We’ve been saying as much here at Plunderbund for quite some time: the pro-life movement is little more than a tool to subjugate women. And if you don’t believe us, why not believe it when it comes from the horse’s mouth? From Lawyers, Guns, and Money:
Marty Lederman points us to an interesting WaPo article, in which a few members of America’s tiny minority of serious, principled “pro-lifers” have come to see that “Partial Birth” bans are silly, irrational laws whose primary purpose is to separate money from their wallets and funnel it to the Republican Party. Focus on the Family, however, maintains that the bans do have an upside: the law does increase the “danger of internal bleeding from a perforated uterus.” If you don’t believe me that most of the American forced pregnancy lobby cares a great deal more about punishing women for sexual choices they don’t approve of than protecting fetal life, well, I say we take their word for it.
Did you miss it? Let me spell it out for you: Focus on the Family admits that the recent PBA ban does nothing to reduce the incidence of abortion, since PBA was virtually never an “elective” abortion, but it does have an upside: the procedure that is still legal has a “danger of internal bleeding from a perforated uterus.”
Because I learned that you have to mention your main theme three times for it to stick, I’ll say it again: pro-lifers think that the PBA ban is good because it increases the “danger of internal bleeding from a perforated uterus.”
I know there are honest, principled people out there who would like to see the incidence of abortion get as close to zero as possible, and you know what? So do I. I just don’t want to perpetrate violence against women to get there. I support sex education, birth control, and family planning as the best way to reduce unwanted pregnancy, which is the only way to reduce abortion without abusing women and their right to control their own body. Safe, legal, and rare.