Abortion irrelevancy.

Tuesday, December 9th, 2008 @ 12:42 am | Christian Right, Culture

At the risk of starting up a storm of emotional claptrap, I’m unimpressed with this report that women who’ve had abortions have no discernible difference in mental health long term than control groups.

I mean, it’s interesting, I’m just saying it’s completely irrelevant to the abortion debate. People don’t want to criminalize it because they think mothers will be depressed by it later, and the ability of things to depress one has no bearing on their legality. We have a right to do things that we may regret or feel depressed about later, including most of the things that lead to an abortion, even though that frustrates the godless priests who seek to control women’s bodies for them and punish frivolous sex with multiple babies, which is akin to shitting on your cornflakes to displace unwanted milk. I don’t need to be overrun by poor fatherless children adorned upon the earth via a misplaced crusade to reduce extraneous boning. I just needed a good woman who is at no risk of turning into such a crusader, thus killing my passion and casting me about in search of more extraneous boning, and so I was blessed. I imagine most women who have had abortions waited until they were with the right person to have a child, and that’s why they’re happy.

-jb

2 Responses to “Abortion irrelevancy.”

  1. ellen Says:

    http://www.cwfa.org/articles/10589/BLI/dotcommentary/index.htm

    The anti-abortion tribe is afraid people simply view abortion as a form of birth control and reports like the one Jeromy mentions above will undoubtedly affirm this in their minds. That pro-choicers are heartless murderers devoid of remorse.

    I highly doubt there is a woman out there who took her abortion decision lightly and never gave it a second thought once it was over.
    I’m fortunate enough to have never been placed in the situation where I needed make a choice like this. But I have held the hand of plenty of friends who have and know it’s, to say the least, gut wrenching.

    It’s a sad and horrible decision to have to make but once it’s done, it’s done. Life goes on, whether you want it to or not. People that have been through tragedy still go on to laugh again. It doesn’t minimize what they’ve been through. Time is a blessing that way.

  2. ellen Says:

    I shouldn’t have called them anti-abortion because that somehow labels me pro-abortion. Hopefully y’all knew what I meant!