pic.twitter.com/Qg3zBDcYPn
— Israel Heinz (@IsraelHeinz) August 2, 2022
Blurry my ass! I was devastated when I lost my 2nd pregnancy through miscarriage. There is a huge difference between losing a child through no willful act of your own, and deliberately seeking to kill your own child. It’s just evil to try and conflate the two!
— 🐶Mom Ultra Make American Gas Affordable! 🇺🇸 (@strudalsmom) August 2, 2022
No way does the author or anyone else believe something this stupid.
How is a miscarriage different than an abortion?
Gee, I wonder.
How is a death by natural causes different than murder? That’s a stumper. I guess we will never know.
— EricD 🇺🇲 (@TheMotleyMind) August 2, 2022
This horrific piece in NYT that cruelly, illogically equates abortion and miscarriage also makes sweeping claims about race for which the authors provide no citation.
“Freudian Duplo.” –@charlescwcooke pic.twitter.com/PNemCN9n1p
— Ellen Carmichael 🌻 (@ellencarmichael) August 2, 2022
As it turns out, Wieber Lens has herself experienced the tremendous loss of a miscarriage, and the position that she is arguing from, like so many inane progressives, is that the child in the womb should only be considered a person if the mother chooses to believe that for the purposes of obtaining a birth certificate for stillborn babies. Much like gender is a construct, liberals are not pushing for life itself to be a construct with no actual definitive standard.
This is one of the most dishonest and manipulative articles you’ve published and considering the source, that’s saying a lot. What a way to make enemies.
— MyJennarocity (@MJennarocity) August 2, 2022
As a result, many were more than happy to point out similar conflated arguments that could be made using the “logic” of these professors.
The line between Person A dying from Person B pointing a gun at Person A’s temple and intentionally pulling the trigger and Person A dying of a massive heart attack has always been blurry…
— Arbiter of Fair (@PolitiMote) August 2, 2022
I have Muscular Dystrophy and am in a wheelchair. I guess that’s the same as someone purposely sawing their legs off with a chainsaw.
— Shawn Martin aka thecrippledrummer (@ShawnMa35965132) August 2, 2022
Why Do We Talk About Murder Differently From Cancer?
— T. Becket Adams (@BecketAdams) August 2, 2022
hey did you know there’s a difference between suicide and dying by breast cancer? not a lot of people know this. the line has been blurred!
— T. Becket Adams (@BecketAdams) August 2, 2022
Why do we talk about murder differently than accidental death? – The New York Times
— Mark II (@LLMarkII) August 2, 2022
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