Those who follow abortion news in general and Planned Parenthood specifically are well aware of how much the pro-abortion folks love to throw fancy parties and hand out ironically named awards to each other. From 7:30 AM to 9 AM Pacific Wednesday, May 30, Planned Parenthood Advocates of Oregon (PPAO) and their pals gathered for yet another celebration of “progressive” virtue signaling and patting each other on the back.Sonya Renee Taylor
The 2018 Courageous Voice Breakfast featured keynote speaker and body positivity activist/poet, Sonya Renee Taylor, founder of The Body Is Not an Apology organization. Other than a very expensive breakfast – general admission cost $125, though there was a VIP option for $250 – the whole event was just another excuse for those who value their own “right” to live free from the consequences of their actions more than human life to fawn over each other and hand out awards to feed their good feelings and assuage any slight twinges of guilt that may briefly appear.
PPAO used the breakfast to hand out the Marilyn Epstein Pro-Choice Champion Award and the Volunteer Excellence Award to the “longtime leaders” of their movement.
Oregon Democrat Sen. Ron Wyden was honored as the “Pro-Choice Champion.” That’s the guy who “urged the Trump administration to reverse its decision to roll back protections that prevent states from excluding qualified women’s health care providers from the Medicaid program.”Oregon Democrat Sen. Ron Wyden
Boy, that sounds bad. But let’s cut out the propaganda and examine just what “qualified women’s health care providers” Trump wanted to keep away from the Medicaid program. Well, it seems Sen. Wyden was merely conflating Planned Parenthood with all women’s health centers to distract people from the fact President Trump doesn’t want U.S. taxpayers forced into funding abortions. Turns out Senator Wyden is the best choice for the otherwise meaningless Planned Parenthood award after all.
Despite the name of the event, there’s nothing courageous about advocating for the right to end another person’s life as a matter of convenience. It is, sadly, quite a safe position to hold in our depraved world today – unlike actually standing for the sanctity of life, which, apparently, makes one a sexist piece of crap.
The awards themselves are not nearly as egregiously named as the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights’ Hubert H. Humphry Civil and Human Rights Award, which in 2018 went to Planned Parenthood’s Cecile Richards, but it’s still a perversion of what pro-choice should mean.
The pro-abortion folks seem oddly averse to the moniker pro-abortion. They like to call themselves “pro-choice” and talk about “reproductive rights.” Presumably, that’s because it’s hard to look in the mirror every day and face the fact that you advocate for the right to commit murder in the name of convenience and shirking responsibility.
Of course, pregnancy is a consequence of sex, not an actionable choice in itself. One does not choose to become pregnant; she chooses to take the action that might result in pregnancy. When a woman – or a man, for that matter – chooses to have sex, she or he exercises the right to reproduce, whether pregnancy occurs or not, and whether that was the intended outcome or not.
Sex is the choice, by the way, and none of the anti-abortion people I’ve met have ever advocated taking away a woman’s right to choose whether to have sex. But so long as they can use their feel-good names and have their little parties and awards, those who have advocated for, and even participated in, the destruction of millions of innocent lives need never examine that ugly truth. It’s a self-deception that keeps the guilt at bay. Without it, they might actually have to face their lazy, aberrant behavior labeled as “medical care” and the irony of calling those who oppose them “literally Hitler.” We can’t have that, now can we?