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Anonymous (via zubat)
Um … this quote isn’t from someone anonymous? Nor is it the quote in its entirety. Rather, it’s from Feminists for Life’s then-Vice President of Communications Frederica Mathewes-Green, writing in The American Feminist’s precursor Sisterlife, and the whole quote is as follows:
For the question remains, do women want abortion? Not like she wants a Porsche or an ice cream cone. Like an animal caught in a trap, trying to gnaw off its own leg, a woman who seeks an abortion is trying to escape a desperate situation by an act of violence and self-loss. Abortion is not a sign that women are free, but a sign that they are desperate.
I swear there was a post by Abortion Gang educating folks on why we pro-choicers shouldn’t keep on repeating this quote, but I can’t seem to find it anywhere- either it was actually on some other site, or my Google-fu is weak today.
But yeah. The intent behind the quote- to demonstrate how abortion is not chosen on a whim, but is necessary- is good. But the quote also equates abortion to violence and yes, stupidity- the idea that women can be likened to panicky animals who tear at their own bodies rather than calmly assess the situation.
If there is a hell, I believe the people sent there will have ear infections in both ears for all eternity with no relief.
Why is this shameful?
I reblogged thinking it was real, and that’s something I rail against all the time on here- people not checking sources and just blindly furthering misinformation.
(In my defense, though, I’m not sure how that particular article was supposed to read as satirical or a parody).
Fuck, I just reblogged from a parody site.