In a “follow the science” society, how does one simply “find themselves” pregnant?
joel r. connelly @joelconnelly@DLoesch You'd love Texas less if you found yourself expecting unexpectedly.
I’m being serious. I’m following the science. How is it just a result by itself with the implication of zero cause?
I’m not trying to be callous, but we all follow the science, yes? No one “accidentally” invokes the result of a specific action, right? When you engage in a specific activity designed for a specific outcome why are there surprises when that outcome is the result?
I reject this silly argument, the claim that women lack control over our bodies and that this is about making decisions over our bodies.
Statistically, women made the decision to voluntarily engage in a specific act that results in a specific outcome. The choice was made before conception. After a woman creates a life, it is no longer about just her, it is also about the life within and protecting said life within. It’s discriminatory to suggest that said life shouldn’t receive the same protection as any other and to hold the life’s stage of development against him or her. If the argument moves to whether or not an infant can survive outside of its mother’s womb, I’d argue that many far leftists can’t survive outside the womb of Aunt Samantha (the now more powerful matriarchal counterpart to Uncle Sam), so those whose existence relies on the charity of state should be careful in how they evaluate the worthiness of a life.
The irony is that abortion is about women controlling another’s life, most often other women. You can’t be both victim and oppressor.
It’s also hard for people like AOC to argue that opposition to taxpayer-funded abortion on demand is an attack on women when she simultaneously aborts the existence of women with idiotic, Orwellian phrasing like “menstruating person.”
“The revolution is complete when the language is perfect,” I guess.
Here is some info about why and who are the women — sorry, birthing, menstruating persons — who get abortions. Pregnancy as a result of rape and/or incest are (far) less than 1% and virtually nonexistent as any larger a percentage than this except, in the minds of abortion lobbyists who like to abusively terrorize women into thinking that the percentage is larger than reality affords. Fine, if it moves society away from infanticide-on-demand then have the conversation about excluding the very rare instances just mentioned as a step towards reducing the infanticide of millions. Women should be supported and encouraged to get the rape kit and press the charges and as I’ve said before, make being a predator or women and children a capital offense. Such monsters thrive on the indulgence of a weak judicial deterrent.
Additionally, concern for life shouldn’t end after the tweet or Facebook post is published. Meet single moms and dads in the gap. God will use the people around those parents to help them in their motherland fatherhood. Even if people engaged in irresponsible behavior, they chose life. In a way, parenthood is an offer of redemption for the parent and those around them.
That doesn’t mean giving a pass to continued reckless behavior. Why is it that society feels comfortable telling men to step up and take responsibility for the life they created but the same society can’t say the same to women? Why does society make industry out of “women’s empowerment” while simultaneously telling women that they are not strong enough to raise a child? Why are women’s rights ignored in utero? Why is third wave feminism more a nativist western philosophy inconsistently practiced with an application limited to U.S. borders than anything else?
Why do progressives treat pregnancy as a malady? Why does society refer to abortion as “health care?” Mutilating a living being as “health care” is some dark ages, witch doctor occultism, not medicine.
Men and women both should be responsible for their own actions. If you want to completely avoid the prospect of children then avoid procreation. People don’t get a choice in when, where, or how they are created and creating a life only to use on-demand abortion as birth control is the very definition of selfishness.
Lastly, since this is all about Texas’s law here, lawmakers like this should stop lying:
Julián Castro @JulianCastroGreg Abbott is lying. Many women don’t even know they’re pregnant by the 6-week mark when abortion is outlawed in this bill. Rape and incest victims would be forced to carry a pregnancy to term at that point—or face civil lawsuits for getting an abortion. https://t.co/wyHmk1wcLU
They put things like bill language on this thing called the Internet. No, women obtaining a life-ending procedure cannot be sued.