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The Kardashian of the Abortion Industry 

Caroline Wharton - 31 Oct 2022

One day, when abortion is both unattainable and unthinkable, everyone will look back and see the acts of abortionists as inhumane and grotesque — but for now, the pro-abortion mainstream media is putting these medical monsters up on pedestals as paragons of virtue. Highlighted recently in a Washington Post feature, abortionist Caitlyn Bernard is one of them, and her whitewashed story of crocodile tears will make you wish she cared as much about women as she did about fame. Here’s what you need to know:  

In the profile entitled “She Provided an Abortion to a 10-Year-Old. She’s Still Fighting for Her Patients,” Washington Post reporter Caitlin Gibson provided a gushy look at Bernard. However, if you truly examine the pretty package Gibson has tied up with a bow, you’ll find a bundle of red flags with Bernard’s name on them — the biggest one? Bernard’s acceptance of and culpability in killing preborn children. The list doesn’t stop there, though.  

Perhaps one of the most striking parts of this article is the way it reveals Bernard’s love for the camera as Gibson writes that Bernard’s “name was emblazoned in national headlines, her face flashed across television screens, her reputation assailed by right-wing pundits and politicians.” Bernard herself says she feels a duty to “speak publicly” but in what seems like false modesty, she admonishes people not to think she’s exceptional. (No worries there on our part!)  

Bernard says, “I don’t want people to think that I’m some exception in some way, because I’m not. This idea that ‘Oh, you’re so brave’ — all abortion providers are brave.”  

‘Brave’ certainly isn’t the word we would have chosen — to go in alphabetical order, ‘atrocious,’ ‘brutal,’ or ‘cowardly’ might be a good start as a substitution — but never brave. For Bernard, however, we might even add ‘attention-seeking’ because as much as she stresses just how stressful it is to be an abortionist, it kind of seems like she likes the attention.  

Really, Bernard is almost like the Kardashian of the abortion industry as she seemingly vies for the media attention. Her face and story have even been featured in the New York Times, among other outlets. Are you sure notoriety has nothing to do with your “activism,” Bernard?  

The most chilling part of this article, however, may have been when she described that being pregnant while committing abortions “only made her feel closer” to her abortion victims. Why was that? She said,  

“Being visibly pregnant when you have a patient whose baby is going to die and you’re providing abortion care for them — that is challenging, that’s emotional. I remember at the end, when I was close to going out [on maternity leave], just trying to wear the biggest scrubs that I could, and my jacket would cover my belly, because I just know how hard it is for them.” 

In her own words, it made Bernard feel closer to these women because she understood their babies were going to be killed. How can a woman who is carrying a child — who thus intimately knows the humanity of that child inside her and of those inside of every pregnant woman — countenance killing a preborn baby? We can’t get our heads around it.  

For Bernard and other abortionists like her, we wish no ill will — but we do wish for a change of heart that would include true respect and love for women and men of all ages. Bernard even said that her own mother told her “to support other women and to not ever feel that there’s something that you can’t do because you’re female.” How about we give that same support to other women instead of telling them they need to kill their children in order to succeed? That’s being brave. 

We encourage abortionists to leave behind the inhumane abortion industry and become advocates for life through the help of organizations like And Then There Were None. In the meantime, however, we will not allow the media to uplift this evil occupation — in the same way that there is nothing to praise about slavery or Nazism, being abortionist is never “brave.” The media must stop propping up such cruelty by allowing abortionists their five minutes of fame.  

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