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  1. The Jenn July 24, 2007 4:53 pm

    I’m with you 100% on this, and I have to say it’s great to finally see that someone else has the same opinion on this as I do! I have decided to never bear children because of all the stuff that’s hereditary in my family — diabetes, mental illness, cancer, autism, etc. Yeah, one or even two of those are manageable and somewhat preventable, but judging from the number of conditions each member of my family develops, we also have a genetic predisposition to the Darwin Bitch-Slap Enchilada Plate.

    I’m not putting my kids through that. When/If I’m emotionally and financially ready to start a family, I will adopt instead. In the meantime, I have to deal with morons who don’t understand why I don’t want to breed and think that because I don’t want to “have my own” that I’m somehow anti-child . . . even though at company functions I’m one of the few indulging the kids with attention and intelligent conversation . . . and getting invitations from six-year-olds to come home with them because they think I’m so cool to hang out with . . . *sigh* Anyone else have to deal with that? How do you handle it?

  2. Momo July 26, 2007 3:11 pm

    Amen. Those anti-abortionists oppose killing fetuses, but the don’t care one iota once the kid is out of the womb. Somehow, it’s sin to quickly prevent a life, but all right to allow a child to suffer a lifetime of pain and neglect. I only know anti-abortionist in the world whom I respect. He, however, has walked the walk as well as talked the talk, and has adopted three special-needs children. I don’t agree with him, but he has done much more than just picketing and handing out bloody brochures.

    I’m studying to be a nurse, and some people are horrified by the fact that I support euthanasia and abortion. They squawk, “You’re a nurse, you’re supposed to be compassionate!” Uh, I am compassionate. Hearing a terminal cancer patient drowning in his own mucus because he’s too weak to cough it up makes me want to put ten packaged shots of Demerol in him. Seeing a toddler full of needles and tubes who cannot even gain comfort from her mother’s touch (often, parents are asked to hold their children to comfort them so the kid won’t thrash around too much when they’re getting procedures done, therefore the mommy = more pain association is ingrained into the kid’s mind) makes me wish that the poor child had been prevented. I believe in quality of life. In fact, while it is against nursing ethics to commit euthanasia, our code deems it appropriate to promote comfort measures even if it may shorten life (i.e. giving morphine even though it might put a terminal patient into respiratory arrest).

    When I get old, I’m going totter downtown in my walker to buy a lethal dose of heroin, and give myself a hot shot. I hear that it’s the best way to die, letting the endorphins take you over until you forget to breathe. Fuck pooping my pants and festering in my bedsores, I’m going to go out like Maude from Harold and Maude. I have made it perfectly clear to those around me that if they try to prolong me past any hope of a decent future, I will come back as a ghost and exact my revenge. If I’m too stupid to do it myself, they are to let me take a bath while playing with a hair dryer.

  3. Barbara July 26, 2007 5:37 pm

    Brilliant post!! I ‘m 22 and I have also decided on not having children. I ‘m from Haiti and there so many children beggars on our streets. Why not make their lives better before worrying about unborn children. I fucking hate these self righteous bastard.

  4. Violet July 27, 2007 8:13 pm

    Personally, I’m fond of the term “Forced-Birth Advocates.”

  5. Angela July 28, 2007 10:12 pm

    What fucking blows my mind, is that if the anti-abortionists get their way, we will go back to back alley abortions. These back alley abortions would result in infection from unsterilized instruments and severe blood loss. So, basically, pro-lifers want to go back to a system where the baby AND the mom are killed!

    Doncha just LOVE these people’s logic (or lack thereof)?

  6. Val July 29, 2007 9:14 pm

    We have to pretend not to see the real issue because we are not supposed to see it; it would be denied. So we must argue all around it – still good arguments. The real issue is being threatened by women who can have sex without pregnancy. (Like men!) Women who are not controlled by fear of being “punished’ with pregnancy are a threat to anyone who wants people controlled, desexed and living in fear. There is no other explanation that makes sense, to explain why anti-choice people are also often against contraceptives. Control of women is the only motive that explains this insane contradiction. Apply the same motive to people against STD treatments: the insanity of not valuing women’s health and lives can not have a sane motive.