I am a C-Span junkie.   I keep the channel on in my office all the time and every once in a while I hear the “A” word.   That’s when I grab the remote and increase the volume.  More often than not, it’s some Member of Congress talking about abortion and, in particular, the “horrors” of abortion.  They stand there in the well of the House of Representatives, all spiffed up in their $700 suits and chastise the thousands of women who are “killing their babies” every day.  They get themselves all worked up to the point where they barely contain themselves from calling these women “whores.”

But there’s more than meets the eye here in the nation’s capital.

The other day I had lunch with an old friend who runs an abortion facility in Washington, D.C.    She’s very political, keeps track of congressional voting records and so we started talking about the latest legislative efforts on Capitol Hill to restrict access to abortion.

“What a bunch of hypocrites,” she said.  I asked her what she meant.  She chuckled and replied “we see them in here all the time.”

Intrigued, I asked her to elaborate.



“Anti-abortion Members of Congress and the Senate come here all the time.  They’ll set up private appointments and bring in their wife, their girlfriend, a niece, you name it.  They’ll pay extra money to use the clinic when it’s closed to other patients.  They’ll come here and procure the abortion, then weeks later I’ll see them on television making some kind of speech about how people like me should be put out of business.”

I had heard rumors about this before but never heard a confirmation.   Of course I was intrigued as to whom these elected officials were but, as she pointed out, she was prohibited from naming any names.  I could tell she was dying to blurt out a name or two but, to her credit, she remained silent.  She just shook her head and said “hypocrites.”

I’ve often wondered what it would be like if on one day every administrator of every clinic in the country just came out and named names.  Not just anti-abortion Members of Congress but members of the state legislatures, governors, White House officials.  We know they’re out there, we know they are harboring their little secret yet they do not hesitate to criticize OTHER women who have obtained abortions.

But the more I think about it, the more I realize that if they were exposed probably not much would happen.   The anti-abortion politician would admit his complicity in this “truly unique situation” and would tell us how he and his wife/mistress/daughter had prayed to God for guidance before making the difficult decision.  Then he would share with us how he has since asked the Lord for forgiveness (and received it), his constituents for the most part would applaud his courage and then would forgive him at the polls.  For about a year or so he would be conspicuously silent during the public debate on abortion but would still continue to vote against abortion any time he could.  Then one day he would reappear on the floor of the House to make the same old speech about “those women” who have had abortions.

So, we probably wouldn’t get anywhere but wouldn’t it be a lot of fun to reveal these hypocrites?

Hmmmmmm…..What if every doctor who has ever provided an abortion for one of these culprits just put a list together and had it published once they died?