The recently passed Human Life Protection Act, more commonly known as the Alabama abortion ban, was met with much push-back from pro-abortion supporters. Among the copious criticisms aimed at the politicians who passed the bill, which imposes an almost total ban on abortion within the state, are many harsh attacks against those politicians who also happen to be men.
However, what the media and those attacking the men involved in the passage of the bill seem to be ignoring is the fact that the Alabama abortion ban was made a reality, not by the men involved, but by the women.
The image being propitiated in the media is one of white men holding captive the will of American women in order to promote the abortion ban. In essence, telling women what they can and cannot do with their bodies. This has caused outrage among the left, which is being expressed throughout the media.
“Twenty-five members of the Alabama State Senate voted to pass the nation’s most restrictive abortion bill on Tuesday, and every single one of them were white men,” CBS reporter Danielle Garrand said.
Another reporter, Erin Durkin of the Guardian reported the law “was passed by this group of exclusively white, male politicians.”
And on and on it goes…
“25 white male Republicans in Alabama,” USA Today’s Alia E. Dastagir said.
“As many people noted, all 25 of those ‘yes’ votes came from white male senators,” HuffPost’s Alanna Vagianos said.
“The bill passed thanks to the votes of a group of exclusively white, male Republicans senators,” Vice reporter David Gilbert said.
Although there are a few media outlets that admit women had some hand in the passage of the Alabama abortion ban, their role has been immensely downplayed. In reality, they, not the men, are the catalyst to the passage.
State Representative Terri Collins helped sponsor the bill before it became law. Then, Governor Kay Ivey signed the bill into law. That’s not all, though.
According to 2014 Pew Research Center data, some 58% of Alabama voters were in favor of making abortion illegal in all or almost all cases. Of those voters, 51% were women. In a national sense, women, not men, are often at the helm of the pro-life movement. Below are just a few of these amazing activists who head up impactful organizations within the pro-life movement:
- March of Life: Jeanne Mancini
- Susan B. Anthony List: Marjorie Dannenfelser
- Live Action: Lila Rose
- And Then There Were None: Abby Johnson
- Students for Life: Kristan Hawkins
- Americans United for Life: Catherine Glenn Foster
- New Wave Feminists: Destiny Herndon-De La Rosa
The facts behind the passage of the Alabama ban have been clouded in favor of promoting a popular (among liberal) agenda. The left wants it to appear that men are the driving factor behind the passage of what they see as a negative bill that controls what women can and cannot do with their bodies. However, in reality, the passage of the bill was only possible with the support of the pro-life women in power.
Although the media seems to think that women are inherently pro-choice and/or pro-abortion. Clearly, this isn’t the case at all.
~ Patriotic Freedom Fighter