Monday, June 01, 2009

The strange paradox of being a "pro-lifer"

Anti-abortionists (because "pro-lifers" is about as contradictory a label as it gets when applied to these asses) do like to bray about how us "pro-abortionists" are so vile and remorseless and immoral in our condoning of "baby-killing", "harming of women", and what have you. They just don't get the point that pro-choicers don't encourage women to terminate their pregnancies; we're merely fighting to give them the choice to decide, for themselves, whether they want to keep the fetus or not. That's what pro-"choice" is all about. (It's in the friggin' name, for Christ's sake.)

Yet, while they honk and scream and whine and cry their shriveled hearts out at the evils and inhumanity of pro-choicers and abortion-enablers, they do seem strangely blind and deaf to the many members of their own party who commit acts of such utter depravity and disgusting amorality that they themselves end up defining their entire "side" of the abortion debate. Murders, attacks, vandalism, libel and slander by the shitloads; the list goes on and on. I don't recall many pro-choicers going out of their way to harm anti-abortionists, or to say they should die (especially because "God says so"), or to vandalize their places of meeting or whatever. Not that I'm saying it's never happened – there are kooks and lunatics and extremists on any side of any debate, of course. I'm saying, it sure as shit isn't anywhere near as common.

Of course, this abortion debate has only been reignited anew recently by the well-publicized murder of prominent late-term abortion-enabler, Dr. George Tiller from Wichita, Kansas. Dr. Tiller, whom I'd already covered a few times as they tried to strip his medical license away (though thankfully reason shined through for once and he was cleared of all charges). He's helped scores desperate women with many late-term abortions, and was, in countless ways, infinitely more "pro-life" than the endless self-righteous kooks continually parading their irrational beliefs and corrupt values at the front doors of his clinic.

One of Dr. Tiller's most prominent critics throughout the years has been Randall Terry, the religious nutjob behind the anti-abortion campaign Operation Rescue. You know, the one who kicked his own son out of his house when he announced he was gay. Immediately following Dr. Tiller's horrible sudden murder, he quickly pulled together a press conference at which he proclaimed the following (imagine it with an endlessly smug and holier-than-thou face):

George Tiller was a mass-murderer. We grieve for him that he did not have time to properly prepare his soul to face God. I am more concerned that the Obama Administration will use Tiller's killing to intimidate pro-lifers into surrendering our most effective rhetoric and actions. Abortion is still murder. And we still must call abortion by its proper name; murder.

"Those men and women who slaughter the unborn are murderers according to the Law of God. We must continue to expose them in our communities and peacefully protest them at their offices and homes, and yes, even their churches.

What a disgusting fuck. (What more can be said?) This monster is far more concerned about public and governmental reactions to the murder and the anti-abortion movement, then about the fact that a good man who spent his life helping poor despairing women against unbelievable public pressure to cease and desist was murdered by one of his fellow anti-abortionists.

So, "pro-life" only means towards the unborn fetuses that would one day become babies. As for fully-formed adults getting murdered – who cares?

But of course, no horrific reactions would be complete without checking out the repugnant diatribe coming from the netherregions of Gingi Edmonds' mind, no? Just a hint: her entry's title is "George Tiller the baby-killer". Yeah, that pretty much says it all.

The vast majority of it is an ignorant screed jam-packed with misconceptions, unverified and uncited statistics, and of course the sort of diatribe you expect from insane lunatics like Edmonds. Alot of it is about her equating the murdering of Dr. Tiller to killing a Nazi or serial killers like Ted Bundy. Of course she doesn't understand – perhaps she's too stupid to – that the reason we should mourn Dr. Tiller's death and not theirs, is because he tried to do good while they intentionally hurt others, either out of greed and power, or for the sake of causing pain and death.

Another interesting part is how she described Dr. Tiller as making his life "killing babies and harming women". Interesting how she skips over the fact that the women came *TO HIM* for *HIS HELP*, which he gladly gave, for their health and well-being.

And need I even bother to point out that she does, of course, skip over the fact (though does she even know, I wonder?) that late-term abortions, like Dr. Tiller enabled, are only ever done in cases of medical emergencies where the woman's health is directly endangered by the pregnancy. But no – he "kills babies and harms women". Ignorant idiot.

But in the end, one who wonders if the likes of Gingi Edmonds should ever be taken seriously, need only look at some of her comments ... you know, like the following:

Thank you everyone for the kind words, the encouragement and the awesome links on President Abortion. I mean, Obama. *snicker snicker*

I would really like to see her birth certificate to make sure she's not a 12-year-old girl. Or is that insulting to 12-year-olds, if even they would point and laugh at such a mediocre attempt at a clever pun?

I really just have two little words (which I figure you'll see coming) to anyone who applauds or condones Dr. Tiller's murder: FUCK YOU. You are not human. Terry Randall should die in a gutter, and Gingi Edmonds should end up in an asylum for the hopelessly deranged and twisted. And immoral, of course.

But at least, thank you, anti-abortionists, for once again showing your true colors to the world, and to the general public who by now already know what sort of pathetic excuse for human beings you pretend to be. You are an illustration of everything that's wrong with this world: immorality, inhumanity, condoning of murder and pain and sorrow when it fits your needs or beliefs and overall you are just a truest expression of how low a human being can sink to, especially when powered by religious zeal and blind, stupid and self-righteous hatred.

I may not be for killing or murdering, but I certainly have nothing against a good thumping to the likes of these two bloody monsters. They truly do bring out the worst in me.


  • Melissa

    Shut up and STOP making is seem like every anti-abortionist is a murderer like that guy! Cheap shot.

  • Joé McKen

    I didn't say all anti-aborts are murderers. I'm saying their lack of shame or remorse, and their very frequent condoning of murders (even if the don't do it themselves), is reprehensible beyond words.

    And that's not a cheap shot. A "cheap shot", would be blowing an innocent man's head off in public, in broad daylight, just because you happen to disagree with him, and happen to have a gun. Bu – yeah, keep legalizing guns, America.

  • Melissa

    Ok wow, you just used my expression to make an anti-gun statement. LAME.
    So a large group of anti-abortionists agreed with the murders? Where does it say this JOJO?

  • Joé McKen

    No, it was just a passing comment. You really need to learn to differentiate between pushing one's agenda, and just making a passing snide statement.

    How do I know many people agree with the murder? Look through Twitter, particularly "#tcot" ("True Conservatives On Twitter"). Peruse some anti-abortionist websites and garner the general feeling and sentiments. Really, it's not exactly the hardest thing to find if you've ever heard of Google.

    Note: I'm working on implementing a new comments software to this blog, so if you're gonna reply, I would ask that you please wait for me to integrate it. Can't wait to see how it looks. :P

  • Joé McKen

    Just testing a reply.

  • Joé McKen

    Last test reply, I swearz!

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