Jenny EriksonI've been in Washington, D.C., this week to attend Smart Girl Summit, the annual conference of Smart Girl Politics. Over 200 women from around the country have come to the capitol to attend training classes, listen to inspiring speakers like Liz Cheney and Michele Bachmann, and enjoy the general camaraderie of conservative sisterhood.
We also apparently "broke" an Emily's List intern.
Intern Jamie was reporting faithfully for the liberal website when she walked into a pro-life discussion panel. She was shocked and horrified that one of the speakers referred to the desire to kill babies as freakish.
That's right, folks, the undercover leftist reporter got her panties in a twist because a speaker at the conservative conference she was infiltrating said something that she took offense to. Piece of advice for Intern Jamie: Grow a pair or get out of journalism.
Some chick named Jess (who apparently didn't succumb to the vapors upon mention that abortion ends a human life) wrote about Intern Jamie's horrifying experience at the Summit:
So, smart girls, I have a question for you. Were there any of you in the audience who cringed a little when panelist and congressional candidate Princella Smith said that? Any of you who made the choice to wait a while before having children and never thought that made you a freak of a woman? Any of you who went to an Ivy League school and never thought that meant someone would think you were somehow un-feminine?
Listen up liberals, because I am sick to death of saying it. We conservatives don't believe it's freakish and against the laws of nature to decide not to have children, to attend an Ivy League school, or to have a career. Every life is different and unique and we embrace that and celebrate it.
What is against the laws of nature? For a woman to kill her unborn child for no reason other than being pregnant is inconvenient.
Reproductive freedom and choice has nothing to with abortion. No one is forcing anyone else to get pregnant. I'm not sure if women are aware of this or not, but babies come from having sex. Don't want to get pregnant? Don't have sex. We're not animals, incapable of controlling our carnal impulses.
Conservatives believe in women -- their strength, ingenuity, and resourcefulness. Conservatives will help you face the unexpected challenge of pregnancy head on, through crisis pregnancy centers, countless churches and community centers, and adoption agencies. Conservatives have no doubt that women can accomplish anything, even getting through an unplanned pregnancy.
Stop pretending that the legal right to kill our unborn children is the gender equality that Susan B. Anthony was fighting for. Abortion has nothing to do with feminism and everything to do with advancing a liberal agenda that doesn't believe in women and their extraordinary abilities or the strength of their spirits.
Princella Smith is right. Liberal feminism, the idea that women are incapable of overcoming challenges, is in truth, a freak of nature.