Pro-life women should pray that abortion remains legal. If you have an out of wedlock birth today you are a hero for "choosing life" but if abortion is outlawed it is again the 1950s and you have turned into "a slut."
Recently there has been discussion about "the continuing rise in out-of-wedlock birth rates [being] an unintended
consequence of the pro-life movement’s modest success at stigmatizing
Every single mother in the red states should pray that abortion remains
legal. Right now, you are a hero who has "chosen life." the minute the
right is able to outlaw abortion, you are back in the 1950s where I grew
up and you have turned into "a slut" and that innocent baby the
anti-abortion now defies becomes your "little bastard, " excluded from
any decent home. No one had any problem treating an unwed mother and her
child like dirt in the 1950s. This attitude will quickly return, as all
the right wing comments indicate it is only shallowly submerged. As for
the idea male irresponsibility is encouraged by the availability of
abortion, my grandmother always warned me in the 1950s,"a boy can go
home and put on a clean shirt and be welcomed into everyone's home even
if they know wht he has done, but everyone will spit on you and your
baby."So by all means, let's outlaw abortion and go back to the 1950s
and all those wnderful two parent families and women hating attitudes.
Just be prepared for your daughters to pay the price. Oh, that's right,
right,"good girls" won't get pregnant before marriage. And if they do,
it means they were "sluts" all along. Are you listening,all you Bristol
Palins. I doubt it. When you boil it down, anti-abortionists basically
are people who are afraid that somewhere in the world there is a woman
who is having sex who is not being "punished" for it by becoming
pregnant. What a wonderful, life affirming philosophy-- as long as you
are a man, Ross.
People will be judged regardless. No matter what. Humans will always degrade other.
I see the point though
Outlawing abortion will cause the choice of becoming an unwed mother to be untenable just as it was before Roe vs. Wade. Single mothers will be shamed much more harshly than anything anyone experiences today.