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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.

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The "anti" crowd loves to frame the debate in terms of "abortion is wrong" vs. "abortion is great". As if people really LIKE having abortions.

I prefer to frame the debate in terms of "choice", mostly because I don't believe unquestioningly that MY way is right. Reasonable people believe murder is wrong, should be prevented and should be punished, but there is no such overwhelming majority mandate in the case of abortion. So, they have to resort to intimidation and other crappy tactics. They think their judgement is morally superior to everyone else's. To me that's what makes them ineligible for friend status and only just barely eligible for "fellow human" status.

I also feel that believing something because of membership in a church, or believing something because some religious leader has convinced you that's what the Bible says, is a form of cowardice. It takes a pretty strong willpower and sense of self to question your own belief system and even more inner strength to admit that what someone else believes might be perfectly right for them too. That's why anyone trying to "save" or "convert" me doesn't get the time of day. I don't care if they believe super super strongly... failing to admit that something else could be right too is a form of cowardice.

In other words, amen to all that. True "anti's" are cowardly fuckers who have already dismissed me as not equal, so they don't face time, let alone friendship.