Quit Insulting Women

There is plenty of debate on the issue of abortion.  Here are two small items I wanted to add to the discussion.  The first because I’m amazed at the bold faced absurdity and the second because it’s something I’ve never heard mentioned before. Both offerings from the pro-abort side ought to be offensive to women…

There is a new publicity campaign out there, the sense of which is that abortion is painless, easy, even pleasant.  Its designers are counting on an astonishing level of brainwashing and stupidity.  It is insulting.

Emily Letts “filmed” her own abortion in order to show women a “positive abortion” story. I write “filmed” because it is extremely “edited” down to about 28 seconds of her idiotic smiling face as she coos about how cool it is. We see nothing of the actual abortion. Unseen is: the length of the procedure; any visuals at all of her body below the shoulders—which is off camera or  afterward frantically  covered by a nurse; pre-op; post-op; pain. It took her six weeks to get to her video equipment and film her post comments.

And let’s just say her interviews and comments in the media have the potential to set the  intellectual status of women back about 100 years.

Take a look at this:
The 8 Biggest Lies About Abortion, Debunked by the Year’s Most Important Rom-Com

http://www.policymic.com/articles/90497/8-hollywood-lies-that-this-breakthrough-comedy-debunks-about-abortion

The author, Elizabeth Plank, is the Executive Social Editor at PolicyMic. This is unequivocally a progressive author and a progressive forum.

In this article we learn that the following are myths:
Abortion is painful.
Abortion is dangerous and often leads to death.
Abortion clinics are gross and scary.
Abortion leads to depression and tears couples apart.

And so on, all myths!

Do I need to refute the absurd claim that having a baby removed from your body surgically is not painful? Or that chemically forcing labor and delivery at home is not scary or painful?
On the same page we are offered another article: Politician Opens Up About Her Abortion-Shuts Down Republicans Who Think They Can Speak for Women.

Conservative men are chastised for condemning abortion on the grounds that it is presumptuous for them to encourage women to continue with their unplanned pregnancies. How dare they when they cannot know what it is to have your life derailed? And more honestly: How dare you comment on my sex life?

At the same time, liberal men are commended for extolling the ease and virtue, the panacea, of having an abortion. Joinin’ the fight for women’s rights!

I think I see a problem.

If conservative men have no business discouraging abortion for women, then liberal men have no business promoting abortion for women. If men on the right are presumptuous to lobby against abortion, then liberal men are presumptuous to tell me or my daughters that abortion is no big deal. That when you have an abortion, you are standing up for women’s rights against their oppressors.

Then men have no business speaking on the experience of abortion at all.

Why are liberal men permitted to pontificate on the benefits of abortion? Male advocates of abortion make it sound as though having an abortion is easier than having a tooth out. How is this not dismissive of women’s experiences? Why is this not as arrogant as when conservative men decide “what we can do with our bodies?”

You try having a small human surgically removed through your reproductive organs, a procedure requiring anesthesia, sharp instruments, strong drugs, bleeding, and extended recovery time. Not to mention the necessity of transitioning from a state of pregnancy to non-pregnancy suddenly and in an unnatural manner, with the attendant physical and psychological changes. Recovery takes weeks or months.

You may want to be a cool guy who is, sort of, all supportive of modern women, but you, sort of, really don’t have a clue about what you’re talking about. You will never know what you are talking about, so be quiet.

I am pro-life and anti abortion.  But I cannot imagine how any woman is not outraged at both these things. The extent to which the abortion industry and its promoters insult you every day is undeniable.

 

 

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12 thoughts on “Quit Insulting Women

  1. eyeontheuniverse

    it’s really a matter of perspective:

    Childbirth is painful (more so, and for longer, than abortion).
    Childbirth is dangerous and leads to death at a much higher rate than abortion.
    Hospitals are the most common place to get an infection.
    Childbirth leads to depression and, for most parents (excepting wealthy, older, married couples) decreases overall happiness levels for approximately 18 years.

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  2. madblog Post author

    Who was talking about childbirth? My point was that it is untrue that abortion is easy, painless and inconsequential, not that abortion was riskier than childbirth. But since you went there…

    To argue that one should abort because childbirth is also potentially risky is to beg several questions. IS childbirth more dangerous than an invasive procedure which is intended to remove a living organism of some size, and to likewise remove or suddenly stop all the supportive physiology involved? Childbirth is a natural process by which pregnancy is completed. Female bodies are designed for it. I don’t think your statement makes sense.

    Sometimes, though in miniscule numbers these days, something goes wrong. It is risky. Childbirth does not lead to death at a higher rate than abortion, sorry. Urban legend.

    Abortion is always intended to kill and injure, every time. It’s the purpose of it. It is the violent reversal of a natural process, it is always risky, and someone dies every time.

    Is your premise that only wealthy, older married people should have children? Do you actually declare, honestly, that all people you know who have children are depressed?

    Which argument do you want to make…that abortion is healthier for women than childbirth, or that it’s depressing (always) to have children?

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    1. eyeontheuniverse

      Is the purpose of eating a hamburger to bring death? This is not a trivial question, but gets at the meaning of purpose. When you buy a coffee at Starbucks your choice of how to spend your money means a starving child in Africa is not fed. Is that your purpose? When you drive to work you hit hundreds of bugs (with, btw, more complex nervous systems than exist immediately after conception). Is your purpose of driving to work to cause death?

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  3. madblog Post author

    Those things are only possible unintended consequences of those actions.But destruction, the removal of what’s living, the termination of life is not an unintended consequence of an abortion. It’s what it is, it’s what it’s for, it’s the purpose of it.

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    1. eyeontheuniverse

      No one goes out and says “I’m in the mood to kill. I thin I will get pregnant and have an abortion so I can kill something.”

      When someone has an abortion it is an act done so that some other larger consequence may take place. It is done (whether you call it killing or not) with an end of keeping the family finances afloat or protecting the environment or reducing suffering.

      I would go further and say in many cases the purpose of childbirth, from the mothers perspective, is not to give life. It is an unavoidable event in a pregnancy which, for most of human history and evolution, was not a “choice” women made.

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  4. madblog Post author

    You are getting further and further afield from the subject of the post. Am I to assume you are just fine with a publicity campaign that tells women and girls that abortion is easy, painless, pleasant, cool? And that you don’t mind men telling women how they ought to run their reproductive business as long as the men are liberals?

    It is apparent from your comments that you see children as a burden “for eighteen years” and that they ought to be expendable in cases of financial shortfall, “reducing suffering”, or…protecting the environment? I really don’t see things that way.

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  5. madblog Post author

    My post here was actually about the results for WOMEN when these two things happen.You see, I believe it is arrogant and dismissive for a male public figure to trivialize experiences that he can have no idea about. Childbirth is serious business and abortion is dangerous business.
    But YOU went right to the babies…

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  6. eyeontheuniverse

    “Male advocates of abortion make it sound as though having an abortion is easier than having a tooth out. ”

    I don’t know about having a tooth out, but for most early stage surgical abortions the office visit is about the same as a root canal, and the surgical time much shorter.

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  7. xPraetorius

    Wonderful perspective, MB! And you are so right: it’s a perspective that most men simply wouldn’t contemplate as a matter of course.

    I often wonder at those times when in my travels, I hear feminist women telling me all about what we men are thinking, and what we’re feeling, and how deep or not deep our feelings and thoughts are, when if I were to try to do the same thing…

    Once in a while, I’ve responded with something like, “how on earth would you know what men are thinking, or how deep their thoughts or feelings are?” It has never failed to flummox them utterly.

    Feminism, the abortion lobby, and all their neurotic friends are awash in what would be comical delusions, if the stakes weren’t so high.

    Best,

    — x

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