Rights in the abstract

What could make the director of a Planned Parenthood Clinic quit her job and join an anti-abortion group?

Oh, just abortion:

“I had never seen an abortion happen on an ultrasound,” she said. “My job during the procedure was to hold the probe on the woman’s abdomen. I could see the whole profile of the baby 13 weeks head to foot. I could see the whole side profile. I could see the probe. I could see the baby try to move away from the probe.” . . .

Although she had seen ultrasounds before, including during her own pregnancy, Johnson said she had never seen an ultrasound image during an abortion. She is unclear why, as the director of the clinic, she was asked to be in the procedure room on that day, because it was not a normal part of her duties. Still, Johnson said, the experience changed her forever.

“I just thought, ‘What am I doing?'” she said. “And then I thought, ‘Never again.'”

The controversy years ago over The Silent Screen (careful) was never based on accusation that the depiction of an eleven-week-term abortion was anything but misleading.  It was based on the concept that “a woman’s right’s to choose” — which, today, is the official name of abortion in Democratic politics — should never be connected in the public mind, or in any moral way, to what is actually being chosen, and who, or if you like “what” else, it affects.

Because that would be some sort of cheating, I guess.  Making people feel bad and all about what happens when they want to exercise “a right” is so wrong.

UPDATE:  This seems to be the some of the most active blog coverage I’ve seen.  Otherwise, not much compared even to the MSM, much less the religious blogs — because, guess what:  The so-called right wing blogosphere is mainly libertarian, and this is an issue that doesn’t, er, skew so great for it.

3 Responses to “Rights in the abstract”

  1. Punning Pundit Says:

    I’m sure it’s just a coincidence that she had her “change of heart” within days of being put on a performance plan for being bad at her job…


  2. Ron Coleman Says:

    Maybe it is. I am sure it is not a coincidence that you moved right to the personal attacks on the woman (who worked for Planned Parenthood for eight years)! I also understand she never denied helping Glenn Beck cover up that rape and murder thing.


  3. Punning Pundit Says:

    This is not a personal attack, at least not the way you mean. I _am_ saying that there’s more to this story than what appears in your blog.


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