Via 4000 Years For Choice.
Quote via Esquire.
As I said before - controlling women’s sexuality is the entire reason the pro-life movement exists.
You have to, have to, HAVE TO read this Esquire piece about Dr. Willie Parker. He flies around the country to perform abortions in underserved places like Mississippi, which only have one clinic left. The most powerful part is this quote at the end:
He thought about his mother and sisters and the grandmother who died in childbirth and began to read widely in the literature of civil rights and feminism. Eventually he came across the concept of “reproductive justice,” developed by black feminists who argued that the best way to raise women out of poverty is to give them control of their reproductive decisions. Finally, he had his “come to Jesus” moment and the bell rang. This would be his civil-rights struggle. He would serve women in their darkest moment of need. “The protesters say they’re opposed to abortion because they’re Christian,” Parker says. “It’s hard for them to accept that I do abortions because I’m a Christian.”
Seriously, read it.
On a quick scan through of this, there are some things I want to say.
Pro-life people are not all religious.
Pro-life people, even if considered religious because they believe in a God are not all religiously dogmatic, un-empathetic, or people of blind faith. Indeed many aren’t.
Pro-life people are not all against women having sex. They are against killing the LIFE that is created when a women has sex.
Pro-life people may be against both abortion and contraceptive but when it comes to a woman’s choice, abstinence in a relationship (especially when one knows they don’t want a child), is also a thing.
Also, pro-life people are not all arrogant, obnoxious, heretic and dogmatic religious fanatics though they are presented as such (and unfortunately sometimes are). They are simply people who don’t want to see the potential of a life, a living human being who could have a big impact on the lives of many others when it matures, to be thrown away. And THAT, not fighting women’s sexuality, is the main premise of most (I understand I can’t speak for all) pro-life peoples’ feelings towards abortion.
Or at least this is certainly what I have seen from my experience in the matter.