This week, Merle Hoffman, the CEO of Choices Women’s Medical Center – an abortion facility – was in court to play her role in a federal lawsuit against pro-life sidewalk counselors who are being charged with the idiotic “crime” of guilting women out of their “constitutional right” to have an abortion.
The lawsuit, brought by New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, in collusion with Hoffman, has given pro-life litigators from the Liberty Counsel the opportunity to question the prominent New York abortionist under oath. According to LifeNews, Hoffman was unapologetic about her abortion views in the hearing, going as far as to say that pro-lifers were akin to the “American Taliban” and opined that their “mere existence is a crime against women.”
“Merle Hoffman has acknowledged the obvious – that abortion is the taking of human life,” said Mat Staver, lead attorney for the defendants. “What is shocking is that she believes killing a helpless child empowers women by enabling them to achieve their selfish goals.”
This isn’t the first time that Hoffman has been uncompromising about her murderous, sick views on the value of unborn human life. In her book – Intimate Wars: The Life and Times of the Woman Who Brought Abortion from the Back Alley to the Boardroom – she speaks frankly about how little she respects the rights of a fetus and how much she finds the concept of abortion empowering for women.
“Does the fetus not impede a woman’s tendency to maintain her own existence?” she wrote. “Is it not an unjust aggressor, threatening the survival of the mother? Is not a woman’s choice of abortion an act of self-defense?”
Most “pro-choice” liberals know better than to speak this way about abortion. This kind of language sickens most Americans, including many who think abortion should be legal. But make no mistake about it, Hoffman may sound more abrasive than, say, Cecile Richards of Planned Parenthood, but there is not an ounce of daylight between their positions. This is the kind of sickness you’re supporting if you support the “pro-choice” side of the field.
If you’re fine with that, great. At least now you know what you’re voting for.