An Oaklahoma judge has halted enforcement of a new abortion law which requires women to undergo an ultrasound before having an abortion.
Pro-choice advocates are relieved because "forcing" a woman to see her "fetus" before she kills it "can only be viewed as unconstitutional in that it violates the Eighth Amendment's prohibition against 'cruel and unusual punishment.'"
Well, actually, the only way this can be viewed as 'cruel and unusual punishment' is if the "fetus" is not just a "blob of cells" but is, in fact, something else. Perhaps something human. Otherwise, what's so cruel about looking at a blob of unwanted cells?
To put a finer point on it, if it's true that forcing an ultrasound on an expectant mother is "cruel and unusual punishment," what do we call forcing an abortion on an unborn child?
But, of course, it's "paternalistic" to believe that a "fetus" is anything more than a "blob of cells" that has taken up unwelcome residence inside a woman's body.
Still, on a scale of 1-10, which procedure is more 'cruel and unusual'? Peering into the womb or being sucked out of it? For a pro-choicer, I guess the answer depends on who's asking. Apparently, the only females that exist are the adult ones, not the unborn ones.
What's also troubling about the pro-choice resistance to this new law is the idea that it's unconstitutional to require informed choice. A woman should be allowed to slough off those cells without seeing its beating heart or hearing a description of its vital organs.
It seems that when it comes to procuring a swift, easily-accessible abortion, getting "only the information she wants" is a cornerstone tenet of a woman's reproductive "rights." God forbid she actually actually get the whole truth because that's 'cruel and unusual punishment.'
The willful ignorance is truly astonishing. In what other arena of life do half-truths hold such sway? For example, can you imagine using that kind of logic in court? "I swear to tell the partial-truth, the half-truth and nothing but the truth I want, so help me God"?
Pro-choice activists seem determined to maintain the lie that unborn children are non-persons. And they don't want ANYTHING to hint otherwise. Because then we might get upset and leave the abortion clinic crying.
"Not one patient would look at the screen and they all closed their eyes or turned their heads," said Linda Meek, director of Reproductive Services in Tulsa, which does 3,000 abortions a year.
The inconvenient truth is that once a mother sees her unborn child, it's harder to delude herself into believing it's just a blob of cells that can be clipped off like overgrown fingernails.
But when it comes to being pro-choice, the one choice you're not allowed to make is an informed one.