February 11, 2012

Seeing the liberal side of things...

I know, I know, we keep bringing up the topic of Komen and how they defunded Planned Parenthood and then buckled and how the whole situation is really just like girls in junior high.  BUT, something happened that I'm super duper excited about (like I was literally screaming for like an hour and a half about it).  I searched for a liberal magazine and found The Nation.  The Nation had like a gazillion articles about the Komen controversy, and even they were negative.  Well, I found this one.  It talked a lot about feminism and "anti-choice" and how women and the pro-choice movement are being suffocated to death.  Well, haha, if you've been reading this blog for a while, you might be able to guess that I like debating, especially about these specific topics.  So yeah, I took them on.

Here's what I said:

Women are more well-off than they have ever been (they have never had it better). I don't say that as a white republican man. I am a teen girl who is being manipulated by the feminists (as are all the rest of teen girls) who whine and complain about losing $680,000 when that is only 1/20 of 1% of the donations.

If you are so keen on pro-choice victory, come live in Washington State, where a 13-year-old girl is not allowed to get a tooth pulled or her ears pierced without a guardian's permission, but is allowed to go through with a more life-threatening procedure, abortion, without having to tell anyone. The state that is ranked with the most pro-choice activism in the country. The state that will most likely be requiring all insurance companies (even religious ones) to cover abortion in every single plan. The state that is trying to require all Pregnancy Resource Centers to tell clients every single service they *don't* offer. The state where a gay marriage bill has passed both the House and the Senate without any proposed amendments and is just awaiting the governor's signature (and this means that when I get married, I'll have to "take this man to be my lawful wedded spouse" rather than husband--THAT is not romantic, at all).

How, I ask, are any of these laws pro-choice? (Other than the one about the 13-year-old girl, but then, how many 13-year-old girls do you know that are mature and capable of making decisions other than which boy likes them and what to wear the next day?) Choice does not include restrictions. Choice means choice. And educated choice, in regards to abortion, most definitely includes an ultrasound before making a decision to have a surgery performed by a traveling doctor.

I admit, honestly, I do, that many pro-lifers are quite anti-choice, and the only thing that matters to them is saving babies. I would agree with you in saying there are anti-choice people in this country, many, in fact. But you are only digging yourself into a hole when you try to pass legislation that is so obviously anti-choice.

I am a female, I am not feminist, and I am pro-life. Fancy that.

Sooo, I got several replies.  They were all across the board, one that didn't believe I was a teenager and screamed at me, and one that told me how great I was.  One thing I learned from this, it is GREAT experience to read about issues from the opposing side.  You either find a fault in your argument that you can change and gain a new understanding of your opponents, or, you are able to form arguments against their points.  Seriously, read up!  I encourage you to go back and read the article if you haven't already, and read the comments it got.  They are quite interesting, may I just say.
And if you're wondering why I was screaming, well, I am too.  But hey, it is an exciting experience to be yelled at by a pro-choicer.... okay, really, not even joking.  I know, I'm a nerd.


  1. Awesome....read the responses....so typical of people that just want to rant and rave about issues they know nothing about...you go girl!!!

  2. Great post Aubry. I agree, it is so key to know not only what your opponents believe, but also why they believe what they believe. How can you counter something you don't understand?

  3. Hey there Aubry! Just wanted to let you know that I did send you the interview!



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