Thursday, May 6, 2010

"Facts of Life"

Okay here it is. I am horrified by abortion. I think it's outright murder. I 'also' believe that women have the ultimate right to chose if they will carry their child to term,..birth or not.

I have extreme views on both sides of this issue. For example I think no man, no male has any right to decide or rule on this topic. No male judge, administrator or Pope can say bleep.

This is a profoundly female issue.

On the other hand as I just said I believe it's murder. Just like the Church, and assorted far right groups say it's the "Slaughter of the Innocents". Unfortunately these guys have linked it to all the Culture War hot button issues.

This is tragic. The topic doesn't belong there. It should never have become an ideological football. Just a rag doll to be kicked this way, and that depending political whims.

This is about life, and death, and trumps everything else.

Folks against abortion, not all, also tend to be against every progressive thing in the political landscape. To be fair both the right, and 'left' have included abortion in their dreary laundry list of culture war flash points.

Anti-abortion ideologues seem to me not to love the mothers or even respect the dead kids. Just check out the gallery of horrors they use in their propaganda. Color pictures of dead shredded babies till the cows come home.

I've seen all that, and wonder why they don't give the kids the dignity of a service. That and a burial or cremation.

The political left too often loses sight that there's more than just the life of the mother involved. There's a child, a living child in this mix as well. To their shame the progressives say it's just flesh. A blob of nothing.

I was in a relationship with a dear friend many years ago. She had a miscarriage. She lost her child, our child.

Do you get it? This was our kid.

We both wanted the remains, little as there was for a proper release. The hospital had as a matter of routine "disposed" of the tissue as they called our baby.


I don't know maybe it's because I love kids so much or that helping to raise my sister's kids was perhaps the happiest time of my life. That, and losing our baby, our "tissue" is what makes me feel as I do.

Still I know having a kid is no speedball rush,..exactly.

Perhaps if I had the ultimate responsibility to raise a malformed or mentally dysfunctional kid I'd think different about abortion. That or if the actual birth would kill me.

Yeah I have thought of that. Bringing a tormented disabled child into this deranged world. If I were a woman hope I would have the wisdom, and strength to know what to do.

This is a nightmare indeed.

This horror was made even clearer by the recent incident in Italy when an aborted child lived for two days in the trash. Alright trash sounds overly dramatic. The kid was mixed up with the usual medical waste, and was found by accident.

This isn't the first time this has happened over there, and I have to assume it's not uncommon around the world. Especially in China where abortion is sometimes forced on women for population control.

Btw there's a black market for aborted flesh for use in soup in that workers paradise.

So I'm saying this is murder, and I'm saying only woman can decide to kill their own kids.

No I don't mean people like that sad disturbed lady that drowned her little kids in her car,...and then blamed it on a black man.

I guess this is holding two seriously opposing positions at the same time. Something I'm told one can't do. Actually folks do this sort of thing all the time. We just don't make a fuss about it for convenience sake.

Damn, this still doesn't make sense, but it's the best I can do for now.

Stay tuned.


kinkynik said...

You are correct it's for the mother to decide ultimately.

But I would'nt get hung up on calling it murder.

When does sentience commence ?

Not as soon as dad came that is for sure.

Peace, Sidney.

Anonymous said...

it is the baby popping that is killing us all!!!!

stop popping out babys!!!!!!!

anything that keeps babys from popping out is GOOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

everything that makes more babys pop out is BAD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

its that simple!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

poetreader said...

Where does Mr. Anonymous draw the line? If he has such a hatred for bringing babies into the world, ishe perhaps advocating that we begin killing recently born babies? If the problem is sheer number of humans, what prevents him from simply exterminating any and all humans that he can? As a matter of fact, one is tempted to ask how he justifies his own existence.

When does sentience commence? that's perhaps an unanswerable question. research continues to push the time further and further back when a fetus reacts to its environment. At least evidence makes it appear that way. Is emergence from the birth canal somehow a radical transformation of this infant from non-person to person? What of the increasing mental development of the infant from birth forward? is it discontinuous from that before birth? What of a mentally challenged child (or adult, for that matter)? Is he/she less human on that account. There are lots of questions here. While I'm not hung up on using a legal term like 'murder', I can't but see abortion, at any stage, as the ending of a life genetically distinct from all others -- which always raises the question as to whether such a killing can be justified. For myself I cannot imagine how it could be.


Anonymous said...

Popping a baby out into the world is the WORST CRIME anybody can do. I aint doing no preaching here!!!!!!!!!!
I is just saying that nature is gonna take care of it all and that aint even goin into the psycholigial part of how crazy people is getting becuz there is too many around in the first place!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
You can be awake and see what the heck is going on or you can be in some slumberland of funny dreams pretendin that everything is just fine. I don't give a shit what you think. It's all comin down around ur ears anyway. It is alreday way outta control and aint do damn thing you gonna do to stop it.
Poke that in ur pipe and smoke it!!!!

Uncle 2012 said...

Does this mean you're not available to baby sit?

John said...

O`h yeah I`d let him watch my kid NOT !

Sid, Sid, you don`t get it ?
All those aboorted kids
millions of them here in the U.S. they buy and sell
the material it`s big business.