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Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Wherein I End the Abortion Debate

Given the present nature of protests, murders and legislation going down, I feel a need to publish this Manifesto again.

There is nothing to 'debate.'

My ova, my fetuses, my children and my sexual organs are mine. They are not YOURS. We do not belong to the State. My sexual life is private and not subject to public or religious review.

My sexuality is private. Why would anyone presume to discuss it with me? Or follow me down the street trying to give me a baby blanket or wave a sign with a stillborn decayed corpse in my face? Simple. They are getting off.

A fact of women's lives, from the moment they get close to puberty and sometimes before, is that somebody is always trying to rub up against you. I am drawing a line in the sand. No discussion. My sexuality is private. Mind your own business. That is a truly American value.

Anyone who performs an action on my life/body to resolve their own desire or discomfort, without request or consent from me, is a rapist. That is the definition of rape.

I include in the set (rapists) those who describe themselves as 'pro choice' whose benevolence includes acting economically and morally to 'make abortion rare.' Bugger off. You are all intrusive, annoying, and perverted in your focus. Mind your own sex organs.
I do not want you thinking about or doing anything about mine.

I want the Democratic Party to live up to the party platform and defend and provide for the welfare of women by unequivocally supporting safe and legal medical abortion and contraception. I am encouraged by some signs that Democrats will do so. Or if you cannot stand Democrats, vote Green or Socialist or Independent. But Vote.

Governments only responsibility is to teach human biology to those in public schools. When the Government has the Stones to do that, at the least, then we can talk. The European countries have lower teen pregnancy rates and lower rates of infant/mother mortality because they teach human biology to their children. And they provide universal health care.

I make no bones about it. My issue is Women's Health and Freedom. You could be the best thing since sliced bread on all the issues, but mess with Roe v. Wade and abortion access and your ass is mine. Figuratively speaking of course. I am no slimy terrorist.




9 comments:

  1. Agreed! If we do not own the flesh we stand in, all our other rights are meaningless. And I have noticed in countries where abortion is legal and sex education is the norm (Sweden, Netherlands) they have the lowest abortion/unwanted pregnancy rate, and the highest quality of life for women and children. How did the US, the freest and richest country in the world, get so screwed up on these issues?

    See you on Topix! GG

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  2. Great comment, GahannaGal. Thank you for stopping by.

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  3. check out this thread on rawstory plum

    http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2012/07/13/police-arrest-jamaican-doctor-for-performing-abortion-on-12-year-old/

    the pacheco guy on page 2 is pretty scary

    -martin

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  4. Thank you. I will check it out right now. I hope this is not another Gosnell Clinic thing.

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  5. LiveNudePolitics, again. Enjoying your utterly refreshing blog, still. On abortion, I grew up thinking that issue was settled, already. This pro-life/personhood crap is unconstitutional, and just plain dirty pool. My motto is: Keep your Jesus off my fetus.

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  6. Love that motto. I am reading your blog. You can write. Here we are, two excellent political writers toiling away in relative obscurity. There ought to be a law . . .

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  7. "Agreed! If we do not own the flesh we stand in, all our other rights are meaningless"

    Correct. It's intrinsically a part of the very definition of Liberty: you cannot be endowed with the Right to Liberty, if you cannot revoke consent to incubating a fetus (this language should identify who I am to you, Plum :-))


    "Anyone who performs an action on my life/body to resolve their own desire or discomfort, without request or consent from me, is a rapist. "

    Correct: I have described the pro-life position as State rape.

    An interesting ethical question for you (and I just reviewed the typical scenarios with my wife earlier today).

    Just hypothetically, if the State were to pay a pregnant woman to have a C-section, no questions asked, no cost strings attached:

    would you then be willing to go through the C-section rather than hold on to your VALID abortion rights?

    I understand the C-section is far more invasive and risky than an abortion, and I totally understand the unwillingness to hand over such a fundamental Right to the State, not to mention the above additional risks.

    And no, am not trying to portray you or any woman who holds on to her abortion rights as "money-mongering". Far from it.

    I don't have the answer myself, as a man: I can't say how much PRE=PAID discomfort (which I can't honestly put a value to) I'll be ready to undergo to salvage the potential represented by a fetus.


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    1. Second reply: I am thinking about your question. I really do not have an answer right now.

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  8. Good comment. Honest statement this:

    "I don't have the answer myself, as a man: I can't say how much PRE=PAID discomfort (which I can't honestly put a value to) I'll be ready to undergo to salvage the potential represented by a fetus."

    Childbirth is so painful. Took me years to decide to have another child after I gave birth to my first daughter, it was so bad for me. I was 19. I had no prenatal care. And I have bipolar disorder. I probably should never have had children. But I did. And I am glad for it now. I had a caesarean giving birth to middle daughter in my 40s. All I can do is sit here and shake my head.

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