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    Sexism and Abortion

    Why do certain people claim that pro-life people are being sexist? I can claim that abortion is sexist due to assuming that women are incapable of saying no to irresponsible choices. Yes, tthere are some tragic circumstances where the woman is a victim, but there is no need to violate her a second time to murder her baby! And I'm tired of abortion advocates acting like the woman's life will be over if her baby does not die. So much for all the charities out there that will help in crises pregnancies.
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    Ending abortion would save millions of female lives. Case closed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Christianbookworm View Post
    Why do certain people claim that pro-life people are being sexist? I can claim that abortion is sexist due to assuming that women are incapable of saying no to irresponsible choices. Yes, tthere are some tragic circumstances where the woman is a victim, but there is no need to violate her a second time to murder her baby! And I'm tired of abortion advocates acting like the woman's life will be over if her baby does not die. So much for all the charities out there that will help in crises pregnancies.
    In your case they are correct. For example you think "they" are violating her a second time when in fact she is the only one who can legally have an abortion.
    "As for my people, children are their oppressors, and women rule over them. O my people, they which lead thee cause thee to err, and destroy the way of thy paths." Isaiah 3:12

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    Quote Originally Posted by Darth Executor View Post
    In your case they are correct. For example you think "they" are violating her a second time when in fact she is the only one who can legally have an abortion.
    I'm saying that it would not actually help a rape victim to have stuff put in her to kill her baby.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Darth Executor View Post
    In your case they are correct. For example you think "they" are violating her a second time when in fact she is the only one who can legally have an abortion.
    In a sense they are violating her by brainwashing her.
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    There are countries where abortion is used to perpetrate extreme sexism against women. If a family learns that their unborn child is female, or if they have a newborn who turns out to be female, they will kill her rather than endure the shame of having a daughter.
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    All of the women I know well are pro-life (wife, sisters, mom, in-laws, sisters-in-law, church friends). Either:

    1. they have all internalized misogyny (thanks, Patriarchy!), and help perpetuate oppression of women through their ill-conceived and sexist opposition to abortion, or
    2. being pro-life isn't sexist.

    Put like that, I can totally see why "pro-life" = "anti-women."
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