Some days it feels that America is the world capital of anti-abortion, like when you find yourself reading the comments on Internet news articles; it can seem a bit depraved that there are so many people out there that support the limiting of a woman’s rights. Then there are the many politicians who actively seek to make anti-abortion a key part of their campaigns. In their minds, that’s how they get votes. Most of the time, their rhetoric is very vitriolic and full of hatred. The atmosphere, to put it mildly, is very suffocating.
This is a war on women, plain and simple, run by misinformed people with clear agendas. It’s bad enough to have them this side of the ocean. It’s another thing entirely to have them overseas and promoting their message. Unfortunately America seems to be exporting these kinds of people to places all over the world. We have to ask ourselves: is this how we want to be viewed around the world? As women haters and warmongers? Of course not, but it seems there isn’t much we can do about it. Did you know that Australia is poised to deport an American anti-abortion activist?
According to Yahoo.com, “An American anti-abortion activist is expected to be deported from Australia, after the nation’s highest court ruled Friday that he posed a threat to public order amid concerns he could incite violence against women.”
Clearly, that is definitely not the kind of thing we want to promote around the world, but it’s best if we let Australian politician Terri Butler handle it. Regarding the incident, she said, “Here in Australia, we are a very open democracy. We have a lot of discussion, frank discussion, vehement discussion, about issues on which we disagree. And abortion is one of those things. But we don’t welcome extremists into our country.”
Is that what America has become? No longer lighting the torch of freedom for the entire world to see, but rather, putting our extremists on a bigoted Mayflower and sending them out to sea? We’re better than this.