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With Kennedy Announcement, Abortion Fans Become Totally Unhinged

Bill Donohue
By Bill Donohue | July 2, 2018 | 12:08 PM EDT

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy (Screenshot)

Pro-abortion activists are in a state of hysteria. They are still reeling from the decision by the U.S. Supreme Court defending the right of crisis pregnancy centers to operate unimpeded by the politics of their adversaries. Then they got hit with a double whammy when news broke that Justice Anthony Kennedy is retiring, thus giving President Trump the right to choose a pro-life replacement.

The New York Daily News ran a front-page story screaming, “We Are F*#%'D.” Amanda Marcotte, writing for Salon, set off the alarms by predicting Trump will pick a “right-wing hack who [will] … take a hatchet to all manner of human rights and social justice.” Cher, the aging singer, went bonkers, warning that “trumps Supreme Court will take away our rights!!”

Senator Elizabeth Warren bellowed that Justice Kennedy's retirement means that “women's health, equal marriage, and civil rights are all at risk.” Jay Michaelson at the Daily Beast went off the rails saying, “The judicial apocalypse is here, and there's nothing Democrats can do to stop it.”

Molly Redden almost had a nervous breakdown, telling Huffington Post readers of a woman who is preparing for the worst, saying, “We'd use a coat hanger, like our grandmothers did.” Daily Beast writer Erin Gloria Ryan sounded like she is one step removed from the asylum, opining, “Motherhood, in the eyes of the American right, is a blessed consequence of a sinful act of pleasure-seeking (or love).”

Whoopi Goldberg is so far gone that no asylum would admit her. She has a message for pro-lifers: “Get Out of My Vagina.” She speaks with authority. Goldberg reportedly had her first abortion at age 14, having six or seven by the age of 25. Six or seven? It's time she gave us the right figure.

 

Los Angeles Times contributor Robin Abcarian noted that at least her state is doing things right. “Abortion-friendly California has the lowest maternity mortality rate in the country. And there is a reason for that: California values the lives and autonomy of women.”

Too bad California doesn't value the lives and autonomy of children. In 2014, California had over 500 abortion-providing facilities. Moreover, according to the pro-abortion Guttmacher Institute, as of May 1, 2018, “California does not have any of the major types of abortion restrictions—such as waiting periods, mandated parental involvement or limitations on publicly funded abortions—often found in other states.”

Only those who harbor a death wish for innocent children would find solace in this sad reality.

Kudos to President Trump for selecting Neil Gorsuch to serve on the Supreme Court. We look forward to his next sterling appointment.

Bill Donohue is President and CEO of the Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights, the nation's largest Catholic civil rights organization. He was awarded his Ph.D. in sociology from New York University and is the author of seven books and many articles.

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