Why Hollywood Promotes Abortion

January 13, 2020 Updated: January 14, 2020
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The biggest news out of the recent Golden Globes award ceremony was the scathing opening monologue from host Ricky Gervais, in which he expertly skewered his audience of Hollywood elites.

But for me, the real story of that night was the acceptance speech of actress Michelle Williams, who used her speech at the Golden Globe Awards to talk about her own abortion.

Many media outlets immediately described Williams’ speech, in which she expressed deep gratitude to abortion for allowing her to continue an acting career, as “powerful” and “moving.”

Here’s what Williams said in her speech:

“When you put this in someone’s hands you’re acknowledging the choices that they make as an actor. Moment by moment, scene by scene, day by day. But you’re also acknowledging the choices they make as a person. The education they pursued, the training they sought, the hours they put in. I’m grateful for the acknowledgment of the choices I’ve made and I’m also grateful to have lived in a moment in our society where choice exists, because as women and as girls, things can happen to our bodies that are not our choice,” Williams began.

“I’ve tried my very best to live a life of my own making, and not just a series of events that happened to me. But one that I could stand back and look at and recognize my handwriting all over. Sometimes messy and scrawling, sometimes careful and precise. But one that I had carved with my own hand. And I wouldn’t have been able to do this without employing a woman’s right to choose.”

“To choose when to have my children and with whom, when I felt supported and able to balance our lives knowing as all mothers know that the scales must and will tip towards our children. Now I know my choices might look different than yours, but thank God or whomever you pray to that we live in a country founded on the principles that I am free to live by my faith and you are free to live by yours. So, women 18 to 118, when it is time to vote please do so in your self-interest. It’s what men have been doing for years, which is why the world looks so much like them but don’t forget we are the largest voting body in this country. Let’s make it look more like us,” she said.

I cry for Michelle Williams. She cannot even see what she’s done to herself in her quest to avoid looking at the truth of what she has done.

The Use of Celebrities Hides the Truth

The trend of Hollywood celebrities virtue signaling about their abortions has been occurring for some time now. It’s being framed as an incredibly brave and stunningly noble act for a mother to pay an abortionist to end the life of her own child.

Allow me to point out that most American women do not endorse the pro-abortion movement, no matter how many celebrities Democrats and Hollywood trot out to repeat that tired lie.

In May 2019, Gallup found that 51 percent of American women self-identified as “pro-life” as opposed to only 43 percent that self-identified as “pro-choice.”  Six percent had “no opinion.”

Much of current celebrity pro-abortion activism is in direct response to states like Georgia and Alabama passing new laws regarding the practice of abortion, with “heartbeat bills” and taking the legal limit for the fatal procedure from 26 weeks gestation (6 1/2 months of pregnancy) to 20 weeks (five months).

The Biggest Problem With ‘Pro-Choice’

Many Hollywood celebrities like Michelle Williams simply take it for granted that the human lives destroyed by abortion are of little, if any, value.

Either a human life is valuable in and of itself apart from how we choose to view it, or we’re down the rabbit hole of thinking our mental preferences and desires are establishing or taking away the value of other human being’s lives.

There isn’t any middle ground here, which is why the abortion debate is one of the most fierce issues Americans discuss among themselves.

The argument for denying the value of humanity of the unborn child has remained virtually unchanged since I first encountered it in the 1980s.

The argument goes like this: if the pregnant woman values the unborn child, then that child’s life has great value because it is the woman herself who establishes this, no one else.

But this necessarily means the opposite is also true: if the woman places no value on the life of the child, then that life has no worth and can be taken for little or no reason at all.

The theory goes that bestowing value or withholding it is the sole prerogative of the woman inside whose womb the unborn child resides. She bestows or withholds value on her own child’s life based on the choices she makes.

This is a form of solipsism masquerading as public policy.

Plenty of people you encounter in politics truly believe they have an awesome supernatural power at their disposal that creates value for human life in one instance, and denies it in another.

I am not one of these people.

I do not think mere mortals have this amazing ability some ascribe to themselves. I do not believe they actually possess this awesome superpower they boast of possessing. It is nothing more than an illusion. And a fatal one, at that.

They may want to sincerely believe they are inventing value for human life right out of thin air in one case or making it disappear in another, like a party magician according to their own mental states, but they are not.

No human being actually has any such power over other human beings. It is a confusion of thought, often inspired by a desire to rationalize.

“If we all agree among ourselves these are not human beings whose lives have value, then it’s perfectly fine if we choose to kill them.”

This is why the constant reaffirmation of the denial of the humanity of the unborn and the value of their lives is so important to those who support ending these lives with convenience abortion.

You can only violate your conscience so many times before it hardens to the point where it can’t feel anything.

An inner voice you once heard quite clearly becomes not quite as loud, then over time, you will have reduced it to a still, small voice.

And the true tragedy is that if you keep drowning out that still, small voice it will finally go away… forever.

Brian Cates is a writer based in South Texas and the author of “Nobody Asked For My Opinion … But Here It Is Anyway!” He can be reached on Twitter @drawandstrike.

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