July 11, was World Population Day. In it’s honor, the Woodrow Wilson Center collaborated with the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) to host an event on how abortion will help with the United States’s growing population.
The July 12 Zoom focused on the 2022 UNFPA State of World Population’s launch of a report titled “Seeing the Unseen: The case for action in the neglected crisis of ‘unintended pregnancy” and was set up to deal with the effects and “draconian consequences” of the overturn of Roe v. Wade.
Abortion supposedly is “critical and lifesaving,” according to some of the panelists of the zoom. These days, the definitions of such words are open to interpretation. Abortion is never critical and it doesn’t save lives … it ends them, nonetheless, the idea of abortion was clearly supported by each speaker at the event.
HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra said that President Joe Biden directed the HHS to do all it can to help global family planning and ensure abortion access. It is now part of family planning, I suppose.
The idea of “unintended pregnancy” was stressed over and over and over throughout the 60 minute zoom and speakers suggested actions to help decrease the instance of unintended pregnancies by securing abortion “rights.”
Rep. Chrissy Houlahan (D-PA) mentioned in her recorded statement that there are “121 million unintended pregnancies that occur every year” and that this “crisis will continue to have global repercussions.” She ended her sentiment by insisting that her work would help in “ensuring equality for all,” that is, all except innocent children in the womb.
A statement was read by the moderator from the report in order to clear up the language for the rest of the panel. “Unintended pregnancies are not the same as unwanted pregnancies and pregnant individuals are not the same as mothers. All individuals can become pregnant, not just women or girls. Transgender men and nonbinary people can and do become pregnant,” she said.
Yikes. Are we supposed to treat these people with respect?
UN Population Fund Chief Sarah Craven read part of the report that indicated “rates of unintended pregnancy tend to be lower in countries with more liberal abortion laws than those with more restrictive laws.” Craven implied that banning abortions would lead to more unintended pregnancies and said that we need to “look past” the baby and instead at the mother who didn’t “intend” to get pregnant.
Advisor of the report Gilda Sedga claimed that the U.S. and Nicaragua are the only countries that have adopted more “restricted” abortion laws this century and insisted that banning abortions will not stop them from happening but rather just stop them from being safe. It is unsafe to perform abortion. This is murder of innocent children. There is nothing that can be done to protect it. Period. Segda also encouraged the idea of telemedicine and said that the direction the U.S. is moving is far from what evidence tells us and instead is “setting precedent over ideology.”
VP at the Women’s Refugee Commission Gayatri Patel made sure to let the audience know how vital abortion is. “Broad and purposeful attacks on gender equality and equity. This isn’t hyperbole. Without the right to decide if, when, and with whom to have children, women, girls, and others who are able to get pregnant,” (I think she means the trannies) “will face a myriad of regressions to their rights, to their well-being, to their safety, to their economic empowerment, to their meaningful participation in public life, to” bla bla bla. She basically stated that uterus holders who are denied the right to abortion will lose all their good fortune.
Many intelligent people are saying stupid things. Unintended or intended, pregnancy affects two people, regardless of the way a child got into the womb. The intentional murder of an innocuous child is abortion. It should never be the solution to a pregnant woman’s problem, whether it was intended or not.