The thing is, NARAL—the "National Abortion and Reproductive Rights Action League" (I think I've got the words to the acronym right, but I really don't care...they never use them) has answered the question.
The "choice" is abortion. Period.
On their website, under the heading "What is Choice?" there are four "answers." Topping the list is, of course, Abortion. In fourth place—obviously in the cellar as far as NARAL is concerned—is "Healthy" Pregnancies.
You don't need to be a rocket science to see where this group's priorities are.
Even "pregnancy" isn't really a choice unless it's a "healthy" one. Read: if you're not a perfect baby, kid, adios and see ya in the dumpster.
I couldn't think of anything uglier than facilitating the gruesome death of a baby until I came across something that makes me shiver even as I write this:
Partying down on millions of dead babies' bodies.
There's a group called the "D.C. Abortion Fund" and the headline on its site says it all:
ROE-D TO PERDITION
Nope. I'm not making this up. Evidently the group doesn't understand the meaning of the word "perdition" or maybe, what the hell (pun intended) they do and they embrace it. In any case, the text goes on to breathlessly outline the parties, celebrations, and other festivities planned for the anniversary.
Get ready to boogie down with DCAF this month! We have emerged mostly unscathed from our loving families and are ready to Roe-ll! The 39th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision is January 22, and we are so grateful for the dedicated activists, legislators, and donors who continue to make abortion rights a reality here and around the world...Here is your pro-choice social calendar for this week and next
Following this giddy introduction is a list of happy hours, rallies, dinners, more happy hours, parties, still more happy hours...all conveniently listing times, ticket information, and locations. Most of them are in bars. At least one is in an elegant restaurant. Topping the host list are NARAL and NOW.
My question isn't "what do you mean by `choice'" because I already know what they mean by "choice."
My question is simple: what sort of mind-set deems it necessary—no, desirable—to celebrate death?