This Generation of Women and abortion

I am astounded by some women. I have yet to hear an abortion story that did not involve pressure to abort, yet here come the vigilante cowgirls advocating celibacy to pressure the menfolk to let you kill your own babies? Medea would be impressed. Darwin maybe? Jesus not so much.

First, let me make it clear–if you are a pro-choice filly in the state of Texas I absolutely agree-you should definitely go with the celibacy protest.

Last time I checked celibacy was the safest way to not get yourself pregnant. So good work girls. Good thinking!! No sex! No gestation! No abortion!

But here is the deal–all the women in the great state of Texas and in the United States today of child bearing age are alive despite Roe v. Wade. Each one of us could have been an abortion. And some of us survived them.

There are hundreds of women who share the heartbreaking reality of being abortion survivors. They lived despite their mothers’ intentions to kill them.

Look them up. Hear their voices.

And the post-menopausal? Shame on you all, you old fools. Don’t tell me how we should all “make some noise” to kill our children and their children.

You gave us Roe v. Wade. You decimated our kindergarten classes, our playmates. You have indeed had your say, old girls.

And I, for one, am ashamed of your bloodied hands and shameless talk.

Too blind to see it is we ourselves who are dying.

2 thoughts on “This Generation of Women and abortion

  1. E–there is pressure to abort, and pressure to have a baby. I think that’s what many people are saying they don’t want. You discover early that you’re pregnant, and you absolutely do not want to be because of

    –poor relationship with father
    –ostracism by family, friends
    –financial duress
    –major life change
    –health care
    –circumstances surrounding pregnancy (e.g., rape)
    –health of mother
    –health of baby

    …and then someone says, no, no matter what, you are going to have this baby, and we will not help you in any other way. Hey now.

    I think the “right to life” and “women’s choice” groups have a lot of overlapping values. I think the “right to life” political forces are wrong to pursue criminalizing abortion without throwing massing support around a nanny state (the term is so appropriate in this situation). Sadly, the near fusion of “pro life” and GOP political platforms creates a no-win combination for most voters. To be taken seriously, the “pro life” political leaders need to have a strong independent voice that takes a bigger picture of the situation, beyond criminalization.

    I do think that “Women’s Choice” political forces are on the money when it comes to urging sex education, pregnancy prevention, universal health care, and well… so many things that would make women’s and children’s lives better, including reducing the desire for abortions. What it does not do well at all is promote this idea that abortion is/should be an emotionally and ethically neutral act — but I think that in the current political climate the idea is “if you give an inch…”.

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