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Three Reasons For Pro-Lifers to Like Obama

This 67-year-old pro-life activist at today's March for Life, who didn't want her name published—"I'm very well known, and I don't want people to know I've had an abortion," she says—lists three things to like about our new President.

1. "He's married, even though it's to that angry, hateful Michelle, who last year delivered a pro-abortion speech, a pro-abortion speech at a Planned Parenthood abortuary."

2. "He has two children, who will be shocked to learn later that he said he would be willing to kill their child."

3. "He's educated. But I have five degrees, and they mean nothing to me, just a bunch of dust piled upon nothing alongside the abortion I have to live with every day of my life."

The activist wears a child's lipstick toy around her neck, a sign of solidarity to another politician—Sarah Palin, who has stronger presidential credentials, she says: "She showed such bravery to carry a Downs Syndrome child to term at the age of 42."

"It's a Vietnam for women," says the activist of the anti-abortion fight. She counts May 6, 1974, as the day she lost everything in the war. "I aborted—killed—dismembered—my own child," she says. "I never would have done it if it were illegal. They made it seem so easy, cheap, legal, and moral. It's not."

The activist hasn't recovered from the abortion she had 34 years ago. But she's been healed by the grace of God. She was one of the lucky ones, she says: "Women who have abortions, they either kill themselves or become Christians."

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  • Rose

    I like her assumption that, just because she personally was traumatized by her abortion, that abortions traumatize all women who get one. I know plenty of women who have no regrets. Not everybody filters these experiences through the same lens, and to assert your experience must be everyone's is not just small-minded, but extremely arrogant.

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