It’s now official, the Minority Government in power hates women and poor people. This crap rationale of the most incredible verbal, philosophical yoga will be remembered when Amerikan Democracy went from dying to almost no pulse. I figured the country’s obituary will be ready when Herr DeSantis is elected to POTUS for life and he has anyone the Left of Liz Cheney arrested. My response from now on to all these Federalist Society, Pursits, Originalists, etc is “Fuck you! No one cares what a bunch of dead, slave-owning bigot’d WASP men meant, thought or wanted! Plus they lacked the imagination of a society in which slavery ended, women had rights and non-WASPs were allowed to vote, proving they’re equally as stupid as them! They also lacked the foresight regarding what the Industrial Era would unleash with the exception of how Jefferson tried to prevent or slow it through the Louisiana Purchase.”
Full disclosure if I have never stated my viewpoint on abortion but if I have, my apologies for repeating myself. When I was younger and aligned more with the inept, moronic Political Center that will kill us all since they keep giving the keys to the Right; I was at best, indifferent to the issue and at worst, against it. I know I moved from against to indifferent when I learned getting an abortion was not super easy nor cheap, dismissing it as a form of birth control. It’s an argument as smart as saying…I’m not going to clean my apartment or house, I’ll just move to another unit when the one I’m in is too dirty.
What pushed me toward the pro-choice side was the indirect experience I had in college. A couple friends were on the ropes and to add insult to the dilemma, they now despised each other. So marriage was off the table because anyone who thinks bringing an unwanted child into the universe will save an already crap relationship is an utter moron.
Next scenario to shoot down would be adoption which I’m not entirely against yet it being viable in Amerika with its for-profit healthcare system makes it only possible in limited and often, racist circumstances. These two friends’ baby would’ve been quickly and easily nabbed by a childless White Couple since 99% of the time, they want a White Baby, none of the thousands of non-white babies in the system nor the millions of children well past the baby stage but under 18. Given their middle-class and college-student backgrounds, this also boosted the chances, namely for those who think these desirable traits are genetic (the jury is out on such things). However, will the adopting couple pay the staggering medical bills of the surrogate mother? Only if they’re stinking rich and stinking desperate. All those Forced Life groups won’t contribute a dime. They scatter like cockroaches under bright light whenever they have to pony up and say what they really mean, “Stop having and enjoying sex because we don’t!” Throw in the freak out and shaming either family will do, adding stress to these two and a good chance both would have to interrupt their studies, something which could go from “just a semester” to eventually “I just can’t afford to go back to finish my degree.”
An abortion became the strongest moral and most practical solution for them. It allowed them to go their separate ways forever. It saved them and society hundreds of thousands of dollars as both graduated on time and pursued careers. It spared them the judgmental bullshit from their families, their peers and Amerikan shame-based culture. And let’s be honest, it also prevented the mental illness the Forced Life experience would impose upon at least one of the three involved. Contrary to the propaganda, few women “suffer” later from the decision to terminate a pregnancy and I remained friends off/on with the lady until I left for GDW. A couple years after graduation, she was doing really well and was in love with a guy I think was the right match for her to keep up the positive streak.
Here’s what also pissed me off to no end as my position strengthened to be forever in the Choice camp. The utter lack of any real support from my male friends for either person. Sadly, I don’t recall any significant female input due to us all being primarily the dude’s friend and floor mate in an all-guy dorm. One person’s pseudo girlfriend leaned toward the Choice camp yet I will say my memory is cloudy here as I was really laying into the irresponsible dude to do something, cut the denial and don’t even think of fleeing the scene. After he and the lady agreed to the abortion, I shifted my anger at the males who chose to abandon our mutual buddy with their excuses like “It’s against my beliefs as a Catholic,” “I’m a Republican” and “I was adopted.” The first two are countered by, “OK. They have to have the baby and I’m 100% sure you and your camp are also against providing any support to raise said baby via healthcare, schooling and other matters since (in 1986), the average cost of getting a kid from birth to 18 was $250,000.” The adopted angle may appear impervious to criticism but only if the apologist is willfully ignorant about probability and how hostile the universe is to all life. Then rewind to what I stated earlier on how the US doesn’t have a very good setup to make adoption a realistic choice outside of religious organizations hellbent on keep their tribe’s numbers up: Mormons, Catholics, etc.
It has been over 35 years since the event in my life. Science has provided more answers on the nature of life from a Biological stance, debunking both sides’ strongly held opinions which were present as facts. Science has a much longer way to go keeping the debate in the Philosophical realm, a category of thinking Amerika sucks at and our Legal System is now polluted by Right-Wing religion as the leaked and now official decision demonstrated.
Alito is so full shit, his eyes are dark brown. Citing a discredited English asshole who thought witches were real shows his desperation. Saying Americans have no right to privacy is another head scratcher. He and the other five corporate shills don’t profess this when it comes to the cops hiding proof of the murders they commit nor when corporations claim to be people not wanting to reveal pretty damming evidence. Turning over the legality to the 50 states is a load of crap too. The Bill of Rights and precedents have proven time and time again, we’re Americans, not exclusively New Yorkers, Texans, etc. so one set of residents can’t be restricted in one state while others are A-OK. Something called the US Civil War put an end to such a stupid debate and mindset too. Letting the States have a patchwork of varying laws is a fig leaf for the Right/Fascist/Corporate plan. One, they don’t really believe it as their anti-gun control decision against New York the day before proved. Hmm, states can force women to have babies while they can’t keep guns out of the hands of unhinged Ammosexuals. Two, as soon as the GOP seizes the House and likely the Senate, you can count on a Federal abortion ban spearheaded by Speaker McCarthy to overrule California, New York and Illinois.
If it weren’t for Jennifer, I would be frantically job hunting in Europe. Today I would’ve said, screw it! I’m selling the house and hoping I won’t have to couch surf for long since the incompetent Democratic leadership’s response an hour later was them begging me for $15 to enable the to continue doing fucking nothing. Asking Prime Minister Trudeau to have the Canadian Defense Forces lead an NATO-based invasion is more desirable now.