In a recent article written for Fusion titled “I was an ‘accident’ – but I’m still pro-choice”, the writer, Caitlin Murphy, highlights the struggles and hardships endured by her mother after giving birth to her. She also goes into detail about how maybe her mother’s life would have been better if she had just opted for an abortion.
Yes, rather than celebrate a single mother’s courage to continue on with the gift of life, she displays the most peculiar case of survivor’s remorse you can possibly imagine.
Fusion, the hyper-left English-language sister network of Univision, has consistently shown an obsessive preference towards the pro-choice stance. They’ve published articles describing abortion as a joyful experience (yes, really), they’ve highlighted heroes in the abortion profession, and even stressed the fear that comes with having white children. But they sunk to a lower rung of self-loathing and a morose absurdity with this one.
“My mother rarely spoke directly about her feelings involving her untimely pregnancy, my father, or those first months of my life. But throughout my childhood, I knew on an unspoken level how difficult my existence was for her.”
“In America today there are few issues more divisive than abortion. Some people fight tirelessly for a woman’s right to access the procedure while others kill to try to have it banned.”
Only a liberal would demonize those champions who fight for life and exalt those who are terminating life.
“In the debate over the issue, I’ve heard voices from both sides, but few have mirrored my own experience. For me, abortion is both difficult to talk about and hard to escape, since I grew up wondering if my mom, who found herself unexpectedly pregnant with me at 22, would have been happier if she’d had one.”
Note how the mother’s “safe space” in this case excludes motherhood or any other responsibilities that would burden her life in any way.
I never imagined we’d get to the point that the liberal narrative allows life-apologists to become a thing. Then again, where else are leftists who believe in population control, euthanasia, and abortion aiming to take us but towards a secular society where life is disposable and those in the land of the living exist at the pleasure of the State?
Irrespective of one’s position on the sanctity of unborn life, Fusion wrongly sees fit to showcase a view in which young impressionable millennials should question whether their existence trumps the once carefree lifestyles of their mothers, post-birth. Astonishing.
Below are relevant excerpts from the July 13, 2016 article “I was an ‘accident’ – but I’m still pro-choice.”
“I grew up feeling like a “mistake.” I bore witness to the ways in which my mom struggled as a young single parent to take care of me and herself, and I still bear the emotional repercussions. All of this adds up to one unshakable reality for me: While I am grateful to be alive, it is because of this personal history that I support a woman’s right to choose, since I’m not convinced my mom’s choice was the best one—for her or for me.”
“Sometime in my first year, my mother realized she couldn’t raise me alone and moved back in with my grandparents. During this period, she took on two and sometimes three jobs at a time while also helping out with my grandparents’ business. I remember her assortment of odd gigs like half-recalled dreams. When she couldn’t find childcare, I would spend afternoons with her at the florist and at movie theater concession stands, toddling around sticky wooden floors at local town haunts while she worked a slew of bartending jobs.”
“I’m not sure how my mom’s life would be different if she hadn’t gotten pregnant with me when she did. Yet I wonder for her and for myself what could have been. Unlike what some lawmakers would hope, I don’t find my views on abortion changed by the wonderful privilege of being alive. More than anything, I know what it’s like to feel like a burden—a child that wasn’t supposed to be, born to parents who weren’t ready.”
“This knowledge and the pain attached to it is woven into every fiber of my being. Yes, I’m glad to be alive, but I’ll always carry that weight, and I’d never wish the same on anyone else.”