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Here’s what the babies would say

By From page A8 | February 04, 2013

It is one of life’s great mysteries that so many liberal people are so callous when it comes to aborting fetuses. I mean, the Democratic convention last summer was almost a pro-abortion pep rally, as a variety of pro-choice speakers, including the self-proclaimed “Catholic woman” Caroline Kennedy, knelt at the altar of “reproductive rights.”

Recently, another woman who calls herself a Catholic, Mary Elizabeth Williams, wrote a shocking article for Salon. Titled “So What if Abortion Ends Life?” Williams starkly states: “I believe that life starts at conception. And it’s never stopped me from being pro-choice.”

In the body of the article, Williams says this about her own pregnancies: “I never wavered for a moment in the belief that I was carrying a human life inside of me.”

And she continues, “Here’s the complicated reality in which we live: All life is not equal. That’s a difficult thing for liberals like me to talk about. . . . (A) fetus can be a human life without having the same rights as the woman in whose body it resides. She’s the boss. Her life and what is right for her circumstances and her health should automatically trump the rights of the non-autonomous entity inside of her. Always.”

So now a developing fetus or viable baby ingesting in the womb is a “non-autonomous entity.” Good grief!

The measure of a decent human being is how he or she treats the defenseless. The philosophy of Williams echoes past tyranny: Might makes right! What gives Williams the right to determine that her life is better than the baby she carries? Who appointed Williams the arbiter of who lives and who dies? Always, Williams? Abortion is acceptable always?

We are not talking about life endangerment or catastrophic damage to the mother here. No. What Williams believes, and she’s not alone, is that a woman can execute her fetus simply because “she’s the boss.”

You may remember the late-term abortion doctor George Tiller. For $5,000, Tiller would drill a hole into the skull of a baby anytime up until birth. Tiller had an assistant in his Kansas clinic, Dr. Ann Kristin Neuhaus, whose assignment was to put on paper a reason for the late termination. Pretty much any reason would do, including “anxiety.”

On May 31, 2009, Tiller was shot through the eye while attending a church service. His killer, Scott Roeder, is serving life in prison. The murder made national headlines, and in many press dispatches, Tiller was portrayed as a martyr. People like me who had criticized Tiller before the vicious crime were accused by far-left loons of encouraging the assassination.

On June 22, 2012, Neuhaus was informed that Kansas authorities had revoked her medical license. A judge ruled that she did not perform adequate mental health examinations of 11 abortion patients. The prosecution said that Neuhaus was a “threat to any future patients she might have.”

Not to mention the babies she helped Tiller abort.

There comes a time when a human being has to either face evil or admit to allowing it. Abortion is legal in the U.S., but it should not be celebrated or used as a political tool. Viable babies are human beings. If they could talk, they would tell Williams and other pro-choice zealots that their lives should not be marginalized by someone who thinks she’s the boss.

That’s what the babies would say.

Bill O’Reilly is host of the Fox News Show, “The O’Reilly Factor” and author of the book “Pinheads and Patriots: Where You Stand in the Age of Obama.”

Bill O'Reilly


Discussion | 21 comments

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  • rlw895February 02, 2013 - 11:15 am

    It is one of life’s great mysteries that so many conservative people are so callous when it comes to thinking people who are pro-choice are also pro-abortion. Bill puts that hook in his first paragraph and launches off of that misconception. Only in his case he is exploiting the misconception for money—to sell his column. He knows the truth of the matter. We have a name for someone like that: Liar.

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  • Tom ChalkFebruary 02, 2013 - 1:44 pm

    RLW: Your disdain for O'Reilly seems to make your analyses "jump the tracks" of cool observational convention. I guess I missed all the "lies" you seem to see in this OPINION column. Why does it bother you so much that O'Reilly writes his columns for pay? Should we then question the motives and therefore the veracity of every professional writer on the planet? By that standard, only Kirchubel should be believed without reservation.

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  • rlw895February 02, 2013 - 3:59 pm

    It's not so much O'Reilly makes money spewing his particular brand on toxin, but that he makes a LOT of money doing it. And it doesn't help the debate; it keeps people from seeing what they have in common. He makes gets rich making people stupider and driving them apart, and I don’t have to act cool about it when I see it. But back to “cool observation:” Is there anyone out there who is "pro-abortion?" I suppose if you oppose people who are "pro-life," you must be "anti-life." But that would sound SO stupid, the "pro-life" people have had to settle for calling their opponents "pro-abortion." Think about it; who is pro-abortion? When the Constitution was being ratified, the pro-constitution people quickly claimed the moniker "federalists" and started calling their opponents "anti-federalists," which stuck. The rest is history. Words matter.

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  • CD BrooksFebruary 02, 2013 - 11:25 am

    The hypocrisy from Conservative Republicans is mind numbing. Protect the second amendment so you can keep your guns because that is your right. Keep god involved in everything to the point of terrorizing innocence because that is your right. Strip women, minorities and gay citizens of THEIR rights because you don’t like them! What a sick bunch of perverted souls!

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  • StR......February 02, 2013 - 11:49 am

    All you good Christians out there put CD Brooks on your prayer list...Thank You.

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  • CD BrooksFebruary 02, 2013 - 5:47 pm

    STR, please don't waste your time. With that kind of help I can do better elsewhere! :)

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  • Actually CD....February 02, 2013 - 8:08 pm

    I hereby do respectfully ask your permission that I and any other Christian out there that wants to pray for you may do so. If there is no God/Jesus then what harm can come from us praying for you? So, do I please have your permission to pray for you? Please reply. Thank you.

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  • SavetheRepublic.....So CD,,,February 02, 2013 - 8:24 pm

    C dis....If you do not reply then...Good Luck to you "and the horse you rode in on". Forgive me just trying to use colorful language!

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  • Tom ChalkFebruary 02, 2013 - 1:55 pm

    CD: I agree with many of your observations on this site, but when it comes to your characterization of conservative Republicans, I have to wonder what evil genie has possessed you. Serious question: Do atheists acknowledge the existence of the "soul?"

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  • CD BrooksFebruary 02, 2013 - 5:57 pm

    Mr. Chalk, I really have no idea about the soul question and don’t care. :) My statements are irrefutable facts regarding hypocritical thinking by Conservative Republicans. Take my rights but keep yours? How can any clear thinking individual accept that? Oh yeah, never mind.

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  • Tom ChalkFebruary 02, 2013 - 6:48 pm

    CD: I thought you might have an insight into my "souls" question since you referred to conservatives as a sick bunch of perverted souls. Oh, well.

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  • CD BrooksFebruary 03, 2013 - 7:21 am

    Mr. Chalk, no Si, I wasn't referring to them in the "biblical" sense, but rather a collection of fools. Nothing personal.

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  • Danny BuntinFebruary 04, 2013 - 4:18 pm

    @CD: WOW, all them prayers and $1 will get you a cup of coffee at McDonald's Mr Brooks. There is one caveat, the sale at MCDees ends this month.

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  • Danny BuntinFebruary 04, 2013 - 4:35 pm

    @ Mr Chalk: Regarding the "soul" question. The word soul can mean whatever you want, because it can have a broad interpretation. It is not based on a objective meaning. Have you ever seen a soul, have you ever touched a soul - literally? I would say you touched on someones emotions, and are confusing that with the afterlife mumbo jumbo you are trying to convey. Some may describe it as a moral compass. Something that lives forever, as the mythical tale defines it.

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  • Tom ChalkFebruary 04, 2013 - 6:42 pm

    Hey, Danny: I doubt you are any more expert than I as to what a "soul" is, but how can my asking sincere questions of someone who used the term on this website be interpreted a my conveying "mumbo jumbo?" Relax.

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  • Danny BuntinFebruary 04, 2013 - 8:19 pm

    My apologies Mr Chalk. Reading to fast, and mixing up the plot lines, and order of read.

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  • RichFebruary 02, 2013 - 11:29 am

    The only place that liberal sickos don't have children used as props is at one of their genocidal ''pro-choice'' rallies. California is clearly a sick wicked state and society worthy of harsh judgment.

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  • The SugarJarFebruary 02, 2013 - 1:04 pm

    Mischaracterizing others words and actions is a too popular past time. Some do it for fun, some for profit, and some perhaps because that's what passes for thinking in their world.

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  • StRFebruary 02, 2013 - 4:23 pm

    I agree with most everything in this column. Now the question has to be asked... if it is not OK to kill United States babies, why is it Ok to kill children in the Middle East with Drone attacks ect....because 911 WAS AN INSIDE JOB ON THE REPUBLICAN WATCH (with the full knowledge of high ranking Democrat NWO operatives) and those countries did not attack US. Why do we not condemn UN, WHO, IMF, Communist abortions worldwide...why does the United States fund the UN and WHO and IMF, which are actually fronts for Depopulation programs.

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  • RichFebruary 04, 2013 - 11:18 am

    jane Tammy Fonda--you are only echoing what Al-Qaeda sympathizers say. ''We didn't perpetrate 911--the Israeli Jews did this''--despite the fact all the terrorist hijackers were from EGYPT and SAUDI ARABIA.

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