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Slate writer: We need happy, ‘blithe and unapologetic’ abortion stories
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Posted on 07/10/2013 7:38:35 PM PDT by Morgana

WASHINGTON, D.C., July 10, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A feminist writer for Slate has said that “pro-choice” women should stop apologizing for having abortions of convenience and express their joy at being free of responsibilities. Jessica Grose Jessica Grose

Jessica Grose wrote “Enough With the Grueling, Wrenching, 'I Had an Abortion' Essays” on Tuesday, critiquing a recent spate of articles defending abortions women had undertaken in difficult circumstances.

“A lot of women have abortions and don’t look back. A lot of women don’t want a baby, and they don’t care whether the fetus is viable or how much money is in their bank account. Where are their essays?” Grose asked.

Grose, the former editor of the website Jezebel, saluted “blithe and unapologetic” stories of abortions for abortion's sake. She cited the words of the anonymous 23-year-old author of “What to Expect When You’re Aborting” as a perfect example of her preferred abortive autobiography:

By monday my hormones were a little wonky but in all i just felt like this parasitic creature that burrowed its way into me and fed of my energy, apetite, [sic] and joy was removed. And I had been restored.

“Humane essays aren’t going to change the entrenched anti-choicer.” Instead, they “push the rhetorical battle even further rightward,” she claimed.

Grose's tactic came one day after the New York Times carried Beth Matusoff Merfish piece on “My Mother's Abortion,” which Grose felt was unduly soft-spoken.

The Slate piece is the most recent but far from the first plea for post-abortive feminists to share tales of uplifting, empowering terminations.

Click "like" if you want to end abortion!

S.E. Smith at the website xoJane.com wrote that she chose to “wear my abortion on my sleeve” so other women would know, “If you had an abortion, you can rock on with your bad self.” She implored other women to follow her lead. Several have.

Jessica DelBalzo wrote that women should “venerate” abortion “wholeheartedly” in her essay, “I Love Abortion: Implying Otherwise Accomplishes Nothing for Women’s Rights” for the website RH Reality Check.

DelBalzo, an outspoken opponent of adoption, had previously expressed gratitude for her “euphoric” abortion experience in an essay entitled, “My Happy Abortion” for the same website.

Upon rising from the abortion table, “I unsuccessfully attempted to repress the huge grin that had developed on my face,” she wrote.

She concluded, “I regret but one thing: that by the time my daughter is in the position to need an abortion, factions of fanatical, misogynistic conservatives may have eliminated her right to choose.”

Just last month The New York Times carried a story by former Seattle City Council member Judy Nicastro, who wrote that she was “grateful” her abortion let her son die “in a warm and loving place.”

In April, a caller named “Karel” told Montreal-based talk show host Isabelle Maréchal that she had aborted her unborn child at 26 weeks for no good reason. “I don't regret it, to be honest with you,” she said.

Last July an anonymous woman named “Jane Young” posted pictures of her 2011 abortion on a website “to counter the perverse use of dead fetus images used by the anti-abortion movement.”

Perhaps drawing from such stories, “Dear Abby” advice columnist Jeanne Phillips responded to a letter by saying, “Ultimately, I am told, most women feel a sense of relief after an abortion.”

Yet the evidence continues to accumulate that abortion is anything but a cherished experience for most women.

For many, the guilt leads to a psychological breaking point. Numerous studies have confirmed a link between abortion, depression, and suicide. A team of Chinese researchers from Anhui Medical College found last year that post-abortive women were 49 percent more likely to experience depression.

A 2008 study by the University of Oslo concluded, “Young adult women who undergo induced abortion may be at increased risk for subsequent depression.”

In 2005, Finland’s National Research and Development Center for Welfare and Health (STAKES) studied the deaths of all women of reproductive age over a 13-year period (1987-2000). It found deaths from suicide, accidents and homicide are 248 percent higher in the year following an abortion, while women who had given birth in the past year had the lowest likelihood of death.

Ministries that help post-abortive women escape the cycle of depression and find peace and healing following the decision to end their child's life include the Silent No More Awareness Campaign, Operation Outcry, and Project Rachel.


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1 posted on 07/10/2013 7:38:35 PM PDT by Morgana
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To: Morgana

She has a daughter? Alive? How in the hell did that happen?


2 posted on 07/10/2013 7:41:38 PM PDT by DManA
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To: Morgana

This woman is a monster.


3 posted on 07/10/2013 7:42:20 PM PDT by righttackle44 (Take scalps. Leave the bodies as a warning.)
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To: Morgana

If you haven’t figured out by six MONTHS that you want or don’t want your child, you are a monster.

Good God.


4 posted on 07/10/2013 7:44:43 PM PDT by autumnraine (America how long will you be so deaf and dumb to thoe tumbril wheels carrying you to the guillotine?)
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To: Morgana

And for those around her...

“Wow, I’m sorry for your loss” (because just yesterday you were SIX MONTHS PREGNANT) and the response, “Oh, no condolences needed, I killed it. I’m very happy.”

WHAT DO YOU SAY TO THAT????


5 posted on 07/10/2013 7:46:09 PM PDT by autumnraine (America how long will you be so deaf and dumb to thoe tumbril wheels carrying you to the guillotine?)
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To: Morgana

The abortion lovers are the true misogynists. They hate women. They hate what makes women unique. They hate that women can bring forth new life. If they are female, they hate what they are. If they are men, they want to be free to use women for sexual gratification and absolve themselves of any consequences.


6 posted on 07/10/2013 7:46:20 PM PDT by informavoracious (We're being "punished" with Stanley Ann's baby. Obamacare: shovel-ready healthcare.)
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To: Morgana

We also need “blithe and unapologetic” concentration camp stories.


7 posted on 07/10/2013 7:46:48 PM PDT by windsorknot
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To: Morgana

I killed my innocent, unborn child and it was a whole lot of fun. I just loved killing a living child I had conceived.

I guess this is how liberal women think.


8 posted on 07/10/2013 7:47:20 PM PDT by detective
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To: Morgana
blithe, she thinks that's a good thing.

Definition of BLITHE

2 : lacking due thought or consideration : casual, heedless

9 posted on 07/10/2013 7:48:37 PM PDT by DManA
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To: detective

wow.... media hails satan


10 posted on 07/10/2013 7:49:51 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: autumnraine

stp being one of those around her


11 posted on 07/10/2013 7:51:50 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: Morgana

So their saying “ If you killed your baby and your happy let us know”? What next, will they ask for recipes?


12 posted on 07/10/2013 7:52:21 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: Morgana
that she had aborted her unborn child at 26 weeks for no good reason. “I don't regret it, to be honest with you,”

Interpretation--she's a dishonest liar.

13 posted on 07/10/2013 7:54:37 PM PDT by tflabo (Truth or Tyranny)
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To: autumnraine

You hold up a cross or some garlic.


14 posted on 07/10/2013 7:55:31 PM PDT by bergmeid (I told you so - now pass the ammo.)
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To: Morgana
“A lot of women have abortions and don’t look back. A lot of women don’t want a baby, and they don’t care whether the fetus is viable or how much money is in their bank account. Where are their essays?” Grose asked.

Ummmmm, maybe because there is still a concept called shame surrounding abortion? The reason they're not telling all their friends and neighbors what a "great thing" they did is because they know others would view them differently. They know society as a whole views abortion negatively.
15 posted on 07/10/2013 7:56:05 PM PDT by Girlene (Hey, NSA!)
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To: Morgana
What a happy baby-killer looks like:


16 posted on 07/10/2013 7:57:03 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Morgana

What should they say then?

“Yeehaaaw I’m a baby murdering whore and I’m proud of it”


17 posted on 07/10/2013 7:58:56 PM PDT by melsec (Once a Jolly Swagman camped by a Billabong.)
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To: Morgana
You know, with these women, I almost can understand it except that it kills an innocent. Who would want, as a mother, a woman who could feel her baby kick, feel it get hiccups, then walk into a butcher shop and have it torn limb from limb and be happy about it?

Perhaps they cannot find many happy aborters because there are very, very few. It would be an ice cold creature who would not feel at least a little sadness or regret.

18 posted on 07/10/2013 7:58:56 PM PDT by informavoracious (We're being "punished" with Stanley Ann's baby. Obamacare: shovel-ready healthcare.)
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To: autumnraine

“What do you say to that?”

“Spay or Neuter Your Pets”


19 posted on 07/10/2013 7:59:10 PM PDT by VietVet (I am old enough to know who I am and what I believe, and I 'm not inclined to apologize for any of)
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To: Morgana

The bill for Infantacide will be paid in full.


20 posted on 07/10/2013 8:01:38 PM PDT by windsorknot
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To: Morgana

Horrifying.

Moloch demands more. Always more.


21 posted on 07/10/2013 8:04:55 PM PDT by ecomcon
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To: Cicero

Who would have sex with THAT?


22 posted on 07/10/2013 8:05:48 PM PDT by Volunteer (Though I know that the hypnotized never lie, do ya? - The Who)
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To: Morgana
...women should stop apologizing for having abortions of convenience and express their joy at being free of responsibilities.

Q: What could better justify murdering a baby than the joy of being free of responsibilities?

A: Maybe the delirious joy of destroying a human life?

23 posted on 07/10/2013 8:07:02 PM PDT by Standing Wolf
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To: Mastador1
“ If you killed your baby and your happy let us know”?

Ye Gads. . . When I read that, in my mind it came with the tune of "If you're happy and you know it, clap your hands"

If you killed your baby and you're happy, let us know

If you killed your baby and you're happy, let us know

If you killed your baby and you're happy, you'll never have to change a nappy

If you killed your baby and you're happy, let us know!

24 posted on 07/10/2013 8:08:00 PM PDT by informavoracious (We're being "punished" with Stanley Ann's baby. Obamacare: shovel-ready healthcare.)
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To: Morgana

Like:

I was pregnant with triplets, but did not know it.

I got an abortion. It made me happy and my life better.

Then I found out about another ‘fetus’.

So I got another abortion. The first one made me feel good, but this one was like over the top.

I was floating on cloud nine, but ... another fetus??? Who could have guessed?

So I just had to have that third abortion. It was my calling.

And it was everything I thought it would be!!!! Beyond anything anyone could have imagined.

I just wish everyone (males included) could experience the abortions like I did!! My meaning has been completed. The very purpose of my life is complete.

[Excuse me while I barf on myself — Sorry for this extreme sarcasm]


25 posted on 07/10/2013 8:08:47 PM PDT by Scrambler Bob ( Concerning bo -- that refers to the president. If I capitalize it, I mean the dog.)
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To: Standing Wolf
Who would have sex with THAT?

Maybe she had artificial insemination just so she could experience the joy of having an abortion.

26 posted on 07/10/2013 8:10:04 PM PDT by informavoracious (We're being "punished" with Stanley Ann's baby. Obamacare: shovel-ready healthcare.)
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To: windsorknot

well played....


27 posted on 07/10/2013 8:19:13 PM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (Tokyo Rove is more than a name, it's a GREAT WEBSITE)
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To: Morgana

“After I rid myself of my baby, I just skipped out of the abortion clinic into the sunshine and enjoyed life!”

That kind of story?


28 posted on 07/10/2013 8:23:38 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Morgana

Well, she won;t find any such stories from the babies...they’re dead.

What a monster.


29 posted on 07/10/2013 8:26:55 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: C. Edmund Wright

Thanks. Society has a way of sanitizing the disposal of “undesirables”.


30 posted on 07/10/2013 8:27:21 PM PDT by windsorknot
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To: Morgana
Because being the mother of a dead baby that died by your orders is such a joyous thing. (/sarc)

Reminds me of the endless gay pride nonsense ... a nonstop effort to convince themselves they are happy and proud to be homosexual.

We're not buying it, by the way.

31 posted on 07/10/2013 8:30:12 PM PDT by Lizavetta (You get what you tolerate)
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To: Cicero
What a happy baby-killer looks like:

They look like bug-eyed trolls?

32 posted on 07/10/2013 8:39:39 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Lizavetta
Reminds me of the endless gay pride nonsense ... a nonstop effort to convince themselves they are happy and proud to be homosexual.

Homos want one thing - - to jam a thumb in the eye of normal people. Never forget that.
It's what their whole gay "marriage" tantrum is about.

There's a reason kids today still use phrases like, "That's so gay," as a deragatory comment. It has nothing to do with their upbringing or home environment, and is actually in direct contradiction to what the government schools relentlessly beat into them. Even the constant efforts of the decadent movie / television / news-soundbite culture to "normalize" homosexuality fail miserably when it comes to children.

No. Kids understand naturally, instinctively, that there is just something sick about a man pushing his penis into another man's anus full of turd. It's one of those things nobody needs to teach, and it is why homos instinctively feel ashamed of what they are and what they do, and why they suffer the tears of a clown even as they march with fake smiles in fake "pride" parades. In psychology parlance, it's known as a "Hall of Mirrors".

33 posted on 07/10/2013 8:43:16 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: informavoracious

I know, I had the tune running through my head as I typed it.


34 posted on 07/10/2013 8:48:33 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: Morgana; Cicero

” in all i just felt like this parasitic creature that burrowed its way into me and fed of my energy, apetite, [sic] and joy was removed. And I had been restored. “

That reminds me of the reaction of the Peter Sellers character in “Doctor Strangelove” after the A-bomb was dropped:
“Mein Fuhrer! I can Walk!”


35 posted on 07/10/2013 8:50:17 PM PDT by haroldeveryman
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To: Mastador1

It worked :-)


36 posted on 07/10/2013 8:51:49 PM PDT by informavoracious (We're being "punished" with Stanley Ann's baby. Obamacare: shovel-ready healthcare.)
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To: informavoracious

“They hate what makes women unique.”

Yes, this is “feminism” in a nutshell. They’ve always been like this, self-hating harridans.


37 posted on 07/10/2013 8:52:33 PM PDT by jocon307
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To: informavoracious; Slings and Arrows

” If you killed your baby and your happy let us know”?

Ye Gads. . . When I read that, in my mind it came with the tune of “If you’re happy and you know it, clap your hands”

If you killed your baby and you’re happy, let us know

If you killed your baby and you’re happy, let us know

If you killed your baby and you’re happy, you’ll never have to change a nappy

If you killed your baby and you’re happy, let us know! “

++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

I’m wondering if about now I need to ping you???


38 posted on 07/10/2013 8:53:18 PM PDT by Morgana (Always a bit of truth in dark humor.)
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To: windsorknot

“We also need “blithe and unapologetic” concentration camp stories.”

You can find plenty of those, from the Nazi side.


39 posted on 07/10/2013 8:53:21 PM PDT by jocon307
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To: Morgana

Whaddya mean.


40 posted on 07/10/2013 8:55:20 PM PDT by informavoracious (We're being "punished" with Stanley Ann's baby. Obamacare: shovel-ready healthcare.)
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To: jocon307

LIBs love death. I want to know when they will eat their aborted children?


41 posted on 07/10/2013 8:56:55 PM PDT by ogen hal (First amendment or reeducation camp)
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To: haroldeveryman

“in all i just felt like this parasitic creature that burrowed its way into me”

Who taught this woman to regard a growing baby as something equal to a tick or chigger?


42 posted on 07/10/2013 9:03:37 PM PDT by thecodont
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To: thecodont

“Who taught this woman to regard a growing baby as something equal to a tick or chigger?”

Take three guesses and the first two don’t count!


43 posted on 07/10/2013 9:04:50 PM PDT by Morgana (Always a bit of truth in dark humor.)
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To: Morgana

Once upon a time a girl got pregant.

The girl then hired a professional killer to murder her baby, so she could get back to her pathetically empty life.

And they all (except the baby) lived happily ever after.

THE END


44 posted on 07/10/2013 9:08:50 PM PDT by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: Morgana; Cicero; melsec; VietVet
I will bet everything I own that this creature is not only NOT happy with her decision but internally she is a complete mess of a thing. I guarantee she is emotionally unstable and cannot maintain real relationships with anyone. At a minimum, when she's alone she despises and hates herself.
There is even a high probability she masks her mental and emotional instability with drug-use.....I'd say prescription pills or alcohol....or both.
She would lie to cover up those truths only because she wants to further force her miserable existence onto the rest of the world, therefore she puts on the mask of "feminism" or "liberalism" and peddles her misery to the world. She purports to be a "strong-willed independent woman" even though she secretly hates herself & is actually a weak-minded simpleton who is too cowardly to do the noble thing which is to end her own misery, like she killed her baby.
My assessment goes for any woman who would describe an abortion in the same manner as this creature.
45 posted on 07/10/2013 9:20:14 PM PDT by brent13a
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To: Morgana; Cicero; melsec; VietVet; tflabo
Notice she used the euphemistic term "anti-choicer" which is the opposite of the euphemism "pro-choice".

I've long ago resorted to using the following terms online and in person:
Pro-Life(r)
Pro-Death(er)
Pro-Infanticide
Anti-Infanticide

I don't believe in sugarcoating anything and cut out the use of feel-good euphemisms.

Most Pro-Deathers will refuse to engage me online when I use the correct non-euphemistic terminology. The ones who do engage me cannot win an argument or dominate the discussion.
46 posted on 07/10/2013 9:25:42 PM PDT by brent13a
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To: Morgana

Suggestion to Slate; contact the ‘Hail Satan ‘ protesters. No doubt, some happy abortions stiries available that they would love to share and certainly a great ‘equal rights’ ‘network’ to mine for names...


47 posted on 07/10/2013 9:31:56 PM PDT by cricket
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To: brent13a

Yes, a lot of the liberal argument consists in inventing their own language, which is ideological rather than rational.


48 posted on 07/10/2013 9:35:21 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Morgana
She concluded, “I regret but one thing: that by the time my daughter is in the position to need an abortion, factions of fanatical, misogynistic conservatives may have eliminated her right to choose.”

I don't see the problem. This bitch seems so whacked she could easily do the abortion for her daughter then take her for an ice cream afterwards.

49 posted on 07/10/2013 9:52:08 PM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Obama's Enemies List - Yes, you are a crook.)
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To: VeniVidiVici
She concluded, “I regret but one thing: that by the time my daughter is in the position to need an abortion, factions of fanatical, misogynistic conservatives may have eliminated her right to choose.”

In a sane world, this would have been recognized as the rantings of a psychotic, anti-social, murderous lunatic. Her medications would have been increased and this writing used to document the denial of her release as she remains a danger to others.

50 posted on 07/11/2013 3:57:10 AM PDT by Prov1322 (Enjoy my wife's incredible artwork at www.watercolorARTwork.com! (This space no longer for rent))
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