This is too much. On June 12th, the Washington Post published a self-defeating piece by Jill Filipovic which used the examples of a politician who lost by 26%, a movie that flopped despite inordinate pro-abortion support and another politician who was lost and was almost universally ridiculed for making abortion the center point of his campaign to argue how the new abortion advocates will end the stigma on abortion by being more forthright when talking about abortion.
In her piece, Filipovic also mentioned how the new generation of abortion advocates aren’t going to focus solely on “good abortions” anymore (my emphasis).
While advocacy organizations have long used the horrors of dangerous pre-Roe abortions and particularly tragic stories of rape or severe fetal abnormalities to illustrate the need for abortion rights, younger women are pushing back on what they call the narrative of “the good abortion.” Instead, they’re talking about the whole range of their experiences, including the nearly 90 percent of elective abortions that occur during the first 12 weeks of pregnancy. Most women who terminate pregnancies aren’t facing life-threatening tragedies but rather more mundane ones: The most common reasons women give include not being financially ready, poor timing for a baby, issues with a partner and the need to care for the children they already have. Activists say playing down that reality — and the importance of abortion services for all women — contributes to the stigma that keeps abortion shameful and politically contentious.
Today (June 17th) that same abortion advocates writes in Cosmopolitan about abortion funds and uses a “good abortion” story to support how claim for how important they are.
Last month, Alicia*, a 23-year-old who recently moved to Idaho, found out she was pregnant. The guy she was dating lived in another state, and at first she didn't tell him. Then when he came to visit to her, he got so drunk and violent the secret came out when she was pleading with him not to hit her. He accused her of lying, called her a series of derisive names, told her he didn't care what she did, and drove off. They haven't spoken since.
Notice the focus on the dire details in the woman's life. She recently moved to Idaho. The father of the child is supposedly a violent drunk who called her names. This is a "good abortion" designed to make you feel sorry for the woman.
She then uses another one:
"I had a call from a gal in Boise, Idaho, probably five years ago," said Pencke, who lives in Seattle. "She was living in a one-room apartment with her 18-month-old son. I could hardly get her to talk at first. She just answered monosyllabically. She was pregnant? Yes. She wanted to be? No. She was married? Yes."Surprise, surprise. The abortion advocate who bragged about the supposed pushing back against the "good abortion" narrative is pushing another "good abortion" narrative where the woman has been abandoned by her supposedly violent husband in a one-room apartment with little food.
The woman's husband had more or less abandoned her, taking a job as a long-haul trucker in Alaska, and periodically sending small amounts of money; he had gotten her pregnant when he came home for a weekend. She only had a little bit of food in her home. She was afraid to tell her husband she was pregnant because he might get upset and hit her.
The underlying message is that "she obviously needs an abortion" as oppose to the supposed new message about "the importance of abortion services for all women."
Then there is this story which basically only a sociopath would use as an example of the great work of abortion funds.
"We had a 16-year-old undocumented young woman and her father contact us," Atwater said. "He is a single father, also undocumented, and living in Idaho. The daughter had just found out she was pregnant, and based on an estimate of her very irregular period, she thought she was 18 weeks. She scheduled an appointment with the closest provider who offered 18-week procedures, which was in Portland, so they packed up their stuff, got in the car, drove to five hours or so to Portland for the procedure, and got there and found out she was actually 25 weeks and not 18 weeks. So they had to drive to Seattle for an appointment the next day [to the only clinic in the area that would perform a procedure after 24.5 weeks] and they planned to sleep in their car. The ultimate price was $4,500."
CAIR, along with the National Abortion Federation and an Oregon-based abortion fund, were able to help them cover the cost.
Bragging about helping a girl electively abort a viable child. That is seriously deranged.
Also, does anyone else wonder about the possibilities of this girl being the victim of incest? Father involved in contacting the funds, young (who knows if she was actually 16 since she was undocumented), very far along in her pregnancy. That possibility probably never crossed the mind of the abortion funds which doled out the money.