(LibertySociety.com) – Abortion is becoming increasingly common in America and throughout the West. As Liberal attitudes continue to prevail in the media, we often hear of the importance of the procedure for gender equality and female empowerment. However, this narrative ignores some of the uglier and less convenient stories about the pro-choice movement, especially those concerning providers who turn away from it due to moral concerns.
One of the most famous of these stories is that of Bernard N. Nathanson, now deceased, an abortion practitioner who became a pro-life activist. Nathanson’s views on the procedure began to change as new medical tools (such as ultrasound) gave him a more accurate picture of what life before birth truly looked like. He released a film entitled “The Silent Scream” in 1984, the title of which refers to the apparent scream of an 11-week-old fetus as it’s terminated through suction.
Part of the reason why Nathanson’s story is so striking is the position of seniority he held within the pro-abortion movement before switching sides. He became the director of the Center for Reproductive and Sexual Health, a large-scale abortion facility, in 1970, presiding over an estimated 60,000 procedures over the following two years.
We hear a similar story from Dr. Kathi Aultman, who also stopped performing the procedure on grounds of conscience. As well as the perspective of a doctor, however, Aultman also offers us the perspective of a mother. She gave birth to two children and terminated a third. As she explains in the video below, she turned away from the practice because of the disregard some of her patients had for an act which, she now feels, amounts to “killing.”
These stories, while profoundly thought-provoking, are rarely covered by the mainstream media. Rather than risking an open debate about the ethical concerns surrounding abortion on demand, Liberal broadcasters suppress Conservative messages and present the “freedom to choose” as a moral necessity. Because of this situation, it’s easy for those who have misgivings about the procedure to feel like they’re alone, or that their views are outdated in 2020. If you do oppose abortion on demand, you should know that you’re part of a large movement, regardless of what biased media outlets would have you believe.
Copyright 2020, LibertySociety.com