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A Conversation About Abortion With My Uber Driver

While I have genuine sympathy for women who have an unwanted pregnancy, I am pro-life. My reason for opposing abortion has nothing to do with my religious beliefs. I oppose it because it is by any definition a barbaric procedure. Content warning: Descriptions herein may be disturbing to some readers.


With a client list that includes some of Hollywood’s biggest motion picture studios, the 30-something Uber driver who gave me a ride home from a medical appointment searches out locations to shoot scenes for feature-length films and other video productions.


When I asked what he thought about Georgia’s heartbeat abortion law, he jumped in with both left feet, saying the law is stupid and will be a financial disaster for movie industry employees in Georgia because of threats by motion picture producers to boycott the state.


This is the brief conversation we had right before he pulled into my driveway:


Uber driver: “The law is so stupid, men trying to tell women what they can’t do with their own body.”


Me: “I used to be pro-choice too, until I found out what’s involved in having an abortion.”


Uber driver: “What do you mean?”


Me: “Do you know how abortions are performed?”


Uber driver: “Not really.”


Me. “Well, for example, in a second trimester surgical abortion, the abortion doctor uses what’s called a sopher clamp, an instrument with serrated teeth on the business end. The abortion doctor uses the sopher clamp to probe inside the patient’s womb. 

When he feels something, he clamps down, pulls hard, and out comes an arm or a ….”


Before I could finish the sentence, my Uber driver raised his hand and pleaded, “Please, please. I don’t want to hear any more!”


Shocked by a gruesome fact he’d never heard, this opinionated Millennial didn’t have the slightest clue of how horrifying abortion procedures are, especially in the second and third trimesters.


Like my Uber driver and most other Americans, most women who have an abortion are clueless about the violent means through which their unborn baby is killed. 

Planned Parenthood certainly doesn’t tell them. Should that disturbing information become widely known, the number of women opting for an abortion would likely plummet.


Courtesy of Democrats, Planned Parenthood receives a half-billion dollars a year of public funding. In 2019, the organization performed some 330,000 abortions. To get a visual of the magnitude of that number of killings, click here to see a picture of a jam-packed Michigan Stadium, seating capacity 110,000. The number of people in the stands represents the equivalent number of unborn babies Planned Parenthood kills in just four months.


WOMB LYNCHING FOR BLACK BABIES


It’s fashionable these days for woke Democrats to demand “equity” for black people, yet their party is solely responsible for black babies accounting for a grossly disproportionate share of abortions. According to the New York Times, blacks make up only 13% of the U.S. population, but black babies make up 40% of abortions, with the abortion rate for black women almost five times that for white women, according to the Guttmacher Institute, a pro-abortion group.  The Wall Street Journal reported that in New York City, more black babies are aborted each year than are born alive. 


CDC data showed that abortion kills more blacks than the seven leading causes of death combined, and the 2010 Census revealed that Planned Parenthood appears to target minority communities, with 79% of its surgical abortion facilities located within walking distance of African American or Hispanic/Latino neighborhoods. According to the CDC’s Abortion Surveillance Report, 19 million black babies have been aborted since the 1973 Roe v. Wade Supreme Court ruling—that number of abortions is the equivalent to the number of fans in 172 jam-packed Michigan Stadiums. 


The Democrat message to impoverished black women is clear: vote for us and we’ll see that you get welfare for as many out-of-wedlock babies as you want to have; if you get pregnant and don’t want the baby, our friends at Planned Parenthood will get rid of it.


DEMOCRATS GO ALL-IN AGAINST THE UNBORN


On September 25, Speaker of the House/professed Catholic Nancy Pelosi cheered as Democrats passed the most radical abortion bill in U.S. history. The proposed legislation, which lifts virtually all restrictions on abortion and prevents states from enacting even modest protections for unborn babies, legalizes partial birth abortion, including decapitating and dismembering babies inside the womb.


In the interest of full disclosure to one of their most important identity politics voting blocs—women who dread an unwanted pregnancy—Democrats should demand that Planned Parenthood abortion clinics show every troubled young woman who comes through the door the video below of board-certified OB/GYN Dr. Anthony Levatino describing the gruesome procedures carried out each year on hundreds of thousands of unlucky babies. The next time you look in a mirror, remind yourself how grateful you are that your mother chose life for you.



By John Eidson


A 1968 electrical engineering graduate of Georgia Teach and now retired, John Eidson is a freelance writer in Atlanta and a regular contributor to The Blue State Conservative.


Photo by Maria Oswalt on Unsplash

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