By Tom Quiner
The poor Little Sisters of the Poor are back in court again, thanks to lawsuits filed by pro-abortion governors. It’s all a part of an ironic “war on women” campaign waged by pro-abortion politicians against pro-life women.
It’s pretty amazing. The same people who sometimes say ‘they are personally against abortion, but can’t impose their own religion on someone else,’ keep trying to impose their religion on The Little Sisters of the Poor.
A quick recap:
The Obama Administration imposed an HHS mandate on organizations and businesses in 2011 which compelled them to provide abortifacients and contraception in the health insurance coverage offered to their employees.
The administration provided exemptions to churches, but not to religious organizations like the ‘Little Sisters,’ who were forced to fight the Obama administration all the way to the Supreme Court. Sadly, Justice Antonin Scalia died before getting a chance to vote on their case. The resulting 4 to 4 tie left the issue unresolved.
The Trump administration quickly moved to undo the immoral mandate on the Little Sisters. Nonetheless, pro-abortion governors continue their war on these pro-life women who refuse to violate their consciences.
Nancy Pelosi launches a ‘War on Women’ campaign in 2012
Pro-abortion politicians, led by Nancy Pelosi, formally launched a fundraising campaign in 2012 to counter what they asserted was a Republican “war on women.”
What does this mean? At its core, it’s about eliminating all regulation on human abortion.
At its core, it’s about achieving unfettered taxpayer-funded contraception and abortion-on-demand.
To that end, pro-abortion Senators have worked overtime to undermine Supreme Court nominees they perceived as potentially hostile to Roe v Wade.
They trotted out Anita Hill at the last minute in an attempt to bring down Clarence Thomas in 1991. Ms. Hill asserted that her boss, Mr. Thomas, talked suggestively around her at the workplace, something Thomas denied. And yet Ms. Hill followed Thomas to his next job, which seems strange if Mr. Thomas was harassing her in her previous job.
In 2018, once again pro-abortion Senators trotted out last minute sexual harassment charges against Bret Kavanaugh. Christine Blasey Ford asserted Kavanaugh sexually harassed her decades ago, despite the fact that she couldn’t remember exactly when or where it occurred. Worse, none of her friends could corroborate a single fact.
An inconsistent ethic
If these pro-abortion politicians truly cared about the well-being of women, shouldn’t they adhere to a consistent ethic? But they don’t. Take former president, Bill Clinton. Here’s a recap of women who claimed he sexually harassed them in one form or another:
Juanita Broaddrick accused him of raping her in 1978.
Kathleen Willey said Clinton kissed her, fondled her breasts, and forced her to touch his crotch in the Oval Office in 1993.
Paula Jones said Clinton exposed himself to her in a hotel room and propositioned her for sex. He even blocked her exit, threatening her with, “You’re a smart girl, let’s keep this between ourselves.”
Leslie Millwee asserted that Clinton groped her a number of occasions in 1980 at a television station at which she worked.
Prominent feminist, Gloria Steinem dismissed allegations against Mr. Clinton:
“Mr. Clinton seems to have made a clumsy sexual pass, then accepted rejection.”
The View’s Joy Behar, called these women “tramps.”
Contempt for women
“It wasn’t a Clinton enemy that came up with the phrase “bimbo eruption,” but an ally and friend, Betsey Wright. The word “bimbo,” by the way, says it all about the contempt Clinton World had for women with the poor judgment to succumb to Bill’s wiles.
According to journalist Michael Isikoff, the Clinton campaign in 1992 spent $100,000 on private-detective work related to women. The approach, when rumors first popped up, was to get affidavits from women denying affairs — the reflex of most women is to avoid exposure — and, failing that, to use any discrediting tool at hand.”
Today, the same pro-abortion politicians and talking heads who condemned Clarence Thomas and Bret Kavanaugh, and gave Bill Clinton a pass, are doing it again. They’re giving a free pass to presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden.
Why are these politicians willing to believe the worse about Thomas and Kavanaugh? Abortion.
Why are these politicians willing to dismiss even worse accusations against Clinton and Biden? Abortion.
If we’re honest, the true war on women is abortion, which leaves physical, spiritual, and psychic wounds in its wake.
The term, ‘war on women,’ is a con. It’s a club used by abortion zealots who miss the irony that their ultimate victims … are women.
Just ask The Little Sisters of the Poor.
[This essay was originally published at IowansforLIFE.org. Thanks for permission to re-publish it at Quiner’s Diner.]