Confusing an anti-abortionist 101

Cross posted on Saira Says

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What I find so scary about this video is that it demonstrates how willfully ignorant the anti-abortion movement is. Not only do they not think about the consequences of what they are advocating against but when asked about it, none seem to have ever considered this.

These are, by their own admittance of sorts, deeply religious folks that appear to be at odds with the notion that abortion is murder because if it were so, you’d want to treat those who illegally obtained one (or, in the anti-abortionists eyes, murdered a child) the same as you’d treat an individual that murdered a 3-year-old child. To quote my favorite pro-choice blog, “If abortion is truly murder then why do none of these people say that (except one person and they needed to practically convince themselves of that after pushing from the interviewer)?

And just as an aside: This group is resorting to the usual deceptive methods of the anti-abortion movement by using photos of still-born babies and late-term abortions (I hope I don’t need to explain to you why using such images is very misleading.)

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Watch the new doc on one doctor’s quest to offer safe abortion where it’s illegal

The new documentary Vessel tells the story of Women on Waves, founded by Dutch doctor Rebecca Gomperts who sailed the world in an “abortion ship,” offering off-shore medical abortions in the international waters surrounding countries where abortion is outlawed. Her project eventually morphed into Women on Web, which does great, life-saving work by sending abortion pills by mail to people lacking legal access. The film has opened in NYC, and is now available for streaming on iTunes.

Also, be sure to check out this interview with director/producer Diana Whitten on the Community site. As she notes, the story, unfortunately, holds particular relevance in the US today. “Due to recent legislative attacks on reproductive healthcare, the situation for U.S. women in many ...

The new documentary Vessel tells the story of Women on Waves, founded by Dutch doctor Rebecca Gomperts who sailed the world in an “abortion ship,” offering off-shore medical abortions in the international waters surrounding countries where abortion is ...