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Pro-Aborts Screech Stay Out Of My Uterus! Unless They Want To Brag About Abortions On Twitter

November 8, 2010

Originally published at NewsReal:

Pro-abortionists love to give lip service to the “right” to privacy, especially when it concerns fancy wombs. Except for when they wish to take to Twitter and boast about their abortions publicly, apparently. This week, they did just that using the hashtag #ihadanabortion. The alleged reasoning behind such a campaign was to promote empowerment and to take the “stigma” out of, you know, the killing of unborn children. Because, wing nuts won the elections. And The Patriarchy ™. Or something. Never mind that elections themselves are, by definition, all about choice. Facts are hard.

Facts are hard for the press, too, who are ever ready to toe the pro-abortion lefty line. The Washington Post furthered the “OMG, radical extremists who hate lady bits were elected!!!111″ narrative with their article “#Ihadanabortion: Tweeting abortion after the election.” Their bias was clear from the first two paragraphs:

With Tuesday’s sweep of antiabortion candidates into Congress (including a handful of ‘hardliners‘ who say they would outlaw the procedure in all circumstances), some pro-abortion rights activists took to Twitter under the hashtag #Ihadanabortion.

Salon reported that the campaign began with a tweet Wednesday morning by @IAmDrTiller: ‘Time for us to come out. Who’s had an abortion? Show antis we’re not intimidated by scare tactics. Use: #ihadanabortion.’

Oh, yes, people were forced to boast about their abortions due to a sweep of hardliners threatening them. Apparently super scarily threatening them with the fact that abortion is legal in this country. Sigh. Hey, what about the hardliner who started this “campaign”? What kind of extremist does one have to be to choose Dr. Tiller as their idol? A man who killed thousands and thousands of unborn babies and harmed thousands and thousands of women.

Salon‘s Broadsheet also made mention of the elections in their article “Tweeting your abortion.” Tracy Clark-Flory wrote “Political slogans are not about nuance, and after Tuesday’s election we’re especially in need of some bold rhetoric.”  This is typical of Tracy Clark-Flory, of course. When Angie Jackson disgustingly live-tweeted her abortion, Tracy Clark-Flory not only applauded it, but said that women should thank her. Thank her. First, she quoted Angie Jackson’s vile “It’s not that bad… It’s basically like a miscarriage”. Um. Except you are killing the baby on purpose. And, by the way, a miscarriage isn’t such a cavalier thing to most people who are neither heartless nor soulless. It hurts. You grieve for the life lost. You never, ever forget it. She went on to grossly say:

there is something reassuring about how she matter-of-factly walks us, and herself, through the whole process. It’s as though she’s live-tweeting the aftermath of a routine medical procedure, like a wisdom tooth extraction.

That exemplifies the second absurd narrative they are trying to promote with this campaign. Abortion needs to be out in the open and not stigmatized. Abortion should be no big whoop! It’s just like eating a cheeseburger. Wait, bad example. Eating cheeseburgers should be stigmatized, according to the Left. But not killing the unborn – hence the need for “bold rhetoric.” Here is some of the “bold rhetoric” Clark-Flory, for one, rejoices in:

Almost half my life ago, #ihadanabortion. I’m not sorry. I’ve never been sorry. I will never be sorry. Just very, very grateful.

Those who are ANTI-choice shd B glad #ihadanabortion. I went on to finish college, support myself, marry … have 2 honor students. Nice, huh?

Pregnancy or a child doesn’t stop you from being able to attend class or, you know, read.  Unless these “empowered” feminists are claiming that a pregnant woman is somehow non-functional, incapable of thought and disabled to the point where she can’t attend college while pregnant – or even after having a child.

bgiacomazzo: I’m GLAD that most people are coming out in SUPPORT of #ihadanabortion — I guess there’s hope after all. You women are so brave. Godspeed.

AmandaMarcotte: Good on the folks at the #ihadanabortion hashtag. I haven’t, but it’s incredibly common. No need to feel alone.

Too bad that they wish women who have been harmed by abortion, who have been traumatized by it, remain feeling alone. They deny their very existence.

EmilyWherever: Sometimes twitter is so inspiring. The #ihadanabortion hashtag is beautiful to see. Yeah ladies!

“Yeah ladies! Good on you for killing your unborn children! w00t! You totally pwnd that baby!”

JenGStarr: @Quod_Erat More selfish and damaging to bring a child into the world without the means to care for or provide for them.

Of course, a baby is better off dead than being poor! I mean, what if that baby won’t have its own swanky pants and oh-so-hip iPod? What if it, egads, has to eat store brand food? The Left is constantly talking about welfare and food stamps and “free” health care for all, yet they evidently don’t think anyone actually avails themselves of such things. Instead, just kill the baby.

What never enters their empty heads and heartless bodies either is the fact that no baby is unwanted. We have this thing called adoption. Perhaps that is too complex an idea for the soulless.

AmandaMarcotte: Also, screw the people who tell you you’re wrong at #ihadanabortion. Most of them would be pissed if the thread was #ihadsexoncewhilefemale

JenGStarr: @AmandaMarcotte It’s not so much about life with them, more about punishing female sexuality.

Typical narrative from modern day feminists; try to paint anyone who doesn’t share your beliefs — about anything — as some sort of puritanical prude. Bring it around to sex, as always, natch. Because, prudes. You see, that’s the reason we don’t want babies to be killed: Because we hate sex. Or something.

This vile campaign promotes only one thing to me. It proves that the Left uses women only. They are preying on them and convincing them that they should brag shamelessly about the killing of unborn children. They want abortion not safe, legal and not rare. Not only not rare, but something to boast about and rejoice over.

They seek to encourage abortion for convenience, they seek to encourage the killing of an unborn child who isn’t timely. They deny the very real trauma that abortion causes women. They deny the deep pain and guilt these women suffer from. But they encourage its celebration.

It is not “empowering.” It is heinous.

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Cross-posted from David Horowitz’s NewsReal

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17 Comments leave one →
  1. Daniel permalink
    November 8, 2010 12:57 pm

    I’ve always been amazed (repulsed to be more accurate) at the ability of “progressives” to dehumanize the lives in the womb they advocate destroying. It’s impossible to have a reasonable debate with them over the issue because they’re not honest about what abortion really does. It’s “my body” they say. It’s “not your life being terminated” I say.

  2. sqt72 permalink
    November 8, 2010 3:36 pm

    These people are demented and evil. The old they hate sex argument is so nonsensical too. Most of the lefty women I’ve known haven’t had what I think of as healthy sex lives. They’re usually used and discarded like so much garbage. Which isn’t surprising– why should they have any respect for themselves if they have no respect for the unborn? Women like me are derided as old-fashioned but I bet we have healthier relationships and sex lives than the dysfunctional left.

  3. November 8, 2010 8:08 pm

    Keep on “tweeting” you who are “pro-death” because JUDGMENT Day approaches and you are not going to like it!

  4. Molten permalink
    November 9, 2010 5:09 am

    Lori says:

    “They deny the very real trauma that abortion causes women. They deny the deep pain and guilt these women suffer from.”

    Post abortion syndrome is a myth, Lori.

    The American Psychological Association and the American Psychiatric Association do not recognize Post Abortion Syndrome as an actual diagnosis or condition, and it is not included in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders.

    In a 1990 review, the American Psychological Association (APA) found that “severe negative reactions [after abortion] are rare and are in line with those following other normal life stresses.” The APA revised and updated its findings in August 2008 to account for the accumulation of new evidence, and again concluded that termination of a first, unplanned pregnancy did not lead to an increased risk of mental health problems.

    In 2008, a team at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore reviewed 21 studies involving more than 150,000 women, and determined: “The best quality studies indicate no significant differences in long-term mental health between women in the United States who choose to terminate a pregnancy and those who do not.”

    A study of 13,000 women, conducted in Britain over 11 years, compared those who chose to end an unwanted pregnancy with those who chose to give birth, controlling for psychological history, age, marital status and education level. In 1995, the researchers reported their results: equivalent rates of psychological disorders among the two groups.

    In testimony before the United States Congress, U.S. Surgeon General C. Everett Koop, an evangelical Christian and abortion opponent, stated that “There is no doubt about the fact that some people have severe psychological effects after abortion, but anecdotes do not make good scientific material.” In his congressional testimony, Koop stated that while psychological responses to abortion may be “overwhelming” in individual cases, the risk of significant psychological problems was “miniscule from a public health perspective.”

    Nancy Adler, a professor of medical psychology, conducted a review of methodologically sound studies of women’s mental health before and after abortion. She concluded that up to 10 percent of women have symptoms of depression or other psychological distress after an abortion, the same rates experienced by women after childbirth.

    • Xian Do permalink
      November 10, 2010 5:20 am

      It always fascinates me how pompous trolls such as ‘Molten’ can include the following excerpts in his tiresome diatribe:

      # 1 –equivalent rates of psychological disorders among the two groups.
      (This means that, equivalent or not, there ARE rates of psychological disorders.)

      # 2 –U.S. Surgeon General C. Everett Koop, an evangelical Christian and abortion opponent, stated that “There is no doubt about the fact that some people have severe psychological effects after abortion”
      (C. Everett Koop says THERE IS NO DOUBT.)

      # 3 –equivalent rates of psychological disorders among the two groups.
      (Again, see # 1.)

      —-

      …then makes this sophomoric proclamation: “Post abortion syndrome is a myth, Lori.”

      So, even though it exists… it doesn’t exist?

      Or perhaps it’s one of those fascinating dichotomies…like someone such as ‘Molten’ citing all sorts of informative, detailed scientific data simply to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that he is a dumbass?
      Yeah, that must be it.

    • Nameless permalink
      November 11, 2010 1:28 am

      I, for one, appreciate your attempt to bring science to bear on the issue of post abortion syndrome, Molton. Unfortunately, as you can see, no one here is interested in any empirical evidence. In spite of his/her smug self-assurance and abusive demeanor, Xian Do has the scientific and critical thinking skills of a gnat. Ziganto will insist on the existence of post-abortion syndrome until her dying breath, or at least until there is no political reason for her to do so. I hate to say it, but your considerable talents are wasted on this crowd, though you have certainly won my respect and admiration.

      • Xian Do permalink
        November 11, 2010 2:55 am

        There is nothing more pathetic than some lowlife troll making some pompous dumbass comment under one pseudonym (“Molten”)…then logging on under a different pseudonym, pretending to be somebody else (“Nameless”), in order to pat themselves on the back.

        Give it up, Molten/Nameless/Loser.

        Your less-than-clever attempts at self-gratification only make you look like an even bigger jerk-off.

        • Nameless permalink
          November 11, 2010 6:58 pm

          I used to comment under my blogging pseudonym, but those comments started disappearing, so I adopted a name one of the other drones gave me: Nameless. Molton and I are two different people.

          You just keep it coming, Xian Do. The more you write, the more evident it becomes that you are both a moron AND a prick.

          • Xian Do permalink
            November 12, 2010 2:14 am

            Yawn.
            Bored now.

            Go play with your rattle & your ‘bankie’, Molten. Your mommy might even bring you your Sesame Street sippy-cup.

            Grown-ups are talking here.

            • November 12, 2010 12:19 pm

              One afternoon when I was seven I complained to him of boredom, and [my grandfather] batted me hard on the head. He told me that I was never to use that term in his presence again, that if I was bored it was my fault and no one else’s. The obligation to amuse and instruct myself was entirely my own, and people who didn’t know that were childish people, to be avoided if possible. Certainty not to be trusted. —John Taylor Gatto

      • November 12, 2010 7:35 pm

        Good bye Nameless and you too Molton, I agree you should not waste your considerable talents on the rest of us as we could never rise to either of your levels of intellect.

  5. clearlyobscure permalink
    November 9, 2010 11:03 am

    One word you will never hear the pro-abortion lobby use: adoption.

  6. Angie permalink
    November 10, 2010 12:44 pm

    These women make me sick. I am actually nauseated right now. Anyone who is so gleeful and proud about the killing of their own child has got mental problems. Since when is killing your own son or daughter the ultimate act of liberty? It’s absolutely disgusting.

  7. November 15, 2010 1:24 am

    This is a brilliant post. Love your blog name too. I’m snarky with boobs…in fact, that’s a rather perfect description! LOL love it.

  8. firefirefire permalink
    December 16, 2010 10:49 am

    I guess #Ivehadanabortion,back in 1981 my girlfriend had an abortion.
    I’ve regretted it ever since, just looked her up online and found that she’s had to adopt twice rather than have her own. Maybe something went wrong with her procedure?
    Abortion is just plain wrong.
    Life is Right.

  9. Statsgirl permalink
    December 18, 2010 1:57 am

    I’ve actually read pro-choice/feminist blogs where women who self-identify as pro-choice are incensed by the fact that there negative feelings following abortion are not acknowledged.

    Is there an association between mental health and abortion when looking on the numbers at the large scale? Studies tend to show no association, yet that does not mean that Post-abortion syndrome is a “myth”. There are many women who regret their abortions and I find it rather hypocritical of the feminist community to completely ignore the voices of women who made a choice that they have lived to regret. And guess what? Some of these women do not become aware of their regret until 10-15 years down the road when they have a child or miscarry. From my review of the literature, it appears that most studies measuring the association between mental health and abortion only look into the relatively short-term, not 10-15 years into the future. Does that make the studies invalid? No, but it definitely gives you something to chew on in regards to the interpretation and evaluation of the findings.

    Even among pro-choice individuals abortion should not be regarded as “no big deal” because it clearly is not. Maybe it is no big deal to some, but to many it is not. Someone who is truly “pro-choice” should look at all possible choices for women and let the women decide, not sugarcoat abortion and lessen its possible negative effects.

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