Gloria Steinem Gets Medal of Freedom for Abortion Advocacy
How fitting that abortion zealot and self-proclaimed Marxist Gloria Steinem received the Presidential Medal of Freedom on Wednesday from Barack Hussein Obama. The male-bashing, anti-family, anti-American Steinem beamed as the guy who voted three times against a partial-birth abortion ban while in the Illinois state Senate placed the medal around her neck.
What exactly is the meritorious contribution Steinem has made to our national interests that would warrant such an honor?
Ever since the radical feminist attended an "abortion speak-out" in 1969 hosted by the radical man-hating group Redstockings, she was "instantly committed" to the abortion movement.
As one of the architects of the abortion holocaust, Steinem summed up her philosophy in a 2005 New York Observer interview. The 71-year-old was asked what her advice to young women in the 21st century would be. She replied, "To do whatever they f---ing well please." Six years after that statement, a young Florida woman named Angie tweeted her own abortion in real time after using the drug RU-486.
No one should underestimate Steinem's part in the murder of 55 million babies and counting. Her mainstream good looks, media savvy, and Smith College degree landed her on talk shows, lecture circuits and magazines in the 1960s -- something the dowdy, militant-looking Shulasmith Firestone, leader of the Redstockings, could only dream about. Steinem looked all-American, making her message more palatable to the masses.
How interesting that back in 2008 she referenced Sarah Palin's looks as "such an insult ... having someone who looks like you and behaves like them -- who looks like a friend and behaves like an adversary -- is worse than having no one." Projection, anyone?
Steinem's debut issue of Ms. Magazine immediately went to work pushing abortion as the issue at the heart of the women's movement. It featured fifty-three well-known U.S. women declaring they had undergone abortions despite state laws against the procedure.
Of course, Steinem blamed the necessity for abortion on male domination and class oppression. To rally her feminist troops back in the heyday of women's "liberation," she insisted: "We don't just want to destroy capitalism, we want to tear down the whole f---ing patriarchy."
Steinem's hatred of males not only fueled her radicalism, but also mired her in contradictions, as is so often the case with far-left ideologues. As a member of the Democratic Socialists of America, she railed against the "unjust and immoral" actions of President Bush while advocating for the wholesale slaughter of innocent babies.
Steinem is also a big fan of abortion advocate Hillary Clinton. When comparing Hillary to males who served in the military, including George Washington, she had this to say:
"I am so grateful that she [Mrs. Clinton] hasn't been trained to kill anybody. And she probably didn't even play war games as a kid. It's a great relief from Bush in his jump suit and from [John] Kerry saluting." Steinem added that "from George Washington to Jack Kennedy and PT-109 we [Americans] have behaved as if killing people is a qualification for ruling people."
How do Steinem and her ilk reconcile killing babies as a qualification for feminism while balking at those who have to kill in order to defend their country? Just this week, voters in Albuquerque, New Mexico, the epicenter of late-term abortions, went against a municipal ballot measure calling for the banning of abortions performed after 20 weeks -- all for the cause.
In what can only be described as a diabolical inversion of the truth, Steinem in 2004 wrote an introduction in a friend's book in which she recounts attending Theosophical lodge meetings as a child while her mother and grandmother took part in the gathering. At the meetings, she says she "sensed the respect with which children were treated ... the Theosophical belief in reincarnation countered any idea of children as possessions or blank slates on which parents could write anything."
Like Barack Obama, Gloria Steinem rejects the notion that all life is sacred. She set out to kill the maternal conscience by persuading women that killing their babies was nothing, and he legislated the attack on mothers and children to the fullest extent possible. She laid the groundwork; Obama brought it home.
To the lovers of abortion and the promulgators of the death culture, respecting children and aborting them can coexist. Killing to defend one's self or country or God is wrong, but killing a child in the womb is right? Perhaps Steinem deserves a prize, like her hero Obama, for being able to facilitate so much destruction while others applaud.