Radio talk show host/gasbag Laura Ingraham has joined the Bash Wendy Davis Brigade on the right wing of the Republican Party.
Ingraham tweeted the following message: “Which kids that you see on the playground shouldn’t be there?”
Here is Example A of just one more perversion of the debate between those who favor retaining a woman’s right to choose to have an abortion and those who want to make it illegal.
You see, every woman who gave birth to those hypothetical children “on the playground” made a choice. They chose to give birth to those children. Indeed, it’s a choice most women who become pregnant do make. Texas state Sen. Wendy Davis, D-Fort Worth, who led the filibuster against Senate Bill 5 in the Texas Legislature this week, made a similar choice when she was pregnant at the age of 19 with her first child. For that she deserves high praise, not the kind of condemnation she is receiving now from those who want to write laws that prohibit women from making the most heart-wrenching choice they’ll ever make.
Those on the pro-choice side of the abortion debate should not be construed as being “pro-abortion.” They merely want government to keep its mitts off a woman’s body; they want to enable women across America to make these choices themselves after consulting with their clergy, their families, their own souls.
Whether they choose to end a pregnancy or give birth to a child should be a woman’s choice … pure and simple.
That’s where Wendy Davis appears to stand. That’s where government at all levels – as well as Laura Ingraham and others on her end of the political spectrum – need to butt out.