Rep. Ilhan Omar says abortion laws criminalize women for simply existing

Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) was never aborted.  This fact has not, however, kept her from condemning efforts to curb the slaughter of unborn babies.  Ironically, Omar, a Muslim anti-Semite, recently blasted "religious fundamentalists" for attempting to limit the ongoing holocaust of innocent babies.  Omar also referenced the failed proposal in Texas that would have potentially allowed women seeking abortions to be charged with assault or criminal homicide.  The proposal never even made it to a vote, but it triggered Omar to say: "If that was being proposed by any other country, we would be calling it a dangerous violation of human rights.  But because it's happening here with the support of the ultra-conservative, religious right, we call it religious freedom."

No, we wouldn't.  Forced female genital mutilation is the norm in several Muslim countries, and it doesn't get much play here in the U.S., though it should.  Women can't leave the home without a hijab on or a male relative in some of those same nations.  Oh, and slavery still exists in Islamic nations such as Chad, Mauritania, Niger, and Sudan, and we aren't badgering you about it on a daily basis, are we, Rep. Omar?  So put that in your shisha pipe and smoke it.  (And there are perhaps a few thousand "ultra-conservative, religious right" non-Muslims residing in the U.S. today.)


Rep.lhan Omar (file photo via Flickr).

Nonetheless, Rep. Omar continued: "I feel that we must point out how ironic it is that women now are facing these challenges to their freedom in the week that we're marking the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment.  How can it be that an entire century has passed and we are still forced to fight for our rights as women, as human beings, and as Americans?"  The 19th Amendment gave women the right to vote, Rep. Omar, not murder.

And then the coup de grâce: Omar said laws that protect the unborn "criminalize women for simply existing."  That's exactly backward, the opposite of the obvious truth.  Women are not put in jail for being women.  This is simply an observable fact.  We know this because all women aren't in jail.  In fact, the vast majority of women aren't in jail.  Nor are they even incarcerated for aborting their babies.  And they have the right to choose not to have sex or to use protection.

The truth is, "pro-choice" activists like Rep. Omar believe that the unborn child should be criminalized for simply existing.  And then be removed...from existence.

And he had no choice as regards his conception or death.

Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) was never aborted.  This fact has not, however, kept her from condemning efforts to curb the slaughter of unborn babies.  Ironically, Omar, a Muslim anti-Semite, recently blasted "religious fundamentalists" for attempting to limit the ongoing holocaust of innocent babies.  Omar also referenced the failed proposal in Texas that would have potentially allowed women seeking abortions to be charged with assault or criminal homicide.  The proposal never even made it to a vote, but it triggered Omar to say: "If that was being proposed by any other country, we would be calling it a dangerous violation of human rights.  But because it's happening here with the support of the ultra-conservative, religious right, we call it religious freedom."

No, we wouldn't.  Forced female genital mutilation is the norm in several Muslim countries, and it doesn't get much play here in the U.S., though it should.  Women can't leave the home without a hijab on or a male relative in some of those same nations.  Oh, and slavery still exists in Islamic nations such as Chad, Mauritania, Niger, and Sudan, and we aren't badgering you about it on a daily basis, are we, Rep. Omar?  So put that in your shisha pipe and smoke it.  (And there are perhaps a few thousand "ultra-conservative, religious right" non-Muslims residing in the U.S. today.)


Rep.lhan Omar (file photo via Flickr).

Nonetheless, Rep. Omar continued: "I feel that we must point out how ironic it is that women now are facing these challenges to their freedom in the week that we're marking the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment.  How can it be that an entire century has passed and we are still forced to fight for our rights as women, as human beings, and as Americans?"  The 19th Amendment gave women the right to vote, Rep. Omar, not murder.

And then the coup de grâce: Omar said laws that protect the unborn "criminalize women for simply existing."  That's exactly backward, the opposite of the obvious truth.  Women are not put in jail for being women.  This is simply an observable fact.  We know this because all women aren't in jail.  In fact, the vast majority of women aren't in jail.  Nor are they even incarcerated for aborting their babies.  And they have the right to choose not to have sex or to use protection.

The truth is, "pro-choice" activists like Rep. Omar believe that the unborn child should be criminalized for simply existing.  And then be removed...from existence.

And he had no choice as regards his conception or death.