Tuesday, April 10, 2007

The Limited Right to an Abortion

A woman can choose to abort her child, but only if she chooses to go with one of those expensive abortion service providers:

A 24-year-old West Monroe woman is facing a charge of second-degree self abortion, a misdemeanor, and is accused of trying to kill her unborn baby, Oswego County Sheriff's deputies said.

The woman was arrested Monday. Deputies say that on April 4 the woman ingested several over-the-counter and prescription medications. Deputies say the woman was in her 13th week of the pregnancy at the time.

Following the pro-choice line of thinking, this woman should not be charged, she should be praised. If memory serves, abortions cost about $300--also one human life. Since abortion is, in the words of Republican front-runner Giuliani, "a constitutional right" and should thus be funded, any way we can mitigate the cost of abortion is a victory for Progress and Women's Rights. If I'm going to be made to pay so that women can murder their children, we should do our best to keep the price down so that no woman feels compelled to choose to have an unwanted child.

Perhaps more importantly, this woman took her own life into her own hands to make a decision. She didn't need to rely on oppressive corporations or rich doctors to help her. Instead, she struck a blow against the patriarchy by solving the problem herself. Every blatantly pro-choice web-page I've ever visited always has stories lionizing the women who gave their lives for the cause in the days before Roe v. Wade made abortion legal. This woman is quite similar, and she deserves to be equally lauded.

To this end, I expect the abortionettes marching on West Monroe within the hour.

2 comments:

MikeT said...

It also counts as an act of recycling because a coat hanger was reused for something before it got sent to a landfill! Dude, taxpayer savings AND it's environment-friendly at the same time!

Seriously, they probably won't march because they'll be embarrassed by the fact that the woman did it herself and lived up to the stereotypes.

A Wiser Man Than I said...

Unfortunately she didn't use a coat hanger so she doesn't get credit for recycling.

Seriously, they probably won't march because they'll be embarrassed by the fact that the woman did it herself and lived up to the stereotypes.

Women who clamor for strong women don't know the first thing about being a woman, and wouldn't recognize a strong woman if they saw her. You are entirely correct, which is why feminists who tackle misogyny in the blogosphere are considered more important than those who actually do the heavy lifting against the non-existent patriarchy.