10 Questions for “Right to Life” Activists
Here in Texas an anti-choice bill is supposed to pass today that will close down all but 5 of our reproductive clinics. It will be a sad day for poor rural women in Texas. I realize that the people behind this bill are sincere and have no idea of the pain they are unleashing, but if I could I would ask “Pro-life” activists the following questions:
- Where were your “Right to Life” protests when these Texas Republicans slashed social programs that might actually make it possible for a poor woman to raise a child? How can you call yourself “Pro-life” if you are against providing the necessities for life?
- Have you ever noticed that almost all of the physical violence in this struggle comes from your side? When someone is shot, or a building is bombed it is almost always by a “Pro-life” activist. If your movement is really about promoting life how is that possible?
- Did you know that red curtain on your abortion poster is actually the uterus of a woman and from that angle, you don’t know anything about what she is going through in her life?
- You always talk about your religious freedom, have you ever thought that the rest of us might have a right not to have your religion crammed down our throat?
- Have you ever noticed that religious denominations teaching that a woman should not be allowed to make her own reproductive decisions, also teach that she should submit to her husband and should not be a leader in the church? Is it possible you have control issues?
- Did you know that, if Jesus didn’t mention a subject, you are being dishonest to say it is a Christian issue?
- Do you not realize that when you stop trying to restrict a woman’s right abortion, prochoice people will join you trying to make abortion less common through education and birth control?
- Do you know that when abortion is made illegal in any nation, septic abortion becomes a number one killer of women?
- Did you know that contrary to much of your literature, raped women actually do get pregnant?
- Did you know that to be genuinely “Pro-life” we must affirm life not as we wish it would be, but as it actually is with all it’s ambiguity and agonizing choices.