Oh, the hypocrisy!
So I escorted at the clinic for the first time this morning—well, more shadowed and learned than anything, and was bombarded by the anti’s any time I strayed too far from Pam or Rita—and while I have plenty of interesting things to talk about, the one that weighs most heavily on my mind is the biggest display of anti-choice hypocrisy I have ever witnessed in my life.
Sure, we all know how little they actually value life, and we all hear the stories about “Once the fetus is out, they stop caring” and so on and so forth, but the truth of their blatant disregard for actual LIFE was shoved directly in my face. While my heart goes out to the people involved, I could not have asked for a better, clearer example of what anti’s really care about.
I’d been standing around, chatting with the two women there that morning, Rita and Pam. I stuck close to either one or the other all morning, because anytime I got too far away, it felt like the anti’s circled me like sharks—when I first got out of the car I was hassled, them thinking I was there for the procedure, so I said loud and clear and directly to the nearest woman wearing a vest, “I want to be an Escort.”
They still didn’t leave me alone of course, wondering why “a girl so young and impressionable would choose to help such a thing” and the like, and shoved multiple pamphlets my way, but I’m pretty proud of how I handled the situation. I was polite, despite quivering with rage, and only got somewhat abrasive when Ed decided to practically corner me, bludgeoning me with questions—which I think I handled well, or at least, Pam seemed impressed.
Anyway, the three of us were standing outside the clinic, when all the sudden there was a HUGE crash at the intersection of Second Street and Market. Four cars were involved. I gasped and grabbed Pam’s arm, and in seconds Rita and I were headed down to the corner, Rita with her phone out and already dialing 911. Pam remained behind to watch for potentials, but I couldn’t tear my eyes away from the wreck. Everyone but the woman in the Pontiac was out of their cars—two men were very pissed, one older man was practically limping, and the woman… wasn’t moving. I was horrified—I’d never witnessed a wreck before, so this was intense, and there were car parts everywhere—someone very easily could have died.
But then I noticed, we were the only ones there. Some joggers were beside us, watching, but otherwise, we were alone. I turned around, and sure enough, not a single anti had moved to check the scene. Not a one seemed concerned in the SLIGHTEST that someone nearly DIED just FEET away from them. No one cried out, no one batted an eyelash—they simply continued shouting prayers at the doors and deaf ears, and I felt a rage building up inside of me.
It was proof, not that I needed any, but disgusting proof about what the anti’s really care about—controlling people’s bodies. They aren’t seeking to SAVE anyone, to SAVE any babies, they just want to stand around and tell people what to do with themselves, and when a crash which threatens the very thing which they are apparently so devoted to protect—LIFE—happens mere feet from them? They didn’t even take a second look.
I didn’t need an example of the hypocrisy and cold hatred these antis have for anyone but themselves, but honestly? I couldn’t have asked for a better, or more horrific one.*
(*Everyone appeared to be okay in the accident. The woman started moving around and the old man seemed okay, everyone just looked really shaken up. The accident could have been FAR worse than it was, but thankfully everyone made it out okay.)
If abortion and birth control become illegal
What will happen:
What won’t happen:
What will happen:
What won’t happen:
Can’t put it much more simply than that.
undercoverangryangel submitted: “In case you didn’t see this. (They still got $10 from me. Right thing to do, regardless.)”
HOLY BALLS! That is fucking amazing. Please, please continue to donate and support the thousands of other pregnant people who desperately need abortion funding. I’ll keep posting your screenshots with celebratory “hurray for abortions!” gifs. But yeah, wow, we got JM the life-saving hospital abortion she needed.
SMUG FEMINIST HIGH FIVES ALL AROUND
I am so happy for her! I didn’t have money to donate so I took to twitter to help raise awareness. I heard from two people that they donated after seeing my tweet, so I’m glad I could help in that way.
Honestly though this story brought out the worst in “pro-lifers” on twitter. Look at the #ProLifeLove I received and try to tell me these people don’t hate pregnant people:
TW FOR VILE ANTICHOICE HATRED AND SHAMING
[That above tweet is in SUPPORT of littlebytesnews]
[yay for tone arguments!]
[Let’s read that again, “She doesn’t ‘need’ a life saving abortion; if she survived cancer…she can survive giving birth”]
Did you read the story at all? She’s had multiple transplants and is suffering from kidney disease/failure. Get off my planet.
[I’m pretty positive Georgia meant “if you can’t see why that’s shaming…”]
[And this just came out of left field. Nothing to do with the issue at hand]
Fuck, this is giving me a panic attack. I just can’t read shit like this and not have a hard time breathing. No, you’re not prolife at all. JM I’m glad you’re going to get the care that you need and I’m glad that there are people in the world willing to help out their fellow human beings without asking offensive and intrusive questions before doing so. I’m sorry that this wasn’t a cause that prochoicers and so-called “prolifers” could unite on.
This is why we call you anti-choice. There is nothing prolife about this type of behavior. Don’t let antis fool you into believing they don’t want pregnant people to die or that they support abortion if the pregnant person will die. They don’t support it at all.
Funny thing is, doctors that preform abortions are reproductive health doctors. Meaning they do STD testing and treatment, birth control prescriptions, pre-natal care, and delivery. So, you know, the doctors who preform safe and legal abortion also practice those life saving procedures. Not to mention that abortion being safe and legal protects the lives of those seeking the procedure.
Maria, logic has no place here ;) And OP I’m willing to bet that you support H.R. 358 which means you think the religion and moral “discomfort” of a doctor is worth more than my life, and they are within their rights to let me die. That makes my uterus warm and fuzzy from all the #ProLifeLove.
The initiative would protect a prenatal person regardless of whether or not the prenatal person would live, grow, or develop in the womb or survive birth; prevent all abortions even in the case of rape, incest, or serious threats to the woman’s health or life, or when a woman is suffering from a miscarriage, or as an emergency treatment for an ectopic pregnancy. The initiative will impact some rights Nevada women currently have to access certain fertility treatments such as in vitro fertilization. The initiative will impact some rights Nevada women currently have to utilize some forms of birth control, including the “pill;” and to access certain fertility treatments such as in vitro fertilization. The initiative will affect embryonic stem cell research, which offers potential for treating diseases such as diabetes, Parkinson’s disease, heart disease, and others.
A Nevada District Judge decided that the Nevada Prolife Coalition’s description of effect didn’t inform voters well enough. This is the language he required them to use…. because he’s fucking awesome, and he realized the true implications of what a “life and conception” amendment would mean for uterus-possessing people.
No seriously, ask yourself: do you want to live in a place where any abortion would be deemed illegal, even if it saved your life? I mean…why is a fetus that isn’t even viable more important than my life? I mean, this beyond insulting. This is terrifying.
BASHING SCHOOL MEAL PROGRAMS, LIMBAUGH CALLS POOR CHILDREN ‘WANTON WAIFS AND SERFS DEPENDENT ON THE STATE’ | Crooks & Liars catches conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh being even more insulting to poor children than usual. Limbaugh, who once gladly accepted government welfare himself, went on a rant about school meal programs during the school year that “condition [children] to not feed themselves.” According to Limbaugh, getting used to being fed by schools turns children who would otherwise starve into “wanton waifs and serfs dependent on the state.” “If you feed them, if you feed the children, three square meals a day during the school year, how can you expect them to feed themselves in the summer?” he asked.
The number of students receiving subsidized lunches rose to 21 million last school year as many parents have lost jobs or homes during the economic crisis. The decades-old social safety net program reflects extensive research that students have a hard time learning when they’re hungry.
[You cannot call yourself “prolife” if you advocate for taking food out of children’s mouths. People like Limbaugh honestly just disgust me. He obviously has no clue what it’s like to live in poverty or how hard it is to concentrate in school if you’re always hungry. How can you expect children to succeed in life if they’re hungry. This is just one more example that once you’re born these people couldn’t care less whether you live or die. Why am I not surprised?]
Kermit Gossnell was never an abortion doctor, and cutting the spinal cord of a neonate is no more an abortion than if I were to do the same to the ignoramus who drew that cartoon. And let me just add to your point. I’ve known a few teens who have aged out (that I know of. Most teens at my job stop being clients of ours before they age out, so I’m only counting those teens who stopped receiving our services because they aged out). Where are all those people desperate for a child? Teens aren’t just lucky if they get adopted. They’re lucky if they live in a foster home and not a group home. Every day that goes by for these kids , the less likely they’ll be adopted. And should the lie that people are waiting for kids to adopt be the story? For a movement that is supposedly pro-child, they sure don’t put the child in the center of their thoughts. It’s the kids who are waiting for parents, not the other way around.
Thousands of couples seeking to adopt, eh?
This is precisely what happens when you murder reputable, caring abortion providers and leave vulnerable pregnant people with too many obstacles and restrictions for access to be possible or meaningful. You created this recipe for disaster and now you want to capitalize on the resulting tragedy to make abortion even less accessible? Shame. On. You.
Even A Pregnant Woman Can’t Get “Prolife” Sympathy!
[TW misogyny, victim blaming, police brutality causing a miscarriage, mention of rape]
I figured their coverage would center around false equivalencies between abortion and grieving a miscarriage of a wanted fetus, but no. They did that, but they seem to have honed in on “what was a pregnant lady doing out of the house exercising her first amendment rights?! What was she thinking?! Doesn’t she know she should expect to be beaten senseless by police, rather than trusting police can control themselves?!”
Rape narrative anyone?
Here’s an excerpt:
Some time later, she miscarries, but it’s the cops fault. She was ‘ready to have a kid’, yet she was homeless, even though her family was going to support her? Sure. “Her name was going to be Miracle”, even though at 2 to 3 months pregnant, there is no way to know if the baby was a boy or a girl. So much of this story doesn’t jive.
It’s a sad day when any unborn child is lost, but this is no more than a vain attempt at sensationalism. The woman will get her name and picture in media across the country. But the police, civil servants who’s job it is to protect us, are the bad guys. The shenanigans of the protesters is perfectly fine. Blocking bridges, entrances to banks, even hindering traffic to the local children’s hospital is fine!
Feminists have been shouting for years they want equality. Well welcome to equality ladies!
What we learn from this brief encounter with the inner workings of a hypocrite lacking self-awareness is that:
- homeless people can’t want to have children, nor can they be ready to be pregnant (yet homelessness and financial instability is never a good enough reason to abort).
- it’s impossible to pick out a name for a future child before you know their sex.
- pregnant people should never leave the house lest something happen [like being attacked against your will], because pregnancy means you forfeit all rights.
- it’s wrong to blame police for their actions but pregnant people are fair game.
- miscarriage due to police brutality is part of our feminist utopia.
- police brutality and blocking traffic are on par with one another.
Good to know, very good to know.
Why am I even surprised? These are misogynist, anti-women, anti-child, racist, classist, rape apologists we’re talking about after all.
So, this happened…
I just found one of the most misogynist, ableist, antichoice blogs I’ve ever seen [TW]: #MoronicProchoiceQuotes: all the stupid, all in one place! It takes screenshots of tweets and then blogs about them. I don’t know if I have the spoons to properly deal with this. There is so much to address, it’s not even funny. Anybody wanna help, now or in the future?