Posted on | April 29, 2012 | 116 Comments
Barren middle-aged actress Ashley Judd in scene from
‘Rick Santorum Aborts Presidential Campaign’ video
When last we heard from bitter, childless, menopausal Ashley Judd, the over-the-hill ex-starlet gave us a feminist lecture about how she was being victimized by the oppressive gossip-blog patriarchy.
Last week, however, Judd joined forces with three more attractive actresses — fellow Hollywood liberals Michelle Trachtenberg, Katy Mixon and Eliza Coupe — in a video mocking Rick Santorum’s decision to end his presidential campaign by comparing it to an abortion:
“Oh, Mr. Santorum, take a seat. I understand you’d like to terminate your candidacy. . . . If you weren’t mature enough to carry your candidacy to term, you shouldn’t have engaged in the risky behavior that began it.”
The stars of the “choice” universe have gone way beyond their worn-out euphemisms and are now embracing shameless mockery. Ashley Judd and crew have made a video that mocks the act of killing babies in the womb. They mock the violence of stopping the heartbeat of a child. What a hilarious analogy they’ve drawn by comparing an abortion to Rick Santorum’s suspended Presidential campaign, if you’re someone who finds dead babies and wounded mothers hilarious. Apparently they do. . . .
So this is what we’ve come to? This is the present and future of “feminism” in America? Women openly mocking the deaths of their own children; deaths fought long and hard for; deaths campaigned and paid for; deaths celebrated as “freedom” and “rights” for women? I’d say that’s officially the bottom, folks. There’s nowhere lower to sink. That’s as pathetic and wicked as it gets.
It is customary, on certain feminist blogs, to include “trigger warnings” before discussion of topics such as sexual assault that may prompt emotional reactions caused by psychologically traumatic memories. Therefore, in consideration of the millions of women suffering from Post-Abortion Syndrome, I offer a “trigger warning” for this video which was — oh, just by the way — directed by a man, Andy Maxwell:
Jill Stanek notes that Bill O’Reilly recently “dedicated a segment of his show to Judd, predicting her career would certainly suffer for her overt support of abortion,” but forgive me for suspecting that Judd’s suffering is more personal than professional.
We’re two weeks away from Mother’s Day, and no child will ever give the adamantly pro-abortion Ashley Judd a Mother’s Day gift.
Just a coincidence, I’m sure.
I call heaven and earth to record this day against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore choose life, that both thou and thy seed may live.
— Deuteronomy 30:19 (KJV)
Exit Question: Are women who celebrate abortion as a positive good attempting to compensate for unacknowledged psychological trauma and/or deep-seated feelings of personal inadequacy?
You will not silence my message.
You will not mock my God.
You will stop killing my generation.
My six children have all worn that T-shirt. Your kids should, too.
On the bright side, Ashley Judd has given me many opportunities to show my two daughters what a complete failure looks like.
UPDATE II: Thoughtful words from Daria DiGiovanni:
Regardless of your position on abortion, how anyone can gleefully spin it as anything other than a tragedy for both mother and child is beyond my comprehension, especially since I know a handful of women personally who’ve been absolutely traumatized by this grisly procedure.
This is just basic: Leave aside entirely any consideration of politics or law, and think of the dreadful human misery involved. Abortion clinics are not happy places where good things happen. It is therefore easy to understand why so many people are emotionally outspoken against abortion. What is utterly incomprehensible is how anyone other than the most heartless sadists could be passionately pro-abortion.