Why do you enjoy being so cruel and hurtful?
Dear anonymous, I apologize if I’ve ever been cruel or hurtful to anyone. Truly, it hurts me when I am, and so I try never to offend someone. Please, let me know where and how I’ve hurt someone, so I can better apologize.
Perhaps though, before accusing me of being cruel and hurtful, you can look at what I’ve received on tumblr, and see if it is comparable.
a) Just because some people have said mean things to you doesn’t absolve you of your responsibility and history of being cruel and hurtful. You’re a jackass. Fucking live with it. Don’t pawn this shit off on “OH BUT OTHER PEOPLE ARE SOOOO MUCH MEANER! LOOK AT THEIR BAAAAD LANGUAGE!” because that’s just pathetic. You can be a cruel dickbag without using a single “vile” word—you’re practically a pro.
b) You had two anons which directly came from my blog, presumably (considering it was after your asinine attempt to manipulate me during a family tragedy, and both had to do with you being cruel, and one in particular—which followed this message, proving you saw my response to your fucked up message—specifically mentioned what you did) and haven’t yet apologized for what you did to me. So no, don’t play up this whole saintly martyr act, “I’m pure and innocent, look at all the people who are mean to meeeee! I’m practically the next Jesus Christ! And if I’ve ever so much as hurt a fly, please let me know!” because it’s bullshit. You took “mean quotes” directly from the comments in the #notes on my response, meaning you SAW what I wrote, you KNEW it pissed me off, but have you apologized? Fuck no! And don’t worry—by this point I don’t want it. A forced apology isn’t a real apology—not that I’d ever expect your ego to bend enough for you to issue what is considered a “real” apology. So step off with your holier-than-thou shit. You don’t care who you offend—you determine offense on your OWN terms, which rids you of absolutely any personal responsibility to own up to your own actions when someone, even polite as can fucking be, says “Hey. That’s offensive.”
c) I hope you realize what you did hurt me, and I hope it hurts you. I hope it hurts you reeeeal bad. Own up to it. It wasn’t genuine, it was you lurking like a fucking creep on my blog until you found the perfect ammunition for which to fuel your manipulative “I’m a good Catholic! Look how good I am! I’m praying for and being nice to a girl who’s meeeeeean to me! Who supports abortion! Who’s a gigantic slut! Look how awesome I am, not judging her! I really AM the next Jesus!” tripe. You might ignore me because of my potty mouth, but I know you know I can’t stand you. You ought to have known that you had NO place in my personal life and that I want NOTHING to do with you.
Your actions were not altruistic.
At the very least, stop deluding yourself about how good of a person you are, dear. And from now on, maybe look beyond a person’s tone (this will fall on deaf ears, because people have spoon-fed you this lesson time and time again and yet you refuse to hear it) and look at why they’re upset—why YOU have made them upset.
You might get a bit farther with your anti-choice, woman-hating rhetoric that way. But hopefully not.
Yeah, this whole “but I’m a nice person because I don’t say bad words” is fucking bullshit.
Look up psychopathy, and I mean that in all seriousness. His behavior is psychopathological and manipulative.
Sorry. That’s what they are. When you threaten people, try to prevent access to clinics, fire-bomb clinics, threaten doctors, release their personal information, and in some cases kill them, that is terrorism.
I’m sorry that society at large in the US doesn’t want to call it what it is because of it’s affiliation with Christianity and it’s pretty name, but when you support pro-life activists, you are supporting domestic terrorism.
99% of pro-life people don’t do any of those things! You are taking the minority and the extremists and making it out to be the majority which is completely wrong in every sense. Your generalizations are not spot on at all. I think you need to educate yourself and maybe talk to pro-life people and have conversations with them instead of assuming.
- Dr. George Tiller’s killing was not justifiable homicide, it was murder.
- Blowing up abortion clinics is terrorism.
- Defacing and covering abortion clinics in graffiti is vandalism.
- Chanting “You’re next!” at doctors and clinic administrators is threatening them.
- Preventing patients from entering a clinic by shouting at them, distracting them, walking in front of them, blocking their way with your bodies, or preventing them from exiting their cars is harassment.
You’re not a good person if you in any way, shape or form support, defend, or ignore any of these actions. Stop deluding yourself.
Remember that woman who had the dead fetus inside her when you were escorting and went to the clinic to have it removed and how the protesters tried to keep her from getting out of the car, then tired to keep her from getting into the clinic?
That story has really stuck with me, it displayed just how disgusting these people really are.
littlemisspolitical, when confronted with the argument that making abortions illegal will in fact cause an increase in the procedure, thus proving that the pro-life movement is nothing but anti-woman and anti-sex. The last thing it is truly about is being anti-abortion—otherwise, the facts would speak for themselves, and they would listen.
All rightie, right now I’m about to give you some straight up facts, mmkay? And if you want to ignore them and ignore this post and ignore what I’m going to say to you here, then you’re nothing but a filthy hypocrite. You know, the one who said “It’s a shame people won’t look at the facts when they’re in front of their face.”? Yeah.
So let’s get started.
We’re not going to argue whether or not a fetus is a human, we’re not going to argue whether or not it is alive, because neither of these things matter. A person’s right to their own body is of the utmost importance and absolutely nothing else has the right to another person’s body without their express consent. If the pregnancy is taken to term, then wonderful—this was (optimistically) consensual. If the pregnancy is terminated, then it is unfortunate that the individual in question needed to undergo the procedure of abortion, but the fact that it was still an option which provided that individual with the right to control what their body does and what their body doesn’t do is also wonderful, and you are cruel to consider it anything else.
But facts, facts, facts. You keep crying for facts, so let’s see how you react to them. I noticed that despite the fact that the image of the illegal abortion you reblogged a week or so ago was proven to not be the product of abortion as it is generally regulated and practiced, you gave no proof that you even acknowledged the rebuttal’s existence—so, needless to say, your track record in regards to accepting facts when they are brought to your attention is dismal at best, but hey, let’s give it a try.
Now, I’m going to be drawing my facts from the well-known Guttmacher Institute—but before you attempt to destroy my evidence based on my source, let’s provide a bit of a history lesson. Initially, yes, the Institute was initially introduced within the corporate structure of Planned Parenthood as the Center for Family Planning Program Development. However, the program was independently developed and overseen by the National Advisory Council. Later, the Center was renamed after Dr. Guttmacher, who early-on nurtured the Center, and was renamed the Guttmacher Institute, and operates as an entirely independent nonprofit policy research institute with it’s own board.
While multiple biased anti-choice sources will tell you otherwise, and attempt to claim that the Guttmacher Institute is in the pocket of Planned Parenthood, this is an outright lie, a slanderous attempt to vilify reliable and reputable sources for unbiased information regarding abortions worldwide, simply because the facts speak in favour of keeping abortions legal because otherwise, the cost is much greater.
Which brings us to what you have requested—facts that making “something” illegal increases the likelihood of it to happen. We’ll get to those pesky things you anti-choicers hate so much, you know, the facts, but for a second, let’s take a look at what we’ve been witnessing here in the U.S. on our own, and use our critical-thinking skills to analyze why this has even the potential to be true—that the stricter conditions set on abortions leading up to it’s illegality has a very high chance of producing more abortions.
In recent years we have witnessed a devestating and drastic war on women. Our rights to our body have been the subject of political debate, even though the politics of the matter were settled years ago. Ranging from limitations and regulations on abortions, such as requiring ultrasounds or enforcing extended waiting periods that pushed many women into a later trimester, thus effectively rising the cost of the procedure and even potentially making the procedure illegal for her, depending on the laws regarding late-term abortions.
This was awful enough. And for a while, the anti-choice movement had us convinced that the issue with them was honest and truly a matter of abortions. Which could easily be combated with scientific fact and evidence, but obviously this hasn’t happened. Now we’ve seen fights about our access to the most fundamental requirement in keeping down the rate of unintended pregnancies—birth control!
It is not a leap to suggest or believe that this is the basic motivation behind the anti-choice movement—one that prevents people from enjoying sex “consequence-free.” (Although the concept of a child being a consequence ought to unsettle you at least a little bit, but alas, you are the ones toting around deeply offensive pictures of miscarriages, wishing death or rape upon clinic escorts and abortion providers, and even bombing and murdering clinics and providers, so I suppose by now being unsettled is impossible.) If birth control would (and does) help the rate of unintended pregnancies—the cause of abortions—and thus reduce the rate of abortions, why on earth so adamantly fight against it?
Because, quite simply, anti-choicers don’t want people to have the right to their own body. They don’t want consequence-free lives, they want punishment and “justice” for any “wrong-doings” in their self-righteous eyes.
So, by assuming that an all-out ban on abortions in other countries where the rate of abortions are higher, it’s safe to assume that access to affordable birth control for women is virtually non-existant. Thus, it’s safe to assume that there will be more unintended pregnancies and if you’ve been following along yes!—more abortions!
But let’s look at these pesky facts, now. I’m going to copy-paste (and direct you back to the reading material) the facts which will effectively blow your “making it illegal doesn’t make it increase” argument out of the water.
-Highly restrictive abortion laws are not associated with lower abortion rates. For example, the abortion rate is 29 per 1,000 women of childbearing age in Africa and 32 per 1,000 in Latin America—regions in which abortion is illegal under most circumstances in the majority of countries. The rate is 12 per 1,000 in Western Europe, where abortion is generally permitted on broad grounds.
-Where abortion is permitted on broad legal grounds, it is generally safe, and where it is highly restricted, it is typically unsafe. In developing countries, relatively liberal abortion laws are associated with fewer negative health consequences from unsafe abortion than are highly restrictive laws.
These ought to be enough to quench your thirst for knowledge, as it is effectively proven that the legality of the procedure only affects the rate of its occurance by increasing it. Simply because abortions are not legal does not mean that they do not happen. But, gasp! What does this mean? If the government is telling everyone what to do with their bodies, then gosh, how are these abortions happening?
They are called illegal abortions, and they happen far more often than you would like to worry yourself over. Illegal abortions create numerous complications, and even death. The estimated annual number of deaths from unsafe abortion declined from 56,000 in 2003 to 47,000 in 2008. Complications from unsafe abortion accounted for an estimated 13% of all maternal deaths worldwide in both years. In the United States, legal induced abortion results in 0.6 deaths per 100,000 procedures. Worldwide, unsafe abortion accounts for a death rate that is 350 times higher (220 per 100,000), and, in Sub-Saharan Africa, the rate is 800 times higher, at 460 per 100,000. Unsafe abortion is a significant cause of ill-health among women in the developing world. Estimates for 2005 indicate that 8.5 million women annually experience complications from unsafe abortion that require medical attention, and three million do not receive the care they need.
So, instead of debating over the fetus’ rights, which you must admit is arguable, otherwise it wouldn’t be an argument at all, why not look at a horror that you can not argue if you are truly pro-life. Women are dying. People are dying. They are hurting, they are in agony, and they will still seek out these procedures regardless of your opinion, religion, or personal god, because whether you want to admit it or not, this is a procedure that is highly demanded. You don’t have to understand why to understand that keeping them unsafe is a problem.
To keep abortion rates low, however much it might turn your stomach to consider the possibility of the rates even existing (legally, that is) you must see reason and accept that the procedure must be kept legal. There is plenty of logical evidence backing this up, and plenty of hard, concrete evidence proving that if you make the procedure illegal, it will only increase, and more people will die.
But hey, cognitive dissonance has really worked out well with you so far, so while I might think it’s awfully hypocritical of you to encourage a ban that would kill and maim hundreds of thousands and still consider yourself pro-life, I guess there must be some kind of trick to it, right?
So there. There’s your fucking debate.
Come back at me, “I dare you,” sweetheart.
I would like to add, I love it when anti-choicers get all snarky and superior when they have absolutely no idea what they are talking about. Seems to be a trend in modern conservatism.
- I am automatically correct!
- You’re not allowed to disagree with me or vocalize this disagreement!
- Anything you say to me in disagreement is immediately invalid because that’s just your opinion!
- Your facts are just your opinion!
- I have the right to never be questioned!
- I’m just as informed as you are even though I’ve not looked at the facts!
- I don’t NEED to look at the facts, because I don’t NEED to change my opinion!
- Opinions are sacred!
“MY OPINION” DOES mean:
- I am not automatically correct!
- If the facts disagree with my opinion, then my opinion is wrong!
- People are allowed to tell me about the facts!
- People are allowed to to tell me that I’m wrong!
- Just because it’s my opinion doesn’t mean I get the free-for-all card to be an ignorant douchenozzle on the subject!
- Disagreeing with FACTS just because I’d rather cling to your OPINION doesn’t make me RIGHT, it makes me STUBBORN.
- All opinions are open to criticism, mine included!