Perfect Example Of “Love The Fetus, Hate The Child”

Today’s letters section in the Globe is apparently a sop to the anti-abortion crowd since they got creamed in the letters section the other day. But the mentality of the sicko element comes through loud and clear in this paragraph from one letter:

I wonder whether the members of the Eastern Massachusetts Abortion Fund (“Death of a doctor, life of a symbol”) explored any pro-life alternatives available in the state, such as A Women’s Concern or Pregnancy Help, before sending the 12-year-old rape victim to Kansas to benefit from Dr. Tiller’s services? Somehow, I doubt it.

Yes, that’s so thoughtful and humane and pro-life, isn’t it? Force a twelve-year-old girl who has been raped to carry the rapist’s baby to term. Twelve years old. Yup, let’s punish the little bitch for getting raped and knocked up. After all, she must have been asking for it, right? But it’s just so important that we save that fetus, no matter the price, as long as we don’t have to pay the price. (And in their heart of hearts they know that the second the baby comes into the world it will be drenched in “sin” and worthy of contempt until it is “saved” for the “Lord” – who, not incidentally, allowed the girl to be raped in the first place.)

Pro-lifers are mental. But they whine that their ‘beliefs’ are sincere. Of course they are. And so were the beliefs of the creep who murdered Tiller. Adolf Hitler’s beliefs were sincere. As were the beliefs of that old fart who murdered the guard in Washington a couple of days ago. So are the beliefs of people who believe the Earth is flat, and that AIDS is not caused by a virus. And also the beliefs of some twenty percent of Americans that the Sun revolves around the Earth.

Yup, that’s a good crowd the pro-blastocyst crazies run with. No wonder they think putting a young girl through one hell after another is a good thing.


6 Responses

  1. That “pro-life” word (as in “any pro-life alternatives available in the state”) really pisses me off. It frames any discussion in terms that imply that everyone else is “pro-death.”

    I’d agree with you that they are mental. It’s a pity that – unlike people who think the earth is flat or the sun revolves round the earth – they aren’t just harmlessly dumb.


    • That ‘pro-life vs pro-death’ dichotomy was deliberate, if I recall correctly. The right-wingnuts have developed the art of manipulating people through language and the Democrats haven’t caught up to them yet. Remember the recent change of the ‘estate tax’ to the ‘death tax’, courtesy of the wingnut faction? Drew Westen and others have tried to get the left to understand and use language for political action, but the lessons haven’t really taken hold yet.


  2. The “pro-life” word is an outstanding example of the way the right wing in the USA has set the terms and definition of political debates for the past several decades. The left needs to learn how to do likewise.


    • Yeah, what you said. 🙂


  3. The word “knocked-up” sure is getting a lot of mileage these days:


  4. […] By the way, why do Conservatives love the fetus (anti-abortion) but hate the child (reducing medical care for children, school lunches, Head Start, etc., ad […]


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