Thursday, November 26, 2009

Vellacott keeps The Game Alive

From a .pdf posted to his website today entitled: Supporting documentation for Vellacott's contention ofabortion's harm to women - November 26, 2009

And finally, regarding Maurice Vellacott's comments related to "abortion as part of a male agenda," an article by Richard Stith, "Her Choice, Her Problem: How Abortion Empowers Men" provides an interesting perspective on abortion. See: http://www.firstthings.com/article/2009/07/her-choice-her-problem.

From the article he refers to:

Such a lie may not provide protection for every young woman in her situation, however. If she says she is pro-life so that he thinks abortion is not an option for her, he might decide to keep her from getting pregnant by leaving her for someone more open to abortion, a woman who doesn’t insist on his using a condom. That is, the presence in the sexual marketplace of women willing to have an abortion reduces an individual woman’s bargaining power. As a result, in order not to lose her guy, she may be pressured into doing precisely what she doesn’t want to do: have unprotected sex, then an unwanted pregnancy, then the abortion she had all along been trying to avoid. Even though her abortion in this case is not literally forced, it would be, in an important sense, imposed on her. And, far from alleviating her overall situation, it would merely return her to the same sexual pressures, made worse by a new assurance to her boyfriend that she is willing to take care of a ­pregnancy.

Thanks Mr. Vellacott.

6 comments:

deBeauxOs said...

Yeah, an "interesting" perspective developed and supported by fundamentalist religious neocon rightwingers.

Funny how they can present "evidence" of callous, exploitative and victimizing actions by the male gender as support for their abortion-criminalizing analysis and bias but then call pro-choice feminists "man-haters".

KC said...

These folks should cut the crap and stop trying to justify their agenda with pseudo reason and evidence. Just admit it. You want Jesus to be Prime Minister.

Ti-Guy said...

That is, the presence in the sexual marketplace of women willing to have an abortion reduces an individual woman’s bargaining power. As a result, in order not to lose her guy, she may be pressured into doing precisely what she doesn’t want to do: have unprotected sex, then an unwanted pregnancy, then the abortion she had all along been trying to avoid.

What fucking planet do these people live on? This sounds like a script from an episode of Laverne & Shirley.

KC said...

Ti-Guy - The hillarity of the part you just quoted is that it is essentially the philosophical attack on capitalism generally... coming from a Conservative.

Troylis said...

KC - and you know that if they DID get Jesus as Prime Minister, they would end up feeling betrayed and disillusioned. I can't see where their politics and Jesus's intersect—he's pretty much soft on everything but mercantilism.

Ti-Guy said...

Yes, interesting. Although social conservatives like Vellacott aren't free marketers (no matter what they say) the market analogy is interesting. The market in fact came up with the abortion and now, it's really the choice of the consumer. Ergo, the Divine Free Market is pro-choice.

Kind of sticks it to the righties and the lefties at the same time. I like it.