The Irony of Women’s Liberation

supreme-court-600x390How ironic. That’s what I thought as I watched the coverage of the U.S Supreme Court decision regarding Whole Women’s Health v. Hellerstedt. How ironic, sad and maddening that hundreds of pro-abortion activists, mainly women, who gathered at the steps of the high court on June 27, were celebrating the news and using a particular song to express their utter glee; a song that claims women can’t be “owned” or treated like a toy or an object, when in reality, that’s exactly what the Supreme Court’s ruling cemented.

The song used to capture the moment was “You Don’t Own Me,” by Lesley Gore.

“You don’t own me. I’m not just one of your many toys …”

The song, when it was released, was promoting women’s independence and liberation. But abortion has just the opposite effect. Abortion tells women they don’t deserve more than the legal ability to take the life of their own children. It makes it much easier for a man to treat women as a play thing or the object of sexual gratification, because abortion is so readily available thanks to another infamous Supreme Court decision: Roe v. Wade.

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