Tag: Abortion debate

Sometimes headlines just write themselves

A perfect example is to be found at Truth-Out.org where you will find this line

Not Everyone Who Has an Abortion Is a Woman

Got that?

The “War on Women” isn’t just a war on women. Trans men and gender-non-conforming people are losing their rights too, and we need to rework how we frame these “women’s issues.”

Trans Men have abortions? Not if they are still men. And whether or not someone chooses to “conform” to gender is irrelevant. Men do not get pregnant, but who am I to rain on the Gender Dysfunctional “I am a Victim Too” parade of self-pity. What a Cisexxist I am!

Abortion is so often framed as a women’s issue by both those who advocate for abortion rights and those who seek to dismiss abortion as frivolous. And for abortion rights, a movement that took root in the late 1960s and early 1970s, this makes sense. Prior to a deeper understanding and problematizing of gender and the way that it works, in our social construction, only women had abortions because only women could get pregnant. But in 2013, we should know better, and we need to do better.

At this crucial moment for reproductive freedom and abortion access, the abortion rights movement stands at yet another crossroads: How do we adequately address and include those who have abortions but are not women?

We must acknowledge and come to terms with the implicit cissexism in assuming that only women have abortions. Trans men have abortions. People who do not identify as women have abortions. They deserve to be represented in our advocacy and activist framework. Honestly, I am guilty of perpetuating that harmful myth, both in my rhetoric and framing. I often frame abortion restrictions as misogynistic attacks meant to control women’s reproductive lives, and that is true. But abortion restrictions also affect the lives of people who aren’t women, and they hinder trans men and gender-non-conforming people and others who were Designated Female at Birth (DFAB) from accessing abortion care, as well.

Oh great now I will get angry emails from the anti-Cissexism crowd, and, I suppose the DFAB community as well.


Behind the mask of “pro-choice”

I have long-held that the term pro-choice is BS, a concocted phrase meant to paint abortion rights supporters as champions of choice, and for the right of women to control their bodies. Pro-choice fits in nicely with other pro-abortion, yes, you heard me, catch phrases like “my body my choice”. Yes, right, because the Left are big fans of women or anyone else controlling their own bodies. Sure they are, that is why thy so strongly support universal health care where ultimately the government decides who gets care and what sort of care they get. And pro-choice? Try to think of anything besides killing an unborn baby the Left wants us to have any type of choice in? Owning guns? No. Whether or not to join a union? No. How about school choice? Again no. How about a woman seeing an ultrasound BEFORE having an abortion? NOPE! Keeping more of our money so we can choose how to spend it? Hell no! How about Blacks, Hispanics, Homosexuals, or women getting to choose which political party they support without being personally attacked? Yeah, right! The Left is about as anti-choice as it gets. But, the Left is all about saying one thing, while doing the complete opposite, in short, they are liars, they have to be. When most people see what Leftism really is, they run like Hell away from it.

Every now and again though, the Left or at least individual members of the Left allow the ask to slip. They let the truth emerge. Over at Salon, I read it so you don’t have to, Mary Elizabeth Williams does not just let her pro-choice mask slip, she rips it off with infanticidal glee.

Yet I know that throughout my own pregnancies, I never wavered for a moment in the belief that I was carrying a human life inside of me. I believe that’s what a fetus is: a human life. And that doesn’t make me one iota less solidly pro-choice.

There we are, she KNOWS, as most pro-choice abortion supporters KNOW what abortion is, How could any person not know. Medical science has proven that for years, yet it is hard to find many abortion advocates who will admit that they accept this science. they know the science is real, they just want to convince you it is not settled science. This is why they almost exclusively use emotionalistic arguments about a woman’s body, and choice, and  why they scream things like “keep the government out of my uterus”! Those are emotionally charged words. And as it is with the gun control debate emotionally overloaded Americans are more easily swayed into buying the lies the Left pedals. But Williams is not playing the lying game any more. She is loud, proud and screaming at the top of her lungs that all people are not equal

Here’s the complicated reality in which we live: All life is not equal. That’s a difficult thing for liberals like me to talk about, lest we wind up looking like death-panel-loving, kill-your-grandma-and-your-precious-baby storm troopers. Yet a fetus can be a human life without having the same rights as the woman in whose body it resides. She’s the boss. Her life and what is right for her circumstances and her health should automatically trump the rights of the non-autonomous entity inside of her. Always.

See, the great lie the Left spews daily is that they believe in equality. And, I suppose they do, as long as we realize they mean that all people are equal, but some are more equal than others. How very Orwellian of them. And understand this, by saying that all human life is NOT equal Williams lays bare the ugly truth about the Left. They loath individualism, they loathe assigning individuals with unalienable rights. Your rights, according to the Left last only so long as the “common good” does not require you to lose them.How very totalitarian of them. Think me throwing the term totalitarian in is too much? Ask yourself this. Who always suffers the most under any type of totalitarian regime?  The inconvenient do, and who is seen as an inconvenience by the Left? Who is considered a drain on the Collective? Clearly the unborn child is just too inconvenient to possess the same rights as others. I wonder what other groups Williams would deem as unworthy of equality?

Go read all of this piece. the cold-heartedness of this evil woman sickens me, and likely will you as well, but, we need to see what depths of depravity the Left is willing to sink to. Here is one more small glimpse into the demented mind of “pro-choice”

I can say anecdotally that I’m a mom who loved the lives she incubated from the moment she peed on those sticks, and is also now well over 40 and in an experimental drug trial. If by some random fluke I learned today I was pregnant, you bet your ass I’d have an abortion. I’d have the World’s Greatest Abortion.

My belief that life begins at conception is mine to cling to. And if you believe that it begins at birth, or somewhere around the second trimester, or when the kid finally goes to college, that’s a conversation we can have, one that I hope would be respectful and empathetic and fearless. We can’t have it if those of us who believe that human life exists in utero are afraid we’re somehow going to flub it for the cause. In an Op-Ed on “Why I’m Pro-Choice” in the Michigan Daily this week, Emma Maniere stated, quite perfectly, that “Some argue that abortion takes lives, but I know that abortion saves lives, too.” She understands that it saves lives not just in the most medically literal way, but in the roads that women who have choice then get to go down, in the possibilities for them and for their families. And I would put the life of a mother over the life of a fetus every single time — even if I still need to acknowledge my conviction that the fetus is indeed a life. A life worth sacrificing.

Again, that is the face of Leftism, laid bare.

Are Democrats REALLY pro-choice? Or just pro-Abortion?


This video from Reason TV exposes the truth about the Liberal mind. They are pro-choice as long as THEY approve the choice, otherwise, no chance! As you listen note the Collectivist mentality they give voice to. These folks are so far gone they cannot even see their own hypocrisy.



When Liberal Feminists talk about a woman’s “right to choose”, what they really mean is a right to kill her baby in the womb

Part of The Other McCain’s National Offend a Feminist Week

Feminists have one issue that they focus more of their energy on than any other. That issue is abortion, or, as Feminists like to say a woman’s right to choose. Ah, how nice does that sound. After all who can’t get behind a woman being empowered, Feminists LOVE the word “empowered”, to make choices for herself right? But, what do these Feminists really mean by choice?

Well, if you were to ask any number of women who are Conservative politicians, writers, speakers, or bloggers you would quickly realize that Liberal Feminists do not much approve of, or support these women’s rights to think as they choose, much less to express those views. Women like Ann Coulter, Michelle Malkin, and Sarah Palin are often vilified by the Left, yet no Feminists rush to their defense, and often join in these attacks. Often these attacks focus on the very things that Feminists claim to be so offended over. Attacks on the looks, sex lives, and intelligence of Conservative women go unanswered by the Feminists.

What do Feminists say when women choose to pose for bikini shoots, or for a men’s magazine? Do they defend these women, and their choice? No, rather they verbally assault these ladies as demeaning and sexualizing other women. The fact that these women CHOSE to pose for the camera matters not. Apparently Feminists only defend a woman’s right to choose if that woman chooses to abort her baby. It is also apparent that Feminists have no plans to begin defending women who express Conservative views either.

Despite these obvious holes in the Feminists claims of being defenders of women’s rights, many women still fall victim to the propaganda the Feminists preach. Smitty has a perfect example of this at The Other McCain. Some actresses who are so brainwashed that they made a “funny” video that ought to revolt every mother. The video, which features Kate Beckinsale and celebrates that “wonderful right to choose”. To kill your baby that is.

What a creepy, sick, Orwellian world these feminists live in. Remind me again why any mature, masculine male would want to be in the same room as these abattoir-vaginas, much less offering them any essence to destroy? I guess I should say “choose to destroy”.

The sickness of the government-worship implied in this clip is only exceeded by the crypto-incest of talking about their dads and their vaginas at the end, if you can make it that far.

The video is disturbing because it shows how brainwashed these women are. They have been convinced that EVERYTHING about them revolves around the right to abort their babies. They have joined in the cheapening of human life that the Left is neck-deep in. And when I say Feminism has helped lead the charge of cheapening human life, I mean exactly that. Don’t think so? Well how else would you classify a “bowling for abortions for 14-year-olds” fundraiser?

CNS News reported:

The National Network of Abortion Funds (NNAF), who last month raised over $400,000 for abortions through its Bowl-a-Thon, touted that it provided money for a 14-year-old’s abortion as part of the group’s “real stories of abortion access.”

On its website in a post entitled, “Getting an abortion means getting a second chance,” NNAF highlights the story of Darcy, a 14-year-old who terminated her pregnancy with the help of the group’s “George Tiller Memorial Fund.”

“I’m pretty smart for 14, I think,” Darcy writes. “I love biology, especially the stuff on animals. I’m pretty sure I’m going to be a vet — I definitely want to start my own practice so that I make enough money and when I have kids I can be home with them,” she said.

After finding out she was pregnant, the girl writes she did not want to tell her mother, “But in the state where I live, minors can’t get an abortion without permission from a parent or a judge,” she said. “So I did end up telling her.”

Darcy said a clinic put her in touch with NNAF because the “abortion was going to cost more than our rent.”

“There’s no way that me and my mom could have come up with that much,” she said.

Ain’t Feminism grand? Of course if Darcy ever feels any guilt over her abortion, and many women do, do not expect any Feminists to hold another bowl-a-thon for her. And God help Darcy if she ever leans Conservative. Beware the “tolerance” of Feminist wackos like Cher

Cher loses it. Via Twitchy: