Those Graphic Images and Naomi Wolf

Naomi Wolf, outspoken pro abortion feminist, sees the lack of logic in the pro abortion  complaint about graphic images of aborted babies:

The pro-choice movement often treats with contempt the pro-lifers’ practice of holding up to our faces their disturbing graphics. . . How can we charge that it is vile and repulsive for pro-lifers to brandish vile and repulsive images if the images are real? To insist that the truth is in poor taste is the very height of hypocrisy. Besides, if these images are often the facts of the matter, and if we then claim that it is offensive for pro-choice women to be confronted by them, then we are making the judgement that women are too inherently weak to face a truth about which they have to make a grave decision. This view of women is unworthy of feminism.

Naomi Wolf, “Our Bodies, Our Souls,” New Republic, 16 October 1996

Of course the abortion industry doesn’t want  pictures outside their clinics. The pictures force the abortion industry to defend killing children rather than defending “Choice.” Don’t like graphic images of aborted fetuses?  Stop providing the real aborted babies to photograph.  If the images are bad, the reality is abhorrent.


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