Friday, 28 November 2008

eeek

Parasitic twin, eh? One in every five hundred thousand births. Hmmm, another reason to cut back on the number of births! Don't be gobstopped if some of the fetishists decide that these brainless and sometimes limbless and faceless globs have the "right to life". Obviously, they can't stay where they are, especially if where they are is in the body of a two month old baby. What to do what to do? Will they decide to fund an artificial life support system for this odd conglomeration of cells and tissues? Or will the good ladies in Fred Phelps jolly band offer to be surrogate incubators and take these things to term?

Then they could get an extra pair of those gawdawful little pink feet; these ones would have an ittybitty battery in them so the footsies could move, to signify this life which is so sacred.

BLANCHE wouldn't want to bore anyone, especially this fine cohort , but I have often wondered just which life is sacred. Are the lives of the Iraqi children who are being bombed, shot, starved, and exposed to disease and lack of medical care sacred? If so why isn't this band of bigoted bastards out making a human chain around the white house in WARshington? Why aren't they bombing the recruiting centres the way they're so quick to bomb clinics? Why aren't they supporting the bullies who shoot doctors and nurses and aiming them at the Generals and Colonels?

Well, what comes first to mind is that those targets are apt to shoot back whereas a two year old Iraqi dying of intestinal complications isn't apt to get very shirty with anyone.

BLANCHE is of the opinion if any of the Compulsory Pregnancy folks were to find themselves host to a brainless blob of flesh the parasitic twin wouldn't be the only mindless booby.

But we know about BLANCHE. BLANCHE has two daughters, two daughters-in-law and six grandgrrrrrrrrrrrrls and should any or all of them require the services of an abortion clinic I will accompany them. And Gawd prepare to welcome any wingnut who tries to hinder or harrass them because I am not a nice lady. I no longer have the sword of the Templars but I've got an arbutus cane and I can and will lay about with it with utmost vigour and what the military types call "extreme prejudice".

9 comments:

MrvnMouse said...

I'm sorry, but I have to say this is a pretty sorry strawman to attack pro-lifers with.

fern hill said...

MrvnMouse: Did you check this link out?

deBeauxOs said...

Okay MrvnMouse, this is the second drive-by post where you have insinuated something nasty about being pro-choice.

Do you remember this one?

"I’m just curious, are there any pro-choice measures which make abortion a real last option? Basically, make it something that you do only in the most exceptional of circumstances, while still maintaining the need for choice? If there were, that would instantly take the wind out of most of the pro-lifer’s sails. Just something I’ve been pondering for a while now."

So what exactly is the point you want to make? I notice that you never did respond to my answer to your comment above. This is your chance. Stop sniping from the sides - if you think that women choose to have abortions for trivial and capricious reasons say so honestly and directly so we can debate that notion.

matttbastard said...

Awesome. Yet another fauxgressive Canadian (and this one has his paws on PB's nuts and bolts. Wonderful.)

matttbastard said...

"I’m just curious, are there any pro-choice measures which make abortion a real last option? Basically, make it something that you do only in the most exceptional of circumstances, while still maintaining the need for choice? If there were, that would instantly take the wind out of most of the pro-lifer’s sails. Just something I’ve been pondering for a while now."

File under: "in dire need of a visit from the clue fairy."

MrvnMouse said...

No, I'm just trying to help the pro-choice movement.

I find a good number of pro-lifers, especially the most extreme of them, to be entirely detestable. So, I'm just trying to see if there's a way to develop an argument to basically take all power out of their sails and thus give the pro-choice movement a real surge.

I'm not anti-choice whatsoever, I'm just, I guess for lack of better words, pragmatic. I am critical because I want to see better arguments that work for more than simply the people who are already pro-choice.

fern hill: No, I didn't see that.

God, that is frustrating. Anyone who would force people through that type of garbage for the sake of some sorta psychotic fetish is a sick twisted individual. Birth Pangs commentary on it is solid and clear.

However, just because I am providing criticism that is not pure preaching to the choir, does not imply that I am "sniping" from the sidelines, or believe that people shouldn't have abortions. I hope that providing such thoughts will expand the dialogue and make it easier in the long run to have a sane policy and keep the extremist prolifers completely out of the dialogue.

deBeauxOs said...

MrvnMouse - fair enough. When you made that initial comment and did not follow up, I assumed that you were sniping and not engaging in a conversation on this topic. Thank you for clearing up that misunderstanding.

The no-choicers have cast the issue in absolute terms. In public debates, when no-choicers initiate the attack, pro-choicers must oppose them within that framework.

There are however, within progressive religious communities for example, discussions among pro-choice supporters who express a range of concerns with regard to casting the debate in such terms. And I can comfortably participate in those discussions, because I know that I'm among friends and allies.

matttbastard said...

Mrvn then: "Basically, make [abortion] something that you do only in the most exceptional of circumstances, while still maintaining the need for choice.. ."

Mrvn now: "...I'm just trying to see if there's a way to develop an argument to basically take all power out of [pro-lifer's] sails and thus give the pro-choice movement a real surge."

Mrvn also claims, sans irony:

"I'm not anti-choice whatsoever, I'm just, I guess for lack of better words, pragmatic."

Ok, let's boil it down to the barest essence:

"...make [abortion] something that you do only in the most exceptional of circumstances..."

and

"I'm not anti-choice whatsoever... ."

Anyone wanna try to bridge the learning gap, or should we just declare Mrvn to be a piñata and start swingin' with the ad-hom stick?

matttbastard said...

Bottom line (in case my point was too murky): there is, IMO, a big difference between "measures which make abortion a real last option" and "develop[ing] an argument" that will "give the pro-choice movement a real surge."

Any means of reconciling these two seemingly disparate positions would be greatly appreciated.

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