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The Real Lie: You Aren't WORTH What Your Amazing Female Body Can Do
Townhall.com ^ | May 28, 2014 | Kristan Hawkins

Posted on 05/28/2014 6:16:03 PM PDT by Kaslin

PolicyMic, a news organization that claims to know and report on what matters most to young people, tells readers that their promise is to report on "perspectives that aren't typically showcased at other outlets." Yet, a recent article regurgitated one piece of fiction that almost all of the other media outlets have already showcased ad nauseam. And I can't be the only Millennial who is getting annoyed by the lack of integrity in reporting about my generation.

Their recent article, Dear American Women: You Are Being Lied to, lists nine ways in which American women are supposedly being duped by "a society still steeped in the sexism of years past." This is as specific a description that the elusive guilty party of accused liars merits in the piece. (The site has a penchant for churning out lists of reasons why Millennials --well, mostly women and minorities-- are victims of one thing or another. If PolicyMic becomes the paradigm of Millennial reporting, today's young people will undoubtedly go down in history as the self-proclaimed victim generation.)

Number six in the list of nine reasons why women have it so bad in America is, "You are not capable of making your own medical decisions." The accusation reads:

Roe v. Wade is still the law of the land, making such a ban [on late-term abortion] arguably unconstitutional. But that hasn't stopped anti-choice politicians from passing legislation making access to safe abortion procedures increasingly difficult in states across the country. [Sen. Lindsey] Graham claimed he knows twins who were born at 20 weeks... let's all remember that what Graham believes should have no bearing on a woman's choices about her health. Research shows that in states with more access to contraception and family planning, teenage pregnancy rates are lower and median incomes are higher. In fact, when young women are given robust sex education and access to affordable contraception, they are able to make more informed choices and the teen pregnancy rate drops.

Aside from the fact that there is blatant misinformation about the effect of birth control and "robust" sex education in the author's attack on pro-life legislators, the title of the accusation itself is misleading. Claiming that pro-life legislators like Sen. Lindsey are trying to tell women that they can't make their "own medical decisions" assumes that life-affirming laws infringe on a woman's ability to be independent and to take care of her own health. In reality, they do the opposite.

Remember the "war on women" we heard so much about last year? Many actual American women know that it is being waged against us by the other side. The side that would tell us that our fertility is a disease, and that the pathway to freedom is sex without its biological consequences (like children). And if our carcinogenic pills and the copper IUDs in our bodies fail to prevent our bodies from doing what they so fiercely and incredibly do, there's abortion.

We know that legislators who are looking out for the welfare of our pre-born children, and for our own safety and informed consent in our reproductive decisions are acting in the interest of women's progress. They are upholding a commitment not to let women regress by being subjected to the coercive and misleading forces of the abortion lobby, which stands for little more than profit. We know that these forces mimic all too vividly the patriarchal nature of the American yesteryear. And that is why we are pro-life: because it is the only way to ensure justice for women -- including pre-born women -- and to ensure that women's rights move forward rather than slip away.

Maybe the real lie being told to women is: "You aren't WORTH what your amazing female body can do."


TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: abortion; abortionandrape; millenials; prolife; waronwomen

1 posted on 05/28/2014 6:16:03 PM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

Here’s what people forget:

Pregnancy is the normal state of the uterus.

That is a medical fact.

(Of course, Marriage is the normal state in which it is to occur.

Natural Law, Common Sense, Ethics, Biblical teachings and all religions state this.)


2 posted on 05/28/2014 6:19:32 PM PDT by stanne
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To: Kaslin

When Vietnam vets came home the left spit on them and called them, “baby killers”. The left has become the champions of killing babies.


3 posted on 05/28/2014 6:28:56 PM PDT by outofsalt (If history teaches us anything it's that history rarely teaches us anything.)
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To: stanne
Pregnancy is the normal state of the uterus. That is a medical fact.

Ridiculous. So a woman who never gets pregnant has an abnormal uterus for her lifetime? So virtually all women have "abnormal state" organs for the majority of their adult lives?

4 posted on 05/28/2014 6:31:50 PM PDT by Teacher317 (We have now sunk to a depth at which restatement of the obvious is the first duty of intelligent men)
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To: stanne

where did you get your medical ‘fact’?


5 posted on 05/28/2014 6:32:45 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: Teacher317

I think some folks come to conclusions based on nothing. It is obvious the poster has never taken a simple intro physiology class


6 posted on 05/28/2014 6:34:07 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: Nifster

And doesn’t know what the word ‘normal’ means.


7 posted on 05/28/2014 6:37:27 PM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" is more than an Army Ranger credo it's the character of America.)
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To: Kaslin

if they get to make the decision then i want to stop being forced to pay for their decision. their decision, their pocketbook, not mine.


8 posted on 05/28/2014 6:45:11 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: TigersEye

that too


9 posted on 05/28/2014 6:46:26 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: Teacher317

Pregnancy is not a disease. Women’s health issues revolve around avoiding pregnancy, terminating it and treating pregnancy as an unhealthy status

Wrong


10 posted on 05/28/2014 7:07:33 PM PDT by stanne
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To: Kaslin

JERRY: I couldn’t believe it. Uh, I mean I thought I was entering a “magical world” of sensual delights, but it was just so ordinary. I mean, there was nothing gymnastic about it.

ELAINE: Well, what did you think she was gonna do?

JERRY: Well, you know. I mean... I dunno.

ELAINE: No, what?

JERRY: Well, obviously I prefer not to mention any, you know...

ELAINE: What did you think, she was going to take some of that chalk and...

JERRY: You see, now I really don’t want to get into this, any kind of specifics...

ELAINE: Oh, come on. One thing? One thing! What?

JERRY: Well... Frankly, I thought, you know, I was gonna kinda’ be like the apparatus.

KRAMER: You mean like the uneven parallel bars?

JERRY: See, again, I really don’t feel that...

ELAINE: The balance beam?

JERRY: Could we stop?

ELAINE: (gasps in mock surprise) Not the pommel horse?

JERRY: All right. Let’s just drop it.


11 posted on 05/28/2014 7:10:48 PM PDT by Old Yeller (Anything is possible, if you don't know what you're talking about.)
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To: Nifster

He takes away his wife’s shoes during the winter months.


12 posted on 05/28/2014 8:59:11 PM PDT by Rodamala
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To: stanne

Pregnancy is also not the normal condition for the human female body. Many health complications can and do occur specifically do to pregnancy.


13 posted on 05/28/2014 9:09:24 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: Teacher317
while stated inelegantly..the statement would be true..an organ has a function..what is the function of the uterus?

reproductive organs are for reproduction that's true for both men and women no need to be offended by that..

14 posted on 05/28/2014 9:09:48 PM PDT by tophat9000 (An Eye for an Eye, a Word for a Word...nothing more.)
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To: tophat9000

It was not inelegant it was wrong. It would be like saying the normal condition of the stomach is to be full


15 posted on 05/28/2014 9:12:30 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: stanne

And again I ask you where did you get your medical ‘ fact’ that pregnancy is the normal state of the uterus?


16 posted on 05/28/2014 9:14:31 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: stanne

“Pregnancy is the normal state of the uterus.”

Huh ?

.


17 posted on 05/28/2014 9:26:14 PM PDT by Mears
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To: Teacher317

Thanks...good retort. That has to be among the stupidest statements I’ve ever read on FR...or anywhere on the web, for that matter.


18 posted on 05/28/2014 9:28:11 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: Nifster

...the “normal” condition for a penis is erect? Sorry, gotta check with my doc after four hours on that one.


19 posted on 05/28/2014 9:29:25 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

The hits just keep on coming


20 posted on 05/28/2014 9:31:44 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: Mears; Teacher317

In keeping with the pro life message, thought I’d grab a little common sense and natural law that’s been all but scrubbed from the national psyche.

This can be found in any pre mid 1980’s medical or nursing guide going back to Hippocrates

Just reminding, knowing flames would spew as they will
In any real abortion statement that our culture, even our presidential races, Founders forbid, revolve around all attempts to keep the uterus from performing the function for which it exists.

Any flames, consider your intent

In the 1961 edition of Eastman and Hellman’s standard textbook, Williams’ Obstetrics, the authors state:

“From a biologic point of view pregnancy and labor represent the highest function of the female reproductive system and a priori should be considered a normal process.”

And from the National Right to Life website:

” ...medical schools still commonly administer a Hippocratic pledge but sadly, in pro-abortion cultures, they have removed the promise to not kill an unborn child. For as mentioned at Abort73.com, the original oath has been “replaced by vague generalities’ “


21 posted on 05/28/2014 9:59:21 PM PDT by stanne
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To: Teacher317
So a woman who never gets pregnant has an abnormal uterus for her lifetime? So virtually all women have "abnormal state" organs for the majority of their adult lives?

I think it is true that women who have never breastfed have a higher rate of breast cancer and women who have never had pregnancies have a higher rate of ovarian cancer.

Not here to argue - I couldn't care less. But I think the statistics bear that out.

22 posted on 05/28/2014 10:11:25 PM PDT by Lizavetta
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To: Nifster
It was not inelegant it was wrong. It would be like saying the normal condition of the stomach is to be full

Maybe in your house. In my house the normal condition of the stomach is to start digestion, not to be distended.

23 posted on 05/28/2014 10:13:25 PM PDT by Lizavetta
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To: Lizavetta

Normal pregnancy and labor & delivery with breast feeding and at a normal age of initiation (not way beyond late twenties) have a cancer preventive property

It brings on so much anger to say so, as people want control over this so much that they demand it ...from everyone. It’ll give any dem candidate an edge including one that would destroy everything including the constitution

But the facts are there. And backed up by statistics, history, physiology, anthropology, religious dogma and even pharmaceuticals and on gym

The opposite is also true. Causing breast cancer in the same class of carcinogens as smoking tobacco and lung cancer is the birth control pill, which also is a risk factor in strokes. Induced abortion(not spontaneous/miscarriage) is a risk factor in breast cancer.

That’s just cancer.


24 posted on 05/28/2014 11:13:21 PM PDT by stanne
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To: stanne

On gym = ob gyn

This is all from the center for disease control. CDC


25 posted on 05/28/2014 11:15:09 PM PDT by stanne
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To: Kaslin
"perspectives that aren't typically showcased at other outlets."

In the real world, this means "crap other people would never believe"

26 posted on 05/29/2014 5:57:24 AM PDT by MamaTexan (I am a Person as created by the Laws of Nature, not a person as created by the laws of Man)
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To: Lizavetta

And are you so daft as to miss my point...or is my humor sensor broken and I should be laughing. I have been cranky lately and I may have missed a good joke.


27 posted on 05/29/2014 2:34:53 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: stanne

I hear what you’re saying.


28 posted on 05/29/2014 2:39:14 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: All
From the article:
"Their recent article, Dear American Women:
You Are Being Lied to, lists nine ways in which
American women are supposedly being duped
by "a society still steeped in the sexism of years past.""




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29 posted on 05/29/2014 2:48:21 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: stanne

“In the 1961 edition of Eastman and Hellman’s standard textbook, Williams’ Obstetrics, the authors state:

“From a biologic point of view pregnancy and labor represent the highest function of the female reproductive system and a priori should be considered a normal process.””


I certainly did my part.

I had my first in 1961 when this article was written——I had my fifth in 1967.

.


30 posted on 05/29/2014 3:32:11 PM PDT by Mears
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To: trisham

Well, it’s weird to (have to) talk about, and it doesn’t sit well with the BCP folks, but it’s true


31 posted on 05/29/2014 3:45:29 PM PDT by stanne
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To: stanne

:)


32 posted on 05/29/2014 3:48:27 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Mears

I’ll bet you’re happy now, all that company and support, and all.

Normal


33 posted on 05/29/2014 3:58:22 PM PDT by stanne
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To: stanne

“I’ll bet you’re happy now, all that company and support, and all.”


I was happy then——I had,and have,a great life.

Thank you,God.

.


34 posted on 05/29/2014 4:04:25 PM PDT by Mears
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To: stanne
Pregnancy is the normal state of the uterus.

Pregnancy is the a normal state of the uterus.

FTFY

And all the howlers should admit that pregnancy is most likely the only thing the uterus is good for, which is an understatement because it is essential to all posterity. It is unnatural, not to mention unsustainable, to render the uterus vestigial yet that is the profound insanity of our culture.

I'm not sure it's true or can be proved but I've heard and suspect that there may be biological/immunity benefits to the mother from each baby's genetic material that potentially escapes into the mother's body. I may have seen that in a TED talk.

I that God every day that my wife is a megagrandmultipara, the feminine eqivalent of a triple ace. She is amazingly healthy and energetic, especially compared to her relatives ravaged by bc, vd, abortion, cancer and hysterectomy. And she is absolutely lovely and enticing.

35 posted on 05/29/2014 4:17:14 PM PDT by Theophilus (Be as prolific as you are pro-life.)
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To: stanne
normal to be barefoot too.

and no driver's licenses.

for an asian female, there is no hope, even if they had plenty of shoes (hello Imelda) because as soon as one gets behind the wheel, guilty(!) of DWO (driving while oriental) with evidence for being of female sex making that "guilty" and "with a prior" [conviction].


36 posted on 05/29/2014 4:20:49 PM PDT by BlueDragon (...to stay on the safe side...I'm never stopping in Amarillo again)
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To: BlueDragon

To automatically equate pregnancy with being barefoot and in the kitchen, categorizes it with animals, and imprisoned animals, enslaved.

It is a hoax.

Practicing birth control, especially by being on the pill, which is poison, is imprisonment, enslaving and objectifying.

To state that women are like animals by being pregnant is to believe the hoax perpetuated on this society.

To be on a toxic substance, preventing normal bodily functions in order to keep a male around, who does not want to take care of children, not more than his maximum allowance that he makes up on a whim, is to be objectified.

That is the true undignified state.

To blame a sick society is a cop out. Our society is very sick, but we do not have to buy that to be a mother is a state of slavery, base, crude, undignified. To do so is to buy into a lie.

When we see on all major broadcasts of national events pornographic images of women, to say that is dignified is seeing things backward as the culture demands.

The flames that come out when these statements are made are inconvenient and also testimonial to the painful truth.

REad the headline.

It is a hoax to deny femininity and to not make demands on men, that they ultimately are hard driven to desire, to take care of and commit and then allow whatever family God provides, and assists in caring for.


37 posted on 05/29/2014 5:04:10 PM PDT by stanne
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To: Theophilus

From the citation, Williams...:
“...pregnancy and labor represent the highest function of the female reproductive system...”

When one considers the normalcy of pregnancy, one will consider how to manage one’s dealings.

One treats the body as if it wants to be in that state, and then one can act in a way that brings about good consequences.

Or, one can practice birth control, which is to attack the reproductive system as if it is unhealthy, when it is not.

It is normal to be married, and to want to be so, as it is normal to be single and want to be so, if life’s vocation, the single professional life, or the religious life, or widowhood or unforeseen divorce or illness presents that.

In that case, when considering the normal state of the uterus, which is to be pregnant, as well as other considerations, one is celibate, or one takes birth control pretending the reproductive system is sick when it normally tends to its normal state - pregnancy.

It was always a management issue until we started treating pregnancy as a bad (women’s health) issue.

the point being that pregnancy is not an illness, as you surely knew I meant, and still do.


38 posted on 05/29/2014 5:18:29 PM PDT by stanne
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To: stanne
You remind me of my ex.

She didn't have much of a sense of humor, either. :^')

39 posted on 05/29/2014 5:51:50 PM PDT by BlueDragon (...to stay on the safe side...I'm never stopping in Amarillo again)
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To: BlueDragon

That is so funny. I just wrote this in response to someone wishing SNL would make fun of BO’s speech to West Point Grads.

It would be so funny to see a proper jabbing:
You know...if Saturday night live would just go back to its original tone

“There is nothing more sincerely amusing than tenth grade boys in the cafeteria at lunch, or watching TV with the sound down on a Friday.

Adults either gone, or non intrusive.

Watch old Dana Carvey, he makes fun of George Michael on Weekend update. He’s George Michael, complaining to a straight faced, ‘annoyed’, Dennis Miller, and dressed in tight jeans saying, ‘Dennis, they made that video and I would just like to ask that editor, ‘wheeeere’s mmyy BUTT!? I mean where is it in that video...”

And George Bush threatening Sadaam Hussein, and with night vision goggles.

and the Italian waiter.

Or Phil Hartmann with the unfrozen caveman lawyer. Just random stuff. A little bit of a political figure here and there.

Even a few years ago when Sara Palin was on, back stage and Marky Mark comes up looking to punch someone, says oh Hi sara, have you seen Andy? I’m gonna kick the crap out of him. She says, hi, no ...

Just funny stuff.”

I just don’t find the destruction of the family nor disliking kids nor abortion funny.


40 posted on 05/29/2014 6:01:49 PM PDT by stanne
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To: stanne
I'm glad you saw I was just kidding around. Thanks.
41 posted on 05/29/2014 6:31:12 PM PDT by BlueDragon (...to stay on the safe side...I'm never stopping in Amarillo again)
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To: stanne
pregnancy is not an illness

A primary reason our last two were born at home. Hospitals unintentionally traumatize new mothers, babies and families.

42 posted on 05/30/2014 2:21:14 AM PDT by Theophilus (Be as prolific as you are pro-life.)
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That works until something goes wrong and something can always go wrong. Hospitals refuse to acknowledge that’s all they’re there for. And people refuse to take charge of there own health care

Hospitals don’t like getting sued, which happens a lot. So they take over and treat it like its an emergency

And most People do not like having to have discomfort, forget pain. They think because they’re told they can have the baby without having discomfort

One way is to talk to the pediatrician and tell him to ease up on all the immunizations at once Negotiate which ones can wait till two months they give too many at once

Figure out how to deliver ( with no support from staff used to being in charge of a drugged up anesthetized patient

Read Leboyer. Or Find a hospital with a birthing center and dads don’t have to be there I don’t think they should be. Find a doula. But dads should go to the nursery and don’t let the kid out of sight. The stAff wants to take over
(most of their patients want them to) Follow up on the immunization deal. And the baby doesn’t want to go with these people in th fluorescent The kid knows the sound of the fathers voice. So it is very helpful

And read up on, three months out, how to do labor. Then do it. And forget the to if drugs, forget letting staff take over they end up with inducing with nasty artificial hormones and then c section Just deliver the kid. It’s over, if labor gets under way before the staff takes over with lights and terror, in twelve hours max, and get home in 24 hours

But I don’t recommend doing so without an accessible neonatal ICU or OR


43 posted on 05/30/2014 4:44:51 AM PDT by stanne
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