For once some good news to report; a serendipitous read, thanks to the author.
By way of solidarity, here’s a good link to a brilliantly argued essay:
The gist of the above essay notes the anti-birth control stance of fierce anti-abortion hardliners as giving the lie — for all practical purposes —to any genuine desire to lessen the need for abortions on their part.
And we will fight you every step of the way.
“According to a recent ProPublica report, featuring information from The Lancet, the U.S. maternal mortality rate (26.4 deaths per 100,000 live births), is almost three times higher than the United Kingdom (9.2), more than three-and-a-half times higher than Canada (7.3), and almost seven times higher than Finland (3.8). Perhaps even more problematic, however, is that fact that while the number of women who die in the United States during the maternal period is rising, little action has been taken to address the issue.”
And what if the pregnancy IS the problem?
Your lack of compassion for the mother is duly noted.
Many years ago, I worked in a hospital that provided space for a local anti-choice group to meet one evening each week. I couldn’t help but notice that the members—every last one—were all old white men.
Fortunately, the calendar will solve that problem.
@ekm “brilliantly argued essay?” NOT! This is brain twist. Among PP’s stated goals from the beginning were to empower women to honor their own minds and bodies. By what ruberic is over 60million abortions since RvW considered a success in that regard? PP has lost its way and produced just the opposite.
IOW, it is PP that has failed, not the pro-lifers. Time for PP to admit it’s short-comings and re-evaluate. Otherwise, it’s just a devaluing of women, not empowering.
There hasn’t been a problem with access to women’s healthcare in decades. In fact, what has been the point of PP since the sacred Obamacare was put into place? There are at least 4x the amount of pro-life charities for women than those of PP and it’s a lie that PP does anything more than abortions in 90% of their clinics. Does PP advertise in their clinics the contact info for the pro-life alternatives?
It’s a terrible consequence to force health insurance to cover pills and other birth control… getting pregnant is not an ailment. Is anyone making the connection here as to why the cost of our premiums are up 3-fold in the past several years? I’m so excited my insurance went from $210 to $775 just so you can have more affordable sex.
Women have responsibilities as well as rights by uniquely being able to create life. Reminds me of the PP accidental tweet:
“No one should fear that those entrusted to protect them will harm them without accountability. Freedom from violence is reproductive justice.” -Planned Parenthood, @PPact, May 2, 2017
Ironic. The short-sightedness of the choicers, like this so eloquently displays is unfortunately becoming more commonplace and spilling over into more areas of life. The likes of which will takes us all down just like we humans tend to do in cycles over and over.
“…the problem is immorality…”
You are not the arbiter of what is moral.
Centuries from now, I think people will view the rampant slaughter of the preborn as well as the slaughter of animals for meat, to be horrific barbaric relics of a less-enlightened time. This will be due to a changing morality that will follow technological innovations that can help us avoid animal slaughter and fetus slaughter. As for me in this time, I’m proud to stand for life: no death penalty, no meat, no abortion.