Strange how people who spend YEARS demonstrating against abortion have no position on what the penalty should be for having one if it’s outlawed.

“I haven’t thought about it.”
“That’s hard to say.”
” Their punishment is already upon them when they get an abortion.”
“Huh?”
“Who are you with? You’re asking me more questions than I’m prepared to answer.”

Translation:

“My religious beliefs and my total lack of empathy for any of the myriad of reasons women may seek an abortion compel me to strip away ANY right they have to choose, regardless of their circumstances and what may potentially happen to that child once it is born. Rape, incest, child abuse, catastrophic birth defects or death of the mother be damned…….zygotes are PEOPLE, and that is as far as my care extends.” 

FOR THE RECORD (again):

My personal stance on abortion  -  if you get them simply because you like to fuck and are too lazy/stupid to use some form of birth control, you are an asshat douchebag. Abortion is NOT birth control.  If you have an abortion for any other reason, that is YOUR BUSINESS, and not mine, the church’s, any other citizen or the government’s business. NO woman should be forced to bear her rapist/molester’s baby. EVER. And no family should be forced to lose it’s matriarch in childbirth if that is not HER conscious, well- thought out choice. The vast majority of anti-abortion  protesters have no first hand knowledge of what the women ( and couples) contemplating abortions stories are, and should seriously back the fuck up until they do. Put on their shoes and walk a few miles before you start carrying signs and shouting and photographing and acting like uninformed asshats who have no clue what the punishment should be for doing the thing they want to outlaw because “OOOPS! I HAVEN’T THOUGHT THAT FAR”.

You haven’t thought AT ALL.

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11 responses

  1. sophia says:

    TESTIMONY!

  2. thebewilderness says:

    I’m not sure I believe them. I think they have thought about it and do not want to explain their way through the cognitive dissonance their justification creates. People get in the same quandary whenever they try to do by law what they cannot do by persuasion with regard to things people do with and to their own selves. Same problem with suicide and attempted suicide. It is no longer a felony punishable by death. Because hello? Although they appear to be bringing it back in some states by charging pregnant women who fail to off themselves with the attempted murder of their fetus.

    • dcmartin says:

      “charging pregnant women who fail to off themselves with the attempted murder of their fetus.”

      I will NEVER understand what drives people to be so callous that they would rather seek justice for a fetus rather than extend help to a woman so emotionally scarred and unhappy that she attempted to take her own life.
      What the FUCK?????

      “Fuck you, you worthless bitch……you should have waited until AFTER you gave birth, we don’t give a shit if you off yourself THEN.”
      :(

  3. doktorzoom says:

    “Put on their shoes and walk a few miles before you start carrying signs and shouting…”

    Sadly, I don’t think many of these folks can manage empathy with a woman who is not them. With a fetus, absolutely. Hell, they appear to be able to empathize with a fertilized egg before it’s implanted in the uterus. But to ask them to empathize with a woman whose life experiences are not their own, that’s asking far too much.

    For instance, consider Bridget Potter’s prizewinning 2010 essay “Lucky Girl,” an account of her illegal abortion in 1962. Despite the fact that she discusses the circumstances of her pregnancy in some detail–as a single woman, she could not get a prescription for a diaphragm (no contraceptives for sluts!), and continuing the pregnancy would have meant losing her job (her employer certainly wouldn’t want an unmarried pregnant slut on the premises!)–the comments are nonetheless full of people telling her, 48 years later, exactly how she did it completely wrong. She should have used condoms, not spermicidal foam. She should have quit her job, had the baby, and either married the father or given up the precious baby for adoption. SHE SHOULD NOT HAVE HAD SEX LIKE AN IRRESPONSIBLE SLUT.

    So, yeah. Not counting on a lot of empathy from these folks. They might walk in another woman’s shoes, but they would say that no GOOD girl would be caught dead in such slutty footwear.

    • dcmartin says:

      Hi, Dr. Zoom, thanks so much for stopping by!
      Excellent points, and thanks for posting that link to Ms. Potter’s essay. Such a a fearless,personal, heart-stirring piece ………. and then cue the morons making ridiculous comments.
      It really is a shame that people allow their religion to turn them into such sour lumps of judgemental, non-empathetic crud.

      You are exactly right.
      Even if they put on her shoes, they would STILL be full of criticism for her whorish choice of footwear.

  4. Bluestocking says:

    The truly sad thing is that a lot of the same folks who are anti-abortion — I refuse on principle to use the term “pro-life” to describe them, because critical analysis proves that they’re nothing of the sort — are also anit-contraception and anti-sex-education. i had a brief online chat with one of these people not so long ago, and asked her how she proposed we would provide for all the additional children who would be born if we made it impossible for people to have abortions or use contraception — after all, it’s currently estimated that perhaps as many as one in every six people in this country and one in every three people around the world are already going hungry, with as many as 15 million children dying each year from the effects of hunger (malnutrition/starvation). She blithely replied that she could not see any reason why she should be the least bit concerned about this and that it was not her responsibility to care whether or not the parents of these children were able to support them. To this day, I still find it hard to understand how any person with any heart or any brains — never mind a self-professed Christian — could be so utterly callous and oblivious.

    By the way, I refuse to call these people “pro-life” for one very important reason…if they truly cared about the unborn, they would be making more of an effort to see to it that every pregnant woman regardless of income receives prenatal care, since this can potentially have significant long-term as well as short-term impact on development both before birth and many years after. By neglecting to do this and by treating health care as a commodity and a privilege instead of as a human right, these people are (whether they’re willing to acknowledge it or not) essentially punishing the unborn of lower-income families for not being fortunate enough to have been conceived by more affluent parents. (Of course, there’s also the long-standing argument that these people don’t really seem to give a fig for children whose parents can’t afford to support them, even though the children can’t be blamed for that). No, these people are definitely not “pro-life” — not even close.

    • dcmartin says:

      Amen to that.
      They are not pro-life, they are pro-forced birth.
      BIRTH, they care about. Everything after that?
      Not so much.

      Thanks so much for stopping by and commenting!

  5. cwhiteatwp says:

    Excellent question. Excellent view on the subject. Hat tip to you

  6. Colinjames says:

    I f*cking LOVE this post.

    And the name of your blog… epic. We need more brutal honesty. I’m an instant fan.

    • dcmartin says:

      Thanks so much for stopping by and commenting……I owe a HUGE tip of the hat to Tengrain of Mock,Paper, Scisscors for linking me in C&L’s blog roundup. To be included in the company of such fantastic writers is an honor indeed. Thanks so much for the encouragement, and thank you for the encouragement! keep coming back – I’ll be here, dishing up the douche!