Like Abortion for Popsicles

21 Jun

GRRR- getting my rage on about abortion today- just watched something on court tv oooops I mean TRU tv (how precious) about this stupid pro-life terrorist who bombed clinics and shot a doctor– crazy much? I’m still working on my short film about abortion- so far the working title is “Like abortion for popsicles” catchy no? yeah, can you imagine a more tantalizing subject? especially for me bc I’m catholic and if my mother even had a glimmer that I was saying the things I am about to on the subject she would be mortified and I believe a hole really might open up in the floor for her. especially if her brother knew- the catholic indoctrination worked a little bit better on him I guess bc my cousins are not lapsed (gasp) catholics!…I think it was because he had 2 boys and my mom had 2 girls. boys were allowed to be altar boys- I so desperately wanted to be an altar boy growing up I can’t even tell you. when you’re catholic and heavily involved as we were- you were at church ALL day sunday- and yeah I hear you baptists, we didn’t have to go on wed. nights like you but let me just share what my sundays were like… early mass, CCD (sunday school), another mass, then wait around in the hall while mom teaches Sunday school, then lunch in the hall or w/church people all the while wearing UNcomfortable clothes. It was maddening to me really. I would actually try to cultivate friendships based on people’s religious upbringing- just to get out of it- hi, I’m Kim nice to meet you….do you have to go to church on sundays? no? want to be my new best friend? I’m thinking sleepover at your house saturday night- whatdoyasay?

I could literally recite the mass w/the priest at a very young age and would forget which parts were his and which were (mine) ours sometimes — embarrassing to be the only one reciting the mass w/the monsignor — oops= stares and inappropriate laughter. This is why I was always bitter about my cousins being able to be altar boys- at least they got to dress up and do special rituals- I imagine it would pass the time better and I was just green with jealousy– which I knew would just add to my list for confession- never short. I still to this day have a phobia about inappropriate laughter. Often, something would make me laugh (as my eyes scoured the pews) during mass and I would get such a stern look from my mom that it would just fuel the laughter like gasoline. You know when you’re not supposed to laugh and you know it but that very fact makes it impossible to stop- I still struggle mightily w/this but thankfully I no longer get banished to the glassed in crybaby room where’d I’d be sent during mass. (I just get up and stagger out of the room.) I think that time in the crybaby room (glassed in room looking in on the mass) was actually some very effective birth control bc I to this day CANNOT stand to listen to children whine or cry. I am that person whose face you see fall when you walk onto a plane or into a restaurant w/your baby…pls dear GOD don’t sit near me—NOT a fan! Anyway, this post was supposed to be about abortion and how the best way to prevent or deter it is birth control and sex education. No one is sitting there craving an abortion like, they might a popsicle— ooooh I could really go for one of those right now. Its an unfortunate situation that WOMEN face that decision bc it need not happen, if birth control were readily available and covered by insurance- thanks McPain for not voting to cover that w/insurance but viagra should be covered- you stupid pig. So, I will get into it more later but suffice it to say that all you self righteous pro-lifers need to get down off your high horse and wake up to the reality that no one is out there craving abortion like you crave a banana popsicle – but we are not incubators and we are rational enough, intelligent beings, able to make our own moral decisions about early term abortions- just blastocytes- not a baby. We don’t need the government to make laws endangering our lives and rights just to protect us from a wrong decision morally. Give us proper education and access to birth control and see the enlightenment and change in the world you’re looking for = less abortion. Research other countries not trapped in the grip of theocracy and look at their abortion rates, not to mention lower teen pregnancy rates- that is the way to reduce abortions- prohibition has been tried, it was deadly and discriminatory. We don’t need to repeat it. DO NOT VOTE FOR MCCAIN!

ps- i have no less than 3 kinds of popsicles in my freezer right now (I’m quite the connoisseur- fyi), but not one of them has the word popsicle on it- WTF? Evidently bill gates thinks I’m spelling it wrong but I think it looks pretty good, how the hell else do you spell it? What’s your favorite flavor BTW? I’ll tell you whether you’re right or no- ha!  This blog is anonymous right?


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7 responses to “Like Abortion for Popsicles

  1. Jim B.

    June 21, 2008 at 4:27 pm

    Please show us one pro-life argument that insinuates a woman’s decision to abort her child is akin to a craving for food. One.

    Nice strawman.

    Kim said:

    “…early term abortions- just blastocytes- not a baby.”

    According to wikipedia, “Early-term surgical abortion is a simple procedure which is safer than childbirth when performed before the 16th week.”

    At 22 days, a human embryo has a heart that beats with the child’s own blood, often a different type than the mothers’.

    At week 6, a human has detectable brain waves; mouth and lips are present; fingernails are forming.

    At week 8, every human organ is in place, bones begin to replace cartilage, and fingerprints begin to form. The human can begin to hear.

    At week 12, a human fetus has all of the parts necessary to experience pain, including nerves, spinal cord, and thalamus. Vocal cords are complete. The human fetus can suck its thumb.

    By week 16 (the tail-end of the “early term”), bone marrow is now beginning to form. The heart is pumping 25 quarts of blood a day.

    Just blastocytes, eh?

  2. citizenkim

    June 24, 2008 at 3:17 am

    I’m glad you like my strawman and felt the need to educate me. Nobody’s saying its a wonderful thing… like popsicles. I’m saying nobody craves it. I think we agree on that.

    My argument is that pro-lifers wanting to make it illegal is not the best way to reduce abortion. We disagree on how to make sure it happens less. If you look at studies around the world- making it illegal is ineffective- we’ve tried that here. I believe women have the right and the moral ability to make decisions about their bodies. Perhaps people should debate about when the cut off should be? But not providing proper sex education and making it illegal is the stupidest decision- a proven failure.

  3. Jim B.

    June 24, 2008 at 1:47 pm

    What if we had taken that tack with slavery? In hindsight, one could make the argument that the means of immediately ending slavery – the Civil War – ultimately cost more lives than a gradual abolition would have.

    Perhaps, we should have made slavery safer and more humane? Maybe offered education to the slave-owning class?

    The problem with the pro-choice/pro-abortion movement is its inability or flat-out unwillingness to deal with the reality that TWO humans are present in a pregnant woman.

    You can argue that God or evolution (or both) are sexist, forcing child-bearing on women, but reality is what it is. An impregnated woman carries within her body another distinct human being.

    We can agree that unplanned and unwanted pregnancies are a problem. Where we differ is in our answers to this problem. Your answer is infanticide.

  4. whichferret

    June 27, 2008 at 3:26 am

    Well first off let me say hi I have a uterus too so I can actually weigh in. And I have even used mine. I have also had to pay for 2 abortions when my first husband decided he needed to cheat on me with not only my best friend, but then some other lady he barely knew. Both of those were within a few months of each other. It was not really what I wanted, but I did not really want to be a stepmom to his kids either.

    But the real reason I was coming to comment Kim is that I too wished I could have been an alter-boy or something and had the WHOLE MASS memorized. Still do actually even though I so rarely go it isn’t even funny. It always drove me nuts when I knew what the priest was supposed to say better than he did and would get lost trying to read it out of the book. I was like jeez you do this every day HOW DO YOU NOT KNOW THIS BY NOW!!!!! And they wonder why people get fed up with the church.

    Thanks for linking to me

  5. citizenkim

    July 1, 2008 at 3:24 am

    Jim B

    I wouldn’t call god or evolution sexist, I would however, call you sexist! Nice straw man by the way- slavery. Show me one fetus that is a sentient human cognizant of being owned by another. Just one. Your argument is ludicrous. Its ignorant to think that making it illegal will end it or even have much effect on the numbers- do your research.

    The problem w/people like you, the anti-choice people, is your inability or flat-out unwillingness to deal with the reality that women are capable of making moral, rational, emotional decisions about whether to be the host body for embryos that have the potential to become human beings. We don’t need old white men in positions of power to tell us what to do with our bodies.

    More than 30% of all pregnancies end in miscarriage, so it seems that god’s solution a significant part of the time is infanticide- as you call it. Your way is misogynistic and ignorant.

  6. citizenkim

    July 1, 2008 at 3:30 am

    Hey- which ferret- thanks for the comment. Where did I link from? I’m lost?

    Cheers to stepping outside the sexist church!

  7. whichferret

    July 2, 2008 at 1:26 pm

    Sorry new to the blogging thing. You did not link, but did check out my blog once so it showed up or something. Anyway, I always loved how people missed that abortions happened when they were illegal and VERY dangerous for the mother. And the current Pope of the Roman Catholic Church has written that he feels that only abortion, and euthanasia are serious right-to-life issues….there is wiggle room on war and capital punishment….you can be for the right to life and be for killing people….HUH????!!!! People that everyone agrees are people. Wow that really blows my mind. I mean it is bad enough if you think you can rule on my health from afar, but then to also be a complete hypocrite at the same time…YIKES!!!!



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