Monday, April 7, 2008

J'Accuse

(With apologies to Zola)

Ron, of Tell the "Truth", has posted a video of an interview by Bill O'Reilly of a young woman named Kelly. In this video, Kelly describes an abortion that she had at the age of 14.

Kelly was 20-weeks pregnant when she informed her parents. The state of Maryland, where she resided at the time, did not allow for abortions at this stage of pregnancy. O'Reilly says, "you're father and mother, I guess, decided to take you to Kansas, where [the abortion provider] Tiller advertises on the net, he, ah, everybody knows who he is, ah, he'll abort babies at any time." Kelly does not refute this.

Kelly goes on to describe the procedure she underwent, which took place over the course of five days. She also explained what happened to her in the years after the abortion. In her words, "I was traumatised, so I had lots of symptoms of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, I had very low self-esteem, I was promiscuous, I used drugs, I had eating disorders. Lots of horrible things."

In his post, Ron writes the following:

Don't beat yourself up, Kelly. You were only 13... but you might like to beat some others up. You might even find some of them on this blog. They would have supported your "choice".

I was not pleased with Ron's assertion. Indeed, I was pissed off. I have been patient with him in the past, explaining my position with some level of civility. But try as I might, he will not listen. I have in the past explained that I support choice, not compulsion. I have agreed with him that compelling a woman to obtain an abortion is evil.

But, still, he writes what I have quoted above. He claims to present the truth about abortion, but he willfully lies and deceives. He presents himself as a Christian, but his words are more like those of Satan, the Great Deceiver. He has accused Emervents of libel; let him now accuse me.

My comment on his blog, awaiting moderation, follows:

lie:
(noun)
1.a false statement made with deliberate intent to deceive; an intentional untruth; a falsehood.
2. something intended or serving to convey a false impression.
3.an inaccurate or false statement.
(verb)
5. to speak falsely or utter untruth knowingly, as with intent to deceive.
6. to express what is false; convey a false impression.
source

As has been stated on this blog by myself and others of my position, we believe in choice, not compulsion. It is clear from the video that Kelly did not choose to have an abortion, but was compelled by her parents.

By your words, Ron, and I quote, "They would have supported your "choice"", I accuse you of presenting a lie.

I ask only that you live by the title of your blog: Tell the truth.

Or do I ask too much?

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