Did you catch the testimony of a Senate witness, Professor Khiara Bridges?
Professor Bridges was asked a simple question by Senator John Cornyn:
“Do you think that a baby that is not yet born has value?”
“I believe that a person with a capacity for pregnancy has value.”
When Senator Cornyn pushed back, she was openly defiant and unyielding. She refused to even acknowledge the existence of the baby’s life in her response. To make it worse, she couldn’t even acknowledge the gender of the pregnant person, something Senator Josh Hawley pushed back on:
Hawley: You’ve referred to people with a capacity for pregnancy. Would that be women?
Bridges: Many cis women have the capacity for pregnancy. Many cis women do not have the capacity for pregnancy. There are also trans men who are capable of pregnancy, as well as nonbinary people who are capable of pregnancy.
Hawley: So this isn’t really a women’s rights issue?
Bridges: We can recognize that this impacts women while also recognizing that it impacts other groups. Those things are not mutually exclusive, Senator Hawley.
Hawley: Your view, the core of this right is about what?
Bridges: I want to recognize that your line of questioning is transphobic, and it opens up trans people to violence by not recognizing them.
Hawley: Wow. Are you saying that I’m opening up people to violence by asking whether or not women can have pregnancies?”
Bridges: So, I want to note that one out of five transgender persons have attempted suicide. so I think it’s important that—
Hawley: Because of my line of questioning? So we can’t talk about it?
Bridges: Because denying that trans people exist, and pretending not to know that they exist—
Hawley: I’m denying that trans people exist by asking you whether you’re talking about women—?
Bridges: Are you? Are you? Do you believe that men can get pregnant?
Hawley: No, I don’t think that men can get pregnant.
Bridges: So you’re denying that trans people exist. Thank you.
The smug contempt for people with whom this professor at Berkeley School of Law disagrees is breathtaking, even by modern standards.
Corporate contempt for pro-lifers
Perhaps nothing defines this Age of Contempt more than corporate America’s low regard for their customers. Since the Dobbs decision overturned Roe v Wade, Big Business is lining up to help cover the cost of abortions for their employees, using their customers’ money.
Some companies use your money to pay for travel for workers who want to travel out of state to have their baby aborted; some go further and pay much or all of the life-ending procedure.
Abortion costs somewhere between $750 to $1500, according to Planned Parenthood compared to $10,000 for a vaginal birth in Iowa (or $26,000 in California! … 2020 data).
You can see the bargain: the companies listed below cynically recognize that abortion is cheaper than the cost of childbirth, maternity leave, and healthcare for employees’ babies.
So here is the question: do you want your money to help fund abortion? If the question makes you squirm, good. Because that’s what you’re doing when you buy from these companies:
Bank of America
CVS Health (abortion is ‘healthy’?)
Dick’s Sporting Goods
Hims & Hers
Interpublic Group, Publicis Groupe and WPP
New York Times
Proctor & Gamble
Power Home Remodeling
United Talent Agency
Warner Brothers Discovery
These companies denigrate women, motherhood, and family life with such repugnant policies. They display an arrogance towards their customers, half of whom believe abortion should either be illegal or available only in extraordinary circumstances.
Welcome to the age of contempt. How do you fight back? Continue to pray for babies and their moms and dads.
Shoot an email off to your Senator or representative when you hear of contemptuous testimony, such as professor Bridges’ mentioned above. Write to a company whose pro-abortion policies bother you, even if you only have time to write to one company.
That’s okay. Let them know you represent millions of others who think just like you.