OK so the anti-abortion groups are “emperor’s new clothing” HARD this week and we are HERE FOR IT. Even though, like most things they do it’s also like, horrifying.
So for a LONG time there have been groups out there who try to torpedo anti-abortion bills that INCLUDE rape exceptions. “Save the One” is one of these groups, run by children who were conceived by rape. And here’s the thing if you were conceived by rape and you want to use that story to inspire other people THEN THAT’S FINE. What is COMPLETELY GARBAGE to do is to decide that everyone has to do exactly what your mom did in her specific circumstances.
But we’re glad these “no exceptions” people are getting national attention, because then hopefully people will realize just how wrong they are. And let’s just say, these quotes in this VERY nonjudgmental (ughhh) NPR article REALLY SHOW HOW WEIRD THESE PEOPLE ARE. And just like… unaware or able to ever see how the world works or try to see how the world works at any point.
So anyway a bunch of groups sent a letter to GOP lawmakers urging them to not have rape exceptions in anti-abortion laws. And they also… played themselves.
A KEY QUOTE (emphasis ours) “A child conceived in rape is still a child. We don’t blame children for other matters outside their control. Why should we do so here?”
Y’allllllllllllllllllllllll are you FUCKING KIDDING US WITH THIS???
Do you think these people know… any of their other opinions.
OK so the obvious part of this is of COURSE it is not BLAMING the fetus. No fucking duh. It is a fetus. It is the PERSON WHO HAS BEEN RAPED who is making the decision. And honestly, OBVIOUSLY we’re blaming the rapist here. But you know, like these people always do, they’re acting like the pregnant person doesn’t exist, just the fetus.
But but but what’s TRULY ridiculous about the quote is: REPUBLICANS BLAME PEOPLE FOR THE CIRCUMSTANCES THEY WERE BORN INTO ALL THE TIME! IT’S LIKE THEIR WHOLE EFFING PLATFORM! IT’S LIKE THE ONLY REASON THEY EXIST! TO BLAME PEOPLE FOR MATTERS OUTSIDE THEIR CONTROL!
I mean, we bet two billion dollars the same person who wrote this was also like “I shouldn’t have to pay MY tax dollars so that these people can afford food stamps to feed their starving kids.”
So any way definitely read this article, because it’s the type of evil we’re up against. Then read THIS article in the Times to remember why we keep fighting.