by Susie Allen, host of the blog, Pro-Life in TN
To say that abortion is fundamental to a woman's equal place in society is one of the lowest blows against my gender; for to say this is to propagate one among several discriminatory, anti-woman beliefs inherent in the pro-choice mentality....
The responsible modern-day woman will go on the Pill so that her fertility does not become an undesired burden to society. Her biology is consistently high-maintenance and potentially expensive, so artificial birth control and abortion are necessary means of mastering her reproductive ability. On its own, a woman's body just isn't good enough.
To strip women of their distinct sexuality in the name of feminism is senseless. It suggests an underlying belief that only those qualities which are male are valuable, or worth celebrating, or deserving of respect. It propagates the lie that pregnancy is a problem up to women to prevent at any and all costs - even the cost of their own dignity.
[Photo by Planned Parenthood via Feminists for Choice]
I wonder why it's considered "feminist" to treat a healthy female body as if it's diseased and in need of medication and surgery. How "feminist" is that? It seems pretty misogynist to me.Posted by: Christina at July 23, 2010 4:33 PM
Well, people keep asking me when I'm going to get "fixed"... I point to 7 beautiful children and say, "Well, clearly, I'm not broken!"Posted by: Elisabeth at July 23, 2010 10:03 PM
Tell them as soon as they have their vocal chords cut. . . .Posted by: Praxedes at July 23, 2010 10:38 PM
Ugh. I have known people, even so-called pro-lifers, who will look at a couple with many children and say behind their backs, "They must not know where the children are coming from."Posted by: Clarice at July 24, 2010 7:22 AM
We get lots of comments right to our face... Like, "Don't you know what causes that?" To which, depending on the person commenting one of us will respond, "We've decided to start washing our underwear separately" "Yes, and we like it" or "No, could you tell me? We were wondering..."
Why don't you just get a TV? Um... "We have one... the porn gives us great new ideas...." (Okay, so we don't watch porn, but it shuts people up!)
When are you going to stop having kids? "When we outnumber the stupid people. I see we need to have at least one more."Posted by: Elisabeth at July 25, 2010 12:34 AM
Nice comebacks, Elisabeth. *LOL*Posted by: RSD at July 26, 2010 2:16 PM