Terry said she had respect for the private choices made by women such as Pam Tebow but condemned the planned ad as "extraordinarily offensive and demeaning.” She went on:
“That's not being respectful of other people's lives," O'Neill said. "It is offensive to hold one way out as being a superior way over everybody else's."
Her statement — nihilistic and repulsive to the core — is self-refuting: On the one hand, she argues that there is no superior truth or “way,” but underscoring this claim is 100 percent certainty that her way — her nonjudgmental-ism — is clearly the superior way.
Her comment is truly vile. The commercial in question doesn’t preach. It simply leads by example, providing would-be mothers who contemplate whether abortion is right for them with — yes, gasp! — a bit of compunction, hoping women pause to contemplate whether abortion is really the right move.
What Terry’s comments reveal is that this isn’t about choice for them — it’s about abortion … the right to abort whenever, for whatever reason, however, wherever a woman wants, with no need to pause or consider. It is truly evil. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton showed an unusual amount of courage and thoughtfulness — and yes, even a sense of morality! — when she said abortion should be “safe, legal and rare.”