American liberals have abortion as their sacrament and Planned Parenthood as their temple. It is the holy ground upon which liberals will tolerate no one to tread. They seek not only to defend abortion rights but to promote abortion. If you doubt that this is true, just look at the two big stories about abortion that have been in the news that last two weeks: (1) President Obama’s decision to force religious groups to pay for abortions, and (2) Planned Parenthood’s bullying of the Komen foundation.
George Will appeared on ABC’s “This Week with George Stephanopoulos,” and Will nailed it on both the Komen decision and the Obama order. The video is above, and the transcript is below. The last sentence of the first paragraph says it all:
This is not about women’s health. This is about providing 300,000 abortions a year. Planned Parenthood cleverly cast this saying, ‘We are in the mammogram business.’ They’re not in the mammogram business — they are in the referral of mammograms. This showed two extraordinary things, George. First, the American left cares about ending wars and they care about poverty and they care about the environment, but they really care about — when they’re not perfunctory — is when you touch abortions. And historians will marvel that American liberalism in the first part of the 21st century is defined as defense of abortion.
Second, all these people describing themselves as pro-choice said it is illegitimate to choose not to be involved in abortion. And a much more important decision politically that was taken this week was the Obama administration saying that Catholic institutions have no choice — and this was applauded by pro-choice people — have no choice but to provide contraception, abortion-inducing drugs and sterilization.