Friday, March 16, 2012

On Probes and Jelly

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I thought we had left behind the notion that American women should be breeding machines, but apparently I was wrong. Recent legislation requiring ultrasounds, recent comments by an opiate-addled radio blabbermouth, and recent panels consisting of only men leave me wondering -- what is the future direction of human rights in this nation?

This requirement for an ultrasound prior to an abortion is not only courting fiscal disaster in the very states where it is being enacted, it's also a terrific insult to women, right out of the gate. The implication is that if you see a little heart beating inside you, no matter what your circumstances, your little motherly heart is just going to melt and go gooey, and you'll call the whole abortion off. Yes, that might happen sometimes to certain morons of the gender. But that tiny heartbeat grows into a raging ball of need that can sink you like a stone, even when the child grows to adulthood. Maybe you thought of that when you scheduled the procedure in the first place.

And what do you do with your life, with this child's life, after the jelly dries and the probe gets sanitized for its next victim? Well, it depends on the circumstances, I guess. This much I do know. Unwanted children usually grow up without at least one parent, and maybe without both. Often they are abused, neglected, bullied, or ignored. Who picks up the tab when they are sick? The very state that wanted them while they were little blips on an ultrasound screen, but sure doesn't want to see them in the emergency room with lacerations or multiple broken bones.

We have huge and debilitating social issues in America just now. You don't have to be a conspiracy theorist to see how this whole abortion thing acts as a tool to distract attention from what is really wrong. Which is the fact that a very small group of citizens is cashing in on the backs of the rest of us.

I have an idea. Unwanted kid? Send the bills for upkeep to the one percent. All this jelly and probing will cease promptly.

Here's another "Gods Are Bored" theory. There's a push-back against abortion because we have forgotten the days of yore when unwanted babies were carried to term and then quietly murdered and buried, or left in boxes at the gates of orphanages, or just dumped in a ditch. That used to happen. It happened a lot. Throughout history. Don't trust me on this, ask a bored deity. They all remember the days when the only kind of jelly was something you pulled from a beehive.

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

I wonder if there will suddenly be a lot of babies available for adoption?
Can we require adoption of these babies from each person who votes yes on this bill for ultrasounds?
[The guy on the radio just asked about the bill requiring men who get Viagra to be married....] :-)
--Kim

Anonymous said...

Is there going to be a meeting of the California contingent?

Anonymous said...

I mentioned George Carlin in one of my previous comments, so here he is again:

"Why, why, why, why is it that most of the people who are against abortion are people you wouldn't want to f*ck in the first place, huh? Boy, these conservatives are really something, aren't they? They're all in favor of the unborn. They will do anything for the unborn. But once you're born, you're on your own. Pro-life conservatives are obsessed with the fetus from conception to nine months. After that, they don't want to know about you. They don't want to hear from you. No nothing. No neonatal care, no day care, no head start, no school lunch, no food stamps, no welfare, no nothing. If you're preborn, you're fine; if you're preschool, you're fucked.

Conservatives don't give a shit about you until you reach 'military age'. Then they think you are just fine. Just what they've been looking for. Conservatives want live babies so they can raise them to be dead soldiers. "

Yes, the whole screeching tizzy over contraception and abortion is a misdirection. The Repub leadership don't have a leg to stand on--no economic platform, no foreign policy program beyond war and destruction, no education platform, nothing, zip, NADA. They are spiritually, morally, and intellectually bankrupt, dominated by fear, and the only way they know to go is backwards.

Lori F - MN said...

Thank you george!

Lori F - MN said...

Viagara should NOT be covered by health care. E D is not life threatening. Same goes for the low testosterone meds.

Too often Pro lifers forget that no matter what a woman chooses, she lives with that choice forever.

YELLOWDOG GRANNY said...

the women in Texas are starting to stir...I think they are just figuring out what the hell is going on..

Alex Pendragon said...

It amazes me how women will subscribe to their own oppression so easily in this country, especially if they have been instructed in their place in the universe (somewhere behind sheep, usually) by their church.

Anonymous said...

Often women are instructed that they're second class citizens not just by their churches, but often by their own families. If there's nobody around to tell them differently, then that's the worldview they grow up with.

It sucks.

Lynda said...

Excellent!! Thank you.

BellaDonna said...

You commented: "Recent legislation requiring ultrasounds, recent comments by an opiate-addled radio blabbermouth, and recent panels consisting of only men leave me wondering -- what is the future direction of human rights in this nation?"

My reply: Ever wonder why we call them "hu-MAN rights"? That's why there were only men on the panel, because only the men actually have them...