I'm pretty sure that they're thanking the doctors for still being willing to practice a medical procedure that has such a stigma attached to it.
I'm willing to bet you don't know a single person who has had need of an abortion. Not everyone who has an abortion did it because they were some sort of slut that couldn't keep their legs closed.
Also--FUCK YOU and your misappropriation of the word 'progressive'. Unprotected recreational sex is a bad thing. It really shouldn't happen but hey. You want to risk your health and sometimes pregnancy, go ahead. It's America.
Speaking of which--you are aware that at the time of the American Revolution, what the founding fathers did was considered progressive?
No? You weren't?
Yeah. Not surprised.
2/21/2010 12:39:57 AM
Rat of Steel
It's always been my opinion that what the so-called "pro-life" crowd really considers wrong about abortion isn't the fact that tiny clumps of human cells aren't being allowed to grow into human babies and be born as such, but the fact that abortions allow women to avoid some of the (in the pro-lifers' opinion, well-deserved) negative consequences of enjoying sex (specifically, giving birth to one or more unwanted children).
I never thought I'd actually see a fundie come right out and say so, though.
2/21/2010 12:47:50 AM
Um...we're not strawmen. None of us thinks like "Oh shit, I LOVE killing babies!" I personally stand with the pro-choice crowd because I'd rather see abortion clinics than coathangers, alleys and newborn babies freezing to death in dumpsters.
2/21/2010 12:50:36 AM
Nothing wrong with recreational sex without consequences, now, unprotected is another story.
You know, there's a solution here, maybe if we could cast off the puritanical shackles placed on society here in America and introduce some proper sex education we wouldn't have to deal with as many uninformed people having accidental pregnancies due to unprotected sex.
You know what that would accomplish? why, less abortions!
But you'd probably hate that, no hotbutton issue to get people into office with via pandering to idiots and spreading "BABYKILLER!" styled propaganda.
2/21/2010 1:15:11 AM
I just looked at the cards. Nothing about them says "Let's abort those babies!!"
All the cards are promoting is safe sex.
I'm actually sick of Planned Parenthood's name being drug through the mud. As a teen--on my own--this place was a lifesaver. No, I was never running to them for an abortion, but they provided me with birth control and medical exams free of charge.
God forbid that we rise out of the Dark Ages and allow women usually free of charge care for their bodies!!
Sorry if I went off there. I'm just sick of this bull. If I didn't have Planned Parenthood giving me and other teens like me options for protecting ourselves, I would have been a teen mother and "a drain on this country". Can't win with these fuckers.
[EDIT] Oh yeah, and if these jackasses were so smart, they'd know that Planned Parenthood does not do abortions. They can provide references and only that.
2/21/2010 1:33:22 AM
Nobody is pro killing babies. I am pro choice for I know that the world isn't black and white in that sometimes things happen. A woman/girl who is raped shouldn't be forced to carry it if she gets pregnant, a woman who will die if she gives birth shouldn't be forced to carry it, and many, many more things can go wrong. And if made illegal, women who want to end their pregnancy that can't afford to bribe a doctor could be desperate and use other means.
I have to thank Planned Parenthood as well, not because I accidentally got someone pregnant but rather they gave the fiancee (then girlfriend) and I birth control because well, humans have a sex drive.
Also let me say this since you seem to be in favor of absence only as well, absence only DOESN'T work. If I can find it, I post that report I read that said roughly that while teens that are taught proper sex with birth control begin having sex earlier, they have a lower teenage pregnancy and STD rate than those taught absence only.
2/21/2010 2:06:45 AM
Poe, surely? Has no-one watched South Park: Bigger, Longer and Uncut?
Gregory: I must say, I don't believe I belong here with these rogues. I transferred from Yardale where I had a 4.0 grade point average.
Cartman: You're a fucking faggot, dude.
2/21/2010 2:19:32 AM
AHHH So the truth comes out!!! They dont hate abortion, they hate other people having sex for fun.
2/21/2010 2:24:43 AM
"...to thank them for making it possible for people to have unprotected recreational sex without consequences"
Or they could just use a condom. Or the woman could be on the pill. Or that new sub-dermal implant. Or several other forms of contraception.
You've got to be pretty fucking stupid to think anyone sees abortion as a viable and convenient alternative to real forms of contraception.
2/21/2010 3:55:45 AM
Oh noes, people having fun!
2/21/2010 4:13:21 AM
Abortion is not about killing children.
2/21/2010 4:13:41 AM
Prochoice means just that. It means women have the CHOICE to get an abortion or not.
Stop spouting off your wacked conspiracy online, you tard.
2/21/2010 4:19:40 AM
News flash, brain trust: Pro-Choice doctors are all for family planning, birth control, comprehensive sex education. Not "pro abortion".
Also, men have been having unprotected no consequence sex since the beginning of time. But only until recently, with DNA testing, have there been consequences for them. You just don't like the idea of women having the same options as men do. Sucks to be you!
2/21/2010 4:49:34 AM
Um, the cards sound a little hokey but you're missing the point. We're thankful for doctors that respect our right to make choices about our healthcare and who provide these services even in the face of danger and threats of violence and death. You know, by you loving Christians.
2/21/2010 5:21:09 AM
For the one millionth time, a baby being "unwanted" is not the only, nor the most common, reason for abortions.
2/21/2010 5:42:25 AM
Ebil Pirate Captain Mel
A fetus is not a child.
2/21/2010 6:44:22 AM
Once again proving the point that pro-lifers don't really give a damn about the poor little babbies; they just don't want people (read:women) to be able to have "sex without consequences!"
2/21/2010 7:27:48 AM
Well, if they loved killed them, they wouldn't provide contraconceptives, in the first place.
2/21/2010 8:35:54 AM
to thank them for making it possible for people to have unprotected recreational sex without consequences
And herein lies the crux of your complaint: other people are out having fun getting laid and you aren't. That's why you're not only against abortion, but (illogically) against sex education and birth control, too. You don't give a damn about the babies; you just don't like that you can't use them as punishment for having recreational sex.
2/21/2010 8:39:56 AM
Wrong. Nothing says "love" like putting one's life on the line to help those in need, with little, if any, reward. Which is exactly what abortion providers do every day.
2/21/2010 8:48:26 AM
Oh my god sex without consequences! It's just not exciting without that extra risk I guess? Or is sex too dirty and evil to do for fun?
2/21/2010 10:01:37 AM
"The cards are designed to be sent to abortionists, to thank them for making it possible for people to have unprotected recreational sex without consequences; which is the most important progressive value."
Because God just won't tolerate recreational sex without life-damaging, future-ruining, proverty-creating consequences.
2/21/2010 10:24:09 AM
Ah the old "straw man" argument. Along with the "slippery slope" a last ditch effort made by someone who a) doesn't know wtf he's talking about and b) doesn't have a valid argument in any case. Watch closely we could see a shining example of "persecution by the evil liberals" next.
2/21/2010 10:59:56 AM
Recreational sex without consequences is great. Pity no woman will talk to you without seeing the money up front.
2/21/2010 12:02:00 PM
Can anyone get confirmation for this? All I'm getting when I search are links to anti-choice website with an agenda against women.
One of the cards I found is kinda cute though. It has an Xs and Ox pattern where the Os are condoms and the line "I like playing with you".
These fundie fucktards of course equate sexual choice for women with a violation of god's will.
2/21/2010 1:33:47 PM