Sunday, December 19, 2004

Violence against pregnant women

The gruesome murder of Bobbie Jo Stinnet has people talking about the newly-noted problem of violence against pregnant women, primarily related to men who see killing the woman as a way to avoid fatherhood.

Now -- how will our society approach this? After all, the poster-child of the proabortion movement, Geraldine Santoro, sought her fatal abortion because she feared violence from her abusive ex-husband. The prochoice mantra has been that if a pregnant woman fears violence, she should be quickly and cleanly aborted. The idea of protecting her from her abuser never enters the equation. (You'll note that among abortion advocates, once a woman becomes pregnant, the only thing she has a right to is abortion -- things like restraining orders, shelters, psychiatric care, prenatal care, and so forth, are ignored. Abortion is the cure-all for whatever ails her, regaredless of what her actual wishes may be on the matter.)

Are abortion advocates going to be able to leverage this newly-spotlighted problem into greater support for abortion, even among women who want their babies? Or is this new attention going to show the abortion solution for what it is -- dismissing the woman's concerns and forcing her to surrender her body and her values to the brutal dog-eat-dog philosophy that says might makes right?


Demi said...

I'm right behind you, and this morning have read much of what you're referring to--some are saying that this may be a trend.

I can't shake the feeling that there's a connection between this and liberalized abortion.

Glad to hear that koo-koo took your content off his site. Ye gods, with pro-life friends like that, who needs enemies.

Christina Dunigan said...

To me, it's kinda one of those, "Well, DUH!" things. For a generation, the most vocal women are out parading around, hooting with glee that they can kill the baby any time they want to, regardless of what the father wants -- and that if they don't want the baby dead, well papa's stuck with child support: NEENER NEENER NEENER!

And after a while guys figure what's sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander.