October 15, 2007

Nicaragua Abortion Policy Blog post on how women are dying in Nicaragua because the Daniel Ortega is appeasing the Catholic Church by allowing no abortions. Even when the woman's life is at risk.
  • I can somewhat respect the Catholic Church's stance on abortion. I think the fuckers should rot and die for what they've done to women by their stance on AIDS and condoms. The whole birth control issue is something they need to get out of. I used to think the day would come when women would have the power to control their bodies. Now I think that day will never come. With the way things are going everywhere in the world, women will always be subservient to the asinine laws men will make. It's about power and control and head games.
  • Fuck. Are you people sure we entered the 21st century, and not going backwards?
  • Disgusting.
  • And it's as much about class as it it about reproduction - women who have enough money can go see a doctor out of the country. As always, it's poor women who get the shaft.
  • Growing up in a Catholic grade school with liberal parents left me with a fairly tortured view on the morals of abortion, but really, you don't need them. My stance on abortion law is purely practical, and it is this: Abortions have been around for as long as people have been having babies. Nothing will get rid of them, but making them illegal will certainly make them more dangerous. Better to provide safe places for women to go so they can terminate unwanted pegnancies safely, rather than killing or maiming themselves, or only going halfway and birthing a deformed or mentally retarded child months later as a result of a botched abortion. And what is this crap that you can't get an ectopic pregnancy removed? There is absolutely no chance that egg will become a child; having witnessed women with this condition, denying them treatment is akin to torture and murder.
  • And it's as much about class as it it about reproduction - women who have enough money can go see a doctor out of the country. As always, it's poor women who get the shaft. Silly communist! Rich people are better than poor people!
  • I'm not a very good Calvinist.