I always look forward to Dr. Marty Klein’s Sexual Intelligence newsletters, so I was tickled to see one in my inbox today. But one of the headlines took me by surprise: End Rape & Incest Exceptions to Stupak Abortion Ban. Dr. Klein always has excellent analyses, and this one is no exception.
If you’re against reproductive choice for so-called “moral reasons” (as if anyone getting an abortion or supporting its legality isn’t “moral”), be consistent. If killing a fetus or even a fertilized egg wandering around a woman’s body is the same as killing a person (the position of every anti-choice activist), why should it matter how the fetus or fertilized egg got there? Why is a fetus’ right to live diminished because its father was a rapist or a sadist? After all, we don’t say the children of such men have fewer rights than other children.
I detest ignorant bigots. And I absolutely consider the following hate speech:
So like an HPV diagnosis in someone would almost guarantee that others would know the person’s potential morals or lack there of, and HIV almost always denotes a gay man, a diagnosis of fibromyalgia could potentially indicate a woman who has aborted a child. Just a thought.
Gosh — so all those males who have fibromyalgia were actually born as women, and had abortions before they had sex changes and developed FMS? Everybody who is HIV+ because of blood transfusions or other issues is a gay man?
I’ve never even considered having an abortion. My child certainly hasn’t had one, and she developed FMS when she was nine years old!
I did comment at the blogger’s site, giving her information on all the proof that FMS does exist and that our pain is real. I don’t believe she’ll ever approve the comment, because she doesn’t care about the truth–she just wants to spread her nasty propaganda.
If you have fibromyalgia, or care about anyone who does, please read and respond.