***EDIT: Trigger warning may apply for those of you who are pregnant. Big, big apologies if anyone had a bad reaction to either the post or the story linked below. It was very insensitive of me to post this without thinking of those of you who are currently in the middle of a pregnancy.***
The whole propaganda campaign about so-called late term abortion has always seemed like a red herring to me. All the handwringing about the supposed killing of viable fetuses is just so much bullshit. Late term abortion is about tragedy. A sick fetus. A sick mother. Terrible choices, the end of the road. Sorrow.
No one goes through months and months of pregnancy then just up and changes her (flighty, unreasonable, feeeemale) mind and decides oops, she’d rather not be a mommy after all. It. Just. Doesn’t. Happen.
This is what late term abortion means. And all those bullshit anti-science shortsighted discriminatory sexist garbage fuckwad privileged assholes in state legislatures pushing for bans on abortion after 20 weeks, or after the heartbeat can be detected, or after whatever magical developmentally meaningless milestone they pick out of a fucking hat, are CHOOSING mothers’ continued suffering plus dead fetuses (for emphasis: THEY ARE NOT SAVING BABIES) over basic medical care for expectant mothers.
(h/t to Shakesville for sharing Anonymous’ story this week)