In remarks to the UK Guardian newspaper, UN Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights Kate Gilmore said that recent laws coming out of several U.S. states amount to a form of terrorism against women.
“We have not called it out in the same way we have other forms of extremist hate, but this is gender-based violence against women, no question,” Gilmore said. “It’s clear it’s torture. It’s a deprivation of a right to health.”
Gilmore went on to say that the spate of recent anti-abortion laws cropping up in the U.S. amounted to a “crisis.”
“It’s a crisis directed at women,” she said. “It’s an assault on truth, science and universal values and norms. We have to stand with the evidence and facts and in solidarity with women, and in particular young women and minority women who are really under the gun. This doesn’t affect well-off women in the same way as women with no resources, or able-bodied women the way it affects disabled women, and urban women the way it affects rural women.”
Hmm. You know who is doesn’t actually affect at all? Women who exercise enough responsibility not to get pregnant when they don’t want to have a baby.
But that’s ignoring the fact that liberal feminists want to put women in a category all their own, where they are simultaneously not responsible for their actions and yet completely autonomous, equal players on the field of life. They deserve to run companies and preside over Congress; they do not deserve to be held responsible for drinking too much at a party. They deserve to make just as much as men; they do not deserve to be forced to work the same long hours or the same grueling schedule. They deserve to hold battle-line positions in the military; they do not deserve to be held to the same physical standards as men.
It’s all just too much, especially when you start throwing around terms like “a crisis directed at women.” Perhaps Gilmore is unaware, but the governor who signed anti-abortion legislation in Alabama is, herself, a woman. But we suppose that’s why Gilmore went out of her way to distinguish between “well-off women” and “disabled women.” Because disabilities force you to have unprotected, wild sex until such time that you’re pregnant and in need of an abortion. That’s part of that “truth, science, and universal values” that Gilmore was talking about, we assume.
Well, as long as one side thinks that our “universal values” involve ripping unborn babies from the womb with a vacuum tube, the fight will go on. And judging by the reaction from the left to these new abortion laws, it ain’t gonna be pretty.