The more time I spend in an abortion forum, the more I’m reminded why I don’t spend much time in abortion forums. The place is just horrifically stupid and the people are just screaming at each other. Case in point, there are a bunch of fundamentalist Christian guys in the forum complaining that their wives just might decide to abort their unborn children and they can’t do a damn thing about it. Well guess what, brain-trust, are you telling me that you’ve gone through this entire relationship, gotten married and never once had a discussion what would happen in this particular situation? Really?
See, my wife and I had this discussion long before we got married, long before we were ever sexually active. We decided that, even though we’re both adamantly pro-choice in our viewpoints, if an unwanted pregnancy ever occurred, we’d take responsibility for our actions and have the baby anyhow. Then, we were very careful because we knew that the decision had already been made, the discussion had already been held and we knew the expectations long before we might have had to deal with them. Luckily for us, we never had an unwanted pregnancy, both of our kids were planned and wanted at the time we had them.
So what is wrong with these people that they never bother to have that talk? Oh, we all know that these evangelical Christian men think their wives are slaves who will do whatever they want because they’re the man, yadda yadda yadda. These people are totally out of touch with the modern world, but if you want to know who is responsible for these little miscommunications, they need to look in the mirror, it’s almost always their own fault. Granted, it is unlikely that these women, who are probably just as religious as their husband, would ever disrespect his wishes because they’ve been indoctrinated that way and these men are just trying to use this trumped up excuse as a ridiculous talking point against abortion, just like they say “my wife just might decide to be a lesbian, therefore homosexuality is wrong!” They don’t get how this works.
Again, I’m left shaking my head at the utter stupidity of the anti-abortion side. True, most on the pro-choice side are just as ridiculous but at least most of them don’t believe they have an imaginary friend in the sky telling them what to do and think and believe. Their insanity is more politically based, not religiously based. It doesn’t make the arguments any better, just more grounded in reality.
And so, back to watching the insanity and the screaming and the ridiculous claims that anyone with half a clue could see right through. Why don’t these people? Oh yeah… half a clue… got it.