Scott Tibbs

Hysteria and dishonesty are not effective arguments

By Scott Tibbs, March 10, 2020

When Kentucky was considering passing legislation that would require respectful disposal of unborn babies after an abortion, radical feminists showed up in "Handmaid's Tale" costumes to protest it.


Whatever one thinks of the "Handmaid's Tale" memes, when "abortion rights" advocates are opposing pro-life legislation, they are at least opposing a law that would (in their view) unnecessarily restrict "what a woman can do with her body." But this law would not in any way restrict abortion "rights." It would simply govern how the baby's remains are treated after an abortion.

Equating respectful disposal of remains to the "Handmaid's Tale" - a fictional world where a radical cult rules society and "handmaids" are ritualistically raped by wealthy men - is a hysterical overreaction to what is a boringly normal medical regulation. I am sure at least some of the people at this silly protest knew this, so they are dishonestly ramping up an emotional reaction to what should be an uncontroversial bill.

But, see, there can be no compromise in advocacy for "abortion rights." Pro-abortion radicals cannot allow for anything that admits the humanity of a fetus. Even respectful disposal of fetal remains is a bridge too far because it might make people think that a human being was killed by abortion. It is a sick mindset. Is it any wonder that anti-abortion Christians are so willing to vote for a deeply flawed man like Donald Trump, when these radicals are Trump's opposition?

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