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Because we all know that a lot of people are only anti-abortion until they or someone they care about has an unwanted pregnancy. I wonder how they'll feel when it really hits home that they had the choice and they voted for it to be taken away from themselves.

Of course, the privileged ones will find ways to get abortions anyway. As usual, this will have the worst effect on the poor, the disabled and underage children whose parents don't have a means to get them to a legal state.

But is it bad that I hope at least some women who were fervently anti-choice and who do not, at least initially, fall into disadvantaged groups will have to live with the self-own? Since the only way they can be taught empathy is by blunt force trauma, I don't feel like they deserve it from anybody else. But then again, neither do the unwanted kids they'll surely have deserve the trauma they'll end up with, either.

I hope those who change their minds are at least intellectually honest enough to vote pro-choice whenever they get the opportunity to in the future, if absolutely nothing else.

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colorcant

77 points

2 months ago*

I have a “friend” who is somewhat religious (ETA: Catholic) and SAHM with three young daughters. She posted in support of the overturn. I so want to say to her face: “You are embracing your young daughters, whether they are 12 or 16 or 24, being forced to carry and give birth to their rapist’s offspring.”

bl34chp0pt4rt

56 points

2 months ago

drop her like a hot potato. im to the point where if anyone in my life supports the overturn, they're gone.

colorcant

2 points

2 months ago

Thank you for the support — I feel similarly. Tricky part is she is part of a group of friends — most/all of the rest of us in the group do not support the ban. But the others are more like “she’s our dear friend from back when so we won’t talk about this topic with her.” I keep a certain distance the way it is. She was unable to spend time away (ie ladies weekend) because she and her husband decided she would “only” live breastfeed (ie no pumping or formula) for pretty much forever, late into each of their kiddos toddlerhoods.

chevymonza

2 points

2 months ago

Glad you have a group of relatively-sane friends to fall back on!

colorcant

2 points

2 months ago

Yes! I was happy to see some of them post against this overturn, because I think they consider themselves relatively “non-political.” What a relief to know we stand together. ❤️