The pro-life movement has long worked toward just laws for all human beings and for public debate about the truths of abortion, using clear and honest language. A staunch abortion supporter just came out with a candid article calling other abortion advocates to admit the truth, abortion does kill a unique human being. But then she insisted that’s just necessary to do sometimes

The Times of London writer got it half right.

After contemplating the immense mysteries of human life and sacrificial love in comparison to a woman’s “right to fertility control,” a writer for the Times of London concludes that attempts by pro-aborts to dismiss the life of an unborn child are a “convenient lie” hiding the fact that, “Yes, abortion is killing.”

Good. Let’s be honest.

“But,” she concludes, “it’s the lesser evil.”

No, wait

Face the truth. Don’t stand it on its head.

Columnist Antonia Senior in a June 30 column (available by subscription only) says that, despite the fact that the abortion debate hinges upon whether the unborn child is a unique life or not, women who wish to assert the cause of their freedom from male domination “must be prepared to kill for it.”

Chilling enough. But then it gets even more bizarre.

Senior begins by linking the cause of abortion to that of religious martyrs.

She’s stridently staking a bold and heady claim here. But she’s not intellectually honest.

“Cradle Tower at the Tower of London is an interactive display that asks visitors to vote on whether they would die for a cause,” she says. “Standing where religious martyrs were held and tortured in Britain’s turbulent reformation, I could think of one cause I would stake my life on: a woman’s right to be educated, to have a life beyond the home and to be allowed by law and custom to order her own life as she chooses.

But according to her own logic, a female human being doesn’t even have the right to life in the first place.

George Orwell was very concerned about the abuse of language to control thought. He said:

“We have now sunk to a depth at which the restatement of the obvious is the first duty of intelligent men.”

And, to state the obvious, women.

Sheila Liaugminas

Sheila Liaugminas is an Emmy award-winning Chicago-based journalist in print and broadcast media. Her writing and broadcasting covers matters of faith, culture, politics and the media....