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  •  Blame SCOTUS and Justice Kennedy. (19+ / 0-)

    This is the exact reasoning Justice Kennedy used in the Carhart decision.  

    Women are basically too fragile, emotional, or stupid to understand the gravity of the decision they're making and thus need the government (you know, men) to protect them from themselves.

    Carhart is, in my opinion, one of the worst and most dangerous SCOTUS opinions ever written.  And I (and many other women) feared where it would lead.

    Well, this is where.

    Please, President Obama, remember the ladies and be more generous and favorable to them than your ancestors.

    by Kaili Joy Gray on Fri Mar 13, 2009 at 11:08:56 AM PDT

    •  From the Carhart opinion: (11+ / 0-)

      Whether to have an abortion requires a difficult and painful moral decision...While we find no reliable data to measure the phenomenon, it seems unexceptionable to conclude some women come to regret their choice to abort the infant life they once created and sustained. (emphasis added)

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      The State has an interest in ensuring so grave a choice is well informed. It is self-evident that a mother who comes to regret her choice to abort must struggle with grief more anguished and sorrow more profound when she learns, only after the event, what she once did not know: that she allowed a doctor to pierce the skull and vacuum the fast-developing brain of her unborn child, a child assuming the human form. (emphasis added)

      See?  Stupid women don't know what they're doing.  They don't understand that they're killing their "unborn child, a child assuming the human form."

      Women who get abortions obviously think they're just getting a pedicure or something.  They have no idea of what's actually happening during the procedure.

      Thank god we have men to make these decisions for us, huh?

      http://www.law.cornell.edu/...

      For anyone who has the stomach for it, I highly recommend reading the entire opinion, as well as Justice Ginsberg's kick-ass dissent.  Because this, ladies and gentlemen, is straight out of The Handmaid's Tale and shows us exactly what men in power think of us dumb little girls.

      Please, President Obama, remember the ladies and be more generous and favorable to them than your ancestors.

      by Kaili Joy Gray on Fri Mar 13, 2009 at 11:16:16 AM PDT

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      •  I sat through a legislative hearing on (7+ / 0-)

        a bill that required abortion providers to offer to show an ultrasound image of the fetus to the woman.

        One woman testified that had she known it was a baaaaby, she would have never aborted.  If only someone had told her!

        I commented to the person sitting next to me, "What the fuck, did she think it was a pack of cigarettes?"

        This shit happens because anti-choice people can always find a "victimized" woman to speak for all of us.  

        My dogs think I'm smart and pretty.

        by martydd on Fri Mar 13, 2009 at 11:23:02 AM PDT

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        •  Jeeeeeeezus. (10+ / 0-)

          At the risk of sounding callous, that's exactly the kind of woman who should have an abortion.  Because she clearly lacks the education and intelligence and maturity to actually, you know, raise a child.

          Fucking anti-choicers and their lies and their stupid posters of cute little babies.  What bothers me the most about them is their bullshit claim that they're trying to help and protect women.  Exactly how is it helpful to lie to women and infantilize them?

          Please, President Obama, remember the ladies and be more generous and favorable to them than your ancestors.

          by Kaili Joy Gray on Fri Mar 13, 2009 at 11:25:08 AM PDT

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        •  And of course, a key part of (0+ / 0-)

          the movie "Juno" was when Juno went to have an abortion and a classmate talked her out of it by saying, "The baby probably already has fingernails by now."

          "The party of Lincoln is now the Party of Limbaugh" -- Paul Begala

          by Cali Scribe on Fri Mar 13, 2009 at 03:51:28 PM PDT

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      •  And some women come to regret (1+ / 0-)
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        the decision to carry a child to term -- it was a rash of babies being left in trash cans and other places that led to California's "safe haven" laws where a mother can relinquish her newborn within 72 hours without penalty.

        "The party of Lincoln is now the Party of Limbaugh" -- Paul Begala

        by Cali Scribe on Fri Mar 13, 2009 at 03:47:34 PM PDT

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