Pro Choice Hate

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In my previous commentary, I noted the hate directed at Mitt Romney’s running mate, Paul Ryan, by pro-choice liberals. They were set off by Ryan’s touching comments about his daughter Janna. Ryan recalled the moment he first saw Janna in an ultrasound image in his wife’s womb. She was as small as a bean, and they nicknamed her “Bean.” I noted the response of liberal Democrats in a series of tweets.

“I wish they would have aborted ‘Bean,’” said one tweet, from someone named Colby.

“If my father called me ‘Bean,’ I would wish I had been aborted,” said a man named Darren.

“Bean is also the nickname of my aborted fetus,” added a woman who calls herself “Cool Pervert!”

Also chiming in was “Tim,” who hoped the Ryans’ daughter will get raped and pregnant at age 13.

As vile as these were, they’re hardly anything new. has shared some other recent examples from pro-choice liberals:

In San Francisco, in a breathtaking image that needs to be seen to be believed, abortion advocates defaced a billboard of a black father holding his newborn under the words “A Father’s Joy!” and the verse from Matthew, “And whoever receives one such child in My name receives me.” These self-anointed apostles of diversity and tolerance scratched out those words and scribbled “A Mother’s CHOICE!” and “Kill the shrimp.” Where the billboard said “Pro-Life Across America,” they instead wrote “Pro-VAGINA Across America.”

In another example, a school-bus driver in Wisconsin told a student whose parents had a Romney-Ryan sign in their yard that his parents should have aborted him.

Another telling case was the immediate reaction to Cardinal Dolan’s remarkable pro-life benediction at the Democratic convention. Liberals launched into F-word-laden tirades directed at Dolan.

All of this begs the question: What has possessed the heart and soul of these pro-choice progressives, who claim to be so open-minded and loving? Why are they so full of hate? What is it about the Gospel of Life that fills them with such rage?

For Catholic Exchange dot com and Ave Maria Radio, I’m Paul Kengor.

Dr. Paul Kengor


Dr. Paul Kengor is professor of political science at Grove City College and executive director of The Center for Vision & Values. His books include “The Crusader: Ronald Reagan and the Fall of Communism” and “Dupes: How America’s Adversaries Have Manipulated Progressives for a Century.”

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  • Why should anyone be surprised. There is very little difference between sacrificing your child on the altar of convenience and sacrificing your child to Baal. One false god is no different that the other. Of course Baal, if he exists, is a demon. So too do people who sacrifice their children to the “god” of convenience really give sacrifice to the Prince of Lies, who himself found obedience to God inconvenient.
    Of course the Prince of Lies, and his followers cannot stand the Truth, and will do whatever they can to prevent it from being proclaimed. Their weapon is Hate, and so ours must always be Love. I have said a prayer for the perpetrators of these acts, and I ask those reading this to do the same.

  • John

    These are sad and sickening stories. The one area I would disagree a little is that I think “pro-choice” advocates, and in many cases, liberal activists in general, no longer claim to be “open-minded and loving.” Open-minded, still, perhaps, at least in academia. That’s a valuable label for them. But no one who writes “kill the shrimp” would claim to be loving. Increasingly this group admits to advancing murder, even calling themselves “pro-death” on occasion. They revel in spewing the most disgusting ideas. The anti-Christian worldview underneath it all no longer even pretends to be loving. In public discourse, occasionally. But now they increasingly flaunt their social perversions and take pride in them. It’s very scary to think where this is all going.

  • Baal surely exists. The words of our Lord in Exodus 20:3 say, “Thou shalt not have strange gods before me.” The Father is telling us here that there ARE other gods or beings worshipped as gods other than Him.
    I’m not saying pro-choice, progressive, “tolerant” people are worshipping Baal, but they’re obviously worshipping something besides the Father, perhaps themselves? Just as radical-murdering Islamists aren’t worshipping Allah, they’re worshipping the prophet Mohammed.
    Let’s just pray for peace and protection from all extremists!!

  • chaco

    Rom. 1: 24 – 2: 9 gives us an idea of “where this is all going.” The “Sheep’s Clothing” of concern; “helping the girl in trouble by removing the product of conception” can only stay on for a time. The disguise has stayed on pro-choicers longer than Hitler types because their crime is more hidden. No one can argue that at one point they were a zygote/ fetus. This irrefutable fact necessarily concludes that pro-choicers refuse to defend a right that someone afforded them. Just calmly keep reminding them of this. Then sit back & watch them slip out of their Sheep’s Clothing.

  • Paul, I know your last question is rhetorical, but Lucifer is mighty pleased at his achievement.

  • justathought!

    1 John 5:16 “If any one sees his brother committing what is not
    a mortal sin, he will ask, and God will give him life for those whose sin
    is not mortal. There is sin which is mortal; I do not say that one is to pray
    for that.”

    I think such perpetrators are beyond our care, and our prayers need to be directed to more fruitful concerns. This is one reason I am thankful that the new translation of the Mass properly says, during consecration, “… for you and for many …”. The Sheperd knows His sheep … and they hear His voice.

  • catholicexchange

    Good evening, all! Regular commenter “pargontwin” was having trouble posting his comment on all this, so he emailed me and I said I would be glad to post it for him. Here it is:
    pargontwin writes: Mr. Kengor asks in his article what it is about the pro-life message that incites such hatred in the pro-abortion segment of society. My theory goes back to something I read about World War II: Citing the very real possibility of satan possessing large groups of people, as well as individuals, people asked the Pope if it would be possible to perform an exorcism on Hitler and the Nazis in absentia, as it were. He said such a thing could not be done; I don’t remember the reasons right now. But with this incident in mind, I posit that perhaps a large segment of our society may indeed be possessed. It’s the only thing I can think of that can spur people to such fits of rage as we have seen in this controversy. The Church cannot act officially to perform an exorcism, but each of us can, “unofficially,” recite the minor exorcism, also known as the prayer to St. Michael. I wish that prayer had remained part of the conclusion of Mass; I often wonder why the liturgists struck it from the Novus Ordo.

  • Richard III

    One Novus Ordo Church near me still says the St. Michael Prayer after Mass. My regular parish doesn’t, but they say it at the end of the rosaries held before the daily Masses. A friend’s mom always says it whenever going past a psychic establishment, and I’d recommend it for passing Planned “Parenthood”s and other such demonic institutions.