I think the following quotes are on the extreme side, and I don't consider them representative of all pro-choice people. Some pro-choice people have asked "Why are you posting these? These are not representative of pro-choicers!" Well, I say, think of that the next time you see something extreme from the pro-life side, and are tempted to stereotype all pro-lifers as such. There are extremists on every side of an issue. People also say I am not being "fair" by posting these. If I am not being "fair" then Planned Parenthood isn't being "fair" in highlighting these quotes.
you say kids should be allowed to be born to a bad environment, does that
mean a woman can have one just to torture it? if i was forced to have one
i would i would not be nice to it, maybe put it to bed with a plastic bag
and hope for the best or throw it in a trash can or maybe use it as a
pinata. but that would be much kinder than an abortion, huh
nj USA - Friday, February 04, 2000 at 02:12:22 (EST) from spider-wd041.proxy.aol.com
Killing someone isn't a violation of human rights?
I hate to point this out to you, but: Infanticide is a perfectly
REASONABLE choice in certain circumstances.
Infanticide is reasonable?
"Many of us consider an abortion no more important than a bad cold"
Wait - on one hand, pro-choicers argue that abortion is such an emotional issue that young teenagers should be able to go through this medical procedure without parental consent (no other form of surgery allows this..), yet now abortion is no more important than a cold?
Regarding partial birth abortions:
"Of course it's killing - a fetus. Not an individual human being."
A "fetus" half-way out of the womb is not an individual human being? I guess a fetus becomes human once his/her whole body is in view.
Date: Fri, 05 Sep 1997 00:07:54 -0700
From: Arthur Waugh firstname.lastname@example.org
Subject: Mother T
I'm delighted the old bag is dead. Princess D is wonderful. Ma T was a monster. Selfish, stupid and a thief. The blood of many babies is on her hands posioned bydirty needles. She stole money and probably financed the bombing of abortion clinic. People dying of AIDs were not evne allowed to watch TV. May she be forgotten soon, Her grave should be a urinal for dogs. Arthru B waugh email@example.com
Apparently he/she must be very bored, because I was sent another e-mail:
Date: Thu, 05 Jun 1997 02:37:23 -0500
From: KW (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Subject: Hello again. :)
You might recall that a few months ago I wrote you a piece of "hate" mail detailing my desire to become an abortion provider, in response to your extremist antichoice views. I don't believe in leaving on a cliffhanger, so I thought I would update you on my quest. Though I have not fulfilled my goal of performing late term abortions on demand and offering incentives for women to do so, I have since set more realistic and achievable goals in its place. Two days of every week, I volunteer my time and services to a local area abortion clinic in an administrative position, as well as coordinating appointments and at times escorting women inside who are terrified by the antichoice crosshugger movement. As of yet I have only had two clashes with your kind, as the clinic in my area may only get protestors a few times a year.
In my last message to you I discussed the power of spite. Recently as I was channel surfing, I came across Pat Robertson hosting his $19.95 Club (cult) and much as he always does he was discussing the "horrors of abortion." In his words, the mythical Satan was behind it trying to "snuff out the child who will be the second coming of Christ." Now being an atheist, a nihilist, a humanist what-have-you, I unlike Christians use common sense and logic instead of relying on the church industry to program my thoughts. So I of course know that Jesus, if he even existed at all, was certainly not the son of a god that does not exist. He was either insane or mislead by a mother who lied to him to cover up her own promiscuity. But keeping with my belief in the power of spite, I have decided that the goal of my helping out my local area abortion provider should be to help in the woman who would be carrying the second coming of Christ (Christ v2.0) so that I might be one who helps abort Jesus. Now of course I know better. There is no such fetus nor will there ever be as there is no god, but that doesn't matter with spite. The knowledge alone that I do it with the hope of assisting in the termination of that one fetus is enough to satisfy my craving. :)
Until next time. If I manage to terminate Jesus in his fetal form, I will party first and inform you afterwards. One must have priorities. Luv ya'. :)
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"It is called euthanasia." email@example.com
Fri, 24 Jan 1997
In response to the question:
"And what if a 23 week old fetus accidentally survived an abortion attempt (as has happened) and is now outside the womb BORN and unwanted and in front of you - would you extend your hand to kill or to help?"
Killing a 23 week old *born* child is a mercy killing? I thought *born* children had the right to live in in the eyes of pro-lifers AND pro-choicers.
Date: Thu, 11 Dec 1997 22:38:35 GMT
"Sex is not the direct cause of pregnancy. If sex caused pregnancy, then women would get pregnant whenever they had sex."
Sex doesn't cause pregnancy? So unless something causes something all the time, it can never cause it. Smoking does not cause lung cancer then, right? After all, I know smokers who never get lung cancer.
>> >And exactly *how* is an abortion reversible?
>> Get pregnant again.
>And, he asked again, how does that reverse the abortion?
Well, an abortion makes a woman not pregnant, and getting pregnant undoes the abortion.
Which part don't you understand?
Using Ray's interesting logic, abortion doesn't "terminate" a pregnancy - it "undoes" it! I guess if a newborn dies one minute after birth, getting pregnant again just "undoes" this.
"Often, there are no long-term repercussions of
(Stated in his explanation of how he thought post-abortion syndrome, and other "women's" syndromes, did not exist)
Excuse me? Pro-choice as well as pro-life women should find this insulting. Maybe he should talk to some victims of rape and see what THEY have to say.
"To blame depression on a decades-prior abortion is as irresponsible as a gunam who shoots up a schoolyard and says it's the fault of his parents." - Tue, 28 Jan 1997
So a woman who is emotionally hurt by abortion is equivalent to a gunman in a schoolyard? This is an anti-woman statement...
"I, personally, find the use of one sperm cell to be a rather uncompelling reason to impose legal parenthood upon a man."
Ray doesn't like to take responsibility for children he may create it seems...
So he admits that it's ok to kill human beings in certain stages...
Rejected fetuses...I guess there are no couples who have been waiting years to adopt...
This needs no comment
11/27/97 - Someone commented that my "this
needs no comment" response above, was not appropriate. He stated that this
position was "..emotional rather than considered". He also said:
"In any event you should either delete this from your page, or provide your readers with a detailed explanation as to why his comment is beyond the pale."
I thought it was obvious to most people why the question "why is killing a human wrong?" was odd. However, since apparently it is not obvious to all, I will explain below. This is the response I sent to Dave, (firstname.lastname@example.org) the one who questioned this, and I promised him I would post it here also.
Generally, it is wrong to kill someone, except in certain circumstances. That is why killing, in most cases, is illegal. Usually when something is illegal it is considered wrong by a high percentage of the population. (I mean, go ask 100 people on the street if they think killing in general, is wrong.) Now you could say "Well, killing is allowed in war, in self-defense. etc" Correct. However, this person was not referring to these circumstances. He made a general statement that abortion kills a human, and why is this wrong. He didn't say "it kills a human in self-defense" or "it kills a human as a result of war." - His statement would be like me saying: "Stabbing someone kills them - why is this wrong?" Thus, this is why I think the statement, "Abortion kills (or "snuffs out", to be more fanciful) a human life. Why is this wrong?" is odd.
I've heard over and over that abortion isn't used as a method of "birth control." Did I hear wrong?