New Jersey Right to Life has its annual dinner tonight, and many dignitaries will be present to raise money for the anti-abortion group. Republican politicians — NJRtL has never given money to a Democrat — make their pilgrimages here to pretend to righteous morality and superiority to the pro-choice Democrats.
This year NJRtL has a special guest at their dinner, one who speaks out forcibly on a number of issues. This woman is strongly anti-abortion, but is in no way pro-life. Her name is Ann Coulter. Here are some highlights of her pro-death statements:
“We should invade their countries, kill their leaders and convert them to Christianity. We weren’t punctilious about locating and punishing only Hitler and his top officers. We carpet-bombed German cities; we killed civilians. That’s war. And this is war.”â€“ National Review Online
“When contemplating college liberals, you really regret once again that John Walker is not getting the death penalty. We need to execute people like John Walker in order to physically intimidate liberals, by making them realize that they can be killed, too. Otherwise, they will turn out to be outright traitors.”Conservative Political Action Conference speech
“My only regret with Timothy McVeigh is he did not go to the New York Times Building.” NY Observer This one is special. She doesnâ€™t regret the children and state employees who died in Oklahoma City. Her only concern is that she wished children and NY Times employees had died instead.
“Would that it were so! … That the American military were targeting journalists.” Kudlow & Cramer, CNBC
This organization which pretends to support life-affirming policies has as its annual guest and main speaker a woman who advocates killing people based on their religion, using the death penalty to intimidate political opponents, directing terrorism to murder reporters whose views she doesn’t like, and sending the American military to assassinate journalists.
Pro-life means being anti-death penalty, anti-terrorism, anti-assassination, and by including Ann Coulter as their honored guest and lecturer New Jersey Right to Life demonstrates that is not a pro-life organization, but an anti-abortion organization. There is a difference, and when the media speaks of them they should say that explicitly.
Pro-choice supporters are regularly called “abortion supporters” when in fact our position is far more varied than that of the Right to Lifers. We support people being able to choose for themselves when to have sex, with whom to have sex, what contraceptives to use, whether to continue a pregnancy, etc. It is about choice, and not about abortion. In fact, many people who are pro-choice would not consider an abortion for themselves.