Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Rhetorical Question of the Day

From CLW:

Why do the same Republicans who claim we don’t need more gun laws because people will get guns anyway think banning abortions will magically stop them?

 

4 barks and woofs on “Rhetorical Question of the Day

  1. Short answer? Illegal guns = “Big Gubmint tyranny”; illegal abortions = fresh sluts for shaming.

    There’s no expectation that declaring abortion illegal will automagically stop the procedure. That’s often not the true intent. The intent is to keep women in their place, and ensure that The Boyz will continue to be able to have their fun, with drastically reduced fear of consequences (after all, if she’s enough of an immoral, wanton woman to have to see one of those doctors, then it wasn’t rape, now, was it?). Using their language from the gun debate, the intent becomes clear, as do the consequences: “when having an abortion is criminal only criminals will have abortions” – and criminals don’t deserve the protection of the law. Banning abortion is to male privilege what voter ID is to white privilege: a convenient excuse to continue bad behavior against a large segment of society simply because that’s the way it’s always been.

  2. “when having an abortion is criminal only criminals will have abortions”

    You took the words right out of my mouth.

    • Makes you wonder what’ll happen when one of their daughters gets in the family way – and where they’ll send her to have an “accident” so she doesn’t get prosecuted/shamed.

  3. Oh, no, I do not wish to go back to the bad days when desperate women tried all kinds of dangerous things because they just could not carry a pregnancy to term for a whole variety of reasons. I remember it. Women died and were maimed. No, sir, I don’t care to go back there.

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