Is there such a thing as shameful pride? Before you laugh, take a look at this news release from the Democratic Party of Wisconsin:
Democratic Party of Wisconsin Chair Statement Honoring the 44th Anniversary of Roe v. Wade
MADISON - The following is the statement of Democratic Party of Wisconsin Chair Martha Laning honoring the 44th Anniversary of Roe v. Wade:
"Today, we honor 44 years of a woman having the choice to make her own decisions with regards to her health.
"Democrats have long believed that every woman should have access to the reproductive health care they need and that politicians have no place intruding on the health care decisions a woman makes with her family, her faith, and under the guidance of her doctor.
"As politicians continue to try to chip away at Roe v. Wade we must continue to hold fast to our values and fight against all efforts to reduce women's access to affordable care."
Roe V. Wade, of course, legalized abortion. The DPW issued a news release honoring a milestone that it refuses to mention in the release, replacing it with the euphemistic and inaccurate “affordable care.” For contrast, imagine if the National Rifle Association issuing a news release honoring the anniversary of District of Columbia v. Heller, a 2008 landmark case in which the Supreme Court held that the Second Amendment applies to federal enclaves and protects an individual's right to possess a firearm for traditionally lawful purposes, such as self-defense within the home. Or a release honoring McDonald v. Chicago, the 2010 ruling which said those same rights applied to the states and cleared up confusion created by Heller:
“Today, we honor seven years of law-abiding citizens having the choice to make their own decisions with regard to self-protection.”
“The NRA has long believed that every person should have access to the life-saving protection they need and that politicians have no place intruding on the self-defense decisions a person makes with her family, and her faith.”
“As politicians continue to try to chip away at McDonald and Heller, we must continue to hold fast to our values and fight against all efforts to reduce citizen’s access to self-protection.”
The NRA, of course, has no reservations about referring to the right to “keep and bear arms” or to “guns.” It is with pride and no shame the NRA defends these rights found in the 2nd Amendment. The fictionalized “right to privacy,” the legal underpinning for Roe is found nowhere in the U.S. Constitution.
It appears even the DPW knows what it would look and sound like to celebrate 44 years of abortion, even though that’s exactly what they’re celebrating. Yes, it appears “shameful pride” really is a thing.