So, while I declined HER invitation to a show-down at the Fetus Fetishist Corral here, I was following the discussion.
When I read the following comment, it seemed clear that her last remaining neuron had exploded with a tiny shrieeeek of its own.
SHE is replying to a comment by JJ, who said: 'Most of us feel this is a private personal matter, about as "up for debate" as what kind of feminine hygiene protection we use.'
But JJ, the thing I'm advancing is not ultimately about abortion.
I'm advancing that all innocent human beings, including the unborn, deserve an unqualified right to life that trumps every other right.
It's not ultimately about abortion. I don't care if abortion is considered private or not.
I don't care that the decision to abort is the result of a grave personal circumstance.
It conflicts with what I am advancing, namely that fetuses are people, too. The fact that they are inside a woman's body doesn't give her a license to kill.
See, that's the debate, really.
If there was no debate-- and by that I mean no controversy-- about the status of the fetus, I would AGREE with you.
But feminists don't talk about the fetus.
That's why it is considered a non-debate.
I am talking about the fetus.
That's the debate.
*backing slowly away* Riiiiight.
I backed all the way over to JJ's to ask 'WTF?'
The always wise JJ replied:
fern hill – She’s talking about fetal rights :roll: In her somewhat convoluted way, I think what she’s saying is that she doesn’t care if women have abortions, as long as they don’t hurt the fetus :shock:
Eureka! I got it! By george, I got it!
SHE's totally OK with abortion as long as no fetuses are harmed.
So, like, then, I can be totally OK with capital punishment as long as no one is strung up, electrocuted, lethally injected, beheaded, or you know, killed.
Seriously. This is why I say again: fuck the debate.