The Rationale of the Pro-Abortion Movement

10 Jul

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Alrighty then!!!

Now follows something I never thought I would do. I am going to re-blog the opposition. Why would I do this you ask? It’s simple, after reading their rationale for abortion I came to the conclusion that none of them took a single course in classical humanities. I’m going to call this the “Lysistrata defense” after a play by Aristophanes. I’ve never been so shocked at how far we were gone as a society before.

Read this from The Burnt Orange Report:

“For those of us guys who like girls — you know, like them like them — and want to have relationships with them that may last anywhere from a few minutes to many years, we need to think about how this bill, by curtailing the bodily autonomy and sexual freedom of women, hurts us, too. We need to stand with women in their fight to control their own bodies.

How #HB2 Hurts Straight Texas Men

Your girlfriend’s/wife’s life will be in danger. Making abortion inaccessible for millions of Texas women is going to put them in danger if they ever need to terminate a pregnancy. Black markets for unsafe abortions will emerge, and women will be pushed into potentially fatal back-alley abortions. That’s your girlfriend’s life we’re talking about.

Your freedom to choose is at stake, too. While it is ultimately a woman’s choice whether to have an abortion, many women choose to make that decision with the man involved. Do you want that decision ready-made for you by politicians in state government? Not if you value freedom, you don’t.

You want to decide when and if to have kids. This bill will force thousands of Texas men into unplanned fatherhood by making it impossible for women to access an abortion in the event of an unplanned pregnancy. Even if you want to have kids, you probably don’t want an accident to make you a father before you’re psychologically ready and able to care for a child. If you don’t want kids, you don’t want the narrow, personal views of politicians in the state government to force you to have them.

Your sex life is at stake. Can you think of anything that kills the vibe faster than a woman fearing a back-alley abortion? Making abortion essentially inaccessible in Texas will add an anxiety to sex that will drastically undercut its joys. And don’t be surprised if casual sex outside of relationships becomes far more difficult to come by.
It’s clear: if the Legislature basically takes away a Texas woman’s right to choose, having sex becomes a much, much riskier proposition for women and men.

It becomes much, much riskier for women who currently count on access to safe, legal abortion because now an accidental pregnancy could mean death or serious infection. It also becomes riskier for us men, who may well end up fathers well before we intend.

Almost half of all pregnancies are unplanned and unintended. Of those, over 40% currently end in abortion. What happens to those 40% if this law passes? Are you willing to roll the dice with your girlfriend’s health and safety?

So, my fellow men, listen up. We need to stand with our Texas women in this fight: for our sisters, mothers, friends, girlfriends, and wives, so that they can have the freedom to control their bodies.”

If you can stomach further reading, need a few laughs, just want to see for yourself that someone actually posted tripe of that ilk, or just want to leave the original author a thank you note for being so helpful in making my point about how contraception and abortion degrade women then click here.

If you that that was sad and funny at the same time then check out their follow up here.

Yours in Christ,

Colin Corcoran

cc70458@gmail.com

**Please feel free to write or comment on this post, I’d really like to hear from those that are able to have this experience and how it is changing their marriage, their wives, their lives, and their perspective on the Catholic faith.

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7 Responses to “The Rationale of the Pro-Abortion Movement”

  1. Mike July 11, 2013 at 11:51 am #

    Obviously this person has not read the bill nor knows what it is about. Yes, it restricts abortion but only by four weeks – a woman still has 5 months to decide to have an abortion.

    The bill actually protects women by requiring the abortion clinics to meet the same standards as an ambulatory surgical center. Currently only 5 clinics meet this standard. If the bill passes all other clinics have a year to comply with the new standards.

    The bill also has a provision that all drug induced abortions must meet FDA stardards.

    Lastly the bill has a 30 mile hospital rule . This requires physicians who perform abortions to be properly credentialed in order to reduce the risk of complications and ensure complications are properly managed when they occur. This portion of the bill will assure if a patient has complications the doctor can get the patient into the hospital. All of the state’s existing abortion facilities are within 30 miles of a hospital where they can be admitted. 2/3 of physicians already meet this requirement.

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    • cc70458 July 11, 2013 at 12:35 pm #

      Mike,
      Thank you for all your points which highlight that things in the bill would truly protect women. What’s just as telling is his motivation for wanting legal abortion. It’s not about women’s health or women’s rights, but about allowing women to dispose of the consequences of their actions. He wants to ensure that women aren’t worried about pregnancy because he fears if a woman thinks she might have to carry his child it would kill the mood or prevent the casual sex. This endangers his carefree nookie supply. It also reduces those women to nothing more than semen receptacles for men who are unwanting or incapable of a responsible marital commitment.

      PS: just for everyone, this was not a joke blog or post that I reblogged. If you want to look into the depths of human depravity and immorality then read the rest of his blog – tell him how you feel.

      And to keep this from being a Catholic only thing, or even a Christian thing then read this:

      “To put the world right in order, we must first put the nation in order; to put the nation in order, we must first put the family in order; to put the family in order, we must first cultivate our personal life; we must first set our hearts right.” – Confucius 551~479 B.C.

      Thank You,
      Colin

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  2. prayingforoneday July 12, 2013 at 1:37 am #

    I am from Scotland, UK, the laws are different here. Abortions are allowed before 16 weeks after that, you can’t.
    I will share a story if I can.
    I knew this sweet girl, she was a brilliant kid, she was 21.
    She was brutally raped, she got over the trauma best she could to discover she was pregnant. Her family were of God, I can’t remember the religion. But her family were DEEPLY opposed to abortion.
    Now this 21 year old girl did not want the child inside her, the child would remind her of the most horrid moment of her life. The argument her family threw at her was “But it’s not the fault if the baby inside you” As she had just been raped, and she was lucky to live, she just didn’t want this kid.
    In the end she asked me to take her to a legal abortion clinic to terminate the 9 week pregnancy. I am sure it was no longer than 9 weeks, maybe less. So I said yes, I went, picked her up. Dropped her off. Went for some lunch, got a call a while later “Please come and pick me up” She was sobbing. I picked her up and I brought back to my house and we spoke about it with my partner Dawn. She was terrified what her family (Whom I was friends with) would say. Later that night she went home, and I said “I will come in with you for a cup of Tea and you can tell your Mum and Dad” So I took her home,. We sat outside for a while, she was really scared, I got her to just go in and tell her parents. We went in, then into the Kitchen where her parents and older brother were, and she just broke down and fell to the floor. She couldn’t speak, so I said “She terminated the pregnancy today, I took her to do it” The Dad and Brother flew at me, punches were thrown, they ended up on the floor and I calmed the thing down. We all sat at the kitchen table in silence for what felt like 2 hours, was probably 20 minutes, all looking at the floor with a cold cup of tea. Her Dad said “So how do you feel” The girl replied “Upset but better, I don’t have the memory inside me” So in the end her parents were ok. They cuddled and she is around 30 now married with a kid to her Husband and doing ok.

    For me religion needs to have a look at itself sometimes. I am Catholic, well I was born Catholic, my Mum and her side of the family are all catholic, and I always discussing how the Catholic church won’t allow Condoms into Africa, where kids are born into Death and Aids and worse. I am always at loggerheads with my mum and aunts over this. I believe Condoms should be used
    These are ancients thoughts from rules made when the world was hundreds of years younger. The world has changed and religion needs to keep up with the world.

    Thank you for allowing me to share.

    Shaun

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    • cc70458 July 12, 2013 at 6:08 pm #

      Shaun,
      Thank you for sharing such a moving story. While not condemning you or her for doing what you felt was right at very dark time where mistakes are easily made in a flood of emotion, I feel obligated to respond to a few salient points.
      The child conceived of the rape was a victim of the rapist as well and completely innocent. While it is a tremendous emotional and physical burden to bear nobody would condone killing the rapist and his newborn son for his actions, since the child would be innocent. Adoption is always an option and I can see how the mother might find it impossible to bond with the child in her life as a continual reminder or heal properly, but the murder of that child will only wound her more deeply than either of you realizes. A deep and festering wound which will eat at her for the rest of her days, consuming her slowly from the inside out. At least with adoption the child is not punished for the sins of the father. Further, her conscious is clear and she can know that the child went to a family where it would be loved and wanted despite of its origins.
      I am deeply encouraged to hear a European admit that abortion on demand at any point in a pregnancy is not allowed in Europe which is commonly cited as a fact by progressives.
      As for the church not allowing condoms, artificial birth control has always been off the table for Catholics. Abstinence and chastity are a lot more effective, cheaper, and better for society as a whole. The argument that the church should reverse its stand on artificial birth control to control the spread of disease -instead of having humans act like men instead of animals-is just as ludicrous as the thought that Catholic prohibitions on their use would be observed by persons already committing fornication, rape, and adultery. If they care a whit for the teachings of the church then they would not behave so. I submit that it is not the Church or its teaching preventing their use – that is being used as an excuse for a lack of self-control and character the world over.
      As for the Church changing to meet the times… This one has renegade priests and nuns in the US siding with you. However, Rome stands firm,and the “traddies” as they are called here grow in numbers every day. The job of the Catholic Church and magisterium is to be a light to the faithful in times of darkness, to preach the unwavering truth on issues of faith and morals to the people. Moral truth is not defined by a swing or shift in social morality. The Pope would not and could not change the stance on artificial contraception if he wanted to. Condoms are not a modern invention, nor are artificial methods of birth control or contraception. They both existed since before the church began and were practiced by the Greeks and Romans among others. The church had long ago made the decision about these practices and remains unwavering. That fact gives me great comfort, when it comes to the fate of my soul – I prefer to trust myself to truths which do not change because truths that do change are by definition lies. I doubt that anyone who calls themselves Christian would argue that their omnipotent God lies or changes his mind. He simply is, eternal and unchanging, loving us always in spite of our actions just as a father still loves a son imprisoned for a crime.

      As a side note – I am married to a woman who was once a victim of rape and I am all too familiar with the horrible emotional damage it does, without adding the murder of an innocent to her conscious. I will keep all victims of rape in my prayers that God will comfort them and help them find peace.

      Colin

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      • prayingforoneday July 12, 2013 at 10:21 pm #

        Thank you for your honest reply Colin.I am a GREAT believer in “Each to their own” Nobody or should decide what another wants to do at times like this. Morality goes out the Window, or it did for us at the time. It was a moment, it happened Quick. Was it right? Was it Wrong? Nobody knows, it was her decision, and we MUST allow people to make decisions. She is happy now with a kid. Had this event not happened, or had she kept the child, it is guesswork to say what would have transpired out of it.
        All I know is she didn’t want to carry the child. Adoption was mentioned. But the pregnancy was 9 weeks tops, maybe as less as 6. It;s done, everyone moved on. I am neither pro or anti abortion. I am pro choice. And speaking to you for the short time I have, I know you will be cool enough to accept that. We all have opinions, some more stronger than others. But sometimes people can get caught in a moment they don;t want to for all the wrong reasons. We are in Scotland also.TOTALLY different place when it comes to abortion.
        In this county we value decisions more than morals… People MUST be allowed to make their own decision, unless they have been sectioned or something.
        But I hear your come back and I can’t really add more. Morals are there for a reason, but sometimes hurt has to come first. If a woman was raped, and the pregnancy was 4 weeks, and the baby inside had Aids, would it be right to bring that child into a word to suffer, at this stage not a self aware being. Just some cells.

        Thank you for a really good discussion. I like when grown ups allow debate. Refreshing.
        Your way and thinking I respect with all my Heart 100%…
        And you must also respect her choice, even if you disagree.
        This is part of life, we never all agree. But being adults and Civil is a great thing.
        Good debate!

        Shaun

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  3. Amie Mary March 8, 2014 at 12:57 pm #

    Just wanted to pop in and say how happy and relieved I am to actually see 2 people with different points of view having a calm and respectful debate. It’s great to see and gives me hope for the future of humanity XD All the time you see online people abusing one another.

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    • Colin Corcoran March 8, 2014 at 11:14 pm #

      Aime,
      Not here. Please feel free to pop-in any time and leave any questions or comment you might have. My goal here is just to educate about Catholic beliefs as they relate most especially to marriage (and issues tied to it like sex, birth control, abortion, etc…). I am not here to browbeat or convince anyone that I’m right – introspection and discernment are things only an individual can do for themselves. While the theology and morality may be Catholic, that does not mean that people of all belief systems cannot find a truth in my blog which can better their lives. Improving or saving a Hindu, Agnostic, or Buddhist marriage is just as big a victory as doing the same for a Catholic or any Christian.

      Thanks again,
      Colin

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