There are people of both genders around the world who oppose the provision of clinical abortion services to women for a wide variety reasons, be they religious, ethical or scientific. Most of these individuals are neither extreme nor intolerant in their general opinions or day-to-day lives. They simply hold a negative view on this one, admittedly controversial, medical procedure. However there is a significant section of the organised prohibition movement – perhaps a majority – who are far from tolerant, who are in fact so dedicated to the anti-choice cause that their commitment shades into fanaticism. In such circumstance anything, no matter how morally dubious, is permissible. Lies are presented as truths, falsehoods are labelled as facts, and the most personal of tragedies becomes grist for an ever-turning wheel of misogynistic propaganda. Given that it is women who seek control over their reproductive choices then it is women who must be classed as a potential danger to the unborn until proved otherwise.
What other group in Western society, but a misanthropic “pro-life” cult, could blame a young girl’s suicide not on the “grooming”, abuse and statutory rape she was subjected to by an older male youth but on the abortion that the rape made necessary? Such is the case presented in this purposefully deceitful report from the so-called Life News:
“15-Year-Old Girl Kills Herself Two Years After Getting an Abortion
Two years after Ashli Blake jumped off a monument and killed herself, a British trial is revealing new details about the young teen’s tragic death.
…Blake began dating 17-year-old Marcus Webb when she was just 13 years old. After becoming pregnant by him, Blake decided that she wanted to keep her baby, but her mother pressured her into having an abortion. Her boyfriend later made fun of her, even sending her a mock Mother’s Day card after the abortion, according to the investigation.
Haunted by the experience, two years later, the 15-year-old girl committed suicide in September 2014.
These details were revealed during a trial accusing Webb of sexually abusing his girlfriend. This week, Webb was sentenced to four years in jail for sexually abusing Blake, according to the report.
LifeNews had reported a number of tragic suicide deaths among women who had abortions. In 2015, a British Indiana actress named Jiah Khan hung herself and left a suicide note lamenting her abortion and abuses at the hands of her partner.”
Only the most reprehensible of mindsets could see culpability in the actions of the abused rather than the abuser, yet that seems to be the view of those labouring away in the mercenary Life News. Under a pretence of concern, they make an adolescent girl the author of her own misfortune because she agreed to an abortion following sexual exploitation at the age of thirteen by a teenager several years her senior. The termination, not the trauma of a child manipulated and bullied, becomes the proximate cause of death two years later. To add insult to injury they make the deceased girl’s mother a contributer to the loss of her own daughter.
The spirit of Christianity and its basic tenets may speak of love and respect but such virtues are most certainly not to be found among the human malignancies which staff the Life News organisation.