Posts Tagged ‘Abortion’

Let’s begin this article with the universal truth that the majority of pro-life (pro-birth) organizations are psychotic, and that’s putting it respectfully. Now, in any basket of rotten eggs there’s always a few that are far smellier than the rest. Beyond that, there’s that single putrid chicken fetus that’s been shat on, eaten, converted into waste, and expelled into a pile of maggots and vomit. That egg is Nebraska’s Right to Life.

Now, I am incredibly tolerant of people whose beliefs may oppose my own.  I may not agree with your point of view, but I will never attempt to silence you or strip away your rights because of it. Equally, where I start to get a little bitchy is when you’re not showing me the same level of human dignity and respect.

Nebraska’s Right to Life according to this article, is doing just that. The organization is attempting to pass a law that would require women not only to see the face of the fetus they’re carrying, but also have photos of the fetus posted on Nebraska’s official state website. Furthermore, the ultrasound would be carried out not by a trained ultrasound tech, but someone with the training that’s at least the equivalent of a registered nurse. As the daughter of an RN, I can tell you personally that they do not have the knowledge to perform, nor read an ultrasound. Why? Because they’re nurses. There’s some knowledge that’s universal, but imaging just is not one of them.

This seems to me nothing short of bullying. What Nebraska’s Right to Life is proposing is not for the benefit nor the education of expected mothers, it’s for pushing their own agenda through public shaming. This is a technique usually reserved for criminals, not women taking advantage of their rights as American citizens.

I honestly feel as though these people belong to the type of organizations that post billboards luring in scared pregnant teens. They promise them assistance and understanding, and trap or guilt them into birthing children they cannot care for mentally nor financially. I’m not saying they do this specifically. I just get that same dirty vibe. Ya dig?

Jill June Responded:

Jill June, president and CEO of Planned Parenthood of the Heartland, said women should have all the information they need to decide whether to have abortions.

“Such information should support a woman, help her make the best decision for herself, her family and her circumstances, and enable her to take care of her health and well-being. Information should not be provided with the intent of shaming, coercing or making a woman change her mind,” she said.

“The recent elections imparted a strong and clear message that all legislators should heed: Women’s health matters. It is not the people of Nebraska who are driving legislation that harms women’s health. Rather, it is extreme special interest groups wanting to outlaw access to safe and legal abortion,” June said. “The bottom line is that a woman, not politicians, should make informed decisions when it comes to her own pregnancy.”

Advertisements

Read Full Post »

Read Full Post »

I’ve been understandably out of it for a while now, but this morning a friend on Facebook caught me right after I woke up with a pro-life post about gender selective abortion in Canada. So, being early in the morning and half asleep I was a little more myself and it woke up a part of me that’s been rather lost under soot for the past few days. This was my response to said post. As always, feel free to leave your comments and opinions here. This is a place of free discussion and I encourage friendly debate!

If You Don’t Know What Gender Selective Abortion Is, CLICK HERE

I am pro-choice; however, I would personally never have an abortion. I feel that it is a woman’s right to choose whether or not she wants to go through a pregnancy, deliver, and raise an infant into adulthood. I know a lot of men say “Oh, it’s my baby too! So, I should have a say!” But, if we get realistic then we quickly realize that most of the time an unexpected pregnancy ends in single motherhood. Likewise, men don’t have to go through labor pains or the discomfort of pregnancy. Which is why I can’t for the life of me understand why male government officials get together and decide the fate of abortion and contraceptives. Although, I digress….

When it comes down to it, I feel there are understandable reasons for a woman to abort a pregnancy. Many of which I’ve seen first hand through the eyes of friends and family: rape, incest, and the fetus posing a threat to the mother. In contrast, there are also reasons that quite frankly make me sick such as improper use of contraceptives and those women who think abortions are contraceptives! Yet, as a pro-choice supporter I feel that regardless of reasoning it is not my place to bless or damn the womb of another woman for the choices she makes. I think that is the biggest confusion in the debate. People think that just because someone is pro-choice that they’re all about those abortions! I fight for the right for a woman to choose. That’s it, whether or not I agree with that choice and the reasoning behind it is irrelevant.

So, naturally gender selection leaves me a bit conflicted. Of course I disagree with it, I think it’s down-right monstrous. Why? Because I feel the motives are culturally archaic and I know what a fetus at the age of gender detection looks like… sounds like. Even so, I will fight for freedom and stand with any woman seeking an abortion – even if I don’t agree with or even like her as a person. You can’t pick and choose motives in terms of who gets an abortion and who doesn’t. That defeats the purpose, and we’re back in the shower with wire clothes hangers and whiskey. You can disagree with people, but you can’t take away their rights simply because something isn’t ‘okay’ with you. Humans as a whole are incredibly stubborn, and they’re going to do what they want despite what the government says. When you take away the medically safe route, then you’re taking away options… and that’s horrifyingly dangerous.

Read Full Post »

There Are No Words… No. Words.

Read Full Post »