Sunday, August 9, 2015

Not Even Pretending Anymore

I'd recommend this ...

These, on the other hand, are persons:

but the "debate" has already moved on. It's not about whether blastocyts are human; it's about what to do with the living, breathing, sentient adult women who are really just disposable vessels for said blatocysts.

It's been a long time coming and those who track this issue closely have been sounding the alarm for a while. Presidential candidates for one of America's two major parties are explicitly saying that a fetus is more important than the live woman inside whom it is gestating. If they had to choose, they would not choose the woman.

I don't know how they can make their misogyny more obvious. Whatever reverence they have for fetuses is equalled by their disdain for women as anything but human sacrifices.


The lesson here is that anyone who takes their rights for granted is a fool. It's all well and good to say "it's over" and now we can put all that unpleasantness behind us. But we are dealing with primal issues here and they do not change easily. Don't ever assume that we can't go backwards. We're watching it happen before our eyes.

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