Activist Proclaims Her Abortion at DNC: Abortion Gives Women ‘Power Over Own Destiny’

Hogue-compressedPHILADELPHIA — The president of an abortion advocacy group unashamedly declared on Wednesday during the Democratic National Convention (DNC) that she herself had an abortion, and asserted that killing unborn children gives women “power over [their] own destiny.”

Ilyse Hogue is the leader of the National Abortion Rights Action League, also known as NARAL Pro-Choice America. She took to the stage during the convention to shout her abortion to the nation and declare that American needs Hillary Clinton to keep abortion legal.

“To succeed in life, all we need are the tools, the trust, and the chance to chart our own path,” Hogue stated. “I was fortunate enough to have these things when I found out I was pregnant years ago. I wanted a family, but it was the wrong time. I made the decision that was best for me—to have an abortion and get compassionate care at a clinic in my own community.”

Convention-goers clapped and cheered at the revelation.

“My story is not unique. About one in three American woman have abortions by the age of 45 and the majority are mothers just trying to take care of the families they already have,” she said. “It’s not as simple as bad girls get abortions and good girls have families. We’re the same women at different times in our lives each making decisions that are best for us.”

Hogue suggested that abortion helps to make families successful because it allows women to end their pregnancies if they don’t want children at the time.

“If we want families to succeed, we start by empowering women. Give us accurate information and access to health care. Keep politicians out of our business when we’re not ready to parent and support us when we are. That’s what gives our families the best chance to get ahead and to stay ahead,” she said.

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Hogue also contended that those who oppose abortion really aren’t against ending the lives of unborn children, but rather giving power to women.

“It’s not abortion that’s bothering them. It’s empowering women to live our own lives,” she asserted. “And when we have power over our own destiny, we honor our most cherished traditions of charity and equality. These aren’t just women’s issues. These are the very foundation of our freedom.”

But some state that no one is ever meant to be the lord over their own lives, whether it be in matters of abortion or contraception, or anything else.

“[P]racticing birth control is in essence an attempt to lock Sovereign God out of one of the most important areas of our lives. Do not think that it is insignificant, for all things that we do are significant, and is an evidence of the condition of our hearts,” Tony Warren of the Center for Biblical Theology and Escatology writes in an online blog. “We are not the Lord of our lives, Christ is. Therefore, our prayers are not of insistence, but in child-like humility, ‘Nevertheless, not as I will, but as Thou wilt.’”


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  • Josey

    I oppose killing the most innocent and weakest among us, Ilyse Hogue you had the right to be born and every person who performs abortions had the right to be born because they are here, so who are they to choose who gets to live and who doesn’t? They are claiming to be lords over their own lives but there is only One Lord, One God, One Creator and the day of reckoning will come if they will not repent today. We all must repent and be born again through the salvation given us by God the Father through His Son Christ Jesus, repentance is a humble choice, all who are proud will fall! You will either bow your knee to Christ now and be saved and enjoy peace now and a freedom and love you have never known before and a blessed eternity with Him or you will bow later and choose an eternity separated from Him and you will reap what you have sown for eternity in a place where there will be torment and gnashing of teeth. And God’s word will accomplish all that He sends it to do.

    Philippians 2:4-11 vs4 Look not every man on his own things, but every man also on the things of others. 5 Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus: 6 Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God: 7 But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men: 8 And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross. 9 Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name: 10 That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; 11 And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

    John 14: 4-7 vs4 And whither I go ye know, and the way ye know. 5 Thomas saith unto him, Lord, we know not whither thou goest; and how can we know the way? 6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me. 7 If ye had known me, ye should have known my Father also: and from henceforth ye know him, and have seen him.

    Joshua 24:15 “And if it seem evil unto you to serve the LORD, choose you this day whom ye will serve; whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the flood, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell: but as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD.”

  • TheBottomline4This

    The dimwits applaud her for killing her son or daughter.
    These are the same dimwits who want gun control to save the lives of potential victims.
    What hypocrites these people are!!!
    They truly are pawns of satan’s.
    I have no respect for people like this. What I mean by that is that when I find out a person thinks like this, I disregard everything they think, because more than likely it is just as stupid and just as wrong.
    It’s sad to see some people wasting their lives being this stupid. Very sad.

    • Jalapeno

      Convenient way to be able to not bother to think about other peoples viewpoints and think seriously about your own.

      • brine

        When a person sees sewage spewing out of a pipe they don’t wrap their lips around it and say,”I’m sure part of this is clean so I’m going to keep on drinking”.
        ‘Through thy precepts I get understanding, therefore I hate every false way.” ~ Psalm 119:104

        • Jalapeno

          Yes..there’s an actual reason to not drink sewage.

          Is there an actual reason to not bother to think critically about peoples views, or your own?

          • brine

            You critically think about other peoples ‘views’ using the filter of scripture…contrary to scripture is sewage. Too many people think you should give credence to wickedness and continue to eat from that table. You don’t have to hang around for a 45 minute speech to reject ungodly counsel. If the continual thought process is aligned with wickedness there is no value in ‘listening to the orator’. You hang around long enough to see if the water is bitter or sweet and move along. And this woman is spewing wickedness and rejoicing in it while people applaud. Our nation is in trouble because you have a government system that has rejected truth…democrats embrace wickedness openly and republicans offer a lot of lip service…and the people love to have it so.

            “The wicked walk on every side, when the vilest men are exalted.” Psalm 12:8

      • TheBottomline4This

        Jally, I HAVE done that. Do you seriously think one can never come to a decision on things unless they are agreeing with you.
        As I’ve told you before, I know where I stand on most issues. On those issues, I’m not interested in others’ views that are wrong given i’ve ALREADY made my decision, because I have already considered all viewpoints
        You seem to be bothered by people who are 100% sure on an issue. You also seem to be very narrow-minded.

        • Jalapeno

          Youre failing to make the distinction between “I am sure of my views” and “I repeatedly point out that other peoples views arent worth reading”.

          • TheBottomline4This

            You have to be a teenager.
            There is right and wrong dear whether you like to hear it or not.

          • Jalapeno

            Nope, not even close.

            Yes..there is a right and wrong. Many people, whether they are pro-choice or pro-life, are sure of their views. Many people don’t bother to read dissenting views anymore because there is no point.

            Not many of those people repeatedly say that they won’t bother reading other peoples views. That’s what I’m amused by…that’s what I’m commenting on.

          • TheBottomline4This

            I HAVE done that. Do you seriously think one can never come to a decision on things unless they are agreeing with you.
            As I’ve told you before, I know where I stand on most issues. On those issues, I’m not interested in others’ views that are wrong given I’ve ALREADY made my decision, because I have already considered all viewpoints
            You seem to be bothered by people who are 100% sure on an issue where you disagree with them. You also seem to be very narrow-minded.
            Why continue to read the same thing from others when you know it is wrong? What is the point Jally???

          • Jalapeno

            I specifically said what aspect I was commenting on.

            I am commenting on the fact that you repeatedly and specifically make sure to mention that you won’t bother reading other peoples views.

            I don’t care about the fact that tons of people are sure of their views and disagree with me. I’m sure some have read other peoples views, some have not. Some still think about their views critically, some don’t.

            “Why continue to read the same thing from others when you know it is wrong? ”

            I like seeing if there’s anyone who can challenge my views and prove me wrong. Sometimes…it’s just funny, sometimes it makes me think. Why wouldn’t you?

          • TheBottomline4This

            So you want me to challenge you? Which basically ends up in an argument with some AND even more importantly doesn’t truly change your mind at the end of the day. So I would have to be interested in wanting to change your mind on an issue. I’m not the least interested in trying to do that. So when I see a wrong opinion, I’m going to call it out. But again, that somehow bothers you Jally. Hmm.

          • Jalapeno

            No..I said that I read peoples opinions for that reason. Don’t flatter yourself. I love having my “wrong opinions” called out…when people can actually back it up.

          • TheBottomline4This

            If the plant beside me IS a Rose Bush, but people come up who disagree and insist they are Tulips, how long should I continue to listen to those people Jally when I know they are wrong??? How long? How many times?

          • Jalapeno

            Again..

            I am commenting on the fact that you repeatedly point out that you aren’t bothering to read other peoples views.

            I could not care less about people not bothering to think critically about their own views anymore, or bothering to read other peoples opinions. It’s common, it happens no matter what a persons opinion is.

            Not many people seem so proud of being lazy like that though.

          • TheBottomline4This

            You must be 12.
            I have ALREADY thought things through. Why you see that as lazy is beyond me.

          • Jalapeno

            As I said..

            I’m commenting on the fact that you seem so proud of the fact that you won’t bother even reading other peoples views anymore.

          • TheBottomline4This

            You seem stupid. I have already told you why. So just because you don’t agree with that explanation, you presume I’m lazy. SMH

          • Jalapeno

            You said why you stopped bothering..and..as I said, I couldn’t care less.

            You never commented on why you feel the need to point it out though. Are you proud of avoiding other peoples views? Are you hoping that other people will say ‘oh, they read all the other sides opinions and still agree with me..I guess I don’t need to.”?

    • TheBottomline4This

      To those who will read Jalapeno and my exchange here, I’m tired of her seeming ignorance when I feel I have clearly explained, but he continues to come across as argumentative and dense in general. So I blocked him/her.
      Definitely a waste of time trying to reason with this person.
      Glad disqus has added the block feature for those who are just a bore to deal with.

      Their ignorance is their bliss.

    • Andy

      I could say the same thing about people against abortion but want unfettered access to guns.

      • TheBottomline4This

        Are you pro-choice and for gun control?

        • Andy

          Yes

          • TheBottomline4This

            So you are for babies being killed in the womb “if that’s the Mom’s choice”, but want gun control to protect life outside the womb. You’re a hypocrite. You can’t have it both ways.

          • Andy

            I don’t consider a fetus a baby, and I think born people deserve rights. I don’t think it is unreasonable to limit gun sales. They are inanimate objects.

          • TheBottomline4This

            No, you’re a hypocrite.

          • Andy

            Are you anti choice and pro gun?

          • TheBottomline4This

            To me, all life matters, whether in the womb or out.
            Too bad you discriminate against the unborn in the womb.

          • Reason2012

            A “fetus” is a human being, an “infant” is a human being, a “baby” is a human being. Stop falling for Hitler’s trick to convince others that some human beings really aren’t human beings so that it’s now easy to slaughter them.

            In the end we’ll be facing God for all the evil we’ve done.

  • Scott Thompson

    Certainly gives power to the destiny of an unborn child

  • Amos Moses

    Pretty on the outside ………… inside ……….. a dark stinking mass of putrid thought, mind and deed ……… powdered sugar on horse manure ……….

  • jael2

    I would like to ask Ms. Hogue, if abortion is so empowering, why does the rate of drug abuse, alcoholism, suicide, and further promiscuity, sky rocket for women once they’ve murdered their pre-born child? I’ve never heard such occurrences for women having their tonsils, appendix, or gallbladder removed.
    Having counseled hundreds of abortion bound mothers, the number one driving force that causes them to murder their offspring is selfishness. I’m not trying to oversimplify their circumstances, but the majority of these girls speak only of “me”, “mine”, “I”, and a number of other personal pronouns, to justify the killing.
    The sexual revolution of the 1960’s has produced nothing but death and destruction. It certainly hasn’t produced freedom; on the contrary, only bondage.

    • Andy

      There is no truth to the stories about the supposed after effects of abortion.

      • LadyInChrist♥BlessedBeTheLord

        Tell my sister that. She will call you a liar.

        • WorldGoneCrazy

          So will a ton of women we meet on the sidewalk who stop by to thank us and tell us that not a day goes by that they do not grieve for the child they had killed.

          • LadyInChrist♥BlessedBeTheLord

            I can’t believe people still continue to deny the truth. Many women know the truth. They live it everyday. it is something that is never forgotten.One day those who deny the truth will see that they were wrong.

          • WorldGoneCrazy

            God bless you for your faithful witness, first to the Empty Tomb, LadyInChrist!

          • LadyInChrist♥BlessedBeTheLord

            God Bless you as well.

      • TheBottomline4This

        Given by your username that you are a guy, your opinion on this doesn’t’ really mean anything.

        • StanW 🇺🇸

          So men get no say in the abortion debate?

          • TheBottomline4This

            Only if it’s their baby involved. If they’ve not had to face their son/daughter being killed by the Mom, then not really. They won’t know how it affects the woman who chooses to have her son or daughter murdered.
            If it’s their son or daughter the woman is wanting to have killed or already has had the child killed, then yes.
            Otherwise, it is an uniformed opinion.

          • StanW 🇺🇸

            So you are in favor of overturning Roe v Wade. That’s good!

          • WorldGoneCrazy

            Hey, Stan!

            Fancy meeting you over here!

            Have you been stalked yet today?!?

            Day ain’t over yet! 🙂

          • StanW 🇺🇸

            Hi ya, WGC.

            I go where the fun is!

            How are you today?

          • WorldGoneCrazy

            I’m good. Double shift on the sidewalk today!

            ValRon is having a bad week though.

          • TheBottomline4This

            I’m for no Abortions. I’m for people respecting all lives. I’m for those who want to have sex to be responsible for any babies that they create. If they don’t want a baby, they should either keep their pants on or use a birth control pill if they can’t control themselves.
            If the sad event of rape happens, I’m for the baby being put up for Adoption if the Mom isn’t able to care for the child or doesn’t want to given the circumstances. I have a friend who was raped. She decided to keep her daughter and now can’t imagine life without her daughter. Some are not that strong.

          • StanW 🇺🇸

            Yet to espouse the pro-abort position that men get no say in the abortion debate.

            Curious.

          • TheBottomline4This

            I already explained that one 🙂

          • StanW 🇺🇸

            Yes, with the same words pro-aborts use.

            Me have just as much right to protest abortion as women do.

          • TheBottomline4This

            I think there has been a misunderstanding.
            I am talking about men like Andy above. His comment is what this all stems from where he said above “There is no truth to the stories about the supposed after effects of abortion.” He is a guy and hasn’t been through an Abortion, so therefore can’t go around saying that.
            I thought initially you were playing off of his comment.

          • WorldGoneCrazy

            I thought you two were talking past one another. You were sorts being sarcastic about that concept that men have no say, right?

          • TheBottomline4This

            A guy like Andy hasn’t been through an Abortion, so therefore can’t go around saying what he said above.

          • WorldGoneCrazy

            If pro-life men get no say, then pro-abort men get no say either, is that the logic?

          • TheBottomline4This

            The “get no say” is on the effects from an Abortion. Many pro-choicers like to think Abortion does not affect a woman in a bad way. That may seem to be the case for some who really block it out, but most women do have issues from it. Those who haven’t had Abortions shouldn’t go around spreading those lies. But they do sadly.

          • WorldGoneCrazy

            Oh, OK! I am with you – sorry, I was a little slow at picking it up.

            Keep up the great work for Jesus and His little ones!

          • StanW 🇺🇸

            Just trying to see where you are in the debate. I initially took you for a pro-abort. My apologies.

          • TheBottomline4This

            No problem. Sorry for the misunderstanding on my part.

      • Not-an-expert

        Do more research. Blank statements do you no credit.

    • WorldGoneCrazy

      God bless you for counseling abortion-minded women!

      • George

        ha ha your funny….

    • Jalapeno

      There is only a correlation between people who have had abortions in the past and bad outcomes…not an actual causation.

      Most women don’t even actually regret their abortion.

      ” but the majority of these girls speak only of “me”, “mine”, “I”, and a number of other personal pronouns, to justify the killing. ”

      What else would they say? Women terminate pregnancies to protect their future, their body, their family. The only abortions where you would be speaking of “they” would be if the kid would die soon after birth, and as pro-life people like saying..those are relatively rare and typically not counted as normal abortion patients.

      • jael2

        With all due respect, you are either uninformed, or you have actually been involved with an abortion yourself, and have baby bones in your closet.

        If you have time in your busy day, please look at these 3, 348 names of women who signed sworn statements of what abortion did to them. This is a drop in the bucket.

        Google:

        AMICUS CURIAE BRIEF OF 3,348 WOMEN

        INJURED BY ABORTION AND THE

        JUSTICE FOUNDATION IN SUPPORT

        OF RESPONDENTS FOR AFFIRMANCE

        • Jalapeno

          You need to look at the actual statistics, not just a few stories.

          • jael2

            I take it you haven’t taken the time to read the sworn statements, by actual women who have killed their children.
            You’re abstract accounts of women dying etc. come right out of the Planned Parenthood playbook. What you are doing is justifying the shedding of innocent blood, which the Lord God abhors. He hates the hands that shed innocent blood. And as with Cain, God heard the cries of Abel’s blood crying from the ground, so it is with the countless millions who have been slaughtered in the name of choice.
            For those who have murdered their children, their only hope is repentance and forgiveness in Jesus Christ. If they remain in their unrepentant state, they will most certainly spend eternity in hell.
            And that Jalapeno, is what drives me to minister to love these women and their babies.
            .

          • Jalapeno

            ..Do you think that women never die in childbirth or something?

            Yes, some women regret abortions. Some women regret giving birth too. Is that bit just not relevant to you?

          • jael2

            Jalapeno,

            You speak as one who has either had an abortion, or participated in one. I’m hearing a lot of justification in your tone.

            Women die from “legal” abortions too. I personally have never had a girl change her mind from having an abortion, and giving birth, and say : “I would have preferred the abortion over life”. No, on the contrary, countless girls have told me, “I can’t imagine not having this child, or what my life would be like now”.

            What is relevant is that an abortionist spends an average of 10 minutes with his “patient” who he probably didn’t see until she was laying on the table to have her child aborted. Is this what the women’s groups refer to as a “personal matter between a patient and her doctor”, and then to further expound on a lie call it “health care”? Whereas, a physician who spends nine months with his patient and delivers her child has a true patient doctor relationship. In the matters of a life and death emergency, a real doctor will do everything in his power to save both mother and child.

            We can discuss statistics all day long, but the bottom line is that abortion is murder. It’s a violation of the sixth commandment of God. So our personal views don’t mean one iota. We either keep God’s commandments, or we break them. We either receive His blessings or His curses. Which would you prefer?

          • Jalapeno

            “I’m hearing a lot of justification in your tone.”

            Sounds like it’s what you *want* to hear. You’re way off base.

            “I personally have never had a girl change her mind from having an abortion, and giving birth”

            And anecdotal evidence is the same as actual evidence…right?

            So..you think pregnancy is better because the doctor spends more time with the patient? Did you ever consider that it’s because abortion doesn’t *need* as much care?

          • jael2

            As a general rule, those who haven’t been effected by abortion usually don’t get so temperamental, or defend it. Those who have participated in abortion are either repentant or defiant. Call it observational…
            .
            Pregnancy is better, because we are talking about a life. A little boy or girl, created in the image of God, with their own distinct DNA. A one of kind, never to be replicated again child. The business of giving life, and ending life, is in the Lord’s hands. When man decides to be the judge, jury, and executioner of an innocent child, they do so to their own demise.

            ” He that justifieth the wicked, and he that condemneth the just, even they both are an abomination to the Lord.” Prov.17:15

          • Jalapeno

            “As a general rule, those who haven’t been effected by abortion usually don’t get so temperamental, or defend it

            Cute. Wrong, but cute.

            “Pregnancy is better, because we are talking about a life”

            Then..why even bring up the doctor thing? Why not be honest?

            If you want to say “the life is so precious we need to ignore the woman’s autonomy and give the fetus special rights”, then say it. Don’t pretend like pregnancy is better for her. Don’t pretend like it’s not a risk and don’t pretend like it’s some magical thing that always works out.

          • jael2

            Jalapeno,

            It’s not normal to force the cervix open artificially through dilation, and use a powerful suction machine, and suck an attached child off her uterine wall. It is normal to allow the child to grow, and thrive, and dilate naturally, and bring forth a living child.

            There are thousands of women in this country who have been maimed and killed from their “legal” abortions. And yes, there are women who have had complications from their pregnancies. But again, a doctor will address both patients ( mother and child) and their needs.

            Again, you are justifying a barbaric and wicked practice.

            I hope one day, the Lord will open your eyes to the truth, and you will be transformed by His glorious gospel and be saved.

          • Jalapeno

            “Natural” doesn’t equate to “safe”.

            Pregnancies lead to significantly more complications and deaths than abortions…per procedure, not per capita.

          • Bob Johnson

            Actually just look at the divorce rates for parents after the birth of their healthy and normal first child.

  • hytre64

    Parent’s who sacrificed their children to the fires of Molech also were seeking “power over their own destiny”. I guess that Abortion seems more acceptable to them, as they don’t have to hear the cries as the child is burnt or dismembered.

  • https://www.facebook.com/dailyjournalofnews/ GhostOwl

    Hypocrisy 101: Every murderer in prisons should be turned lose!

  • Reason2012

    How can the 27+ MILLION women_killed by their mothers’ have “power over their own destiny”?

    • LadyInChrist♥BlessedBeTheLord

      Those 27 + Million women lost their power over their destiny the day their mom paid a Doctor to murdered them.

  • archaeologist

    since the body of the baby does not belong to the woman, she has no right, permission nor authority to bring harm to it. this woman is not ’empowering’ women to anything except be murders, selfish, inconsiderate, and so on.

    the women does not have the say in reproduction

    • Jalapeno

      Would it make you feel better if we simply removed the fetus unharmed from the woman? No one is doing harm to them.

      • archaeologist

        women have NO say about the baby it is not theirs alone

        • Jalapeno

          So..it’s not that you expect the fetus to not be harmed..it’s that you expect the fetus to get special access to the womans body.

          You should at least be more honest about what you want.

          • archaeologist

            your changing of my words does not make you correct nor intelligent.

          • Jalapeno

            Isn’t that what you want? The woman to be obligated to share her body?