Thursday, April 9, 2015

What is it About Abortion

The Right’s attitude about abortions has nothing to do with children.  If it did there wouldn't be so many hungry children in this country or so many Republican politicians making political points by demonizing their underpaid or impoverished parents.   It isn't about God.  These influence peddlers wouldn't know God if he flew up their ass on a flaming two-by-four.  I have had people ask me how I dare question another person’s faith.  I DO DARE! I reserve the right to question the faith of anyone who would shove their religion down my throat by legislative fiat.  I have a right to expect them to be letter perfect, to walk in the shoes of Jesus Christ and to wear the stigmata.  Failing this test, I have the right to tell them to sit down and shut the hell up because they are no better than they should be and most of them aren't as good as they ought to be.  

If it is not about children, and it is not about God; what is it about abortion that drives the Right to insist that in a country that sanctions capital punishment, puts the freedom of gun owners ahead of the freedom of school children to grow up and ranks war for profit higher than peace, a woman’s right to control her own body is murder?  Clearly, it is about women.  The patriarchal model has long held women to be utilities, living incubators if you will, as well as insisting that we bear all responsibility for the moral rectitude of society’s sexual existence even though we are the source of all evil.  I don’t pretend to understand this schizoid conundrum.  After all, I am a Pagan lady who hates capital punishment, detests guns and refuses to practice or support those who practice war.  The idea of human beings as merely useful to an order or system is repugnant to me.  Thus, I recognize that if the patriarchy loses control of women’s bodies they will lose control of women.

Having said all of this, one of the major problems I have with the entire debate over abortion is that while quasi intelligent, pseudo Christian, two-for-a-nickel, self serving, servants of God blunder about in state legislatures all over this country setting the standards and conditions and definitions of how women may exercise their legal right to abortion; while the Right side of the U.S. Supreme Court took it upon themselves to practice medicine without a license deciding what is and is not abortive in terms of contraception, the medical profession seems to be blind, deaf and dumb.  Like the three monkeys who see, hear and say nothing these self appointed and outwardly indifferent patient advocates sit around with their fingers up their butts and their minds on the planet Mongo.  One would think that the AMA and/or the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists would have told these ignorant and arrogant laypeople to back off - if for no other reason than because it must be cutting into their bottom line.

Ridiculously, idiotically, insanely they remain apparently above it all.  They refuse to participate, even on behalf of their patients, in opposing this egregious and grotesque legislative overreach much the same way as the electorate refused to participate in getting rid of these stunningly stupid politicians.  The day is coming when the medical profession and the electorate will come to understand tragically and without equivocation what Plato meant when he said that the chief penalty for refusing to participate in politics is to be ruled by one’s inferiors.

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