by Matt Lacy –
A Democratic Congresswoman has revealed the difference in philosophies between pro-life and pro-abortion groups by suggesting that pregnancy is a disease.
Rep. Gwendolynne Moore (D-WI) was speaking on Capitol Hill about the protests by religious groups against the contraceptive requirement. Moore said, “The National Institute of Health has said that it is a danger to women’s health and safety of their families, that for 30 years, to be exposed to the prospects of pregnancy.”
Critics have said Moore’s statements about being “exposed to the prospects of pregnancy” is in essence calling pregnancy a disease. On Monday, Rush Limbaugh said on his show Moore’s comments are very revealing about how the left views life.
“What does pregnancy lead to, if you leave it alone? Nine times out of ten, a baby. What’s that? The family getting bigger. The population growing. A new person. A living, breathing human being,” Limbaugh said. “And this woman is saying that pregnancy is a danger to families! This is how radically absurd and stupid and ignorant they are.”
The statement by Moore appears to be in keeping with attempts by those in the pro-abortion community to de-personalize the unborn child. A frequent comment by pro-abortion supporters is that the woman is carrying a parasite inside of her similar to a leech attached to a human body.
Gail Holmes, executive director of the Pregnancy resource Center in Greeley, said it was incredible that members of the pro-abortion community would advocate telling children they are nothing more than parasites and a disease.
“Do people with honest academic integrity really think that pregnancy is a disease? It’s hard to believe that any educated American citizen, let alone one of our elected representatives thinks this way,” Holmes said. “It’s tough on our self-concept to imagine a great grandparent being a monkey, but imagine thinking of yourself as a virus.”
During a press conference last week, President Obama stated the reason for mandating that insurance companies provide contraceptive services, including abortion inducing drugs, was because it was a women’s health issue saying it would “save lives.”
Following the conference, Health and Human Services secretary, Kathleen Sebelius, echoed similar statements saying the contraceptive services were critical to women.
Jim Daley, President of Focus on the Family, said the administration was being dishonest by attempting to equate birth control with preventative health care. “They are not. Plan B should not be considered equivalent to the polio vaccine. Pregnancy is not a disease.”
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