Silly Women and their Silly Need for Abortions

Fuck you, Ron Paul.

PAUL: No. If it’san honest rape, that individual should go immediately to the emergency room. I would give them a shot of estrogen or give them —

MORGAN: You would allow them to abort the baby?

PAUL: It is absolutely in limbo, because an hour after intercourse or a day afterwards, there is no legal or medical problem.If you talk about somebody coming in and they say, well, I was raped and I’m seven months pregnant and I don’t want to have anything to do with it, it’s a little bit different story.

Right, see, if she’s this dumb whore, then she has no right to legal medical procedures. If she’s a nice girl, who was “honest”ly raped (by which I am sure DOCTOR Paul means she was as sober as a judge and wore nothing provocative) through no fault of her own, then sure, it’s fine, give her Plan B.

But if she’s just too stupid to not get herself raped right, and goes around all “la la la, I’ll ignore my pregnancy because tha’ts something WE ALL TOTALLY DO, la la la” then she ought to bear that child for society.

I don’t know what’s more offensive, the idea that there’s this conspiracy of fake rape out there on the part of evil bitches who just want to abort their children, or the idea that the majority of women who are pregnant as a result of rape all just put it out of their heads until they get the silly notion to have themselves a quick and easy abortion.

For all that movement anti-abortion people like to hold up pictures of bloody, violent body parts at intersections, they don’t really seem to understand the reality of what that procedure does to a woman’s body. What an abortion at 28 weeks would look like, feel like, leave behind. The idea that it would somehow be taken lightly, the idea that somebody would do that out of anything but medical necessity or desperation, is such an condescending assault on reason that it makes my vision go white.

They really do think women are children: flighty, silly, unable to take responsibility for their actions, unable to know their own physical and mental limitations, so unaware of their own bodies and what happens inside them. They really do think that given the option, women would just do this at random. That they’d take those risks as if they were nothing. That they’d look at their bodies, turned enemy, and be able to go on about their days without thinking about it. That they’d be that stupid. That they’d be like that at all.


7 thoughts on “Silly Women and their Silly Need for Abortions

  1. I have always argued that no pregnant woman is going to wait until her last trimester to decide to have an abortion because she “changed her mind”. Give me a freakin’ break.
    Better yet, do some research on those birth defects that lead up to late term d&c and see how long the testing process takes. It quickly becomes obvious that in every case the parents desperately wanted to continue the pregnancy, wanted the child, even with difficult birth defects to deal with, but after gut-wrenching decisions decided it would be in the best interest of the unborn child to terminate it. This is a horrific decision and one the anti-choice movement has manipulated to their own political ends.
    Shame on them.

  2. Jo, I like your comment, but can we please not buy into their framing with terms like “unborn child”? A fetus is a fetus.

  3. In our neck of the woods, and alarmingly, around the country, the anti Planned Parenthood crowd is also anti-contraception.

  4. Jude,
    I read Jo’s use of the term “child” to describe the mindset of the parents in that situation, not to describe a universal truth.
    But I also see your point. It’s pretty sad when we have to restrict useful rhetorical constructs and avoid descriptive metaphors because too many people out there don’t know what “figurative language” is.
    (Back in the late 80’s, several church groups in Texas actually protested the state’s “critical reading and thinking” curriculum because they actually did not want schools teaching children how to question what the Bible said. It looks like they won.)

  5. Did you know RP’s statement wasn’t even medically accurate? Plan B is the most common form of emergency contraception, and it only contains progestin, no estrogen. Estrogen was ruled out as an effective form of EC almost 15 years ago, although it’s still a main ingredient in hormonal birth control. NOBODY gives shots of estrogen to rape victims.
    So, thanks, DOCTOR Paul.

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