Skip to comments.Justice for All, Stay out of my Uterus (Baby Killer Barf Alert)
Posted on 10/10/2005 9:48:46 AM PDT by curtisgardner
By the time this column is printed, Justice for All's cultish tribute to the fetus will have left the grass of our campus. While the right wing whack-jobs are now gone from our fading campus lawns, the ghosts of their messaging haunt me.
What we saw when Justice for All came to Auraria was complete and utter disrespect. Not only were we visually assaulted by an enormous display of gory images with questionable validity and undeniable shock value; the women who make up our student body, faculties and staff had the essence of their freedom questioned. This is not something that just came with the Justice for All fetus-fest; it is an ever-present violation of the privacy and liberty of women that is found in the media, politics, religion, entertainment and social interaction.
The fact that women's sexuality, their safety during sex and their health decisions that follow sexual relationships are debated as topics for broad consensus in the first place is misogynistic. When males are granted the right to make health choices freely while women have the same privacy and freedom denied due to biological characteristics, the sexism that runs rampant in our society is blatantly clear.
Now, self-proclaimed "pro-lifers" reading this column may venture to dub me a hypocrite, as I am opposed to war and the death penalty, yet I support abortion. They will most likely question my support of human life. This is where the error lies. I am not "pro-life" and have never claimed to be. I am opposed to oppression and violations of peoples' self-determination.
I stand behind abortion rights because I believe that no one can serve as a better governing body over an individual than that person. I believe individuals have the ability to discern what they will and will not do, as they are autonomous beings. For this reason, I am also vegan, against the death penalty, opposed to state power and fully supportive of individual sexual decisions.
Honestly, I do not care what a woman's reason is for having an abortion, as I am not in a place to judge. Economics, family, sex abuse, power disparities in relationships, education and many other factors I have no ability to begin to understand, play into a woman deciding to terminate a pregnancy. I do not care how many abortions a woman has or for what reason; it is her body and her choice, bottom line.
Of course, I will discourage one from undergoing numerous abortions as a casual affair. I would also encourage an individual from casually having root canals and open-heart surgery. Regardless of whether I think their judgment leading up to such a choice was the best or if I myself would make the same choice, it is a person's right to do so.
One may ask about the self-determination and autonomy of a child. Once a child is born, I wish it nothing but the best. I would love to see every child have an education, food, shelter and medicine. However, I fail to see how a mass of cells the size of a kumquat, with no nerve endings, or a potentially viable fetus that is so deformed it has no chance of surviving (plus, it may kill the woman carrying it) can qualify as self-determined individuals. I fail to see how one can even consider the aforementioned cellular growths to be humans.
I warn all advocates for an end to legalized abortion right now: you will never succeed in ending abortion. People like me will fight back. We will break any law and violate every social norm to ensure that our sisters can receive safe and affordable abortions on demand, without apology, because it is their right.
I, for one, am tired of having my legitimate decisions scrutinized in the name of morals and governance. I am tired of hearing those that undermine my autonomy, be they men or women, dubbed "pro-life." I refuse to live in fear any further that women will lose the ability to decide to go through a life saving procedure. No government, church, political organization or private citizen will take away my rights to my body, my uterus, my sanity and my safety. I encourage other women to adopt the same standard.
This leaves me to ask a question I once read on a button to Justice for All and their cultish following led by megalomaniacal religious fundamentalist privileged males. If you cut off my reproductive choice, can I cut off yours?
Pity this woman, her life course was set when her hippie parents named her "Zoe".
So Zoe, ya' don't know where babies come from do ya'?
This is the kind of article I can't stand reading. But I can't resist replying, "Lady, I'll be happy to stay out of your uturus."
funny you should say that. being a political science major like her i am forced with occasionak run ins, and trust me, she is a hippie. Why dont they shower i ask myself
Gack!!! Now I regret investing in that high resolution monitor!!!
"But Marge, we're a team! It's uterUS, not uterYOU" - Homer Simpson
Don't worry Ms. Williams, no one is going to do anything to stop you from having the freedom of murdering the unborn, least of all the Repubs in government.
So am I, lady, so am I.
But abortion is NOT a sexual decision.
I wondered what the face of evil looked like. Now I know.
Who has casual root canals or casual open heart surgery?
Also, WHY would you recommend against this procedure? Could it be that down deep, in the quiet stillness of your soul, you know it is wrong?
I fail to see how a mass of cells the size of a kumquat, with no nerve endings, or a potentially viable fetus that is so deformed it has no chance of surviving (plus, it may kill the woman carrying it) can qualify as self-determined individuals. I fail to see how one can even consider the aforementioned cellular growths to be humans.
It isn't just a mass of cells. "It" has brain waves, a heartbeat, fingerprints, senses pain, responds to it's mother's voice, and has recognizable features.
No government, church, political organization or private citizen will take away my rights to my body, my uterus, my sanity and my safety.
Guess what? We already did! You are not allowed to take illegal drugs, engage in prostitution (most states), or sell your body parts. Your safety is under attack from the anti-gun crowd (I'd be willing to be this author supports gun control).
There's a fairly sizable group of posters on FreeRepublic who echo this line. It isn't restricted to the lunatic leftists. Rather, it is shared by the socially irresponsible of various political persuasions.
First time I ever heard it called a life-saving procedure...
Ah, the old "mass of cells" chestnut. Perhaps she ought to stop and take a good hard look at some of those fetus posters, or maybe I could show her my daughter's newborn photos, since she was born at 27 weeks and could have been legally aborted in all 50 states for any reason.
By the way Zoe, you were a mass of cells once too, in fact technically you still ARE a mass of cells.
You gotta love the fact that she so believes in the autonomy of the individual that she's a vegan-that's right folks, fish, cows and pigs have the right to self-determination, but unborn humans don't. Love that liberal logic, LOL!
This Williams creature displays a true sewer of a mind. In it's twisted imaginings, the cold-blooded slaughter of the innocent and helpless is the essence of freedom. Leftism is always, at bottom, about killing the inconvenient, but leftists are usually better at disguising their agenda.