Recently came across someone who made the claim that Pro-lifers making exceptions is evidence we just want to punish women.. how does that even make sense?
Would it not be the opposite? That we make exceptions means we Don’t want to punish them, it means we just want the killing of the unborn to stop.
If we wanted to punish women we wouldn’t make a single exception, we would go after the woman instead of the doctor, we wouldn’t be suggesting all sorts of alternatives and ways to get help during the woman’s pregnancy.
In no way does their claim make sense.
Without seeing it in context, probably what they are saying is that by making exceptions (such as for rape/incest), we truly don't believe the baby has inherent rights, we just want to punish women for having sex/lifestyle choices. And they would seemingly be right- exceptions like those eliminate our argument. It's a lack of consistency. It's a catch-22 for us, in that many see incremental pro-life laws as a way to get public support for legislation while at the same time, they make us look illogical and insincere about our convictions.
as always the black-and-white thinking of some pro-choicers confuses the shit out of me
just because something is a consequence of an action it does not mean it is a negative consequence. if you eat you are no longer hungry, if you do your errands today you do not have to do them tomorrow, if you look up the definition of a word you will no longer be ignorant of its meaning
and again.......... pro-lifers obviously don't view children as punishments. I have no doubt that there are people who think pregnancy is just what some dumb women deserve but they tend to be pro-choice, not pro-life, and they tend to say that kind of shit to pro-life women specifically to sexually harass them. weird, it's like a misogynist is a misogynist no matter how they choose to label themselves!