A pro-life Australian senator sarcastically declared himself to be a woman last week after his views on abortion were belittled.
“I’m going to declare my gender today, as I can, to be a woman, and then you’ll no longer be able to attack me,” Australian Sen. Barry O’Sullivan told representatives at parliament on Nov. 14.
O’Sullivan was, of course, referring to the effort from pro-abortion leftists to silence men who are pro-life.
The proclamation came after O’Sullivan was criticized by Greens Sen. Larissa Waters for his views on abortion earlier in the week, Catholic News Agency reported.
“Senator O’Sullivan needs to get his hands and his rosaries off my ovaries and those of the 10,000 Queensland women who have an abortion each year,” Waters said, according to the Australian Associated Press. “10,000 women who have the right to make a decision about their own bodies without the opinion of senator O’Sullivan getting in their way.”
It’s a common tactic from the left. Rather than actually make an argument, they vilify their opponents, mock their values and attempt to silence them.
But O’Sullivan didn’t back down from the fight.
“These people come and attack me for my religion the other day, using words like using words like ‘rosary beads,’ because I had the audacity to raise issues around late-term abortions, where babies who are only minutes away from getting a smack on the arse and a name, are being aborted under the policies of the Australian Greens,” O’Sullivan said.
Here’s the video of Nationals senator Barry O’Sullivan saying he is declaring his gender “to be a woman” so the left-wing people can no longer “attack” him over his anti-abortion views. pic.twitter.com/YzbOCWp0YC
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“I will stand silent,” he continued.
“I will not stand mute while these people continue to marginalize politics and ideas … that I think are largely supported still by the majority of the nation.”
O’Sullivan is absolutely right.
Many, many people — both men and woman — support the right to life for the unborn, despite attempts from the left to marginalize them.
Good for O’Sullivan for standing up for the innocent, and refusing to be beaten into silence.