A Distinction Without a Difference

Mark Crutcher of Life Dynamics, on “pro-choice” vs. “pro-abortion”:

I recently heard a guest on a political talk-show trying to defend taxpayer funding for Planned Parenthood by saying that we should worry less about abortion and concentrate on helping people who are “already here.”

For those of us in the pro-life movement, it’s an argument we’ve heard regurgitated a million times before. Of course, that doesn’t change the fact that it’s complete nonsense. The biological reality is that the unborn are already here. If that’s not the case, I guess the unborn child that appears on a sonogram screen is just a hallucination. Or maybe the womb is some sort of alternative reality/parallel universe that we can look inside of and see these mysterious humanoids moving around who aren’t actually there.

You know, when you hear the loopy arguments the abortion lobby routinely trots out, you really have to wonder how many psychotropic drugs these people are taking.

Later in this talk-show, this same guy became outraged when a caller referred to him as “pro-abortion.” He instantly shot back that he was not pro-abortion but pro-choice and that the two are not the same.

Once again, this is an argument we hear daily. The interesting thing is, when people advocate other causes, you don’t hear them desperately trying to distance themselves from the activity under discussion. People who support capital punishment don’t bristle at being called pro-death penalty. People who work for the protection of animals don’t become infuriated if you refer to them as pro-animal. Those who support the Second Amendment don’t attack you for calling them pro-gun, and the list goes on and on. The only exception to this is people who support abortion. On one hand they will viciously defend its legality while, on the other hand, doing everything humanly possible to deny any association with it.

The message in this is clear. Simply put, even these people realize that abortion is indefensible.

But beyond that, here’s the issue I want to raise. Today, about 3500 American babies are going to have their legs torn off, their arms ripped out of the sockets, their chests crushed and their skulls split open. And when the day is over, most of their corpses will either be ground up in garbage disposals and flushed down the sewer system or tossed into dumpsters to be eaten by rats. Then tomorrow, another 3500 victims will be teed up, and the day after that another 3500, and the day after that another 3500, and so on.

What I want to know is this: for those defenseless babies, what is the difference between pro-abortion and pro-choice?

Copyright 2011 by Mark Crutcher. Used with permission.

Bob: I hope you don’t mind me adding the graphic. It seemed so appropriate.

Chrissy’s Site Bites in the “Human Rights for All Humans” album



Filed under Abortion, Human Rights, Planned Parenthood

7 responses to “A Distinction Without a Difference

  1. chrissythehyphenated

    Thanks, bob. I’m tempted to post some of those ripped apart bodies, but the photos are so disturbing, I’ll just post one link:



  2. Ting

    Please don’t post those photos. I am very disturbed by them, having had what is called a “missed abortion” many years ago. This is when the baby dies in the womb, but remains there. It was at about 5 months – besides the obvious grief, it was very, very difficult to have to sign the papers for “disposal.” Over 30 years later, it still is haunting.

    That was a powerful article.


    • chrissythehyphenated

      I am so sorry you had to go through that. My mother miscarried at home and told me about collecting the body to take to the hospital with her. When she was in her 70s, I got a Mass card for this child and my mother wept when I gave it to her. My mother NEVER cried.

      Ting, I want to thank you for sharing this for another reason. My “Human Rights for All Humans” album has gotten too large but I was at a loss to think how to split it up. I think I will go now and pull out all the disturbing images and put them in a separate place with a “graphic images” black label.


      • Ting

        Have you read the book “Heaven is For Real” by Todd Burpo? That is the story of the little 4 year old boy who was ill and near death and while in surgery he says he went to heaven. The most compelling part to me was when he told his parents about meeting his sister there, who had died “while in Mommy’s tummy.” The parents claim that they had never told their son about the mom’s miscarriage before he was born.


        • That was an amazing story. I have many, many friends who’ve had miscarriages and stillbirths. I haven’t been through it myself so I can only imagine how devastating it is. But it’s comforting to know they’ll see their children again someday.


        • chrissythehyphenated

          I haven’t read that one (yet), but I did read 90 Minutes in Heaven which made me long for when it’ll be my turn to go!

          That is so cool about the boy meeting his miscarried sib :o)). One time when I was in church praying quietly with some friends, I had an amazing vision of ranks and ranks of angels, each one holding a baby. I understood that the babies were those who had died before birth. It was so real and so vivid, it just blew me away.


  3. Thank you for adding the graphic, Chrissy — very appropriate!