Who really benefits from abortion clinics?

While it may have once been important to make a public stand for women’s rights – there is little benefit from rights when you are blocked and intimidated to access them. It also doesn’t serve the women needing the service to have the service providers put at risk of their lives or have their family’s lives in jeopardy.

The stand has been made and it’s time to put abortion back in the hospital context of being just another medical procedure.

Stand alone abortion clinics serve the protesters more than the clients, because it gives a focal point for their rallies and allows them to victimize both the clients and the service providers. Terrorize, actually, given the number of clinics that have been bombed and the number of people who are unable to understand that it’s not their body, so keep weapon holding hands off and especially to not flick any of their god on someone else’s body.

Of course, the churlish reply is always, but who will speak for the unborn?

My response is that if they are really concerned about children, why not speak for the children who are living in homes where they are neglected and abused? There’s parents who need to have intervention, not a woman who is for whatever reason, choosing not to be a parent.

There is no requirement or need for women to act as brood mares either – there are enough children ready made and waiting for adoptive parents who are passing them over for babies. Perhaps prospective adoptive parents shouldn’t qualify to adopt babies until after they’ve adopted a child and are established as capable.

The violence around the abortion movement and the violent public debate could end if clinics were just another part of the hospital. Without an identified and freestanding clinic to target for protest and harassment, the anti-abortion movement would stall; because no one would tolerate their antics directed at a general hospital.

They would not know who to harass with their placards and plastic baby Jesuses; and no one would tolerate hospital clinics being bombed

Maybe then they’d have to go live the life they have, rather than try to control other people’s lives. But I doubt it.

It’s telling to me that the anti-abortion foes often use their christian religion to justify their abortion position – a religion that is founded on the rape of a virgin by an all powerful god.

A religion who’s commandments are about blind worship of predominately male authority and one who’s commandents say nothing about how to treat the less powerful – a religion who nostalgically looks back on when women were property and children were seen and not heard.

That the woman is denied abortion has less to do with the child, as, if you go by the actions of the anti-abortion movement, the sacred time of life is between conception and birth – and is only sacred again when it’s on life support.

And apparently, should be scared the time in between of accidentally using the free will given by the insecure and egotistical god who is loving condemning people to eternal hell for causing genocide (unless it’s clearly god’s will) and wearing poly-cotton blends alike, and a forgiving god who does not allow parole from hell despite any remorse or good behaviour.

So women, should mostly not be permitted abortions – and the anti-abortion movement doesn’t allow for threats to life or rape, not even incest,  exemptions – because they are to be punished to have the children for having sex.

Why should women be the ones punished? Because Eve shared the apple aka fruit of knowledge instead of eating it all. So woman to to be continually punished by men for getting smart and uppity.

What’s worse is that the anti-abortionists act like women are so lighthearted or even cavalier about having an abortion – which I think speaks volumes about how sacred life is to them that they would project this attitude onto another person.

By their stated beliefs, they aren’t supposed to judge people, but darn, could they at least not assume that everyone shares their low to poor standards?

Yet, there’s no equivalent condemnation towards the man who walks away from his responsibility towards the unborn kid.  What the anti-abortion crowd is really saying is that the woman deserves to be punished and the guy gets to get off twice.

 

8 thoughts on “Who really benefits from abortion clinics?

  1. Interesting and thought provoking, as usual. I know some feminists and women’s rights advocates who attend church regularly, and they become very defensive when I try to point out the place women hold in the eyes of god and god jr. Strong is the grip of religion.

  2. By the way, “there’s no equivalent condemnation of the man who walks away” sounds a bit… over the top feminist to me. Unless by “equivalent” you mean being forced to bear a child to term, which is clearly impossible. But the condemnation depends on who you talk to. I have a son who didn’t walk away. I’m proud of him, but would certainly have been very judgmental if he hadn’t stepped up to the plate. Condemnation is perhaps a bit further than I would have gone, but he’d have heard some negative comments for sure.

    • I should have expanded it a bit – it’s that girls you marry/girls you have fun with – but boys are studs, and never negatively portrayed for having sex

      teen girls who have sex with teachers are victims, but teen boys are lucky if the teacher is a woman or a hot woman.

      and, the stigma against deadbeat dads is no where near the social hatred and condemnation of single mothers

      a few years back, I listened to a radio interview with a guy who was recruiting for Big Brothers – he was talking about how rewarding it was and then admitted that the hardest part was getting men to commit to the 2 year program.

      and I thought, if men didn’t have a problem committing, there wouldn’t be a need for an organization like big brothers.

      now, this is of course a gross generalization – there’s lots of good men out there and lots of crappy women who should never have access to kids, never mind have one –

      but why are women held solely responsible for sex and pregnancy and men are not accountable? Especially when you factor in how much pressure that many men put on women to avoid condom use and who refuse to get vasectomies.

      I see it more as an issue of fairness than feminism – I know there’s women out there who intentionally get pregnant to “trap” the guy or use pregnancy as a welfare career plan – but they are the exception

      I’m just saying that the guy is equally at fault for the pregnancy – and if he isn’t going to be held accountable, then it’s unfair to stigmatize the woman on top of being held accountable.

      especially when the anti-abortionists would also take away her personal sovereignty of her body

    • I should have expanded it a bit – it’s that girls you marry/girls you have fun with – but boys are studs, and never negatively portrayed for having sex

      teen girls who have sex with teachers are victims, but teen boys are lucky if the teacher is a woman or a hot woman.

      and, the stigma against deadbeat dads is no where near the social hatred and condemnation of single mothers

      a few years back, I listened to a radio interview with a guy who was recruiting for Big Brothers – he was talking about how rewarding it was and then admitted that the hardest part was getting men to commit to the 2 year program.

      and I thought, if men didn’t have a problem committing, there wouldn’t be a need for an organization like big brothers.

      now, this is of course a gross generalization – there’s lots of good men out there and lots of crappy women who should never have access to kids, never mind have one –

      but why are women held solely responsible for sex and pregnancy and men are not accountable? Especially when you factor in how much pressure that many men put on women to avoid condom use and who refuse to get vasectomies.

      I see it more as an issue of fairness than feminism – I know there’s women out there who intentionally get pregnant to “trap” the guy or use pregnancy as a welfare career plan – but they are the exception

      I’m just saying that the guy is equally at fault for the pregnancy – and if he isn’t going to be held accountable, then it’s unfair to stigmatize the woman on top of being held accountable.

      especially when the anti-abortionists would also take away her personal sovereignty of her body

  3. Great post again, Random. Obvious, yet something I had not thought about. Now if we could just get all those Catholic hospitals taken over and turned secular, we might have a chance for improvement.
    It always amazes me that the right to lifers don’t give a flying frog about fully mature adults on death row, whether guilty or not, and lots of them are being proven not guilty now that DNA evidence is replacing the fallible jury of their peers. How can the pro-capital punishment crowd be so dominated by the anti-abortion crowd?

    • or fully mature adults in military uniforms

      why are the send out the troops the same as the anti-abortion, pro-death penalty?

      I think it’s because they do not deal with the cognitive dissonance at all. otherwise, you can’t hold contradictory views.

      but then, religious belief, being in conflict with reality, is a patchwork of apologists and outright ignoring and cherry picking

      so, I expect that godbots have a certain Scarlett O’Hara complex, they’ll think about it tomorrow.

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