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  “Public discussion of abortion has come to inexorably privilege fetal life over female life. The imaginary futures—the “personhoods”—of the unborn have taken moral precedence over the adult women in whose bodies they grow.

     This is why public accounts of abortions are almost always accompanied with ample helpings of guilt and self-flagellation (“the hardest decision of my life,” “something I still think about”), lest the woman sound icy and immoral. In her excellent new book, Pro, a galvanizing call to reclaim abortion as a moral good, the feminist writer Katha Pollitt refers to this as the “awfulization” of abortion. Most people, no matter their politics, have absorbed some aspect of the right-wing narrative that abortions are uniformly harrowing and traumatic, when for many women they are brief events that leave no lasting mark.
      And so we need to make it clear that abortions are not about fetuses or embryos. Nor are they about babies, except insofar as they enable women to make sound decisions about if or when to have them. They’re about women: their choices, health, and their own moral value.”

Silencing women trying to speak about issues regarding their health – transactvism in action. Because when it isn’t about the menz, in just isn’t inclusive enough…

abortiongod

Mysterious ways and what-not I suppose…

 

Finally.

A Houston grand jury investigating undercover footage of Planned Parenthood found no wrongdoing Monday by the abortion provider, and instead indicted anti-abortion activists involved in making the videos that targeted the handling of fetal tissue in clinics and provoked outrage among Republican leaders nationwide.

 

Yeah, dudes rallying to deny women their rights.  Shocking, I know.

Yeah.   Dudes rallying to deny women their rights. Shocking, I know.

This is what happens when your platform is based on lies, deception and intimidation of women and those who support them.  You get your shit called out in court, one of the few places in America where evidence and facts still matter.

Planned Parenthood vindicated:

“This is absolutely great news because it is a demonstration of what Planned Parenthood has said from the very beginning: We follow every law and regulation and these anti-abortion activists broke multiple laws to try and spread lies,” said spokeswoman Rochelle Tafolla of Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast.”

Ah, the noble crusaders for life are in for a legal drubbing.

“Despite the lofty name of the Center for Medical Progress, public filings suggest only a small number of people are affiliated with the non-profit, none of whom are scientists or physicians engaged in advancing medical treatments. The people named as its top officers are longtime anti-abortion activists with a history of generating headlines.

Earlier this month, Planned Parenthood sued the centre in a California federal court, alleging extensive criminal misconduct. The lawsuit says the centre’s videos were the result of numerous illegalities, including making recordings without consent, registering false identities with state agencies and violating non-disclosure agreements.”

Isn’t just amazing the array of bullshit brought into play when women get close to being treated a full human beings.  Let’s hope the court, seeing the vast swath of anti-choice malfeasance, nails these bastards to the wall.

[Source:cbc.ca]

 

 

Religion is a particularly nasty subset of the patriarchal fabric of our society.  Most organized religions provide the justification for the continued male dominance in society.  I mean, if the notion of a Grand Ooga-Booga isn’t preposterous enough on its own, the fact that most of His divine commands and intuitions are tethered to a male centric point of view should be the icing on the cold cake of realization that GOB (so close, I know) is a entirely a fictitious being made up by us.

So, GOB is really just scared dudes talking to themselves.  This condition is not prone to produce much of anything useful (see the bible).  The grim offerings that do rise from this murky swamp though, surprisingly, reinforce pretty much all that is shitty about humanity.  Blind obedience, deference to authority, and of course the suspension of rationality when dealing with the world.

Bill Nye expounds on this notion in regards to Women and the deleterious bullshit they have to put up with when they are trying to make the right decision about their reproductive futures.

The take away from the video is this.  Your magic book and your pious feelings are not substitutes for facts.  Keep your magic in your head and stop fucking with women’s rights.

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