The Pro-Choice Worldview: “It’s All about ME!”

Former Saturday Night Live star Amy Poehler apparently thinks that the Planned Parenthood workers who are willing to aid and abet the sexual exploitation of minors “totally rule”:

Note also how awesome she says she is — “truly, no-kidding awesome” — for being a Planned Parenthood member.

I don’t know about you, but it seems to me that having a celebrity tell me how highly she thinks of herself doesn’t seem like a very good fundraising strategy.

“I’m Done Apologizing for Who I Am”

Regardless, this sort of thinking is what the pro-choice movement runs on. Indeed, without it, it would fall to pieces, for selflessness is the enemy of abortion.

Last week I highlighted a recent post — titled “Happy Birthday to ME!!!” at The Abortioneers blog in which a contributor writes, “I’m done apologizing for who I am,” and proceeded to proclaim, “I love abortion and all the good it does in this world.”

She also writes, “I have also been called loud, tactless, obnoxious, and callous” and says she has no qualms about “talk[ing] about sex openly and freely and do[es]n’t feel the need to discuss sexscapades in hushed tones or code words.”

She ends her post by asking: “What are you done apologizing for?”

A few hours later, another Abortioneer posted a comment:

These examples are emblematic of what might be called the pro-choice “worldview” — one in which self-approbation and embracing of one’s own foibles are to be esteemed, while humility and acknowledgment of personal weakness — and, what’s more, personal sin — is to be shunned at all costs.

The antidote to this way of thinking is, of course, to recognize that we as human beings are imperfect, weak, and broken, and that many of the things we do are, dare I say, wrong; and, further, that we can’t hope to solve the world’s problems until we get our own house in reasonable order.

This worldview was perhaps best summed up by G. K. Chesterton—who, along with a myriad of other prominent writers of his day—was asked by the London Times in 1908 to write an essay on the theme, “What’s Wrong with the World?”

In response, Chesterton wrote a letter:

Dear Sirs,

I am.

Sincerely yours,
G. K. Chesterton

Would that all of us were so honest.

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