Writer: ‘I love abortion,’ women ‘should venerate it wholeheartedly’
FLEMINGTON, NEW JERSEY, March 15, 2012, (LifeSiteNews.com) – A writer on a pro-abortion website, who seems to have a history selling sex toys, has written an article stating, “I love abortion.”
Jessica DelBalzo a New Jersey-based activist wrote the article “I Love Abortion: Implying Otherwise Accomplishes Nothing for Women’s Rights” for the website RH Reality Check.
The article begins, “I love abortion. I don’t accept it. I don’t view it as a necessary evil. I embrace it.” (Emphasis in original.)
“I bristle every time a fellow activist uses a trendy catch-phrase or rallying cry meant to placate pro-lifers,” such as making abortion “safe, legal, and rare,” she wrote.
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DelBalzo, who previously described her “happy abortion” on the same website, believes abortion should not be rare. “To say so implies a value judgment” that “abortion is somehow distasteful or immoral and should be avoided…We must avoid stigmatizing it in any way,” she wrote.
She warned darkly that America is “plagued by anti-feminist, religious conservatism known for shaming women’s sexuality” led by “misogynistic, forced-birth advocates.”
“Rather than trying to cozy up to the forced-birth camp, women who value their freedom should be proud to say that they like abortion. In fact, they should venerate it whole-heartedly,” [sic] she writes. “What’s not to love?”
She claims she is not alone, that “a great many women like abortion itself.”
The ubiquitous availability of contraception is no reason to shun abortion, she writes, because it would overlook contraception failures and “moments of spontaneity.”
Her article follows blogger Amanda Chatel’s online article last Friday calling her abortion “the best decision of my life.”
Patrick Reilly, president of the Cardinal Newman Society warns their “love” for “abortion as backup plan for failed contraception finds sympathy among many college-age students, even at Catholic colleges.”
“In a 2008 study, The Cardinal Newman Society found that a majority of current and recent Catholic college students disagree with Church prohibitions against condom usage, premarital sex, and legal abortion,” Reilly wrote in a statement e-mailed to LifeSiteNews.com. “Planned Parenthood often places abortion clinics near college campuses.”
However, DelBalzo would not restrict abortion to unwanted pregnancies, writing “even wanted pregnancies sometimes need to be terminated for the woman’s well-being or to avoid birthing a child with painful or unmanageable disabilities.”
Dave Andrusko of the National Right to Life News Today commented, “her justifications bare an eerie resemblance to the reasoning undergirding the ‘after-birth abortion’ [infanticide] argument. Anything in a woman’s life that might be affected by an unexpected baby is reason enough to off the kid.”
DelBalzo’s support for abortion conflicts with her role as a harsh critic of adoption. She has operated an e-mail list for those opposed to adoption since 1998, runs the website AntiAdoption.org, and has since authored a book opposing adoption.
Outside of her pro-abortion, anti-adoption writing,several observers recounted that an older version of her Live Journal profile directed readers to a voluminous number of instructional articles she wrote for a website that sells sex toys. They note the list included titles such as “How to Choose and Use Personal Lubricant,” “De-Stigmatizing Male Sex Toys,” “Enter from the Rear: Anal Sex Tips for Beginners,” and “All you need to Know about Dildos.” A 2006 article under her byline, “Top 5 Tips for Throwing a Bachelorette Party,” suggested brides-to-be “may get a kick out of sexy shaped ice cubes in her drinks, or a penis shaped cake,” or “slutty fortune cookies.” She interviewed the proprietor of the website, AshleySexToys.com, in 2006.
Reilly warns, despite the unvarnished support some pro-abortion writers have expressed, the pro-life movement faces a more pervasive, and sometimes hidden, challenge.
“The contraceptive mentality reflects the normal logic in healthcare,” he wrote. “Pregnancy is treated as a disease, and the child a virus or parasite. That’s what is especially dangerous about the Obama administration’s contraceptive mandate and the Planned Parenthood agenda – they devalue human life and label children as obstacles to a happy, healthy life.”