Monday, May 02, 2005
End Feminist Chivalry: No abortions for lifers
Pfft. Feminists are too nice. Screw this bitch, I say. Make her suffer. See how she likes being a hypofuckingcrite.
"I've had several cases over the years in which the anti-abortion patient had rationalized in one way or another that her case was the only exception, but the one that really made an impression was the college senior who was the president of her campus Right-to-Life organization, meaning that she had worked very hard in that organization for several years. As I was completing her procedure, I asked what she planned to do about her high office in the RTL organization. Her response was a wide-eyed, 'You're not going to tell them, are you!?' When assured that I was not, she breathed a sigh of relief, explaining how important that position was to her and how she wouldn't want this to interfere with it." (Physician, Texas)
Oddly enough, I myself used to be extremely anti-choice. I used to think that abortion should be illegal even in cases where the mother would surely die without one. My punishment should have been to fucking die. Seriously. I was so damn ignorant.
Since leaving the Catholic Group-Think Society (and giving a big "fuck you" to my ultra-conservative family) I have learned a few things. For example, I now know what an ectopic pregnancy is [emphasis added].
About one of every 50 known pregnancies is ectopic (meaning literally, "out of place"). Unfortunately, surgeons can't transplant an ectopic pregnancy into the uterus, so the pregnancy must be terminated. In fact, if an ectopic pregnancy is not recognized and treated in time, the embryo will grow until it causes the tube to rupture, resulting in severe abdominal pain, bleeding, and sometimes even death. Most ectopic pregnancies are caught in time, but the condition still causes about 50 deaths in the United States each year.In other words, you get an abortion. There's no way to save the baby. But you just might die if you don't abort. So to all of you who say "no exceptions"... may you die from an ectopic pregnancy. Ha.
Another odd thing here is that I am still personally opposed to most fetal-stage abortions. While I have trouble defending an embryo against abortion, a fetus is a little too close to fully-human for my taste. But you know, I could be in a desperate situation someday, and I might just change my tune. So if you're wondering why I'm not opposing legal abortion, that is why. I haven't walked in another woman's shoes, and I'm not going judge (lest I be judged).
I always silently chuckle when I see young women and girls actively opposing abortion. I think... ah, someday you will want your abortion. And you will get it. And then you will be right back out there on the street, opposing abortion for everyone else. Perhaps when you get older you will become one of those "I'm Sorry" people (that is, if you actually admit you had an abortion). You will lament that you killed your baby and proclaim that you wish you could take back your actions. Of course, that's easy to say. You know you'll never have to actually do it. You'll never have to be young and desperate again, now that your own eggs are all dried up. Boo-ya.
So this is another way I think feminists should end the chivalry. Don't even provide service to these women. Find a legal loophole to deny them. Do it!
In case you're wondering where my anger comes from, yes I have been pregnant. Yes, I carried it to term. And yes, my "Christian" brothers and sisters were there to nail me to the cross every step of the way. Thanks.
Aunt B, I hadn't thought about that. They probably are making a wise choice in that respect.
Red - the people who judged you and/or have no forgiveness for you are not "real Christians". Where was their scorn for the father? Telling us your personal experience helps me understand where you are coming from and adds weight to your opinions. Good for you for being brave enough to share.
I don't hate Christians, and in fact I think I might still believe. It's something I struggle with. I suppose if I decide to truly come back to Christianity, I should quit swearing so much!
It was a very desired first pregnancy, and hugely traumatic to my friend. I hesitate to draw any line in terms of when an abortion is allowed because of cases like this. Forcing her to continue the pregnancy only to give birth to a child who would have no chance at survival would have been cruel.
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