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What in the World Is Wrong with the ACLU?

I know that it’s a lost cause. I know that there’s no hope for them as an organization. I know that they’re unlikely to even read this column, no less care about it. But still, what in the world is wrong with the American Civil Liberties Union?

The list of confused, self-contradictory, inconsistencies in their positions and politics are too numerous to count. But when it involves the abridgement of the most sacred right of all, it just seems all the more galling to see an organization premised upon the defense of rights to be celebrating and championing it.

I’m speaking specifically about what just happened outside the Supreme Court building when a group of radical pro-abortion activists participated in a macabre, bloodthirsty rally. Perhaps the most chilling and depressing speeches from that ugly scene came from actress Busy Philipps who seethed,

“There I was sitting in Los Angeles in my beautiful office of my own late-night talk show. Soon I would be driving my hybrid to my beautiful f***ing home to kiss my beautiful and healthy children and my husband, who had taken the year off to parent so I could focus on my career, and I have all of this! All of it! Because, because, because I was allowed bodily autonomy at 15…

I will not be shamed into being quiet. We will not be shamed into being quiet. Never again! I will never stop talking about my abortion or my periods or my experiences in childbirth, my episiotomies, my yeast infections, or my ovulation that lines up with the moon.”

As I said, just unrestrained bloodlust. I try to calm my own enraged spirit by telling myself Busy doesn’t really believe what she had mutilated was a human baby. I try to convince myself that she bought into and sincerely believes the lie that her child was mere medical waste, a tumor, or meaningless blob of tissue. Otherwise, the level of callousness that would be required to literally scream that you find trading the life of your child for your own career advancement a blessed trade is unfathomable.

Enter the ACLU. An organization founded in 1920, “to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties” of every American. And not only do the fail to object to Philipps and her selfish deprivation of the most basic rights and liberties of her own child, they celebrate it:

The ACLU’s chosen slogan reads, “Because freedom can’t protect itself.” Consider how haunting that is when you place it in the context of those tiny Americans like Busy’s son or daughter, who actually couldn’t protect himself or herself.

Again, I know the ACLU is nothing more than a liberal advocacy group. I know they are not really a rights or liberties organization. But it’s one thing to mislead people about your values; it’s another to actually join the war against them.

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