Abortion indisputably ends a human life. But this loss is usually set against the woman’s need to have an abortion in order to freely direct her own life. It is a particular cruelty to present abortion as something women want, something they demand, they find liberating. Because nobody wants this. The procedure itself is painful, humiliating, expensive — no woman “wants” to go through it. But once it’s available, it appears to be the logical, reasonable choice. All the complexities can be shoved down that funnel. Yes, abortion solves all the problems; but it solves them inside the woman’s body. And she is expected to keep that pain inside for a lifetime, and be grateful for the gift of abortion.
Many years ago I wrote something in an essay about abortion, and I was surprised that the line got picked up and frequently quoted. I’ve seen it in both pro-life and pro-choice contexts, so it appears to be something both sides agree on. I wrote, “No one wants an abortion as she wants an ice cream cone or a Porsche. She wants an abortion as an animal, caught in a trap, wants to gnaw off its own leg.”
Strange, isn’t it, that both pro-choice and pro-life people agree that is true? Abortion is a horrible and harrowing experience. That women choose it so frequently shows how much worse continuing a pregnancy can be. Essentially, we’ve agreed to surgically alter women so that they can get along in a man’s world. And then expect them to be grateful for it.
Read more at: http://www.nationalreview.com/article/430152/abortion-roe-v-wade-unborn-children-women-feminism-march-life?0SrbPWwWmGr21V91.01
it looks something like this:
3rd: quite rare
1st: extremely common
The distribution here matches the feeling of the quote about the trapped animal in the 3rd trimester as well as matching the media's image of abortion - a developed fetus in the womb. But, confronted with its proportional rarity, the mass attention and movement seems misplaced, regardless of political/religious leanings. Instead, it tells a story of uniqueness and trauma. Trauma patients need help, however that help comes - be it through abortion or financial support for having the baby or just friends, family, and God to help them through the rough times.
Secondly, though the image of 1st trimester (heavily weight to a couple weeks in) abortion isn't as grotesque or emotional, it is a very large issue that receives little attention. As many as 1 in 3 women have had an abortion of this type. Yea. Wow, right?
It's coming out of your head, afterall.
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