Audio: Left-wing conference cheers women who had abortions

A familiar “pro-choice” trope is that abortion should be “safe, legal and rare.” No one is pro-abortion, we’re told, and it’s insulting to suggest otherwise. But evidence of abortion celebration abounds. Lefty ‘ethicists’ have advocated post-birth abortions, feminist activists have rhapsodized about how much they “love abortion,” and most Democrats regularly vote against even broadly-supported attempts to limit the so-called “right to choose” — including measures that give women access to more medical information prior to making an abortion decision. The Left also fights tenaciously to maintain federal funding for America’s largest abortion provider, even though the organization has been caught on tape covering up statutory rape, accommodating explicitly racist donors, and agreeing to perform gender-selective, late term abortions. Again, though, no one is pro-abortion. Which brings us to Netroots Nation, an annual gathering of hardcore liberals, put on by Daily Kos. This year’s keynote speaker was Darcy Burner, a former Microsoft executive who’s running for Congress in Washington State. Conservative blogger Melissa Clouthier attended Burner’s address and filed this account:

“The War on Women panel featuring Elizabeth Warren revealed much about the leftist perspective on abortion. In an act of public bullying, one of the three speakers, Darcy Burner of Washington (the others being Elizabeth Warren and Mazie Hirono of Hawaii), asked women who had had an abortion to stand up in front of other attendees. It was difficult to estimate the number of women as they were sprinkled through out the audience. They stood alone while Burner admonished the attendees to hold their applause. Then Burner asked the others seated in the audience to stand and give these women a standing ovation. The audience complied enthusiastically. I sat during this spectacle.”

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