Saturday, March 21, 2009

Teens in rural America drinking chemicals to induce abortions  

Some teenage girls in rural America are now self-inducing abortions by drinking chemicals that are used to abort livestock. There have been cases documented in at least three rural Wisconsin counties. These chemicals can be effective in terminating a pregnancy in a human, but they can also cause infections, blood loss, and death. Judie Brown, president of the American Life League made this sweeping generalization about pro-choice advocates:

"The culture of death would shed not a tear, of course, but for those of us who struggle to restore moral sanity to America, a report like this sends shivers down our spines."

The culture of death would shed not a tear? What in the hell makes her think that abortion rights advocates don't care about the health of young girls? One would have to be made of stone to not feel some concern that teenagers are literally drinking poison because they feel as if they have no other options. However, Ms. Brown and I have very different takes on the situation. The article on begins with a quote from her that, at first, seems like it's coming from a pro-choice activist... but the second-half of the quote confirms otherwise:

"What kind of world have we created for these girls that they're drinking poison and risking death in these modern-day back-alley abortions, rather than bear their child in love?"

I'm going to take a wild guess that Ms. Brown believes us family-rejecting anti-child pro-death feminazis have created a world in which the average woman lacks any sense of morality, and therefore would kill her child without thinking twice.

What kind of world do I think has been created? A world in which:

  • Abortion is so stigmatized that young girls are terrified to let even their closest friends know that they are thinking of obtaining one.

  • Abstinence-only education is still being imposed on young minds, despite mounting evidence that proves such programs are a huge failure. These programs cause young people to have no idea how to protect themselves from unplanned pregnancies, let alone what to do should one occur, thus causing them to utterly panic when it happens.

  • Abortion restrictions, such as parental consent laws, cause women to reject the option of obtaining an abortion safely and legally, thereby forcing them to find dangerous and deadly ways of inducing one.

I am just completely perplexed at the backwards logic of the anti-choice movement. How are we, as pro-choice activists, in any way responsible for young women drinking chemicals to abort a pregnancy? If it were up to us, every community would have at least one abortion provider, no restrictions would discourage those who wish to obtain an abortion from getting one, and every woman would have the ability to get an abortion safely, without being alienated by their friends and family. But of course, we're the bad guys. It's not, oh I don't know, the people who impose endless restrictions on abortion, forcing scared young women to find other ways to obtain one, or the people who withhold crucial information about sex and instead impose abstinence, or the people who put extreme amounts of pressure on young people to abstain from sex; a notion that is wildly outdated.

Get with the fucking times.

By the way, for future reference,, who prides itself on practicing "uncompromising journalism, seeking truth and justice and revitalizing the role of the free press as a guardian of liberty," is horribly biased. They failed to interview one pro-choice person for this article, and the fact that their website features an enormous advertisement for Ann Coulter's new book is hardly promising. Follow every shot of news from this website with your liberal feminist chaser.

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1 comments: to “ Teens in rural America drinking chemicals to induce abortions

  • March 23, 2009 at 1:18 PM  

    I'm sure it doesn't help that in lots of rural areas, the only pharmacy within miles is the local one run by some friend of the family. How likely is it that these girls can go and get birth control or EC? These pharmacies may even be the ones who seek to deny birth control to teens. I'm not trying to lump all rural areas into that one stereotype, but it does happen. And when these girls are left with few to no options, they turn to horrific things like drinking chemicals to induce abortions.