Friday, 1 February 2013

If you repeat a lie often enough ...


Why do zygote zealots and fetus fetishists lie and lie and lie and lie?

Self-righteous pricks like Con MPs Woodworth, Vellacott and Warawa claim they want to *open the debate*.  The sixth estate exposes their lies; these rightwing religious fundamentalists want to pass laws that criminalize abortion.

With the help of paid propagandists like Jonathan Kay, who can't be bothered to present accurate and correct facts in his odious piece of obfuscating glurge.

My first pregnancy ended in a miscarriage.

It required a medical intervention to prevent an infection that could have killed me, which happened to Savita Halappanavar in similar circumstances, and to facilitate healing so I might become pregnant in the future, as was my desire.

Now imagine what that would be like if abortion were criminalized at 19 weeks? 

Documentation and evidence would have to be gathered - just like a rape kit - to prove that I hadn't "provoked" my own miscarriage, and then hauled myself to emergency while something bigger and more intense than four menstruations' worth of blood gushed forth. 

At the hospital, I (and my husband) would be subjected to an interrogation from the cop on duty, just to satisfy prurient, sanctimonious crotch-sniffers like Babs Kay, Woodworth, Vellacott, SUZANNE and Maggie Somerville - that it was "really and truly" a miscarriage. 

Health care professionals providing the necessary emergency dilation and curettage would have to complete numerous forms as proof that this health crisis wasn't a "homicide", and that none of us deserved to be jailed, as the fetus lobby would like to see happen.

As fern hill said, there is no LAW regulating abortion but there are medical protocols, procedures and RESTRICTIONS that our public health care system has established with regard to the termination of gestation.

Disgusting tactics that vilify and demonize women and their physicians only serve to provoke acts of violence from mentally unstable people who believe such lies.

Do Canadian doctors, or perhaps a surgical team providing a life-saving procedure to a pregnant woman need to become the target of an abortion vigilante before people like Jonathan Kay take responsibility for publishing LIES?

Illustration above from here.

5 comments:

the regina mom said...

Well-said, my friend!

fern hill said...

Great post, great illustration.

And you are absolutely right. Demonization à la O'Reilly's 'Tiller the Killer' leads to violence.

It's gotta be stopped.

Beijing York said...

Second what Regina Mom said.

No woman or her doctor should ever feel this kind of oppression when practicing what constitutes health care.

"Pro-life" is such a misnomer for these hateful people who would love to see people suffer more than what nature already allotted them. It's one thing when they attack women who decide they don't want to be pregnant for whatever reason - it's a choice. But to attack women and their caregivers for making traumatic choices to save a life is beyond any modicum of decency. Shame on you Jonathan Kay and all your Conservative buddies for taking your fetish to this debased point.

Anonymous said...

I had a friend back in the 70's who was denied a "late term" abortion after she had German measles. At 5.5 months she delivered a still born that more closely resembled a frog than anything. This is what would make the Kay gang happy.

Sixth Estate said...

It required a medical intervention to prevent an infection that could have killed me, which happened to Savita Halappanavar in similar circumstances, and to facilitate healing so I might become pregnant in the future, as was my desire.

I think you've hit the nail on the head here. Women would be the ones to suffer, but the first chill of this move is felt by doctors who would feel that they could not risk performing any late-term abortion, even an obviously medically necessary one, for fear of inadvertently getting charged with murder.

Fortunately the RCMP are not going to touch this crackpot scheme with a 100-foot pole, but the fact that Vellacott must have known it's such an obvious non-starter anyway makes it even more hurtful, I have to think.

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