Thursday, August 31, 2006

Pregnancy is Just a Stomach Virus Waiting to Be Cured

Legalized abortion, for my money, was the single greatest social advance of the 20th century. Some may argue for the automobile, the computer or maybe even the birth control pill, but I believe that legal, easy abortion has done more to help society than any of these things. The vast majority of our domestic social problems can be traced to unwanted children. Crime, welfare, poverty, unemployment, divorce, all of these problems and many others would be solved if people only had kids when they wanted and could afford them. Which is why I always feel like rear-ending some sense into those morons with the goddmaned Florida License plates that say “Choose Life” on them. No, mamn, choosing life will only hurt our state, do you understand that? Middle-class married women in their thirties driving Lexus' like you don’t get abortions. Poor unemployed teenagers do. And them having kids does nothing to help our society AT ALL.

I consider myself a metropolitan republican. That is a Republican in the sense of a Rudy Giuliani or an Arnold Schwarzenegger (both pro-choice). I, like few faith-blinded Republicans, realize that less poor single moms means less money going to welfare, less crime and less poverty. And it costs the government absolutely nothing. What’s more Republican than cutting social costs without spending money? Exactly. I am not pro-choice, people. I am pro-abortion. I think we need to have more and I encourage every female I know who is not in a financial position to support a child to terminate her pregnancy immediately. Because otherwise I, and everyone else, will end up paying for it.

But here is my big question: Say you are a single twenty-something female just starting out her career with her whole life ahead of her and all of a sudden you fuck up and get pregnant. Why are you freaking out? Unless you live in some backwards-ass religious state like Utah or Mississippi, your problem is fixed with a morning doctor’s visit. Unwanted pregnancy is perhaps the single quickest fix of any of life’s major catastrophes. Car accidents can take weeks to recover from. It can take months to find a new job. STDs can last forever. But a pregnancy? Shit, you can have that taken care of in a matter of minutes. What’s the big deal?

Objectively, there is no argument against abortion. Emotionally, religiously, I suppose there are arguments, but then again if you are that religious, what the fuck are you doing having pre-marital sex anyway? Assuming you are not a devout Mormon or Catholic or Evangelical who likes to fuck, why can’t you see that a child will ruin your life? I mean, totally ruin it. Your freedom is gone, your nightlife is gone, your promiscuous dating style is gone. Hell, it even makes your career goals 100 times harder than they would be had you taken that morning trip to Planned Parenthood. Please explain to me where the upside to having a child is? And, furthermore, what’s the downside of this quick fix to a potentially life (as you know it)-ending problem? I see none.

Men are the ones who need to be scared. Once we ejaculate, we officially relinquish all control over decisions made about our sperm. Now, one might say we should have used a condom, or pulled-out, or not had sex in the first place. And one would be right. But once the damage is done, life becomes about damage control. And, unfortunately, if we don’t want that kid we are SOL. Is it fair? No, not at all, but as every feminist in my audience will say “Until you start going through childbirth, shut the fuck up.” So why men would be frightened of a pregnancy, I understand. But a female? Shit, you can have that issue dealt with and still make it in for a half-day at the office.

Before any of you jump down my throat with “You’re not a woman, you wouldn’t understand,” let me tell you about a young lady I know: She is young, extremely intelligent, attractive and not promiscuous by any stretch of the imagination. She got a 3.9 in undergrad while being president of about 15 different organizations and working several different internships. She plans to become an attorney and has just started a prestigious law school in California. Point is she is poised for success. I once asked her what she would do if she ever fucked up and got pregnant and you know what she told me? “It’d be like a stomach virus: I’d get up, go to the gym, go the doctor and get rid of it then go to my 1:00 class. Easy.” You all should be as objective as this young lady. No unwanted brat is going to stand in her way.

If you are young and promiscuous, you must believe in legalized abortion. It is your “Get out of Parenthood Free” card. Love it. Embrace it. To believe anything else is hypocritical. Otherwise, you’ll be getting a lot of late-night drunk dials from me asking if you feel better about yourself while I'm out partying and you're changing diapers. God bless abortion. I just wish others who believed in God saw it the same way.

45 Comments:

At 4:02 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think it actually fucks you up physically for about a day, not just an hour, and there are sometimes pretty nasty complications, including the possibility of sterility, but I understand your basic point. I would however, suggest that more people use methods of birth control, and not utilize abortion as a form of it. I'm definitely pro-choice, but it's just irresponsible to not use bc to begin with. The condom breaks? You were drunk and put your diaphram in upside down? Go get the morning after pill. There are several steps along the way that would limit your need for an abortion.
And finally, while we as taxpayers do have to foot the bill for unwanted children who end up with problems, we're paying a hell of a lot more for other things, such as "defense." I would much rather pay for uneducated kids who need their cavities filled then say, a stupid fucking war. So I cringe at you calling yourself a Republican, however basically noble that term used to be. I would say you're "fiscally conservative."

 
At 5:18 PM, Blogger T. said...

Yeah, multiple abortions can make you sterile. It shocks me how many women don't realize that, I've met chicks who've had 4 or more and didn't even realize the sterility risk until I told them. This shocked me because I thought women getting abortions would be the MOST knowledgeable about its side-effects, but often they aren't. Radical feminism has spent so much time talking about the right to abortion and not enough time explaining its dangers. Google "abortion sterility" to see. It's like a 2-5% chance with an abortion, but if you keep having multiple abortions...well you get the picture.

Which leads to the problem with making abortion too easy to get...people will become more irresponsible and get pregnant more because they know there's an easy fix out there. This is known as moral hazard. FOr example stats show when you enact bike helmet laws, bike accidents go up because now with everyone wearing helmets they drive more recklessly because they feel safer. Similarly, those 5-abortion girls I met would not have been that careless if they didn't know that abortions would be so easy to obtain. I think abortion should be legal, but I don't think it should be as easy to get as you say because it just increases irreponsible behavior.

And to the above anonymous commenter, I understand what you're saying about "wasting" money on defense, but personally I'm still waiting for liberals to give us an exit strategy for the War on Poverty, that's $9 trillion dollars spent now with little progress.

 
At 6:03 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Christ, did you knock up your girlfriend?

 
At 6:25 PM, Anonymous Joe said...

Just for the record, the LDS Church (Mormons) is okay with abortion in certain cases such as incest, rape, risk to mother, and I think maybe even severe disformity. Now if abortion were illegal, members of the church who had been raped, feared death from child birth, or been subjected to incestuous relations would be thrown in jail for having said abortions. As for just plain old birth control, its kind of fucked up. I strongly agree with anon that there are other methods to avoid the issue. I'd also say that those who don't have abortions can just as easily give their children up for adoption, as there are numerous couples and others better suited or willing to raise these kids. There really is not a lot of reason why it is easier to adopt a kid from China than here in the US. I also agree with you though Dade that men are SOL when it comes to deciding what happens. But I think if the girl wants the kid, the man, if unwilling to father, should have some rights to press for abortion or adoption or some sort of lack of obligation.

 
At 7:43 PM, Blogger The Lone Gringa said...

That "Choose Life" license plate is the 8th most purchased tag in Florida, out of 103 designs. A middle aged woman in a minivan ran me off the road once, and after I got control of my car, I managed to catch a glimpse of her "Choose Life" tag as she sped away. Unborn children aside... what about my life, you bitch?

But yeah, abortion is def a last option after regular birth control and morning after and all that, considering it can fuck you up mentally and physically for awhile after. As for all the women using it regularly as "birth control"... I think that's some urban myth born of the right-wing mind. No sane woman I know would ever treat the process so lightly as to have abortion after abortion after abortion. And if she does... bitch got issues!

 
At 8:26 PM, Blogger T. said...

Abortion as birth control is a myth of the right-wing mind? Really? Have you heard of RU-486, the pill that can work up until the 9th week of pregnancy to abort your fetus? It was VERY popular in foreign countries. In fact, the internet statistical research firm Hitwise based in Australia tracked internet searches for RU-486 and discovered that searches for the drug spiked and peaked the week before Valentine's Day. You can find the charts and information here. Sounds like using abortion as birth control to me.

It's human nature, on average if you promise to shield people from the full consequences of their actions they'll behave more riskily.

 
At 9:47 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is interesting to see the type of picture you placed near "poor single moms" versus the other dignified picture of a pregnant woman. You should know that most of the poor women you are concerned about supporting (or not supporting, in your case) are actually white.

 
At 9:56 PM, Anonymous yvette said...

Oh boy. You're a brave, brave blogger, WD.

To be very clear, I am rabidly pro-choice. I agree with the Gringa that most people who've had an abortion will take whatever means necessary to never have to go through it again. I went to an all-women's college and sat in that waiting room many, many times. No-one ever walked out and went about their day, as usual.

T's logic might be questioned here (all due respect to T)...I spent about 1 hour today searching the Internet for information about crystal meth, yet I am no more likely to use drugs ('specially not THAT drug) than I am likely to scoop out my spleen with my garden shears. The number of searches for RU-486 does not necessarily correspond to the number of people actually taking RU-486, in my opinion.

Future fertility issues aside, another complication of even one D&C is the potential for future uterine rupture...I am unclear about whether it's during pregnancy or childbirth...but this is a very serious, potentially life-threatening risk. No part of any of it should be taken lightly, or there is most definitley something wrong, somewhere.

Having said all of that, I would desperately like every lawmaker in America to stay out of my uterus.

 
At 12:15 AM, Anonymous rumandpopcorn said...

I agree wholeheatedly, although I presume an event like that is a little more traumatic than going to the doctor to remove a mole. It probably should be used as a last resort...to quote Bill Clinton it should ideally be "safe, legal, and rare".

But we live in the real world, where mistakes happen. And the "choose life" folks aren't usually the ones stepping forward to make sure the resources for these unwanted children are there. That's my biggest beef with most of that crowd.

 
At 12:24 AM, Anonymous melissa said...

This was a great post.

Some friends of mine that are married and sane have taken a different appraoch...out breed the white trash that our tax dollars are paying for. I'm not sure if this would work, since that would be a huge commitment from a lot of people, not to mention expensive. But I still think no matter how much "good breeding" you do there will always be that single mom at the end of the street that has 7 babies and 8 baby's daddy's cause she's still not sure who the father is.

 
At 5:04 AM, Blogger T. said...

From August 26 NY Times, some choice quotes:

" Micaela Bernal, 20, who was shopping in the Boerum Hill section of Brooklyn, said she had used the pill once before, but had to wait three hours at an emergency room to get it because the Planned Parenthood clinic was closed.

The visit cost her $300 and she felt nauseated for nearly a month after taking the pill.

Knowing a backup is available over the counter, she said, might make her more likely to have unprotected sex.

“Some girls are probably going to get careless,” she said. “If I didn’t get so sick I would use it more often.”


I don't know why people are so resistant to the idea that the easier you make abortion and morning-after pills, the more likely people are to be careless. I highly recommend that you read the rest of the article and see the examples, especially the women who talk about taking the pill week after week.

Like I said, I've met plenty of women who have had multiple abortions, some of whom I dated. I find it hard to believe that all these women would have had so many multiple pregnancies if abortion wasn't so readily available. If so, that would mean that before abortion was legalized there would have been just as many accidental pregnancies. Yes in the 30s, 40s and 50s it was a lot rarer.

Two major developments changed the sexual behavior of young women in America, the birth-control pill and the legalized abortion-on-demand. The problem with WD's proposition is that he thinks you increase ease of abortion and all other factors will remain the same. They won't. Irresponsible sexual behavior will increase, not to mention that with the epidemic of AIDS in the urban black community, the last thing people need is a reason to use less condoms.

 
At 8:51 AM, Blogger Jaime said...

Holy crap, it's tough to wade through all of this. WD, some crazy pro-lifer is going to hack into your blog any minute now.

I agree with some of the other commenters that you make the process of an abortion sound a little too easy. For most women, it is a traumatic, heart-rending experience, even if they know they couldn't afford to raise the child anyway. You can't discount the emotional trauma that lasts much longer than a day, a week, a month.

The only reason RU486 makes me nervous is that I think women need to be around medical professionals when having any type of abortion. It's an education thing: keep people educated about birth control options, morning after pill options, abortion options/risks, etc.

I also agree with rumandpopcorn's point: that the people who are so vehemently anti-abortion are also the ones who refuse to come up with a solution for how to pay for the medical care & education of those children that women can't afford to raise well.

 
At 9:16 AM, Blogger Ashburnite said...

like yvette, I've been in that waiting room more than once, and I've seen what kind of emotional and physical pain someone goes through after an abortion, but I am still (like her) "rabidly pro-choice." As far as it being a "form of birth control," there aren't many women who would choose to go through that more than once. Especially considering you can get the pill and condoms for free.
And yeah, if I happened to get knocked up at this point in my life (unmarried, struggling to pay the bills), I can't say that I wouldn't have an abortion. It's unfair to bring a child into this world, knowing full well that you can't take care of it.

 
At 9:37 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sounds eerily close to the book "Freakanomics"

 
At 9:43 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Having had an abortion when I was 16, I can tell you that when I walked in to that waiting room with all the other women getting them that day at Planned Parenthood, there were people of all walks of life. A middle-class mother of four, who just didn't want another kid, a college student,etc. People shouldn't stereotype people who have them and place them in a category, because females of all economic and ethnic backgrounds have them. A lot of people ask me my feelings about having one. I can tell you that I was so releived to have had one. I don't regret it one bit. I would have had regret if I had chosen to have the child. The regret would have been my life and potential that I wouldn't have been able to take advantage of.
In some states they have parental consent which means if you are under a certain age, you have to have your parents know and sign the paperwork, etc. THere are ways to get around it. I had to go to court and tesitfy to the judge that I was legally of sound body and mind to make the decision to have one. Also, so I woulnd't need to have my parents consent. My question is...do you have to go to court and prove that you're capable of haivng a kid at 16, let alone an abortion. I think not. That is the problem. People look down on abortion, but actually having the kid is way more of a bigger deal with a lot more ramifications.

Multiple pregnancies should be looked down upon as much as mulitple abortions. Women have a greater risk of complications when they give birth then if they were to have abortions. Why aren't people who have 10 kids be looked down on more than the woman who had 4 abortions. Either way, sex education needs to be in the forefront of the national agenda. Abstinence education in schools doesn't work. Provide people with free condoms, birth control and education. Ignoring the issue or not talking about sex doesn't solve the issue.

 
At 10:04 AM, Blogger T. said...

Why aren't people who have 10 kids be looked down on more than the woman who had 4 abortions.

A woman who chose to have and support 10 kids should be looked down upon as much as a woman who had four abortions? What?

Either way, sex education needs to be in the forefront of the national agenda. Abstinence education in schools doesn't work. Provide people with free condoms, birth control and education. Ignoring the issue or not talking about sex doesn't solve the issue.

You know what's ironic? Ever since the 60s when lefties kept pushing how kids needed so badly to be educated about sex for their own good, teen pregnancies rose. Read the stats, the more widespread sex ed became, the more teen pregnancy became commonplace. If sex ed is the great savior lefties claim, why is it that before sex education was the norm, we hardly had teen pregnancies to the degree we have them now?

There's a simple reason why abstinence education doesn't work, because kids have been sexualized at such a young age to such a high degree that it's a pandora's box. It can't be shut now. Just look at an average Myspace teen profile and you'll see what I mean. It all started with the generation raised under the Dr. Spock method (the pediatrician, not the Star Trek dude).

 
At 10:11 AM, Blogger minijonb said...

I bought a pin at women's march on DC a few years ago that said, "Abortion should be legal, safe and rare." Until elements of the far right stop trying to eliminate sex educaton and other planned parenthood-type initiatives, we all lose.

 
At 10:45 AM, Blogger Jader said...

t: As a journalist, I cringe at your blatant out-of-context quoting of the NY Times article. It was referring to the morning-after pill, not the abortion pill, which are two VERY different things.

 
At 10:59 AM, Blogger T. said...

Jader: reread my comment. I realize it was talking about morning-after pills. I mention morning-after pills in the first paragraph after the quote. My point is that if people can acknowledge that availability of morning after pills makes them more likely to be careless, why is it such a stretch to think that abortion pills and procedures can affect people the same way? If I was deliberately trying to misrepresent that article, I'd never have provided the link and asked people to read it.

 
At 11:47 AM, Anonymous yvette said...

T: In my opinion, anyone who would use the morning-after pill for anything other than emergency contraception is a masochist. I believe that anyone who would have multiple abortions on purpose is a masochist and an idiot. Sadly, there's no pill for that.

 
At 11:55 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yvette: I believe anyone that would have mulitple children on purpose is a masochist, idiot and crazy! We are humans not canines. There is no need for the average woman to have more than two children at the most!

 
At 12:18 PM, Blogger SuperBee said...

I'm not reading the rest of the responses, because I don't have time. I'll say this, though:

YOU ARE 100% CORRECT.

 
At 12:29 PM, Blogger T. said...

Yvette: Agreed. And just to clarify, I don't mean women who go out there explicitly saying "Hey I'll just get pregnant and abort it." I think it's a lot more subtle and unconscious thought process than that. And keep in mind, it's not just the woman's thought process but the guy's thought process too. I'll give you a personal example. Most of my girlfriends have been pro-choice. With most of them, at some point, we'd skip the condoms in the heat of the moment. On the other hand I had one girlfriend who openly told me she would never ever have an abortion. Under ANY circumstances. Guess how many times we skipped condoms? Not once. With her I'd go the next town over for condoms if I had to.

And just so everyone knows, I'm pro-choice. I'm not anti-abortion. I just don't think we should make them as easy or casual as a drive-thru window.

 
At 12:38 PM, Blogger Rachel said...

Wow.... At first I was REALLY scared to read the comments, but I am impressed with how respectful people are being...especially since this is White Dade's blog.
I had an unexpected pregnancy at the age of 23. I was not married, was living with my parents and worked quite a ways from home.
Abortion never entered my mind. I knew that it was an option, but I chose to have my son and raise my child even though it would have been easier to terminate the pregnancy.
There are times that I regret the loss of my freedom and having to deal with D's father, but never for a minute have I regretted having my son. He is my joy beyond measure.
I absolutely don't advocate single parenthood because it is hard as fuck, but nor do I condemn abortion. Every person had the right to choose what path they want to take. I chose the more difficult path and have grown and matured in a way that I believe would have never happened if I wasn't a parent.
One of the few downsides is that it is difficult to have a relationship because even in todays society many men do not want to date a woman with children.
I honestly do not know what my choice would be if I became pregnant again and was still single. I know that it would be nearly impossible financially.

To answer some of the other commentors. There are ways for men to have their rights terminated which means that they have absolutely no obligation to pay anything for their child. Also if their name is not on the birth certificate they are under no legal obligation and in many states they have to sign to have their name added if they are not married at the time of birth.

 
At 3:53 PM, Blogger White Dade said...

Since there were so many good comments, I will just reply to some general piints that were made and let you all debate amongst yourselves some more...

No, I have not knocked anyone up. Honestly, I have not.

The whole rape/incest thing always confuses me becasue if the argument is that it is wrong to end a human life, and that life beigns at conceptoin, why is ending that life okay if the mother was raped but not if she was stupid? If your argument is not usign it as birth control, I get that, but then it gets into governmental control of reproduciton, which was not really my issue.

I tinhk blaming incrased teen preganancy on sex ed is oversimplifying it. A lot has changed in our culture too, including The Pill, MTV and the like. I do agree that over-sexualization of children is probably the main cause, but I tinhk Britney spears has more to do with that than a sex-ed teacher.

I apolgize for not knoing about the physical effects afterwars. And so what if you can't have children? It may make it harder, but usually not impossible.

The picutres I used were google image search results for "Unwanted preganancy" and "Welfare mother." Blame them if you don't like the color of my examples' skin.

Women with multiple kids are looked down on. At least the poor ones. But you can keep aboritons a secret. Not so much with brats.

Abortion should be easy because it needs to be. If people get irresponsible, that is on them. but making it difficult would mean putting a bigger strain on society because, theoretically anyway, the moore hoops one would have to jump through the lss likely they'd be to go through with it and, thus, more unwanted children.

I think that about covers it. Talk amongst yurselves.....

 
At 4:56 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I used to volunteer for Planned Parenthood up north and assisted the nurses in the "Recovery Room". And, trust me, 95% of the women that were there getting their "operation" really should have been there. Having that kid was not going to help their situation at all and, if I were that kid, I sure as hell would not want to grow up in the families like those.

I loved looking into their files that had their "sexual history." Most of them had intercourse for the first time around the age of 12, many had anal sex before the age of 15, and most had their first pregnancy by the age of 16.

All that led me to realize that abortion is not the main problem... not even a primary problem. If you can get these kids to stop fucking, get on birth control, keep them in school and give them a goal besides getting knocked up by someone with a salary above $30K a year, the problem will sort itself out.

My favorite woman to come in during my time there: the convict who was brought in the orange jumpsuit, handcufs, and anklecuffs. I guess she got arrested once again for prostitution and was put in jail for her employment choice. I wonder if the john that got her knocked up will lose sleep about killing his unborn child. Especially since the jailbird was HIV positive and his offspring might have had the disease as well.

I have so many other stories... I should start a blog of my own.

 
At 11:02 PM, Blogger Cassandro said...

Wow.

I never thought murder would be so brazenly supported.

Kill it. Kill it because it's poor--or a burden. Apparently, murder equals sex minus responsibility.

The bloodthristiness of the human race both always surprises me and never does.

Hasta la vista, killer.

 
At 8:04 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow, Cassandro. After reading your racist, bigoted, and unpleasant blog, I would have thought you'd be first in line for pushing abortions -

After all, that would mean less Jews, less Fags, and less Negroes in the world -- (less fatties, too, but I'm guessing that category applies to you...(see Your Dissappointed Date Telling You Not To Take Off Your Shirt In Her Car [you let her drive?! Classless piece of shit]Because She Didn't want to watch your Yam-tits Bouncing on the Way Back Home)...

As your effervescent and shining personality apparently bubbles to the surface during your expensive and "unsuccessful dates," it's obvious you won't be getting laid anytime soon...so your having to worry about having your precious seed aborted is basically a non-issue.

So, how about instead of abortions, we give all the unwanted babies to you?!

You can purchase a large tract of land in Montana, dress in all-military garb, all-the-time, marry a toothless fat chick who thinks that "wer'nit" is a real word, and you'll both be doing a noble thing - the work of the Lord, really, infusing the young and unaborted with your stellar personality and cheerful and accepting world outlook.

Christ. YOUR fatass mother should have aborted you, you sick bag of shit.

 
At 2:23 PM, Blogger Manola Blablablanik said...

I'm with minijonb on this one: "Abortion should be legal, safe and rare."

Now as far as pregnancy being like a stomach virus ... man, that's crass. First thing came to mind: emotional disconnect. I hope that doesn't come back to bite your career poised friend in the ass, because it does -- for many woman.

Having an abortion is not so easy, WD. Doable, yes. Practical in some cases, yes. But it's not so blasé, easy, like going to get a haircut or your teeth cleaned.

 
At 3:36 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've had abortions that take less time than getting my teeth cleaned.

 
At 5:07 PM, Anonymous nicole said...

You THRIVE on controversy, don't you, Dade?

You'll get more than enough arguments on both sides of the line. You don't need me adding mine. ;)

 
At 11:46 AM, Blogger Hailey said...

I posted your article along with a link I hope that's alright.

Thanks!!

 
At 1:14 PM, Blogger SUZANNE said...

The solution to unloved children is to encourage people to love them, not kill them.

Abortion takes a human life.

 
At 4:06 PM, Blogger T. said...

Dade, you say sex ed didn't create the hypersexualized teen, Britney Spears did. Well where did Britney come from? I think you're confusing the symptom with the cause. Britney is as much a symptom of the "let's expose kids to sex as early as possible" culture as your average myspace teen. The same way you wouldn't see your average myspace teen hooker in the pre sex ed days, you wouldn't see an entertainer like Madonna or Britney Spears in the pre sex ed days either.

 
At 5:51 AM, Anonymous NicFitKid said...

T, have you even been through a sex ed class in the last twenty years? Blaming sex ed for the decline of teenage virtue (did it ever exist?) is like blaming driver's ed for teenage car accidents.

A typical class begins with some dry discussion about the biology of reproductive organs (oocytes, gametes, spermatozoa, oh my, que sexy!), usually accompanied by fantasmagoric cutaways that resemble nothing you will ever see in real life unless you get all Hannibal Lecter and slice your partner down the middle for a cadaver display. It's like trying to learn how to drive by studying the engineering schematic of four-barrel Holly carburetor.

That's usually followed by some graphic shots of various genitalia afflicted by the most horrific looking STD's the sex ed program can find, done in moist close-up with gory color. Boy, that gets my motor humming!

If the program is really brave, maybe they'll have the teacher properly wrap a condom on a banana or any other handy phallic fruit (cucumber, zucchini, etc.). Don't forget to squeeze the tip so there's no air trapped in there! Oh man, sexy fruit! How did I get through this class without creaming my pants?

If you want to look for underlying causes of poor sexual choices (unprotected sex, multiple partners, teen pregnancy, yadda, yadda, yadda), perhaps the place to start would be with the economics and demographics of poverty. There's nothing odd about a fifteen year old who's interested in and curious about sex. There is something wrong with fifteen year old who thinks the only accomplishment she's capable of is having a baby. Kids who don't have much of a future usually think that way, and it sure as hell wasn't the absurdist sex ed class that gave them the idea.

 
At 11:03 AM, Blogger T. said...

nicfitkid -

Liberals typically view the poor as victims of forces over which they have no control, and it's that mindset that keeps them where they are. Part of the reason so many poor people remain poor is because they make bad choices. People who have made bad choices in the past tend to continue to make bad choices, it's a fact of life. Those choices you mention (unprotected sex, multiple partners, teen pregnancy, yadda yadda yadda) aren't caused by poverty, their poverty is caused by those choices. Wave after wave of poor immigrant groups came to this country and raised themselves out of poverty by not choosing to engage in the same self-destructive behaviors to the same degree as black America. Same with crime, black communities don't commit more crime because they're poor, they're poor because their communities have crime. Blaming poverty is a copout. Poor people need to be held to the same standards as everyone else if they are expected to improve their lot in life. But liberals keep holding blacks to lower standards because they're poor, which helps no one.

That's the problem with WD's abortion solution, it in no way deters self-destructive behavior or addresses bad choices that lead to abortion, it just offers another quick fix to protect blacks from the full consequences of their actions.

 
At 3:10 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Typical male entry. Not thinking about women's anatomy as being different from yours. An abortion can make it harder to have children later. Any surgery has its risks. How about writing an entry on how people should use a fucking condom already.

 
At 3:13 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"No sane woman I know would ever treat the process so lightly as to have abortion after abortion after abortion."

No, but White Dade seems to be treating it this way, just like saying a woman should eagerly give a guy sex when she's cramping and clotting.

Sometimes you guys think that just because SOME women are ok with certain things, we all have to be. Have some moral fortitude.

 
At 10:03 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Some people hate on abortion for the same reason some people hate on steroids: abortions, like steroids, give you a biological advantage that nature never intended.

Back in the day, having sex meant the possibility of getting pregnant. You got pregnant, you live with the consequences. Now, abortion is the great equalizer. You can erase those bad choices without being burdened with lifelong consequences.

Got too drunk at that frat party and mated with a less than desirable male? Accidently got knocked up while trading sex for financial benefits with a guy you don't love? Got caught in the heat of passion with some smooth talking, ungainfully employed bum? Well, abortion can can erase everything and put you back on equal footing with all the other women who made the "right" choices.

A.

 
At 1:19 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Looks like someone's about to become White Dad!

 
At 6:13 PM, Blogger Johnny said...

There are good arguments for and against legalized abortion. However, all those social problems - welfare, crime, etc... they rose SHARPLY after abortion was legalized, because abortion allowed people to behave irresponsibly. Similar to what the morning after pill will do now. When will we learn? You talk about promiscuous people supporting abortion. Of course. However, we should be penalizing promiscuity, not encouraging it. I'm all for condoms and birth control, but I'm also for personal responsibility. As for your intelligent, attractive friend who is starting law school, it's sad to see someone with no compassion or feeling whatsoever. I would love to see her get an abortion and have complications from it. Better yet, I hope she gets horribly deformed in a car accident on the way to her "1:00 class". Give me her e-mail, and I'll tell her myself. I wanna see Rick Santorum win just to piss off entitled bitches like her.

 
At 8:25 PM, Anonymous NicFitKid said...

So really, T, be honest, did you get all hot and bothered during sex ed? Does the downfall of Western Civilization begin with discussions of the tunica vaginalis?

Keep wagging your finger of indignation at everyone, I'm sure it's doing a power of good.

Oh, and the real copout? That's blaming "liberals" for everything you don't like about other people's behavior. Find a fresh tune, that one's been stale for years now.

 
At 10:45 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"...it's sad to see someone with no compassion or feeling whatsoever."

Are you talking about yourself Johnny? Because:

"I would love to see her get an abortion and have complications from it. Better yet, I hope she gets horribly deformed in a car accident on the way to her "1:00 class". Give me her e-mail, and I'll tell her myself. I wanna see Rick Santorum win just to piss off entitled bitches like her."

LOL

 
At 12:15 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Absolutely. The great thing is that if you don't get around to it before the pregnancy progresses too far, you can just dump the body in a dumpster after delivering. And hey, if you do make the mistake of trying to raise the bugger when you aren't prepared for it, when you do realize that you've made a mistake, kill off your 5 year old and bury the body if the backyard. Problem solved!

The problem with abortion? Many people see it as parallel to the above. Whether you agree or not, your pretty stupid not to even understand that.

 
At 10:06 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Too bad your mother didn't share your views on abortion. Society would have been grateful, you sicko.

 

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