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As Anti-Abortion Activists Make Headway, Shock Abounds (Feminist Screed)
Patheos ^ | April 6, 2013 | Libby Anne

Posted on 04/11/2013 3:07:23 PM PDT by Pinkbell

I’ve heard from so many people, especially women, who are utterly shocked at the progress anti-abortion forces have made in the last year and a half. Left and right bills are being passed that limit women’s ability to obtain abortions.

The latest one in Georgia outlaws abortion after 20 weeks, with exception only given for pregnancies that are “medically futile” or threaten the mother’s life. There are initiatives to bestow personhood on zygotes and fetuses taking place all over the country. The Virginia ultrasound bill passed and Utah recently mandated a three day waiting period.

When Thomas Frank wrote What’s the Matter with Kansas back in 2004, he argued that Republicans were essentially using issues like abortion in order to gain votes (and to get people to vote against their economic best interests), but that once in office they never did anything about it. It was essentially symbolic. That has clearly changed.

The laws that have been passed or proposed in the last year and a half, these are laws that the anti-abortion movement has wanted to pass for a long time. I know because I grew up attending rallies and banquets where these sorts of laws were called for. The goal was to pass longer waiting periods, to mandate ultrasounds, to mandate that women hear about the “health risks” of abortion, etc, all in the hopes of keeping women from getting abortions. And of course, I grew up hearing the morning after pill and even the birth control pill itself denounced as “abortifacients,” and therefore as something that should be banned alongside abortion (because, I was taught, they were abortion). But of course, all of this was a pipe dream, something to keep plugging away at but not something that could be accomplished all at once.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: abortion; babykiller; babykillers; bloodontheirhands; bloodontheirheads; deathpanels; feminisism; kermitgosnell; moralabsolutes; obamacare; prolife; zerocare
What changed was that in 2010 Republicans made incredibly impressive electoral gains. Suddenly, in many states Republicans controlled the governorship and both houses of the state legislature – and sometimes with enormous margins. And these newly Republicans weren’t you grandfather’s Republicans either – they were Tea Party Republicans.

Dun dun dun!

You may be wondering why I postesd this? I posted this because, in a time when it feels like we're losing and everything is going wrong, there are rays of hope. There may not be many, but there are. Stage legislatures have been able to pass some good restrictions which will no doubt save lives. The fact that she and other feminists in the comments sections are upset about pro-life gains is a good thing. The gains are substantial enough for them to notice.

One thing I noticed is that the writer seems to indicate she was once pro-life and grew up attending pro-life rallies and banquets. I wonder what happened. I don't see how one can go from being against abortion to supporting it. I could see how the reverse could happen, but I just don't get how you can change your position. I mean, she's mad about restricting abortions to 20 weeks. The baby is fully formed then, and babies have survived born just a couple weeks after that.

1 posted on 04/11/2013 3:07:23 PM PDT by Pinkbell
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To: Pinkbell

I agree. They can’t always have it there way.

2 posted on 04/11/2013 3:10:45 PM PDT by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: demshateGod

It amazes me how Hussein can fundamentally undermine the entire country, military, 2A rights, Obamacare, the economy, unemployment, and the feminists and killers pretend that the fundies are establishing a theology because a few states realised that the states are going to have to take control of an issue if they don’t want total evil leftism crammed down our throats.

3 posted on 04/11/2013 3:16:05 PM PDT by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: Pinkbell

Here is what she is:

4 posted on 04/11/2013 3:16:34 PM PDT by illiac (If we don't change directions soon, we'll get where we're going)
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To: Pinkbell

Abortionists are not called murderers. Why not??

5 posted on 04/11/2013 3:20:28 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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6 posted on 04/11/2013 3:40:29 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (My faith and politics cannot be separated)
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To: Pinkbell

If these feminazis who defend the stabbing of babies in the back of the head DON’T want a baby, tie your tubes already.

Plenty of surgical procedures YOU can undergo without having to terminate someone ELSE’S life.

7 posted on 04/11/2013 3:42:25 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: Sacajaweau

It’s an inconvenient truth.

The absolute diehards will acknowledge it is, but say it is better than the alternative (unwanted child or possible personal injury from illegal attempts at killing the pregnancy).

8 posted on 04/11/2013 3:46:02 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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9 posted on 04/11/2013 3:57:27 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: Pinkbell

There is a clash of three forces going on. The abortionists, the “pro-life” industry compromisers, and the abolitionists.

The latter are driving the sea change.

It’s the “All or Nothings” that are making the difference.

“No person shall be deprived of life without due process of law.”

“No State shall deprive any person of life without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.”

10 posted on 04/11/2013 4:07:57 PM PDT by EternalVigilance (Life. Liberty. Property. Family. Sovereignty. Security. Borders. The Constitutional Oath.)
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To: BenLurkin; surroundedbyblue

Yea they get so unhappy when they can’t kill their baby’s any time during a pregnancy. I’ll never understand.

11 posted on 04/11/2013 4:26:29 PM PDT by Morgana (Always a bit of truth in dark humor.)
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