January 13, 2006

I've been trying to avoid the abortion issue, but I had to post this

This post from Wizbang! set me off...

I consider myself a pro-choice conservative.  Mostly because I resent like hell the idea that the government can have the authority to tell me what to do with my body.  They can't even run the country properly, why in heck would I let them decide what's best for me and my body?  Honestly.

However, that being said, did anyone else catch that woman from NARAL testifying at the end of the Alito hearing?  About how she never thought (as a married Catholic) that she'd ever want an abortion, let alone "need" one, but that after her husband (also, presumably a devout Catholic) left her and their 3 children and she found out she was pregnant, she was humiliated because in her state in the days before Roe, a married woman needed her husband's permission to get an abortion?  Did you catch her sanctimonious bellyaching about having to stand before a panel of doctors to admit the failure of her marriage and her inability to care for a 4th child and then getting to the clinic, only to be told that she needed her Ex to sign off, so she had to chase him down too? And yet she still chose to have a legal abortion, even in the face of all of that humiliation.

Oh please, lady.  So you were humiliated.  Wasn't that the point?  Shouldn't most women be humiliated for being in a situation where they "need" an abortion?  I understand that your situation was less of your own making than most, seeing as how your husband walked out on you and 3 small kids, but didn't you have other options?  I notice you didn't choose adoption or seek out the vaunted "back alley"....

Your weakness is telling.  That you LET YOURSELF be humiliated to the point that changed the entire focus of your life, that 30+ years later you are still cowed by the men that you presumed were in charge of your body makes me sick.  Stand up for yourself and take some responsibility.  They didn't humiliate you, you let yourself be treated that way.

So I guess this really isn't about abortion after all, it's about the pathetic martyr/victim nature of the left:  Poor Me.  Look at me.  Pity me.  Fix me.

Yeah?  Well screw you.

Posted by caltechgirl at January 13, 2006 02:14 PM | TrackBack

>Shouldn't most women be humiliated for being in a situation where they "need" an abortion?

Brrrrrrrr! She should be humiliated by strangers because... her husband left her and their three babies, pregnant and unable to feed another mouth? Damn, that's cold.

Posted by: Michelle at January 13, 2006 02:46 PM

That's not the point. The point is that she felt she "needed" an abortion. That she didn't seriously consider the alternatives should be humiliating enough.

Posted by: caltechgirl at January 13, 2006 02:50 PM

My position on abortion is kind of strange. So, I wont go into it.

But what does all the background story have to do with the issue?

Posted by: Contagion at January 13, 2006 04:24 PM

A bit of levity, but did you read the other day about the woman who was pulled over for driving in the carpool lane? She was claiming her fetus as the passenger. That didn't fly.

Posted by: Toluca Nole at January 13, 2006 06:20 PM

Kate Michelman is now an apologist for the multi-million dollar revenue abortion industry. She was head of NARAL Pro-Choice America for almost 20 years.

Her initial circumstances are as pathetic as she is today.


Posted by: Flap at January 14, 2006 07:42 PM