Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) believes abortion liberates otherwise enslaved women.
Here’s what she said earlier today:
“Forcing poor and working-class people to give birth against their will, against their consent, against their ability to provide for themselves or a child, is a profound economic issue and it’s certainly a way to keep a workforce basically conscripted to large-scale employers and to employers to work more against their will, to take second and third jobs against their desire and their own autonomy.”
Reducing the beauty and joy of children to mere economics is distasteful in and of itself, but such rationale defies common sense logic and reasoning.
Since time immemorial, children have been born to poor and working-class people. In fact, that’s been more the norm than not. My own parents were constantly scraping to get by, all the more so after my mother and father divorced. My mom, who was a waitress, sacrificed her own comforts for the sake of her children. We should be lauding and celebrating these heroes of our culture – not encouraging them to kill their pre-born children.
It’s the sign of a selfish generation when it’s suggested someone should abort their child in order to avoid extra work – if such a premise is even accurate. I would like to invite Representative Ocasio-Cortez to visit some families who have creatively managed to make do on very little. It may not always be ideal, but it’s not impossible. Many of the things an entitled society considers to be necessities are really luxuries.
Children add infinite value and richness to our lives. I hope Ms. Ocasio-Cortez will one day get to experience the blessing of being a mother, at which time she will inevitably and undoubtedly recognize, that when it comes to her assessment of children as a burden, how very wrong she has been.