Tuesday, 7 August 2012

Lying AntiChoice Liars on M312

The above drawing, from here, encapsulates the odious dishonesty at the heart of M312.

The pregnant women are featureless incubators, whose human rights are secondary to the *personhood* rights that Blob Blogging Whinge-Nut SUZANNE and other assorted lobbyists for The Fetus©™ would shove down the throat of the majority of Canadians who believe that the current manner of administering abortion works well.

The fetuses look like one-month-old infants, not the *preborn* that the lying liars are always yammering about.

The various antichoice dissemblers quoted want to criminalize a medical intervention that is currently provided to pregnant women by healthcare professionals. Those are not practiced capriciously, as the grotesque caricature suggests, 2 days before the end of gestation.

Here's a good example of prevarication and extreme ideological glurge, as expressed by Stephanie Gray:
We support any incremental measures that are effective in saving lives and which act to limit, not introduce, the evil of abortion. Evangelium Vitae provides a helpful guideline by stating, “when it is not possible to overturn or completely abrogate a pro-abortion law, an elected official, whose absolute personal opposition to procured abortion was well known, could licitly support proposals aimed at limiting the harm done by such a law and at lessening its negative consequences at the level of general opinion and public morality. This does not in fact represent an illicit cooperation with an unjust law, but rather a legitimate and proper attempt to limit its evil aspects.”

Because Canada has an absence of any law on abortion, and because in such a situation that means any abortion is permitted, and because our criminal code does not consider the pre-born human beings until they have “completely proceeded, in a living state, from the body of [their] mother[s],” we support gestational limits on abortion. Our ultimate goal is that all abortions be banned, but we recognize that achieving that larger goal means meeting smaller goals in the meantime. Every year in Canada, 100,000 children are killed. We believe all 100,000 need to be saved, but if we cannot save 100,000 right away, we believe that saving 10,000 (or whatever number we can in the meantime) is better than 0. Because no abortions are currently banned, introducing a gestational ban on abortion acts to limit, rather than introduce, the evil.

11 comments:

Sixth Estate said...

Now I'm more interested than ever in hearing from the Woodworthian Experts. It turns out they've uncovered a major new discovery: that humans are capable of meaningful communication while still in the womb, but then regress drastically during the birth process (no doubt a symptom of brain damage caused by oxygen deprivation).

Let the informed debate commence!

JJ said...

"The Fetus©™" LOL

But it doesn't surprise me that people who pretend not to know the meaning of a legal anachronism ("human being" in S223) would be equally dishonest in their cartooning.

Blastocyst-Canadians unite! You have nothing to lose but your mother's right to security of person.

Námo Mandos said...

I assume most of you are aware of Umbert? His womb floats in a psychadelic void.

Sixth Estate said...

I was never quite sure whether it was that, or whether it was because the womb is the only part of the female body that isn't too sinful and obscene to portray on paper.

Next up... the adventures of Billy the White Blood Cell.

Anonymous said...

not quite featureless incubators...womb #1 appears to be a nun (or someone sporting headgear) wearing uncomfortably high heels (damn tempress-her own fault she ended up in the 'family' way, Jesus will be "so" disappointed she chose the flesh over the wafer. Womb #2 is the 'nice girl', mainstream hair-bob/shoes (oh well, stuff happens to nice people, suck it up). Ponytailed/sensible shoe-ed womb #3 is obviously the "Betty" to womb #2's "Veronica". Fetus Fetishists don't care. Once you do the deed, you must carry the seed.

k'in

Beijing York said...

I think #2 is the independent, single, career woman whose partner's condom broke (and is at risk of taking the pill because of her age). But she should be punished nonetheless for failing to give her womb to the man and woman marriage cause, especially when her eggs where in their prime and many babies could have followed to fill that empty quiver.

Sixth Estate said...

I'm with BY on this one. I can't help but notice that the middle one with the terrified child is the only woman wearing pants.

Fetus bully alert!

Jeri 2.0 said...

Someone needs to send them this image of a 5-day-old embryo. Oh look! It's waving at them and smiling! /snark.
http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/ngm/0507/feature1/online_extra.html

fern hill said...

Jeri's link. Cool photo.

Beijing York said...

LOLOL! If it was green, I'd say it looks like curiosity found life on Mars :-)

Godel Noodle said...

And if it were green, I think *it* would say, "Size matters not. Look at me. Judge me by my size, do you? Hmm? Hmm..."

Then again, I guess there's more to being Yoda than being small and green. Just for starters there's the whole being-a-sentient-organism thing he's got goin' on there.

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