A May 16 article in wwweek.com spotlighted Grayson Dempsey, the “self-proclaimed pro-choice extremist” 2004 founder of Backline, a pro-abortion hotline.
Interestingly, Dempsey is now six months pregnant. Responding to the question, “Has your pregnancy shifted your views?” she said:
My pregnancy has made me so adamantly engaged in the work that I do that it is unbelievable. I can’t imagine going through it without the support I have from everybody in my family and in my life, and I can’t imagine going through it unless I was committed to being a mom. I threw up every day for three months. I cried for no reason. I’m gaining weight.
I read this “poor me” or “pregnancy is unbearable” lament from pro-abort women a lot, trying to skew a natural condition into something beyond them. Examples from this blog:
“[I]f I were to ever tell [my fiancee] I couldn’t continue a pregnancy, it would be because I COULDN’T do it – emotionally, or physically, or mentally. He wouldn’t want me to sacrifice my mental, emotional or physical well-being for a fetus.” “I went through a month and a half of pregnancy and I was nauseous from the moment I woke up in the morning to the moment I went to bed at night, I couldn’t eat much of anything more than ginger ale and soda crackers, I was constantly exhausted, and cramping like crazy. Would my fetus have lived to gestate fully? Probably. But no one can tell me that I can’t get rid of something that is making my body that horribly miserable.” “[I[f abortion were outlawed and I becamse pregnant, I would find every way possible to end it. I dislike the condition….” “I loathe the idea of being in such a weakened state.”
My conclusion? Modern-day feminists have degenerated into frail creatures, the very weaklings that sexists caricature.
But they’re forced to take this position to bolster their claim that abortion is as good as or better an option than pregnancy.