COLUMN: Shapiro – The travesty of Roe v Wade

- January 25th, 2012

The Euphemisms of ‘Pro-Choice’ Evil

by Ben Shapiro

This week marked the 39th anniversary of the greatest American moral tragedy of the 20th century: Roe v. Wade. And yet the left cheered this anniversary with the enthusiasm of an intoxicated teenager stumbling on a free copy of Penthouse. Planned Parenthood, which rakes in millions each year by performing abortions, asked via Twitter, “How has #Roe changed your life?”

The sample answers were horrifically fascinating. “Because of Roe, I have grown up knowing that my girlfriends won’t die from back-alley abortions,” one young man wrote. The young man might as well have written, “Because of Roe, I don’t have to use condoms.” It’s certainly easier to sleep after a night of unprotected sex knowing that the girl you just impregnated can always have her uterus scraped. One young woman wrote, “Because of Roe, I get to go to college, instead of bearing a child who wouldn’t.” And, as we all know, a child who won’t go to college isn’t worthy of life. The true value of human life can only be justified by attending a Modern Dance in Lesbian Thought course taught by an otherwise unemployable 45-year-old harpy.

Most of the posts, though, were not quite as foolish. Most employed the hackneyed expressions of the abortion crowd.

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