I was driving through Fargo, ND minding my own business, on the way to the library actually, when I happened to glance to the left and see the Red River Women’s Clinic.
Downtown Fargo is working hard at renovating the old buildings, in an attempt to revitalize the community. They have redone a good portion of this block and I smiled with appreciation at the pretty new façade they have put on the building.
Noticing the people out front I think, “Huh, there’s a line. The women's clinic must be busy today.”
Wait a minute. Those 4 women aren’t there for birth control. Those signs they are holding aren’t “take a number” and wait your turn. Those are protesters!!!!!!
I nearly slammed on my brakes in the middle of traffic.
“PRAY TO END ABORTION” their signs say. I was laughing with rage and smiling with fury.
Four fundies standing on the street murmuring their prayers to make the world a better place.
I was originally on my way to the library.
Now all I could think of was finding a parking space and confronting fundies.
Their goal is to stop the abortion.
Who will pay the medical bills for the pregnancy, birth, delivery? What about after the baby is born? How much do they care what happens then? Are they prepared to help financially with the burden of raising the children whose lives they "save"? Do they plan to adopt or foster any of these precious children?
I know there is little point in talking to fundies.
Especially the type of non-thinkers who will actually stand outside a women's clinic and say their rosary and pray to the saints to stop the slaughter of the innocents.
I know that no matter what I say to them, they won’t change their minds. But I could not simply drive by and allow them to think that my silence in any way condoned what they were doing.
I wonder how many women drove by intending to stop in and kept going.
I am sure the fundies count each one as a success.
But the clinic provides more than abortions.
It provides free and low cost birth control for people who can’t afford it and routine gynecological exams, pap smears and the like. Yet these fundies would rather a woman’s cervical cancer go undetected if it will also prevent another woman from terminating an unwanted pregnancy.
Pro Life = PRO SLAVERY
An embryo is a POSSIBILITY not a baby.
It is a seed and it can be cut out of the body with no further grief than that of having to remove a wart, a tumor, or a cyst.
Why should the meeting of one egg with one sperm condemn a person to the death of their entire future?
Going through 9 months of pregnancy, each new symptom a constant reminder of one mistake, one night that you will pay for the rest of your life.
Having your body slowly twisted out of shape, contorted and distorted- in most cases beyond recovery to its original state.
Giving birth after hours upon hours of torment, starting and stopping as your body prepares to expel its new master from its body
Deciding if you should now give up this wrinkly piece of flesh that carries your genetic code for someone else to raise.
Keeping the squalling mass and raising it even if you are emotionally unprepared for parenthood.
Raising a child when you were unable to prepare financially for the situation.
What kind of life is this for a child?
If a person is honest enough to say, “I’m not ready to have children” why force the issue upon them????
For crying out loud there are too many parents out there breeding irresponsibly and they say they WANT children. Should society not instead be bloody grateful that some intelligent few will say “Hell no, I can't raise a child properly!”?????
No woman should be condemned to a life of servitude because of a booger sized clump of cells.
“Doc, I’ve got a tumor and I need it removed.”