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May 2011
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naamah_darling makes a very cogent post.

omimouse replies:

May Kali Durga take them, every last one of them.

At this point, if someone professes themselves as 'pro-life', I will not tolerate them in my life. With this ruling; with this law, they have just made it abundantly clear that they think I deserve to die.

We're only a few laws away from me considering each and every one of them a direct threat to my life.
naamah_darling comes back with:
YES. Thank you for putting it that way.

That's why I don't tolerate that shit from people in my life, either. I have stopped speaking to people over it, and I don't feel any regret at all.

It's very real for me, considering that I can't use most birth control, and if I got knocked up, I'd be pretty much (pardon the pun) fucked, because my uterus is completely screwed up. Anyone who tells me that abortion is not okay has just told me that, hey, it's no big deal if I die in screaming agony from an ectopic pregnancy.

And those who say that they'd ever-so-graciously grant me an exception for my health are still patronizing fucks who deserve to have their colon filled with live electric eels.
I think this captures some things I feel right now very well. I understand that for some people it's a truly complex question...but in my experience the ones I know who struggle with it (and whom I respect for the struggle) are not the ones who can just smugly sum it up as "pro-life".

And at some point, showing no respect for the right to life of a thinking human being under the guise of respecting the supposed rights of an already dead fetus? Calling that pro-life is beyond hypocrisy, it's disgusting.

But, as naamah_darling so eloquently pointed out, what do I know? I'm a fucking animal.

Current Mood: pissed offpissed off

For the record, I *can be* (and *am*) pro-life and still realise that I have no right trying to make that decision for anybody else. (I call it being personally pro-life and politically pro-choice.)

As yet another woman who essentially has no birth control options beyond abstinence, you can bet that this is something I've spent some time thinking about.

The world would be a better place if more people shared your faculty for separating the two.

There is a reason they call it pro-choice and not pro-abortion. I truly wish more people got that. Myself, I've got serious issues with abortion... what I'm not at all fuzzy on is whose right it is to be in on the decision. I'll be damned by your gods and mine before I accept the governments authority to regulate inside someone's body. And doubly not as a matter of morality.

Governments aside, while I hope fervently that a woman in my life would include me in such a decision and value my opinion. While I would give my all to talk her out of it. I can't imagine trying to claim the right to force her decision. My rights end where someone else's nose begins. And we've gone pretty far beyond the nose here. If I have to deal with having been complicit in something I find morally objectionable that is MY issue and I should have dealt with it at the beginning of this dance. I forfeit my right to object the moment I involve her body in the equation.

There is a reason they call it pro-choice and not pro-abortion. I truly wish more people got that.
The theoconservative movement which controls the social agenda of the Republican party works actively and continually on propaganda to destroy the concept that there can be any difference whatsoever. It seems to work for them.

Of course, it's not just in that respect. It's in others as well.

Of course, it's not just in that respect. It's in others as well.

Well yeah, when you realize that they see women as merely inconveniently vocal domestic animals, several ugly puzzle pieces fall into place.