Paul Revere by Cyrus Dallin, North End, Boston



Friday, September 3, 2021

A friend posted this on Facebook

BREAKING NEWS:Texas judge grants restraining order against anti-abortion group, temporarily preventing lawsuits  

I'm not pro-murdering babies.

I'm pro-Becky who found out at her 20-week anatomy scan that the infant she had been so excited to bring into this world had developed without life sustaining organs.

I'm pro-Susan who was sexually assaulted on her way home from work, only to come to the horrific realization that her assailant planted his seed in her when she got a positive pregnancy test result a month later.

I'm pro-Theresa who hemorrhaged due to a placental abruption, causing her parents, spouse, and children to have to make the impossible decision on whether to save her or her unborn child.

I'm pro-little Cathy who had her innocence ripped away from her by someone she should have been able to trust and her 11-year-old body isn't mature enough to bear the consequence of that betrayal.

I'm pro-Melissa who's working two jobs just to make ends meet and has to choose between bringing another child into poverty or feeding the children she already has because her spouse walked out on her.

I'm pro-Brittany who realizes that she is in no way financially, emotionally, or physically able to raise a child.

I'm pro-Emily who went through IVF, ending up with SIX viable implanted eggs requiring selective reduction to ensure the safety of her and a SAFE number of fetuses.

I'm pro-Jessica who is FINALLY getting the strength to get away from her physically abusive spouse only to find out that she is carrying the monster's child.

I'm pro-Vanessa who went into her confirmation appointment after YEARS of trying to conceive only to hear silence where there should be a heartbeat.

I'm pro-Lindsay who lost her virginity in her sophomore year with a broken condom and now has to choose whether to be a teenage mom or just a teenager.

I'm pro-Courtney who just found out she's already 13 weeks along, but the egg never made it out of her fallopian tube so either she terminates the pregnancy or risks dying from internal bleeding.

You can argue and say that I'm pro-choice all you want, but the truth is:

I'm pro-life.

Their lives.

Women's lives.

You don't get to pick and choose which scenarios should be accepted.

It's not about which stories you don't agree with. It's about fighting for the women in the stories that you do agree with and the CHOICE that was made.

Women's rights are meant to protect ALL women, regardless of their situation!


Mike said...

Good article. There are way too many scenarios to have a one size fits all ban.

Paula said...

Excuse me, but aren’t these sanctimonious abortion police the very same people beating the drum for personal freedom of choice, including the choice to spread deadly Covid?

Shaw Kenawe said...

"The cardiac activity detected on ultrasound is not a true heartbeat, Dr. Villavicencio added. It results from electrical activity, but the valves of the heart have not yet formed. And the sound does not indicate the pregnancy is viable, she said.

“Forcing them to find out about a pregnancy and make a decision about how to manage it in a short period of time is antithetical to ethical care,” Dr. Villavicencio said.

Does the law make exceptions for pregnancies resulting from rape or incest, or to protect the life of the mother?

The law does not make exceptions for rape or incest. It does permit abortions for health reasons, but the exceptions are narrowly drawn, allowing a termination only if the pregnancy could endanger the mother’s life or lead to “substantial and irreversible impairment of a major bodily function,” Ms. Nash noted.

“These are very narrow exceptions,” she said, and the language does not cover every instance in which a woman’s health might be at risk."

skudrunner said...

It is just a bad law all around. RvW is the law and has been for decades just as the 2nd amendment is the law and should not be touched.

Now corporations that have a large footprint in Texas are being intimidated to take a stance on the abortion law by the same party that says corporations should not get involved in politics.

Shaw Kenawe said...

skudrunner: "RvW is the law and has been for decades just as the 2nd amendment is the law and should not be touched."

No, skud, there is no federal law established by Congress that dictates at what phase of pregnancy abortion is legal. The U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in Roe v. Wade legalized abortions up until the stage at which a fetus is viable to survive outside the womb, and allowed states to decide whether to restrict abortions after that date. A federal abortion law is needed.

(Various states have legalized the sale and use, with limits, of marijuana, but it is still against federal law.)

If the right for a woman to control her own body is codified at the federal level, states like Texas would not be able to pass such draconian laws that force girls and women to carry the fetuses of their rapists, or male family members who impregnate them while pre-teens, or for any reason that is none of the state's business!

The 2nd Amendment cannot be changed without a Constitutional amendment, which is a long and arduous process, and will never happen, at least not in our lifetimes.

skud: "Now corporations that have a large footprint in Texas are being intimidated to take a stance on the abortion law by the same party that says corporations should not get involved in politics."

Boycotting is a legal and often used method to protest against something a large number of people disagree with. Both conservatives and liberals use it.

You're referring to "corporations are people," which they are NOT, and which is the corporatists' way of defeating what a majority of the average American voters wants. Boycotting and making corporations "people" are not the same thing.

I'm here to help you live the life of the mind, skud.