Skip to comments.What Obvious Child (Movie) gets right about abortion
Posted on 06/27/2014 9:31:46 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd
At long last, a mainstream movie about a procedure that millions of American women have undergone. It also happens to be really funny.
Regardless of what one thinks about abortion, it cannot be denied that it is a common medical procedure for women. Roughly 30 percent of American women will obtain one. And yet, as Slate’s Dana Stevens has observed, abortion has virtually disappeared as a subject from popular American film and television. Dramas featuring young women routinely use convenient miscarriages as plot devices to avoid having characters make realistic choices, while movies like Knocked Up and Juno follow all the hoops their main characters go through to make sure an unplanned pregnancy comes to fruition.
In this context, Gillian Robespierre’s new movie Obvious Child is welcome indeed.
The romantic comedy stars the gifted comic actor Jenny Slate as Donna Stern, a young comedian and employee in a failing bookstore. The movie begins with Slate performing her comedy routine, after which she is dumped (in a superbly written and acted scene) by her boyfriend in the dive club’s unisex, graffiti-saturated bathroom. Eking out a threadbare existence, she decides to obtain an abortion after an unintended pregnancy.
(Excerpt) Read more at theweek.com ...
And the article's claim that 30% of American women will have an abortion?
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Liberalism is a mental disorder.
The bottom line is that, without Christ, those women who have butchered their babies will spend eternity in a particularly hot corner of Hell.
There is nothing right about abortion. Ever.
The name is appropriate at least
Article was written by a guy. Of course he supports abortion.
>>And the article’s claim that 30% of American women will have an abortion?
Probably just the number of abortions performed over a range of years divided by the number of women of fertile age during that same time period. They probably don’t even use the full range of fertile years in order to skew the statistic more.
They don’t want to point out that many women who have an abortion will have another and another until it becomes their preferred method of birth control or that a significant number of abortions are performed on women who can’t even buy a beer legally.
By age 45, one third of American women will have had at least one abortion.
If you want to dispute this number, you need to post some evidence.
I bet they include miscarriages to inflate the “abortion” figure ....
Hoops? Last I checked, a child is the end product of pregnancy and doesn't require a bunch of hoops to jump though. But then I'm not a "progressive" NeoCom that is delusional from cognitive dissonance.
At least half of American women will experience an unintended pregnancy by age 45, and at 2008 abortion rates, one in 10 women will have an abortion by age 20, one in four by age 30 and three in 10 by age 45.
The claim appears to be correct. Do not confuse the 4/10 pregnancies end in abortion with 3/10 women. Some women have more than one abortion.
That link says that three in ten women will have an abortion by age 45.
I worked with a woman in the mid 1970s who proudly bragged that she had
had six abortions, and that it was her preferred method of birth control.
We weren’t close after she told me that.
But I thought men were always forcing women (at the point of a gun) to do their will and fighting for control over women’s bodies? Isn’t that what we’re told?
Whoopi Goldberg claims to have had 6 or 7 (a deep concern each time she considered it but ultimately she can’t bother to recall how many times she’s had it done).
Certainly some women are making up for those women who DON’T get abortions.
I don’t care how “funny” they think it is, can you imagine a 90-minute movie that revolves around the question of whether or not to have an abortion?
But that isn’t the reality. Hasn’t been for a while (if it ever was).
That meme was just a way for women to excuse killing their children.
That's what they really mean. Unfortunately for them, they are just incurring worse consequences for murdering that child, in the hereafter.
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