Let’s call them what they really are: forced birthers.
Stop and consider everything that’s entailed for a woman to give birth to a baby.
It starts off with having to pee all the time, occasionally involuntarily. Then her breasts get swollen and achy. Morning sickness kicks in next, as she pukes her guts out every day for a couple of months. That’s at one end. At the other, she gets to deal with uncomfortable constipation and painful hemorrhoids. Her libido nosedives. She waddles as she walks, and the backaches which will soon become a constant presence kick in. Leg cramps? Yup, those too. Tired all the time because she can’t sleep comfortably and she has to carry a heavy load wherever she goes. Ankles and feet swell up. Varicose veins. Random gut punches from within. Everything hurts.
This all concludes with the grand finale, a multi-hour process in which the most sensitive part of her body is slowly ripped asunder by a bowling ball being shoved relentlessly thru a tiny opening in her flesh, and it doesn’t stop no matter how loud or how long she screams. This part is invariably excruciating, sometimes crippling, and occasionally fatal.
Yes, many a woman signs up to do this voluntarily, as is her perfect right, since it’s her own body. But suppose a woman would (understandably) rather not have to endure such prolonged pain and misery. The anti-abortion religiots want to force her to do it anyway.
Let’s pull no punches here. If this 9-month program of heartless torture were being committed by a cruel military dictatorship on a helpless captive, we’d have them up on war-crimes charges in The Hague as soon as we were able to bring them to justice. Anti-abortionists are no better than medieval torturers, and arguably worse, because they’re so arrogantly smug and self-righteous about the horrors they gleefully impose on their unwilling victims.
May 31, 2017