Rod Dreher over at The Corner points to this creepy New York Times piece (registration required, it’s worth it) by a cosmopolitan woman who recounts her decision to undergo “selective pregnancy reduction.”
Let me translate that for normal people who reject the euphemisms of the pro-death camp. The privileged woman finds out she is carrying triplets. The thought of having to move from Manhattan’s East Village to a suburb, where “I’ll have to start shopping only at Costco and buying big jars of mayonnaise,” fills her with dread. So she undergoes “selective pregnancy reduction”–killing two of her eight-week-old unborn children:
When we saw the specialist, we found out that I was carrying identical twins and a stand alone. My doctors thought the stand alone was three days older. There was something psychologically comforting about that, since I wanted to have just one. Before the procedure, I was focused on relaxing. But Peter was staring at the sonogram screen thinking: Oh, my gosh, there are three heartbeats. I can’t believe we’re about to make two disappear. The doctor came in, and then Peter was asked to leave. I said, ”Can Peter stay?” The doctor said no. I know Peter was offended by that.
The callousness and detachment of this woman are so indescribably stunning that you must read the whole thing for yourselves. She concludes dryly:
I had a boy, and everything is fine. But thinking about becoming pregnant again is terrifying.
So she‘s terrified? I can only imagine how her surviving son will feel when he grows up and learns about the fate of his siblings.
Update: Who is Amy Richards? If you weren’t already sick to your stomach, you can find out more about the heartless egomaniac who “eliminated” her two kids to avoid Costco by visiting this site and this one at feminist.com. The idea of this woman giving out parenting tips and advice on coping with post-abortion trauma makes me want to punch a hole in the wall.
Update III: Bill at INDC Journal has a dissenting view. He asks, “I know that pro-choice Republicans exist, but I have to wonder … do any of them write blogs or newspaper columns?” Actually, they’ll all be busy speaking in prime-time at the GOP convention.