Women, Abortion and the RU486Posted: April 26, 2013
While it’s encouraging to hear that the issue of the RU486 pill is back on the table, the discussion around abortion continues to anger and confound me in various terrible ways.
People talk about the difficulty of abortions as if the difficulty lies in something material, in some practical step you have to take to have an abortion.
The difficulty lies in the heart and the mind and the soul of the woman having to make that terrible choice.
If you think that not having to go through a surgery to have an abortion will mean that women will take abortion more lightly then you have a low fucking opinion of women. Whether you mean to or not, you have a low fucking opinion of women.
We are not children. We are not wanton. We are not soulless. We are not immoral.
We don’t need you to control us. We don’t need you to coddle us. We don’t need you to protect us from ourselves.
And you don’t need to protect yourselves from us.
You act as though you’re the sentry at the gate between society and the barbarian woman, ready to rip babies from the womb with no more thought than picking an apple.
Well fuck you.
Fuck you for thinking so little of us.
Fuck you for not loving us.
Fuck you for not trusting us.
You’re supposed to be my father, my brother, my lover, my friend.
But you assume the worst of us and then ask us to trust you in the same breath.
You mirror a false, paranoid image back to us of the lunatic woman tearing society apart with her complete moral abandon. And still you expect us to love you? Still you expect us to believe that you have our best interests at heart?