WASHINGTON, October 1, 2014 – Liberal Pro-Abortion advocates have put Jessa Duggar in their social media crosshairs and the idea of empowerment of women takes a weird twist in their hands.
Empowerment at its most basic is the process of removing the stigma of marginalization from a person or group. Politically this has recently meant the empowerment of minorities and women through opportunities and self sufficiency.
Unfortunately for the liberal commentariat the empowerment of women means full-on, unapologetic support for abortion to the point that having had one is a point of pride. It has nothing to do with empowerment for education, or career opportunity, or the right to live her life in a way that pleases her.
But that she can demand an abortion at any time, for any reason, regardless of the health or vitality of the unborn child.
Too many liberal women do not believe in the empowerment of women, unless it falls in line with their pro-abortion agenda. This is proven in their response to Jesse Duggar, a young 19 year old women who has chosen a life that fits with her family beliefs – that marriage is sacred, that abortion is unacceptable.
Jessa’s personal beliefs, that sex is post-marriage, means she cannot contemplate the need for a safe, legal abortion any more than she can think that a fish will need a bicycle.
Unfortunately for Jessa, like not discussing religion or politics at dinner, comparing the Holocaust to any other event in the history of man is simply unacceptable. Jessa made a mistake in that because it is her belief that life begins at conception and is as valued as it would be at any age, she compared the lives lost to abortion to the lives lost in the Holocaust. She is not the first. Mom Michelle Duggar has made a similar statement.
In Tomorrow’s World.com, Douglas S. Winnail writes about the “polarizing” argument over abortion framed against the Holocaust saying:
In Germany, during World War II, Adolf Hitler’s Nazi movement killed an estimated six million Jews in what has become known as the Holocaust. After the war, those responsible for this barbaric act of cruelty were tried and convicted of crimes against humanity, and a morally outraged world saw them hanged for their crimes. Today, however, tens of millions of unborn babies die every year—many in the very same nations that sat in judgment at Nuremberg.
It is no wonder that many today call widespread abortion a modern holocaust. The mass murder of unborn babies, legal and socially acceptable in our modern nations, has exceeded by far the numbers killed in Germany under the Nazis, in Russia under Stalin, in China under Mao Zedong and in Cambodia under Pol Pot—yet few today are shocked or outraged! In fact, those who speak out against abortion are commonly labeled as backward and right-wing religious fanatics.
However if we believe in the empowerment of women, this young women has as much of a right to her beliefs, including anti-abortion beliefs, as any other woman.
And she has the right, given to her via Constitutional protections of freedom of speech and religion, to express and live those beliefs.
Jessa, in DC to speak at the Value Voters Summit, wrote the following after her emotional and heartbreaking visit to the Holocaust museum, a difficult experience for anyone with a conscience.
She did, as millions of young people do everyday, expressed her thoughts and emotions on social media posting to Instagram:
I walked through the Holocaust Museum again today… very sobering. Millions of innocents denied the most basic and fundamental of all rights–their right to life. One human destroying the life of another deemed “less than human.” Racism, stemming from the evolutionary idea that man came from something less than human; that some people groups are “more evolved” and others “less evolved.” A denying that our Creator–GOD–made us human from the beginning, all of ONE BLOOD and ONE RACE, descendants of Adam. The belief that some human beings are “not fit to live.” So they’re murdered. Slaughtered. Kids with Down syndrome or other disabilities. The sickly. The elderly. The sanctity of human life varies not in sickness or health, poverty or wealth, elderly or pre-born, little or lots of melanin [making you darker or lighter skinned], or any other factor. “If thou faint in the day of adversity, thy strength is small. If thou forbear to deliver them that are drawn unto death, and those that are ready to be slain; If thou sayest, Behold, we knew it not; doth not He that pondereth the heart consider it? and He that keepeth thy soul, doth not He know it? and shall not He render to every man according to his works?” (Proverbs 24:10-12) May we never sit idly by and allow such an atrocity to happen again. Not this generation. We must be a voice for those who cannot speak up for themselves. Because EVERY LIFE IS PRECIOUS. #ProLife
To this comment, Cosmopolitan magazine writes:
Regardless of how one feels about the morality of abortion though, comparing it to one of the greatest horrors in modern history is insensitive and clueless, to say the least. And the comparison wasn’t a casual, thoughtless one — Jessa had just walked out of the Holocaust museum, and instead of absorbing the scale of that atrocity, decided to make a point about abortion rights. That’s not just tone-deaf; it’s deranged. And it does bring to light just how extreme — and out of touch — the Duggar family values actually are. If only we didn’t reward them with a quirky reality show that whitewashes their radical views.
And we got this Cosmo Tweet:
And the avalanche of woman’s empowerment dictators began:
And then one of my very favorites:
— I Am Part of the 95% (@MaidensOLilith) September 29, 2014
This tweeter demonstrates her lack of communication abilities in a string of tweets on a variety of subjects that are frequently laced with f-bombs and that most horrid word uttered to describe a woman. The women she claims to empower.
Then there is Jezebel.com who scribes:
Listen. I would tackle this, but honestly, Duggar undermines all of the unfounded points she makes all by herself. This Instagram is like one of those zipper purses. It takes one tug to make the whole damn thing come undone and it’s tacky as fuck. So instead of addressing the mound of insurmountably offensive crap Jessa Duggar posted/pooped, I took the time to write about something that is, similar to the Duggars and this Instagram, the worst.
I give you, A Treatise on an Ingrown Pubic Hair:
In all fairness, @JazmineAHenry did attempt to explain herself, via 140 characters at a time (see her entire stream https://twitter.com/JazmineAHenry)
Liberal, pro-choice, anti-marriage people do not have to read, watch or agree with Jessa or any other Duggar. It’s America where we are supposed to be able to believe and live our beliefs as long as they offer no harm to another.
And the Duggar’s are pretty harmless in how they might affect any of these colorfully worded pro-abortion women who seem unable to frame a comment made in a public forum without the use of a four letter word.