I’ve never had an abortion, and at this point in the game, I never will. Nor do I have daughters, so this is not an issue that will affect my own life in any immediate way. But I understand that the reality of women’s and girls’ lives is that they include as strong an impulse for sex as men’s. And maybe because I am a woman, the practical has always had a stronger pull on my emotions than the theoretical. Those old debates about the nature of the human soul have never moved me; surely a soul is no more valuable to God if it exists in this world rather than the next. And a thousand arguments about the beginning of human life will never appeal to me as powerfully as a terrified pregnant girl desperate for a bit of compassion.
I feel like I would be really good at making anti-choice propaganda if I was into that sort of thing.
- Use image of full-term baby OR zoom in on a fetus while ignoring the person it’s living inside
- Use a lot of violent and manipulative language like “kill” “rip” “dead baby” and “murder” (make sure to put these words in bold)
- Lie a lot
- Don’t ever admit that there are medical indications for termination
- Lie about gestational age
- Lie about fetal pain
- Be sure to portray women who have abortions as heartless baby killers
- Quote scripture
- Talk a lot about what God wants as if he told you, personally, last night at book club
- Talk about how abortion leads to breast cancer and depression — because everyone hates cancer and no one wants to be depressed.
- Write a letter from the fetus’ perspective all about how much it loves you
- Try to sound feminist by talking about how much you care about female fetuses
- Compare abortion to the holocaust and/or slavery. +10 points for quoting Hitler
- Compare abortion to killing a baby animal
- Tell women that if they had just closed their legs, they wouldn’t be in this situation
I’m in a really pissy mood today, so I wasn’t going to post anything, but this just grabbed my attention. Once again: I’m in a pissy mood so this will be a pissed off post:
This man genuinly thinks of himself as intelligent, genuinly does. And then he goes and answer a question like this. Yeah, let’s take out a woman’s fallopian tube so that we can avoid the horrible thing that is abortion, because abortion is horrible because it’s called abortion! ARE YOU FUCKING KIDDING ME?
Okay, I’m going to stop there, because that’s about as nice as I can be today, lol.
What is this fuckery???
So, remove the fallopian tubes so it’s not “technically” an abortion?
This is some ignorant shit.
WTF kind of ignorant, double-think fuckery makes someone think that this is acceptable? Let’s perform unnecessary surgery, causing unnecessary damage to a woman, so we don’t have to use the evil fucking A WORD for it? FUCK YOU, NIKO!!!!
Sorry about the error in spelling, this meme image is from “You’ve Been Trolled” the link below confirms Republican extremist Ron Paul’s inclusion on the list. Christopher
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
I can’t believe this is what our president and vice president spend their time on. We’re in 15 trillion dollars of debt, and millions of people are homeless, and abortion is still legal, and instead of signing bills to fix these things our president is doing this. Well I’m glad you’re having fun, you fucking bitch. Fuck the United States. /rant
I like abortion.
yea…because apparently our republican presidents never took a vacation? Also how in the holy fuck is taking a half hour walk with your adorable dog Bo a bad thing? Of all people Barry here probably needs to get out for a little sunshine.
I’m sorry people suck, and I’m sorry you had a shit day. :( But your response was fantastic, and I hope they realized what a dick they were being. Glad you have liberal friends in the psych department, though!
Danku, :/ I honestly really don’t know why I get all the crazies all the time. Normal people don’t have this much crazy. My response was inspired by youuuuuuuuuu.
But why was is shitty? :(
PoliSci argument about abortion. I was shaking at first and like my heart was going and I got really fucking mad but I tried really hard to keep my words cool.
I had the most intelligent argument and pretty pos that I won. But after class. LITERALLY someone asked me if I had ever had an abortion and that’s why I was pro-choice. WHY would you ask someone that? I was like, fucking proud of my response though (I copied a story you told me the other day about an actor answering why he doesn’t respond to accusations of being gay) I said :
“That’s not even a question I’m going to answer, not because you are rude and insensitive, but because it’s not something to be ashamed of either way… but I think that you should understand that many women who go in to get abortions are against it for everyone else until they themselves are in the situation of not being able to support a pregnancy. Try putting yourself in their shoes for a second”
and then I walked away really fast
and went to cry in the bathroom because all my classmates are conservative dicks who have no compassion and I just want to never go outside the psych dept ever because everyone is liberal there
things I’m sick of
I’m sick of people comparing the holocaust to things.
I’m sick of people comparing slavery to things.
Stop comparing abortion to the holocaust! It isn’t the same thing!!! Torture and execution of an entire group of people based on their religion and heritage is not in any way the same as the abortion of an undeveloped bundle of cells. It’s not the same! It’s insulting.
Half of my family. Did you read that? HALF of my entire family. Murdered in the holocaust. Taken from their homes and kept in camps and murdered. You’re trying to tell me that their worth is the same as a bundle of cells with no self awareness? You’re trying to tell me that their pain is the same?
The meat industry is not slavery. Shut up. Shut up. Shut up. Slavery in America was the *enslavement* of an entire group of people stolen from their homes to be human slaves for 500+ years. Yes I realize that I used the word slave a lot, let’s look at the definition, shall we?
a person who is the property of and wholly subject to another; a bond servant.
A person. A person with self-awareness, a culture, a family, a thinking mind. One of our own - forced to work without pay, tortured, forced to breed, raped, often murdered. This is not in any way the same as the meat industry.
Stop fucking comparing these struggles with things that undermine their deep sociological consequences.
I am fucking sick of seeing late-term abortion pictures (that occur appx 2% of the time and only when medically necessary) juxtaposed to photos of the MASS GRAVES of my people, who were tortured, stripped, experimented on, and gassed. Just because you are a religious nut who would have likely survived that hell does not give you the right to make that comparison. I’m pro-choice, obviously but even if I felt abortion was wrong…that comparison is STILL WRONG.
I am white so I can’t say I know better than the black community but… I’m pretty positive that I’m right when I say it’s fucking insensitive to compare slavery to cattle farming. Do NOT compare an entire, whole, human being to cattle. Just because you are a privileged vegan who can afford that lifestyle does not give you the right to make shitty, unfounded, offensive comparisons.
Fuck you. Fuck you. Fuck you.