Let’s talk for a moment about “women’s rights.” There’s a strange rhetorical phenomena that has taken place wherein the culture has successfully branded abortion as a “women’s rights” issue, and painted abortion opponents as primarily “old white men” who want to control women. In fact, the women who oppose abortion are often dismissed, marginalized and ignored by the so-called “women’s rights” advocates who claim to speak for them.
We see a lot of comments accusing Dan of wanting to control women’s bodies, or take away women’s rights.
So I want to clarify a few things.
Dan has no desire to control anyone’s body. He simply wants to protect Oklahoma children and prevent people from murdering each other. Dan recognizes that all humans…including those still in their mother’s womb… inherently possess human rights.
Contrary to the empty pro-choice slogans, the right to kill our own sons and daughters is not a basic human right. But the right not to be murdered is.
There’s a reason Dan calls himself an abolitionist, instead of a pro-life candidate. He’s the only candidate who is seeking to abolish abortion.
He calls abortion murder, as some pro-life politicians are willing to do, but he also thinks that if it is murder it should be treated as murder. That means criminalizing it just as every other murderous act.
But what we’re seeing is that even people who agree with him in principle, balk at his consistency. This is because our culture, including the pro-life movement, has been inconsistent on this for so long. We call it murder on the one hand, but continue to regulate it as if it were a legitimate healthcare choice.
But we all know it’s murder…. We all know that when an abortion takes place, there’s a human baby in his mother’s womb, and that baby is sliced up or poisoned or vacuumed into pieces and removed because his mother does not want him there.
The problem is, If we start really treating abortion as murder, we have to acknowledge that our friends, our family members, our entire culture is guilty. The fact that people we know and love are technically…actually, murderers, is a heavy burden to bear.
So, partly in the interest of what we thought was compassion, and partly in an attempt to trick the culture by appealing to something they like, we have created a narrative in which women are the victims of abortion, rather than the children, who are aborted. We talk about how we have to make abortion safe for women, when really we should be abolishing abortion so that babies are safe.
Now I don’t deny that women are objectified, indoctrinated, betrayed, and victimized in all kinds of ways in our depraved self-centered culture. That the encouragement to abort is high… that very often they don’t get the support and love they should have from their families, communities, and churches. Abortion does wreak havoc in the lives of everyone involved in its practice, but the babies are the only true victims of abortion. They are the ones being killed.
Of course we hear people say things like, “Women don’t know what they are doing. They don’t know they are killing a child.”
I find that insulting. Women are not stupid. They know exactly what they are doing when they go to an abortion clinic. They are “with child”, they don’t want to be, and they are looking to the abortionist to help them terminate their pregnancy by removing their child from the one place they are able to live. To kill them.
However, the prevailing opinion in the pro-life movement is that only the abortionists should be held accountable for that child’s death. In fact, most people find the idea of punishing mothers and fathers who pay to have their children killed abhorrent.
Here’s the reality. The abortion “clinics” in our state are providing a service to meet a demand. They are not hunting down babies and killing them against the will of their parents. Mothers and fathers, and grandparents, are bringing their children to the abortionists and paying to have them killed.
That is a criminal act, and if we are to be consistent in our treatment of murder, and our application of human rights, we must acknowledge this and behave accordingly.
Now… Dan is not talking about rounding up women who have had abortions in the past, and prosecuting them. He’s not talking about punishing women for having miscarriages, or for having a DNC procedure after their children have died in the womb. He is talking about criminalizing the intentional destruction of a human child.
I would not be working for Dan’s campaign if he held any other position. And I want to say that those who talk about the destruction of these children as if it were a woman’s right, do NOT speak for all women. They don’t speak for me, or the hundreds of thousands of other women in Oklahoma who don’t think they need special murder privileges in order to be valuable. If you’re a woman who doesn’t think women have a right to kill their own children, like and share his message, and vote for Dan Fisher, the only abolitionist candidate in Oklahoma.