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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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Re: Non-smug Frog

Also, I can sum up the worst bit of the whole thing like this: Women will die over this, when they didn't have to. Their dying will not save their fetuses. Other women will be greviously injured, which will also not save their fetuses.

Maybe not a huge number...but how many people is it okay to have die uselessly to support someone else's morality? Why is that more okay if they're just women and the morality is that of a group of older white men?

There's lots more scary, more subtle stuff too, but that's the real fury-causing bit, I think.

Re: Non-smug Frog

Indeed. Wrongful death or injury is clearly at the center of my concern over the whole issue. Simple solutions don't work for complicated problems.