Or to quote the temptress Lili von Shtupp, it's twue! In a bid to regain some level of political relevance, Senator Elizabeth Warren has called for a crack down on Crisis Pregnancy Centers because they dare attempt to dissuade women from having an abortion. Really. I saw images of her Twitter post, but still found it hard to believe. So I went hunting for some news stories. And there they were (in mostly local outlets).
The reason for her proposal? Apparently it's bad when women are dissuaded from aborting their pregnancies. Because, you know, nobody is actually pro-abortion:
Because per the American Medical Association Journal of "Ethics":
The centers, also referred to as pregnancy resource centers, claim to provide comprehensive women's heath care - while their true, and often religiously-inspired, mission is to halt women from going through with an abortion.
Once again, we are reminded that while some doctors, intellectuals and scientists fled from, or bravely resisted, the Nazi Party in Germany, most happily stayed and did the Party's bidding. After all, we know Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers never encourage women to have abortions. That's why they aren't unethical. Thus says the ethics of the AMA.
I especially like the subtle assumption that the real deal breaker and scary quote should be the 'religious' part of the centers' missions. Yep. When did we used to think that scholars and scientists and doctors are perforce objective seekers of truth and goodness and good will discourse? Are we past that yet?
Anyhoo, Ms. Warren puts the lie to the old 'pro-abortion activists care about women and babies' talking point. Like most things liberal, they care - when convenient. The moral grounding of post-war liberalism is that it's true only if convenient, and people matter only if convenient. Hence the MSM attempts to assure Americans that hope is around the corner and things could always be worse where the economy is concerned - because a liberal Democrat is in the White House. Or the monthly ignoring of the horrible rates of murder within the American black community. Again, doesn't help the narrative.
The funny part is that this also shows the lie of the pro-abortion activists who insist abortion opponents don't care about women or babies. By calling these centers out, it shows the world that someone may actually care about and work for the well being of women and children, even if they oppose abortion. They just don't do so in accordance with the Left's dogmas.
Yet for the Left, that last part is enough and all that matters. If you saved a million babies from starving, it would be as filthy rags if your charity failed to align with secular liberal dogma. I'm shocked at how many Christians appear to have warmed up to this little sleight of hand. And yet, a brief survey of Church history should make me wonder why I'm shocked.