What is freedom of speech?

Are pro-lifers free to tell the truth?

Or is that right only reserved for the left?

Consider this from Larry Alex Taunton

Or this:

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On Monday night, a protest was held at Justice Samuel Alito's house in Alexandria, Virginia. Activists chanted: "Abort the court!"

Rallies were held outside the homes of two other justices this weekend.

On Saturday night, a group of about 100 people marched from the home of Justice Brett Kavanaugh to Chief Justice John Roberts' house nearby in Chevy Chase, Maryland.

And this:

A pro-choice group coordinating protests targeting churches has links to the Revolutionary Communist Party, Fox News Digital has learned.

Rise 4 Abortion Rights is among the far-left groups that organized Mother's Day protests against churches in response to a leaked Supreme Court ruling indicating the court may overturn Roe v. Wade.

"Several cities will be hosting protests outside of prominent churches in their towns, these can look like a group of people holding signs wearing Handmaids Tale outfits, passing out flyers outside to churchgoers or doing a die-in," the group states on its website.

So, what is it?

Why can pro-aborts say and do what they want but pro-lifers can't?

Is free speech a right reserved only for the left?

Why is it considered free speech to attack pro-life justices? Why is it ok to surround their homes and churches? Why is it ok that pro-abortion protestors dress up in weird costumes and place duct tape over their mouths, claiming repression of women?

Never mind the repression of baby girls that develop in a mother's womb.

Never mind that.

And never mind that when the pro-life community stands up to voice disapproval, we're told to sit down, be nice and try a nuanced approach. We must suppress our freedom of speech for the greater good, lest people think we're mean. Abortion is death, but let's be sweet about it.

Who doesn't expect culture to shout us down? That's not a surprise.

After all, the pro-life community suggests that men and women practice self-control and delayed gratification.

We ask that people not use abortion mills as birth control.

We ask that people hold themselves accountable.

But they won't.

Because it's easier to protest at Supreme Court Justices' homes and churches, it's easier to destroy crisis pregnancy centers and deface them than to hold ourselves accountable.

But the real surprise?

It's that some people in our faith families and political communities want pro-lifers to censor our God-given freedom of speech. It's people that we know, people that we love, perhaps people in our own families, who want us to speak softly to this pitch-black darkness - as if speaking sweet nothings might bring a good and glorious change, a particular understanding that we may not have had before.

Did the five aborted babies that @AJ Hurley discovered in DC in April appreciate that sweetness?

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Or could they have used warriors who would battle both for them AND their mothers?

Because we can do both. We can protect babies and love their parents.

But we love them best when we tell the truth.

Is the outrage over abortion pleasant? No.

Is it uncomfortable? Yes.

But don't tiny humans deserve the same consideration as the humpback whale or the blue whale? Or the leatherback sea turtle? Things for which we'll hold vigils and offer safe passage? Creatures for which we’ll speak freely?

But hey there, tone it down when it comes to taking the lives of unborn children!

It's ridiculous.

What's crazier? And more insidious?

Not to speak the truth for fear of what others think?

That is a liar's game.

There is no sweet thing about abortion.

There is no good way to deal with the slaughter of the unborn, the very act of which is the heart of darkness.

Consider this quote an article by Nathan Apodaca.

“We know what abortion is and what it does. Abortionists and those who defend abortion tend to be honest about the nature of abortion. Consider the following quote from Warren Hern, an abortion doctor in Boulder, Colorado:

“'We have reached a point in this particular technology where there is no possibility of denying an act of destruction. It is before one’s eyes. The sensations of dismemberment flow through the forceps like an electric current.'”

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Truth matters, doesn’t it?

And if abortionists tell the truth, shouldn’t we?

What’s more, are we for free speech for everyone?

Or only for those with whom we agree?

Be careful. All.

Lest freedom of speech become a right only reserved for the left.

Amie Beth Shaver is a speaker, writer, and media commentator. Her column appears every Wednesday in 1819 News. Shaver served on the Alabama GOP State Executive Committee, was a candidate for State House 43 and spokeswoman for Allied Women. The views and opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the policy or position of 1819 News. To comment, please send an email with your name and contact information to Commentary@1819News.com.

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