Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Nice save

Ahh, I just love the smell of lunacy early in the morning.

The time is upon us: "40 Days for Life" is well under way across the U.S. and other countries. I took a moment to peruse the website and found some real gems. Here is my favorite, from a collection of what appears to be soundbites from 40 Days participants:

"Learning that the 'free ultrasound' coupon worked, convincing women to get ultrasounds – and saving lives "

I'm so glad that your scheme "worked", and it doesn't sound the least bit conniving or devious. What a farce; tempting women with coupons? How about you offer her some free childcare for that baby she's about to have that she can't support? Which is not to mention that ultrasounds are also provided in ab clinic, but that's a different can of worms.

In the corner of the website there is this ticker:

September 22 – October 31
Day 29 – 346 babies saved

More like 346 women harassed, accused, guilt-tripped. Oh wait, it's more like a billion women. Those 346 are just the ones who actually stopped to listen to you, who either didn't want to have abortions in the first place or who didn't know where to turn for real information and advice and fell victim to your lies and injustice.

In a list of ways for antis to "get involved", the lovely folks at 40 Days recommend the following:

"And please consider fasting. Some people are unable to fast from food for health reasons; that's understandable. Fasting simply involves renouncing an activity that can put a barrier between you and God. It could be television, the internet, chocolate, coffee, etc. You really can do without it. Take the time you usually spend in those activities and give it back to God."

Yes, please starve yourselves. Not only will it do nothing to end abortion, but it will hopefully reduce your anti vigor and I can enjoy a peaceful walk to work. Maybe you can "fast" from being lazy idiots and go help people in need. Clean up one of the filthy, drug-paraphernalia-ridden parks that unplanned children are playing in/being kidnapped and raped in. Or are you too afraid to know how some people really live once they drive away from that clinic? Maybe. All that matters to you is that you have your chance to scream at people during your free Saturdays and head back to cushy homes where you don't have to worry about others' problems. Helping your fellow man, indeed.

Do us all a favor; if you really want to make lots of happy children why don't you start making this world a better place for them. Better homes for our children mean better communities for everybody, including yourselves you anti pricks.


  1. Agreed with all of this.

    I have been meaning for *quite* some time now to write a blog entry of my own about all the things that the anti-choice protesters at my clinic mistake for "saves." Women who were never there for abortions in the first place (such as just picking up birth control & leaving so quickly that the antis assume it HAD TO BE an abortion appointment's "change of heart") are only the tip of the iceberg. The antis have no idea how foolish they look hooting and hallelujahing out there on the sidewalk, alternately praising god and taunting us escorts because some woman just got her Depo shot. Congratulations on your "save," dudes, but she wasn't even *pregnant*.

    I have only ever seen patients/companions go out and talk to protesters a very few times. Why would YOU go have a conversation with someone screaming at you through a bullhorn?? It might happen once every 2 or 3 months, and usually it's someone who wants to argue or tell them off. I've NEVER seen anyone then leave our building after talking with the protesters. EVERY so-called "save" my antis claim to make is them making assumptions--or, put less charitably, pulling numbers out of their asses.

    Maybe it's different at other clinics. But I'm not inclined to think so.

  2. I bet their "babies saved" thing is totally fabricated. How do they know when they've "saved" a "baby"? When a woman stops and decides to reconsider her choice, how do they know that she isn't just going to reschedule her appointment for a later date? How do they keep count of all of the "babies saved"? Do they have someone designated at each 40 days for harassment area to keep count?

    My guess is that it's all just made up. Wouldn't surprise me. :)

  3. Yeah, I can't count how many times I've heard the protesters shout at a woman coming out of the clinic: "did they tell you their dirty little secret that abortion causes breast cancer?" (oy vey, I can quote these people verbatim) only to have the woman shout back "I'm not even pregnant!" The protesters are the most single-minded and judgmental people out there.


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