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Pro-life people are just nicer human beings

Pro-life people are just nicer human beings

The title of this article should be obvious, yet we have people in this country, conservatives even, who insist, “Obama seems like a nice guy, but…”

“Nice” guys (and gals) do not murder babies. They do not continue to tax you even after you die so that you can’t leave your loved ones an inheritance you worked your whole life to provide them with. Nice guys do not regulate your every move so that your life and livelihood are stifled.

Nice guys are not liberals. Liberals are not nice guys.

To be nice, a person must be generous, thoughtful of others, unselfish. Pro-life people are loving. They love life, and they love it so much that they want little babies they have  not met and likely never will meet to have life and enjoy it, too. They want pregnant mothers to avoid the pain, void, guilt, and the physical and emotional trauma that comes with having an abortion – so much so that they’ll endure the freezing cold weather and show their prayerful, caring support day after day and year after year.

(I witnessed this enduring love at the 41st annual March for Life today in Washington. So, so, so cold. So, so, so many happy warriors. They care not only about the little ones being mercilessly slaughtered every day, but about being in the way of others on the metro, whether you’re warm enough, stranger, and if anyone needs help.)

Liberals spin the pro-life stance to make advocates of life seem like judgmental totalitarians looking to end all personal liberty. But who’s really saying “No” here? Liberals are saying “No, you do not have the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness while you’re still in the womb.” Conservatives are much more tolerant and liberal on this score. “Yes you can have life!” “Yes you can have this baby!” “Yes you can lead a fulfilling life, both of you!”

Liberals are all about the rights of other people, given those other people are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or some other minority. But if that other person is an inconvenient infant in the womb (LGBT or otherwise) who cramps their hedonistic lifestyle – watch out!

Liberals may not want babies to die, but they don’t care if they do, which is just as bad. And they’ll do everything in their power to make sure they’re able to do so in as efficient and taxpayer-funded a manner as possible.

If wanting another innocent creature to experience the same love, pleasure, joy, and happiness that you have enjoyed in this life is negative, then maybe liberals are nice people after all.

Teresa Mull is the managing editor of Human Events. 

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  • franknowzad

    Surely the March for Life easily qualifies as the “coolest” demonstration?
    Half a million people walking in the cold to get something for other people.

  • http://democracylover.blogspot.com Charles D

    O yes, nicer human beings like Michael Griffin, Paul Jennings Hill, John Salvi, Eric Robert Rudolph, James Kopp, and Scott Roeder.

  • http://democracylover.blogspot.com Charles D

    Most anti-abortion zealots don’t really have a basic respect for life. That is evident when they admit their support for capital punishment in spite of the documented cases of injustice, or their support for unnecessary wars, or the lack of support for programs that would provide needed health care or other support to poor children.

    IMHO, the main thrust of the anti-abortion movement stems from their attitudes towards women. They also tend to be the ones who also don’t want sex education and oppose freely available birth control, and want women to stay in traditional roles. Lots of money gets spent pushing anti-choice organizations and political candidates because they also, not incidentally, are the same ones who are out to increase corporate power at the expense of democracy.

  • BK

    Charles:

    ” They also tend to be the ones who also don’t want sex education and oppose freely available birth control, and want women to stay in traditional roles.” You may be right! I’m sure many conservatives think the proper place for sex education is at home and not in a public place where a child may be embarrassed by the topic and is forced to be taught something they and their parents may disagree with. Some conservatives probably oppose “freely available birth control” because we know that NOTHING in life is free. Someone foots the bill. Why do you want to punish and demean women who choose the “traditional mother” role (i.e. see reaction to Ann Romney’s decision to stay home and care for her children)?

  • justinwachin

    I would disagree with some of your characterizations of the pro-life movement. I don’t think you will find that many people which match all the items on your checklist.

    I’m pro-life and I have no problem seeing someone get the death penalty provided it is a serious crime and their guilt is confirmed beyond a shadow of a doubt. By shadow of a doubt I’m talking about way more than matching shirt fibers. For example several years ago a man raped a woman and slit her throat, killed her children and burned the house down. Somehow the woman survived and was able to point the murderer out in court. Additional evidence gathered at the crime scene and at the murderer’s home confirmed her testimony. The guy is currently await his date with the executioner.

    In my area, women are an active part of the pro-life movement. I think they would strongly disagree with many of the things you accuse them of.

  • Harold Svenssen

    Being “protestant” isn’t a religion, nor is it the official religion of England.

    How do you know when leftists are out of their depth? When they talk about religion, especially Christianity.

  • Harold Svenssen

    Typical straw man leftist argument. Adoption is always an option if the child isn’t wanted.

  • Harold Svenssen

    Your comment is shameless leftist projection and not founded in fact, despite the zealousness of leftists wishing it to be so in order to cover the heinousness of justifying infanticide.

    I am pro-life and I don’t like capital punishment at all, except in rare circumstances where the offending party has shown hostile indifference to the lives of others. That in and of itself is life affirming.

    That being said, it is a red herring to compare abortion with capital punishment. With abortion, the killed person is not only innocent, but helpless to defend herself. Those receiving capital punishment made the choice to extinguish the life of another. Any confluence of the two is cynical in the extreme.

  • Bill_in_NC

    There is a huge moral difference between a criminal who deserves death and a baby who does not. So it is not inconsistent to be in favor of capital punishment and in favor of letting innocents live. Both of those positions are consistent with achieving a civil society. It is inconsistent to lobby against capital punishment and for abortion; worse, it is backwards.

  • Harold Svenssen

    It is unfortunate you are so sad and angry. But there is hope should you decide to embrace it. Accept the love of God, realize you are created in His image and of infinite potential, and the shackles of the past can give way to a brilliant, beautiful future.

  • Bill_in_NC

    It is a typical liberal tactic to use the exception as if it is the rule. Your post does that; thanks for the illustration.

  • Herman47 .

    Conservatives,

    There are not one but TWO kinds of abortion: spontaneous and induced. Induced involves either a pill or a doctor, and spontaneous results when a pregnant woman simply discharges the fertilized embryo — OFTEN WITHOUT EVEN KNOWING ABOUT IT.
    From Wikipedia: “The National Institutes of Health report that ‘around half of all fertilized eggs die and are lost (aborted) spontaneously, usually before the woman knows she is pregnant.’”
    So it turns out that YOUR GOD IS THE BIGGEST ABORTIONIST OF THEM ALL. So please explain why you get so uptight when humans merely seek to do what your own god does.
    Let us ask your god, “God of the religious, why do you abort so many ‘babies’?”
    NO ANSWER. Your god is a bit shy, huh?

  • John1966

    About time someone said the obvious, that baby-killers are evil.

  • http://democracylover.blogspot.com Charles D

    If you value life, then you value life – regardless of the innocence of that life. Once you start deciding that some deserve to die and others do not, then you aren’t really pro-life.

  • http://democracylover.blogspot.com Charles D

    The death penalty has nothing to do with achieving a civil society. If you claim that killing a fetus is murder but killing an adult is fine, then you aren’t pro-life. You are opposing abortion for other reasons, why not own up to them instead of pretending to place a high value on life?

  • http://democracylover.blogspot.com Charles D

    You’re welcome.

  • JohnGalt

    Lay out the specifics of a common scenario in the United States in which ANYONE is “forced” to have children.

  • JayC777

    Gladly. We’re not God, so we’re not smart enough to make that decision, never mind that He says that WE”RE not allowed to commit murder. I can tell you why degenerates like yourself allow it, I have no clue why God does. I am sure that He is looking out for our best interests … you … not so much.
    Jay
    This should be obvious.

  • NERDWORLD PROBLEMS

    Crazy people who blow up clinics and shoot doctors are not ‘nice’ people either. ‘Nice’ people also don’t have to lie in order to get people on their side, showing them images of fully formed babies and telling them that is what is being aborted when they know it isn’t true. Trying to justify the effort to bring about forced slavery of women under the guise of ‘every child has a right to life’. Trying to stop women from even using the morning after pills when that does nothing more than stop the implantation of a fertilized egg, it kills nothing, nature does the same thing 9 out of 10 times all on it’s own. The ‘right to life’ crowd rely on the shear ignorance of the bible thumpers that make up their ranks.

  • JayC777

    You’re thankful that Bill pointed out that you’re an !d!ot?
    Jay
    It does explain why your happy with the one in the White House.

  • JayC777

    ” Pro-lifers would rather kill them after they were born.”
    Please, by all means, provide evidence for this accusation.
    Jay
    By the way, a HuffPo opinion piece is not evidence … as most of your ideological peers believe.

  • http://democracylover.blogspot.com Charles D

    What else can one say to such stupid comments?

  • Keith

    Luke 17:2

    It were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and he cast into the sea, than that he should offend one of these little ones.

  • JohnGalt

    Embarrassed yet?

    With that spew of unabated ignorance, you certainly ought to be.

  • etlib

    You eliminated unwanted children by eliminating the “unwanted” part. You don’t succeed by eliminating children.

    Every child must be a wanted child. People like you make it seem like it’s OK to not want a child.

  • etlib

    As the author says, “liberals are not nice guys.”

  • Wil

    You’re the dummy!

  • http://democracylover.blogspot.com Charles D

    I have to say that deeply devout Roman Catholics are among the very few people that are truly pro-life and consistent in their moral position. I especially admire the Catholic Worker movement which also adds an opposition to war as well as to the death penalty.

    However, I don’t believe your consistent morality is shared by all those who oppose abortion. Far more people are morally inconsistent. That said, I personally believe that this is an issue of personal morality, not one that should be legislated.

  • hangman57

    Put them up for adoption . You don’t have to murder them . If you don’t love them ,let someone else love them .

  • hangman57

    Thank God more and more people are turning Pro Life , I think 55 Million dead babies is enough .

  • pat ange

    for your information there are thousands of wonderful people who would adopt the babies and give them wonderful lives. many great couples are physically unable to have children and would be so grateful to adopt a baby. So, your statemrnts just don’t wash.

  • pat ange

    What If obama’s mama had believed in abortion as venomously as obama does????

  • vandalii

    Still say the “aspirin cure” (aspirin held between woman’s knees) trumps the morning after pill. Just don’t get it started in the first place. As Baretta used to say, “If you can’t do the time, don’t do the crime”.
    Actions have consequences.

    All you are railing against pre-supposes sex has occurred and insist on ways to avoid the outgrowth of that decision. Typical liberal thinking — libertine actions with no consequences.

  • vandalii

    No you are (no YOU are, NO YOU are, no…) nyeah, nyeah, nyeah-nyeah, nyeah. Tap-tap, no erasees – I win. :-P

  • vandalii

    The laws are clear — you do certain types of crime, the punishment is death. So isn’t it really the criminal that chooses the death penalty in the long run? Just sayin’

  • vandalii

    Ya never met me, then ;-)

  • vandalii

    “Aspirin cure”

  • vandalii

    Not sure where you got that about Calvin. He ran Geneva Switzerland for a while; no separation there… Oh that’s right, we’re talking about historical FACTS, not hysterical FICTION, and this is Yous*ck after all…

  • gregoryvii

    Liberals embrace evil. They defend it by any means. They reject moral absolutes. They set violence against those with opposing views.

  • globalcrap

    Killing an O Bogus murderer , that murdered an innocent person is justified. Murdering a baby not born yet, or harmed anyone is murdered. You murder someone in my family , I want justice, I want him or her dead…

  • Keith VanderLaan

    wow…are you bitter. So what do you think should happen to old people who are sick? you think murder is an option? you are horrendus and a sick bunny.

  • Keith VanderLaan

    its so weird….what was this? I mean if it wasnt for the internet, and a brief mention of this, i never would have known about it. The media did not cover this. Half a million people? ARE YOU SERIOUS? i read that CNN gets like 200,000 viewers! AND THIS MARCH GOT 500,000 PEOPLE? wow the media sure is biased! you people have a march and more people go to it in the cold, than all the CNN viewers in the nation! Something is really wrong about the media when they do this. im beginning to think the media is the extremists.

  • Tish Morgna

    The devil always demands the murder of the innocent and that the guilty walk free. Christ had to die while Barrabas walked free. Liberalism is just being consistant here.

  • Donna

    And when I worked in Washington, DC, I noticed that there was always a lot less trash lying around after a conservative group had a gathering than there was when a liberal group had a gathering.

  • Donna

    Why do the people producing the kids end up abused, locked up, starved, etc.? And why is it not real to them? (Or do you just not know anything about grammar?)

  • squishee

    I PERSONALLY know 4 children conceived as a result of rape and were brought to full term by their Catholic mothers and are living happy, productive, God-loving lives. I don’t believe it is legal to force any girl to have a child. In which country do YOU live comrade?

  • squishee

    And, by the way, your handle seems to reinforce the truth of the article’s title.

  • squishee

    1.$540 million in 2013 provided to Planned Parenthood by the Federal government.
    2. There is no Protestant religion.
    3. Henry VIII and Thomas Cranmer started the official Church of England.

  • squishee

    I gave all my children sex-education throughout their rearing. Where does the Constitution give the State the power (responsibility) to educate anyone about anything comrade?

  • squishee

    I am also against the death penalty. Now what is your other premise comrade?

  • http://democracylover.blogspot.com Charles D

    There is no evidence that the death penalty deters crime, and almost all major industrialized nations have banned it. We keep it in place in spite of knowing that it is applied in a racist manner and that a significant percentage of those sentenced to death did not commit the crime they are charged with.

  • http://democracylover.blogspot.com Charles D

    Exactly. That is the point of the death penalty – revenge. If you believe revenge is a proper motivation for killing someone, then you are not pro-life.

  • http://democracylover.blogspot.com Charles D

    So Herod was a liberal? You people are ridiculous.

  • Bill_in_NC

    Michael Card wrote it well: “Every age has heard it, this voice that speaks from Hell: ‘Sacrifice your children, and for you it will be well.’ “

  • Bill_in_NC

    The point is not revenge. The point is to purge the evil from society, to maintain a stable society in which the innocent and good may thrive. That is the goal of all of our laws, and what is meant by “liberty”: freedom to live right and do good.
    Revenge is not the motive for capital punishment, nor is it the motive for killing abortionists, as some claim. The goal is protecting the innocent against murderers. A society cannot survive if evil people thrive and good people are downtrodden.

  • Ringgo1

    I’ve seen turkeys with less stuffing than you. Your first sentence tells all about you: “If you value life, then you value life – regardless of the innocence of that life.” Do you equate Hitler and Ghandi?

  • http://democracylover.blogspot.com Charles D

    Are you saying that Hitler valued life or that Gandhi didn’t, which is it? Or are you just showing your ignorance?

  • http://democracylover.blogspot.com Charles D

    Of course revenge is the motive for capital punishment. We can never “purge the evil from society”, but we certainly can insure that those who have demonstrated that they are a threat to society are removed from it without killing them.

  • Ringgo1

    Deliberately obtuse, are we? Let’s try again: Do YOU value the life of Hitler equally to that of Gandhi?

  • http://democracylover.blogspot.com Charles D

    Equal value is not the question. I would oppose the murder of either of them by government. I would have locked up Hitler for the rest of his life of course.

  • http://democracylover.blogspot.com Charles D

    It’s called projection, a fairly common neurosis. You can get better with professional help.

  • vandalii

    Deterrence isn’t my argument here, choice is. The law is clear, so choosing to break it comes with consequences, race notwithstanding.

    Regarding deterrence, It certainly prevents that criminal from ever committing another crime.

  • http://democracylover.blogspot.com Charles D

    O sure the “freedom of choice” that conservatives are always trotting out. Choosing to break the law should have consequences (for billionaire bankers as well as broke drug addicts) but killing them is not the only way to impose consequences and life in prison also prevents the criminal from committing another crime. Capital punishment is just big government taking revenge.

  • Buizerd Buteo

    And pro life people always seem to forget the fact that for every human that is born millions of non-human animals will be killed. Aborting a baby saves much more lives. You sacrifice one to save millions. These people are not pro-life, they’re pro-human and there is a huge difference since humanity is a huge threat to life on this planet. You want to save lives? Wipe out humanity, you’ll save more than 150 billion lives each year.