Friday, January 15, 2010

New law requires women to name baby, paint nursery before getting abortion  

Relax, it's just The Onion. Saw this on Feministing and laughed my ass off. It just illustrates the sheer ridiculousness of "prior to an abortion, a woman must do this" laws, and exposes the fact that these laws exist solely to deter women from choosing abortion.

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2 comments: to “ New law requires women to name baby, paint nursery before getting abortion

  • January 25, 2010 at 5:59 PM  

    I find this rather typical for a group to come out and say about abortion. Forcing a woman to paint a room and see an ultra sound is just trying to convience the woman to keep the baby. Children are a lot more work then painting a room and being a mother is not for everyone. Stupid teenagers have unprotected sex all the times and end up pregent. Should these 16 year olds be forced to find a room to paint? Should college students be forced to move out of the dorms to pretend to play house for a few weeks until someone says its ok now for the woman to have control of her body? A person can do what they want to their body. No one should say a woman should keep the baby. Going through nine months of pregency is tough and painful and can have lasting effects on the body. Also, frankly I believe that if a woman get herself pregent without intent to keep, them see is stupid. I would not want somene who doesnt want a baby carring one around, possibly damaging the fetis is alcohol and drugs. I agree taht more women would keep their child if they had to go through this, but if there is a doubt that a person doesnt want to be a mother then they shouldnt have to take on 18 years of it. Plus that fact that rising a child is hard and if you are not up for the challenge you risk being a bad mother, having your child grow up in a family with little love. Basically, I am pro-choice and I have a strong passion against this video clip.

  • February 15, 2010 at 11:12 PM  

    I think that this is absolutely ridiculous. I can understand that they are just trying to convince the mother to keep her child but truthfully just by going through those notions does nothing. It wastes time and money and would be frustrating. Clearly if the pregnancy was unplanned and they are considering abortion than they aren't going to take the time out to plan a nursery and plan a name. And to let that baby come into the world under such horrible circumstances would be a shame. It would make more sense for the woman to have the baby and give it up for adoption rather than to take the time in painting a nursery and naming it.