Jessica delBalzo: ‘I Love Abortion’: Rad ical Pro-Choice Acti vist Argues Against Adoption


Jessica DelBalzo, Anti Adoption Activist, Pens Op Ed Proclaiming I Love AbortiondelBalzo

LifeNews has uncovered a real doozy when it comes to abortion rights activism. On a website titled “RH Reality Check” (with the “RH” standing for “Reproductive Health”), progressive writer Jessica delBalzo has a headline that is sure to bring precisely zero surprise to many pro-life activists, but may also scandalize moderate pro-choicers. The headline reads, “I Love Abortion: Implying Otherwise Accomplishes Nothing for Womens’ Rights.”
The rest is no better:

I love abortion. I don’t accept it. I don’t view it as a necessary evil. I embrace it. I donate to abortion funds. I write about how important it is to make sure that every woman has access to safe, legal abortion services. I have bumper stickers and buttons and t-shirts proclaiming my support for reproductive freedom. I love abortion.[...]
Safe and legal are concepts I fully support, but rare is something I cannot abide. I understand the theoretical mindset: it is better for a woman to prevent an unwanted pregnancy than to bear the physical and financial burden of an abortion. While my own abortion involved very little pain and a minimal financial expense, one which my ex-boyfriend was willing to share with me, even I can admit that using condoms or the pill is preferable to eight weeks of nausea and weight gain. Contraception is a valuable tool.
However, there is no need to suggest that abortion be rare. To say so implies a value judgement, promoting the idea that abortion is somehow distasteful or immoral and should be avoided. Even with affordable, accessible birth control, there will be user errors, condoms that break, moments of spontaneity. The best contraceptive access in the world won’t change the fact that we are merely human and imperfect in our routines. The best access in the world also won’t change the fact that some women are raped, while others find that 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. Women who find themselves facing any of these situations shouldn’t feel guilty for failing to keep the numbers low.

<a href=”http://ad.doubleclick.net/jump/prnd/prn-theblaze;prntype=web;prngenre=conservative_talk;radium1=yes;prnpage=interior;pos=bottom;sz=300×250;u=prntype*web!prngenre*conservative_talk!radium1*yes!prnpage*interior!pos*bottom!sz*300×250;ord=123456789?” target=”_blank” ><img src=”http://ad.doubleclick.net/ad/prnd/prn-theblaze;prntype=web;radium1=yes;prngenre=conservative_talk;prnpage=interior;pos=bottom;sz=300×250;u=prntype*web!prngenre*conservative_talk!radium1*yes!prnpage*interior!pos*bottom!sz*300×250;ord=123456789?” border=”0″ alt=”” /></a>To be sure, comments like this can be found on any number of pro-choice websites, frequently in the comments section, rather than in actual columns. But as it turns out, Jessica delBalzo is more than just your average pro-abortion radical feminist. In fact, her major cause isn’t just promoting abortion, but interesting, ending adoption.

On delBalzo’s Amazon profile, she lists herself as “the founder of Adoption: Legalized Lies.” Here’s a quote from the website for that organization:

If anyone is encouraging you to surrender your baby to adoption, please contact us by phone or email us. Our volunteers have experienced adoption in their own lives, and they can tell you what it feels like to be adopted or surrender your own child. We’ll also help you find the support you need to keep your baby – the best thing for both of you!
Don’t let anyone tell you that adoption is the “right choice” or the “loving option” for your baby. YOU are the only mother or father your baby has, and no one will be able to take your place in his or her life. People who try to convince you to surrender your baby are probably in a position to get something out of the adoption for themselves – either money or your child himself.
Other people may tell you that you’ll be “giving a wonderful gift” to an infertile couple – this is NOT your responsibility. Your only job is to be the best mom or dad you can be for your baby. Your child isn’t going to want or accept any substitute for the real thing!

In other words, the general tenor of delBalzo’s ideas seems to be, “Abort your child rather than give it up for adoption.” Or, perhaps more accurately, “If you can’t have your child, no one can.”
Bold emphasis added by The Blaze.

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2 Responses to Jessica delBalzo: ‘I Love Abortion’: Rad ical Pro-Choice Acti vist Argues Against Adoption

  1. CaylaJ says:

    Abortion is a surgical procedure with risks, so yes, its important to try and avoid having one, if possible.

    The risks include scarring of the uterus, also known as Asherman’s Syndrome. This can result in infertility later on. I know from personal experience. Feminists don’t want anyone to know about Ashermans’ Syndrome, but here is some information on it http://www.ashermans.org/home/

  2. findalis says:

    There are consequences to one’s actions. If she has enough Abortions she will NEVER be able to carry a baby. And one day she just might want one.

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