Monday, August 17, 2015
The abortion debate is about controlling women
The conservative movement is neither pro-life nor anti-abortion. It’s about controlling women.
If it were pro-life, it wouldn’t so lustily support various forms of state murder such as capital punishment and wars of aggression.
If it were anti-abortion, it wouldn’t so strongly oppose contraception (which is Planned Parenthood’s main service) because fewer unwanted pregnancies means fewer abortions.
But contraception permits women to have sex for pleasure, which goes against the religious fundamentalists’ beliefs - be they Christian, Muslim or otherwise - that the primary role of women on this Earth is to be baby factories and then caregivers to those objects (whose quality of life becomes irrelevant after birth).