The Pro-Life movement is not about fetuses
It never was about fetuses. It walks around loudly screaming about saving fetuses, but in the end, that’s not really what it is about. If you are legitimently out to protect fetuses, you should take a better look at your “movement”.
The Pro-life movement is about power. Think about what happens when you tell someone you are pro-choice, and think about the probable reactions. Mostly likely, if you are outside your friend circle, you will be met with hatred and disgust and insults or “I’ll pray for you”. They have sunk their way into being the popular opinion, and now they are basking in that power. They have so much power that they have convinced people that it is okay to stalk, harass, bully, attack, and even kill those who disagree. (Dr. Tiller RIP). There is nothing “pro-life” or “christian” (which many hardcore pro-lifers are in this country) about this. Nothing even close. But yet the movement has convinced them that these are good things to do. It has sent people back into childhood; I’m sure you’ve seen a toddler smack another toddler when they did something they didn’t like. It’s basically the same principal. People become violent to each other and the movement just sits back and watches it unfold. Because in the end, these horrible, violent people will be named martyrs for the cause. And the movement can just watch it happen because it already did it’s job. And now it watches people destroy each other over “protecting life”.
If the movement was really about protecting life, why does this end at birth? In fact, the protection of the fetus ends as soon as the woman is pregnant enough that the abortion is illegal. At that moment, the movement wants nothing to do with her. It abandons her to find the next woman to attack. If the movement was about life, it would care that she had a safe delivery. It would care that giving birth at a hospital is damn expensive. It would care that these babies are going into poverty because the parents cannot afford the child. It would care that adoption isn’t a simple answer, especially if your child is female, a minority race, or has any sort of medical issue. It would care that adoptions are getting scarce because of the expense (over $30,000 sometimes). It would care that our foster care system is so broken that kids are often shuttled from one abusive home to the next because they just want someone to take the kids off their hands. It would care about the teen mom who was thrown out for being pregnant working two jobs because she can’t afford a lawyer to fight the dad for child support just yet and her child isn’t getting the love it needs because food and having hot water are more important. It would care about the teen moms and dads, the laid-off couple, the mother of already six kids, and any and all families. It would see what the parents and caregivers and nurses and babysitters and teachers already see and want to protect. But it doesn’t. Because in the end, the pro-life movement does NOT care about the child.
The movement has already chosen it’s largest target—women. It realized that our culture already disrespects and encourages violence against women. How perfect! They don’t even to stigmatize the woman because she already is just for existing. We just love to make nasty side remarks about that pregnant girl because she’s a “damn slut” for letting that happen, not even taking into consideration that it takes freaking sperm to make that happen. We ignore the man. Because in our world it’s okay for men to sex-driven pigs. But women are supposed to be “sexy but not sexual”—we’re supposed to look like porn stars but not actually want sex in any way, shape, or form. And religious ladies, this stigma DOES carry into when you are married. There’s nothing you can do about it. Abortion takes away the reason for the shame she has, and we don’t like that. We don’t like that “the damn slut didn’t pay for being a slut”. So the movement sought after to turn abortion into murder. To demonize it beyond recognition. To make sure that no matter what the pregnant woman does, that there WILL be consequences. And yet again, the movement can just sit back and watch as these “pro-life” people start pushing past abortion and start pushing into birth control and forced ultrasounds. I read an article for my one ethics class that stated that evil doesn’t live in individuals, but in institutions. This movement is EVIL.
Why doesn’t anyone see that this is EVIL? You don’t even have to be pro-choice to understand it. I cannot see how people refuse to look below the surface. They are happy to stand out in the rain and snow and scream and wave signs but they can’t take any time to look and see what their movement really stands for. ”Pro-life” should be renamed “Pro-fetus life”, and even then that is a stretch. If you are a person who believes life starts at conception, why would stand with a movement that ignores the child’s well-being after or even before it is born? Why is this okay with you?
You know what you could be doing to help children instead of waving gross signs (in which the dead child is too old to be a legal abortion, so it is probably a miscarriage that the movement has bastardized)? You can:
- volunteer at a women’s shelter, homeless shelter, school, or food bank
- donate clothes and necessities to shelters (most of the people who end up there literally have what is on their backs)
- run or volunteer for a Relay for Life or Charity race
- spend a day at a soup kitchen
- find local charities and shelters in your area to for you to raise money, especially around Christmas time when big name places want your donations most
- spend your time helping at your child’s school
- etc. etc. etc.
There are literally HUNDREDS of things you can do within your own community to help children. There are beyond thousands of children in this world who need your help. If you want to do something about it, then do it! Don’t just sit there and yell about saving fetuses.
Here’s the deal: IF you want to help the fetus, then help the child, too. If not, you are just part of a movement that perpetuates sexism, poverty, and violence under the guise of “life”. If you want to be pro-life and say “all ages all stages”, then it means ALL of the damn stages, including after birth.
Pro-life trolls are funny.
Someone called “mymurdermychoice” is reblogging pro-choice posts and every time they see the word “abortion” they edit it to say “murder”. Check out their page if you want a good laugh.
Look at you, you are so unique.
OH and this person has no ask box or way to contact them. Because they are afraid people will start telling them to not reblog and edit their stuff. If you are going to edit other people’s posts then you should expect them to be pissed.
Pro-choice does not mean “Abortions are awesome!”. It means, “Abortions should be SAFE.”60
A picture began circulating in November. It should be “The Picture of the Year,” or perhaps, “Picture of the Decade.” It won’t be. In fact, unless you obtained a copy of the U.S. paper which published it, you probably would never have seen it.
The picture is that of a 21-week-old unborn baby named Samuel Alexander Armas, who is being operated on by surgeon named Joseph Bruner. The baby was diagnosed with spina bifida and would not survive if removed from his mother’s womb. Little Samuel’s mother, Julie Armas, is an obstetrics nurse in Atlanta. She knew of Dr. Bruner’s remarkable surgical procedure. Practicing at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, he performs these special operations while the baby is still in the womb.
During the procedure, the doctor removes the uterus via C-section and makes a small incision to operate on the baby. As Dr. Bruner completed the surgery on Samuel, the little guy reached his tiny, but fully developed hand through the incision and firmly grasped the surgeon’s finger. Dr. Bruner was reported as saying that when his finger was grasped, it was the most emotional moment of his life, and that for an instant during the procedure he was just frozen, totally immobile.
The photograph captures this amazing event with perfect clarity. The editors titled the picture, “Hand of Hope.” The text explaining the picture begins, “The tiny hand of 21-week-old fetus Samuel Alexander Armas emerges from the mother’s uterus to grasp the finger of Dr. Joseph Bruner as if thanking the doctor for the gift of life.”
Little Samuel’s mother said they “wept for days” when they saw the picture. She said, “The photo reminds us pregnancy isn’t about disability or an illness, it’s about a little person” Samuel was born in perfect health, the operation 100 percent successful. Now see the actual picture, and it is awesome…incredible….an d hey, pass it on! The world needs to see this one!
At the bold, yeah no.
If you know even the basics of how a surgery is performed, you would know that the fetus reaching out and touching/grabbing the surgeon’s finger would be fucking impossible.
Do you think the mother of that fetus was awake during this surgery? NO.
She was put under anesthesia. Guess what happens when you put something in a pregnant person…IT ALSO GOES TO THE FETUS.
That’s why drinking alcohol or eating soft cheese or sushi is such a “no-no” for pregnant people.
So, the mother was put under anesthesia and couldn’t move…HER FETUS COULDN’T EITHER. That is how pregnancy and anesthesia work.
Don’t take my word for it, though, take the actual surgeon’s:
The baby did not reach out. The baby was anesthetized. It was not aware of what was going on.
The surgeon never said that it was an emotional experience for him, the pro-life photographer who took said it. The surgeon pulled the hand out himself, as the fetus was fucking paralyzed at the time.
Here, I did your research for you:
Source #1 regarding the inaccuracy of this photo.
Source #2 regarding the inaccuracy of this photo.
Source #3 regarding the inaccuracy of this photo.
Finding those took me, like, four minutes of Googling and skimming.
Do pro-lifers EVER get tired of lying? IF YOUR CAUSE WAS REALLY THAT GREAT MAYBE YOU WOULDN’T NEED LIES AND EMOTIONAL MANIPULATION TO PERPETRATE IT.
I mean, does it really matter? Like, so ok the baby was knocked out too…that’s still a cool as hell picture. It doesn’t have to be framed in a pro-life/pro-choice debate. In this case, it was an obviously a “chosen” pregnancy…so shouldn’t we be marvelling at the ability to save that baby, whose mother wanted him terribly?
The photographer of this picture came to our university. I knew something was fishy with the photo when I saw it. I don’t believe in abortion propaganda. The pictures they use are of babies way to far into pregnancy for a legal abortion. Those pictures came from miscarriages. I think it’s fucking sick that someone was taking photos of a child that was probably wanted but died because of a tragedy and is trying to market it to anti-choicers. And they just eat it up.
Dear anti-choicers: the baby could not have actually grabbed him. The surgeon pulled it’s hand out first. Stop spreading lies and fuck off.
Rather than waste money trying to ban abortion, why not…
- Adopt a child.
- Fund contraception.
- Support free healthcare.
- Donate to charities that work to eradicate childhood diseases.
- Donate to Amnesty International, so they can get innocent people off Death Row.
- Donate your time to working with the hungry / homeless.
- Knit blankets for *wanted* preemie babies.
- Support people who miscarry. They might actually need it.
- Fight domestic abuse with all your might.
- Search for and work with any organisations that support troubled children.
THIS THIS THIS THIS.
Do some good for people who are on this planet that nobody seems to care about.1641
“Get off your moral high horse, and shut the fuck up”. As quoted by someone else having a rant.
Just because I had an abortion, doesn’t mean i’m callous or a heartless murderer.
I’m just 15 years old. Perhaps you think because of my age i’m a ‘bimbo slut’ or an ‘airheaded sex addict’… i’m not. I…
You are a really strong person. I just hope things are better for you now and you aren’t hurting as much.
People don’t just get abortions for fun. There are real people with stories that will break your heart.
I am not pro-choice because I love killing babies. In fact, pro-choice people are no exactly for abortion at all. We dislike abortion as well. However, we realize that Abortion will NEVER go away. It will become more dangerous and women will die, even though it seems like most pro-lifers don’t give a shit about the woman’s life, just the fetus.
I am pro-choice because of people like her.27