News Host Openly Says Abortion ‘Saved My Life’ But What About the Baby’s Life?

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It’s always so touching when a TV news personality opens up on the air about how the decision to end the life of his unborn child “saved” him. No really -- that actually happened.  

Last Friday, MSNBC host Toure celebrated the 40th anniversary of Roe vs. Wade by sharing the story of when he and an old girlfriend decided 15 years ago to abort their baby, because it was, like, totally inconvenient.

During The Cycle, Toure told the audience, “In some ways that choice saved my life.” You see, it turns out that the girlfriend didn’t end up being the one, and giving birth to a live, healthy child would’ve just made “a mess of three lives.”

But wait! There’s more. Toure then went on to thank God and country for the right to abortion:

I thank God and country that when I fell into a bad situation, abortion was there to save me and keep me on a path toward building a strong family I have now. And I pray that safety net stays in place.

It’s unclear as to how one just “falls” into pregnancy (Did his penis trip and fall into her lady parts?), but we can gloss over that for the time being to talk about the ridiculousness of this particular situation. 

Here we have a guy in a committed relationship with a woman he calls his girlfriend, and he knocks her up. Now, instead of manning up and taking responsibility for the child that he helped create, he applauds mom’s decision to end the pregnancy, and then 15 years later claims that the death of that baby ‘saved’ him?

I bet that baby would have liked to be saved too, had he or she been consulted on the matter of their imminent death. Maybe that baby would be alive today, having been adopted by parents that waited years to meet their child. Or maybe Toure and his girlfriend raised him. The only thing that matters here is that you’ll be hard-pressed to come across a person that believes their parents should have aborted them for convenience’s sake.  

Like it or not, that’s a baby in there. A real, live baby with its own genetic code and DNA and everything. A child created by God. To turn around and thank God for the legal right to snuff out that life because pregnancy is icky is ludicrous. 

Abortion may ‘save’ someone from parenthood, but it does so at the cost of another person’s life. 

Is it really worth it?

Image via Katelyn Kenderdine/Flickr

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nonmember avatar oh ya its worth

You abort a fetus not a baby. A fetus has no rights. Why ruin your life with one mistake. Women have three choices when it comes to reproductive health I don't see why this is still even an issue. Every day women die or are mutilated in back rooms and unsterile environments in countries where abortion is illegal. Its a women's right to do with her genetic material as she sees fit, and its her right to have it done cleanly with out endangering her life.

nonmember avatar Becky

to "Oh ya", women die or are mutilated every day here in the US where abortion is legal. I've stood outside the abortion clinics and watched bloody women be gurnied across the street to the hospital. A fetus has no rights only if the mother decides. If a fetus is killed by a drunk driver or an abusive boyfriend, it is murder in most states. Oh, and it's not her genetic material, either. From the moment of conception, baby has it's very own unique DNA. Even liberal abortion doctors admit that it is a human baby and that they are killing.
This is "still an issue" because 3700 people are murdered every day by abortion here in the U.S. More than Sept 11 or Pearl Harbor.

Katy Khan

@Becky, the rate of complication with abortion is extremely low, you are downright lying if you seriously want to claim you've seen "bloody women" being carried away to the hospital.  If you are against abortion, who cares, don't have one. I've had an abortion and I do not regret it. It's been years now and it was the best decision I could make and now I have a wonderful family. People like you would try and ruin the lives of millions of women becuase of your religious nonsense.  My body, my choice. 

AdryF AdryF

Yep, that crap makes me sick! I am sorry but if you have ever used abortion as birth control, it is nothing but selfish!

nonmember avatar Truth Teller

Becky, I respectfully suggest that you are full of crap.

turna... turnandburn04

So sad that our own offspring has been reduced to nothing more than an inconvenience, and for all of the woman that are for abortion or have received an abortion that abortion does not make you unpregnant it just makes you the mother of a dead baby. The difference being if you wanted that baby and tragically could not carry it for one reason or another it would be a devastating.

kelti... kelticmom

I can't even, this makes me so sick, including the comments from a certain two above. It's a BABY! When exactly does it become a baby and not a fetus to you? Is it the mother's "genetic material" that she can chose to dispose of right up until the time when it's 40 weeks and ready to deliver? Can she change her mind during delivery and chose to have the doctor suck it's brains out before delivering the head? Or is it better to do it while it's still small, and have it ripped apart limb by tiny limb and sucked out? Or disolved by acids or salt? Which way is better? Hmm? We mourn a miscarriage, but celebrate a woman's "choice" to kill her own child for whatever reason, because it's "her decision". As for HIS comments, ugh. I really want to throw up.

Rosem... RosemaryFrancis

The question I always want to ask is, "What did you think would possibly happen by spreading your legs for some guy?"  I don't understand how there are so many people out there these days that don't want to or refuse to take responsibility for their actions!  It boggles the mind.  I understand there are times when you still get pregnant even while using protection of some sort; but that's not the case with a lot of women who go into planned parenthood to get their 'problem' taken care of.  If they actually let those women hear the heartbeats or see the baby inside them, even as early as 7 weeks, they would really know that it is a 'life'....a real baby.  No matter if they can support themselves or not, it's a life plain and simple.  To many, it's a lot easier to deny the truth and not accept and live your life than to do otherwise.  As the saying goes, 'ignorance is bliss'.  When we know and accept  the truth, it's hard sometimes to deal with; but it brings more knowledge and understanding to a lot more in the world we live in. 

LostS... LostSoul88

well if the mom dies while pregnany then the baby dies has a high chance at dying.... Thats one of the couple reason I think abortion is okay. If the pregnacny will kill mom and/or baby.

turna... turnandburn04

For those of you who think that Becky is being dramatic, I invite you to check out operation rescue that actively monitors abortion clinics and has hundreds of clinics nation wide shut down due to their unclean unsafe and life threatening practices in your so called "safe" abortion clinics. If you are so heartless as to kill your own child than the back alley with coat hangers is were you should be anyway (cue the crazies)

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