Norma McCorvey is “Jane Roe.” She claimed then that her pregnancy was the result of a rape, although for over a decade now she has been outspokenly pro-life and publicly admitted that this, and virtually every fact on which her case was built, was a lie. Both McCorvey and Sandra Cano, the Doe of Doe v. Bolton—Roe’s companion case from Georgia decided the same day—are now outspoken pro-life advocates who have sworn that their cases are built on lies (Cano unfortunately passed away in October 2014).
If you are pro life, pro choice or at least human, this story will rip your heart out and throw it in the dumpster…
Paula Veit Fetter/Chicks on the Right
My Abortion Story
I grew up with an indifferent, depressed mother and a loving and fun father who was prone to fits of rage. I was a very well behaved child, eager to please, but some small thing would set him off and he would beat me mercilessly. He would tell me afterwards that if I wouldn’t misbehave he wouldn’t have to do that. He never apologized or made promises that it wouldn’t happen again. Outside of these episodes, he was very fun to be around, playful and funny, and I and everyone outside our family loved him. He could charm anyone, and I doubt anyone would have believed me if I told them what was happening. These mixed messages took their toll, of course, and I became rebellious as a teenager.
I found comfort in the beds of several boys, believing myself to be in love with any who showed me affection. I realize now, of course, that I was looking for love in all the wrong places, as the song goes. In 1976, at sixteen, I got pregnant by a boy I believed I was in love with. We wanted to get married and have our baby. When my father found out, he beat me until I was black and blue and took me to a clinic in a city about an hour from our small town to have an abortion. A doctor examined me and I told him I didn’t want an abortion-he said that was really the only option for someone my age. I spoke with a social worker and told her that my father had beaten me, I didn’t want an abortion, and I was afraid to go home with him because I knew he would hurt me. I showed her the bruises covering my body. She went to talk to him, then returned with him to the room I was in and said, “I will contact someone in your area that can help you, but for now your dad has promised not to hurt you and you need to go home with him.” He beat me in his truck the entire hour it took us to get home.
At home, he dragged me upstairs by my hair, threw me against a wall and said if I didn’t get an abortion, he would give me one himself, then hit me in the stomach. He started choking me and I felt myself passing out. At that point, my mother, who had just been watching while all this happened, told him he had to stop choking me or I would die. He stopped choking me but continued to hit and kick me. I endured his beatings for two days, waiting for the “person in my area who would help” to call. No one called. While my father was at work on the third day, I finally had my boyfriend take me to the county agency that was supposed to help. I told a caseworker what was going on and showed her my by now battered body and said I was not going home again. I asked why no one had contacted me like the social worker had said they would, but she just brushed me off, not really answering my question. She told me at that time that there were no programs in place to help someone my age if I continued with the pregnancy and I should get an abortion. I refused, and she finally placed me in a group home with troubled girls, one of whom was in custody because she had stabbed another girl. I was scared all the time that my father would come in the middle of the night to kill me. I barely slept at night because of fear while I was there.
I was assigned a local doctor for prenatal care who also recommended abortion. My boyfriend and I continued to see each other during this time and still talked of marriage. After I had been in the group home about three months, my boyfriend and a friend of his stole a car and were arrested. My case worker contacted me and told me my boyfriend told his lawyer he did not want to get married. I was hopeless at that point, and that night I took all my morning sickness pills in an effort to kill myself. This was not a cry for help, it was a real attempt-I thought the pills would kill me and I did not expect to wake up. I threw up all night and survived the attempt. The next day I called my case worker and told her I was ready to have an abortion, I didn’t feel like I had any other options.
I was four and a half months along at this point. I was so far along, I couldn’t go to a local clinic for the abortion, I had to go to a university hospital that would perform a mid-term abortion. Two weeks after my seventeenth birthday, at five months pregnant, I had a saline abortion. In this type of abortion, amniotic fluid is replaced with a saline solution that burns the baby inside and out. It induces labor, and a dead baby is delivered. I lived with guilt for years about what I had done. When I became a Christian, the guilt was nearly overwhelming, and I just knew God could never forgive me. I learned, in time, that God will even forgive abortion, and I was finally able to forgive myself.
It took me a very long time to figure out that every single adult I came in contact with, everyone with any ability to counsel me or help me, gave me NO options except abortion. No one was willing to help me have my baby, and no one ever suggested adoption. I had no parental support, no boyfriend, and had everyone on all sides telling me this was the solution. I think about the millions of babies that have been aborted in this country since abortion became legal, and I have a deep abiding sorrow and anger that people don‘t realize what a horrible thing it is to kill a baby. But I also wonder how many girls were like me and offered no real choice. How many of them live with guilt and regret that really belongs on the shoulders of the people put in place to help them? The guilt should belong to a society that tells women and girls that abortion is a good thing and is the best solution for an unplanned pregnancy.
A human is not a random thing created by the universe.
A human is not a paramecium, cluster of cells, tadpole, a tumor or a zygote.
A human is not someone to be stabbed with scissors in the brain, sucked out with a vacuum and thrown into a waste can.
A human is not a medical condition to be tossed on to Group Health Insurance policies as you would a test for colon or breast cancer.
A human is not material to be tossed into the furnaces of British Hospitals – BTW think about it, this is what happens when you let the Government have absolute CONTROL of the health system.
A human is a divine Gift from God.
A human has a name and a background.
A human has potential to become a great scientist, world leader, star athlete or have a spouse, children, a dog, and two used Hondas in the garage.
An abortion is not liberating, exhilarating or something to be bragged about on a T-Shirt.
The only thing an abortion makes you is the parent of a dead child.
Pictured below is a human who has every right to exist.
Because what they really care about is telling women and all people for that matter, that it’s their way or the highway, that there’s only one ‘right way’ for us to live our lives, and that they get to decide what that is. And that, my friends, is un-American. But we know, and guess what, they know too, that the American people are on our side.
NARAL Pro-Choice America President Ilyse Hogue
Two darlings of the left are having a luncheon. Look for wall to wall coverage from the Liberal/Lying/Lame/Mainstream/Media for the “Fluke/Davis Joys of Baby Killing” party.
Fundraiser invite from Sandra Fluke:
Enter to win two tickets to our San Francisco Luncheon!
I’m a huge Wendy Davis fan.
When she laced up her sneakers and fought for Texas women last month, I was so inspired by her and all of the women and men in Texas who stood with her.
So I’m excited to share some big news: I’ll be meeting Wendy Davis at an EMILY’s List luncheon on August 16th — and you could join us there.
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Last year, hyper-partisan leaders shut me and every other woman out of a congressional hearing panel on insurance coverage for birth control.
It’s becoming a pattern. They think that the best way to control women’s health is to keep women out of the conversation.
EMILY’s List is fighting back and amplifying our voices by helping to elect women leaders who will stand up to their offensive, obsolete attacks. Amazing, incredible all-star women like Wendy Davis from Texas in the state Senate and Rep. Tulsi Gabbard from Hawai’i in the United States Congress.
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Donate now to join Wendy Davis, Tulsi Gabbard, and me August 16th.
The contest ends Tuesday night, so don’t wait to make your contribution. If I weren’t already going, I’d sign up myself!
See you there,
To Sandy Davis I say this. If the Abortion bill had failed in TX, I think you should have been sent a photo of the first 20 week old or older baby that was aborted with the caption that said “Congratulations, Mission Accomplished”.
RT (that’s Russia Today)
A Portland resident is creating quite the buzz by hosting a memorial ceremony dedicated to the 50,000 bumblebees that died in an Oregon parking lot last week.
Just days before National Pollinator Week, tens of thousands of bees fell from the trees and were found dead at a Target parking lot in Wilsonville, Ore. A state investigation found that an insecticide coined “Safari” was to blame, and Oregon now has a 180-day ban of 18 pesticides containing the chemical dinotefuran.
More than 50 poisoned European linden trees have been covered with netting to prevent further bee deaths, and the Oregon State Agricultural Department is still investigating whether or not there was a violation of state or federal pesticide laws.
Okay, here is how Bees work. There is a Queen, a Drone and Worker bees. The Drone impregnates the Queen and she lays thousands of eggs. The eggs hatch and the drone is either stung to death or tossed out of the hive by the Worker Bees. There are billions upon billions of bees in the world. We couldn’t kill them all if we wanted to.. If 50000 or so die, no worry, 50000 more will around in a month or so. Got it?
Meanwhile at the Texas State Capitol….
Chaos reigned in the final minutes of the Texas Senate late Tuesday night as opponents of a strict abortion bill succeeded in killing the measure, using a sprawling Democrat-led filibuster, egged on by noisy “unruly mob” protests, to blunt last-ditch efforts by Republicans to save the legislation.
The drama centered largely around Democratic state Sen. Wendy Davis, who staged an hours-long, old-fashioned filibuster on the Senate floor against a bill to ban abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy.
Where as with humans if you kill one you are killing potential for what contributions can do if that human is brought into the world. Cure Cancer, break sports records, brew a better beer, etc. Not only do you kill that human but any offspring that human may have thus killing hundreds of potentially good and great human beings who can contribute to the betterment of mankind.
Funny Democrats want laws preventing cruel and inhumane treatment of animals, but when it comes to innocent children we can pull their arms and legs from the body with no questions asked.
So, if I am to assess the importance of insects and humans here, I would say that as a Nation we give more of a damn about 50000 dead bees than the continuation of 20 week plus old baby’s life by having their spinal cords cut by scissors…