Lee-Ann Ellison might be fit but she certainly isn’t fit for motherhood.
That’s what people were saying a few years ago when the then 35-year-old woman posted a picture of herself lifting weights while 8 months pregnant.
People said that it wasn’t safe.
They said that this was the time for her to be protective of her unborn child, not to lift weights.
And they called her stupid.
All because Lee-Ann Ellison seemed to put her health before her baby.
On the other end of the health spectrum we have Stephanie Lee Mize. She was arrested a few days ago for allegedly smoking meth with her husband. And her unborn child. The child tested positive for meth shortly after being born.
Reactions were typical.
The child has the right to be born in a safe, drug-free home.
Stephanie Lee Mize needs to have her tubes tied.
She deserves the death penalty.
What gives us the right to judge women who lift weights, or climb huge rocks, or race cars or go scuba diving or lay on their back for 30 minutes at a time?
And what gives us the right to judge women who decided that they want to smoke methamphetamine or rob banks or go through a few packs of cigarettes during lunch or finish off a bottle of whiskey while they are 8 months pregnant?
Their body. Their choice.
At least that’s what we are told by the kind folks over at Planned Parenthood and the so-called women’s rights crowd. They’re tired of men making decisions about women’s health issues. They’re tired of right wingers trying to take us back to the 1950s. They’re tired of efforts to remove government funding from Planned Parenthood facilities.
A woman has the right to make her own choices about her body.
Unless, of course, that woman decides to smoke meth while 8-months pregnant. Suddenly the cultural conversation shifts and the abortion crowd begins to sort of sound like pro-lifers. They worry about what harm could be done to the baby, er, excuse me, mass of cells.
When Stephanie Lee Mize was arrested, do you know what charges were brought against her? It wasn’t something involving a controlled substance. No, it was unlawful neglect of a child.
A child, if you’re keeping score at home, who wasn’t even born at the time of said meth smoking.
Do these law makers know about the neglect of unborn children that is going on in Planned Parenthood facilities all over the nation?
I have a question for Elisabeth Warren, Cecile Richards and all of the rest of the pro-abortion crowd.
Where is your outrage?
Elizabeth Warren, you gave an impassioned speech earlier this week on the Senate floor about keeping the government out of women’s health issues. Where are you now? The government has gotten involved in a woman’s right to smoke meth while carrying around a mass of cells. Don’t you care? Will you fight for this woman?
Of course not.
That’s because progressives don’t care about a woman’s health being her own business. If they did, they wouldn’t want all of the rest of us to pay for it. And progressives don’t care about a woman’s rights. If they did, they wouldn’t be killing so many future women. For some, what they really care about is maintaining power. For others, it’s just a matter of evil. They’ll kill anything that they can. Except for a lion. They’ll kill any human being that they can, I should say.
But none of that matters really.
When you are a progressive in this country, you don’t have to make sense.
All you have to do is stick to the talking points and keep the donors happy.
And if you do, you can get away with murder.