The “torture/abortion” meme, illustrated by the moronic cartoon I posted about the other day, seems to be the new anti-choice talking point making the rounds. The latest batshit-crazy whackadoo to buy that ticket and take her readers on the ride is fetusfan Naomi Lakritz, who commences foaming her way through a column in yesterday’s Calgary Herald thusly:
Barely 10 days before his inauguration, President Barack Obama appeared on ABC’s This Week program to remind Americans that “I have said that under my administration we will not torture.”Well, Mr. President, if you are a man of your word, and you find torture abhorrent, you cannot also go ahead with passing the Freedom of Choice Act. If waterboarding at Guantanamo is torture, then so is the piercing of a full-term infant’s skull with a scissors and the suctioning out of its brain in a partial-birth abortion. If it is inhumane to subject a suspected terrorist to a simulation of his own drowning death, how much more so is it to torture and kill a helpless baby at the moment of birth?
Obviously there’s No Time To Waste, as babies are being Tortured even as we speak. FIRST paragraph in and the bullshit is already “thick in the air like locusts”.
Bullshit the first: The procedure Naomi so spittle-fleckingly describes is never done, as “full-term infants” are never aborted. I don’t think it’s going out on a limb to suggest that most doctors, confronted with a 9-months-pregnant woman who’s suddenly snapped and no longer wants the baby, would advise waiting a few more minutes and adopting it out.
Bullshit the second: The Freedom Of Choice Act would only prohibit government restrictions on abortion up to the point of fetal viability (with the usual exceptions for medical emergencies). It maintains the status quo with regard to late-term abortion, including the infamous “partial-birth” abortion ban.
These and other anti-choice lies and propaganda about FOCA are debunked by Snopes, here.
But that doesn’t stop the demented Naomi from continuing her psychotic rant:
If the mother is such a ditz she can’t decide after 40 weeks of pregnancy what to do about it, there is no reason why she should reserve the right to abort up to the last minute.
Never mind the “up to the last minute”, which any sane person knows is utter tripe. “Such a ditz” — yes, that’s definitely how I’d characterize a woman (and her family) faced with the heartbreaking decision of terminating a pregnancy that was wanted and joyfully anticipated but by some cruel whim of nature, was not to be.
If I believed in Hell, I’d be sure that there’s a special corner table reserved for hideous self-loathing misogynists Naomi Lakritz and Barbara Kay.
(h/t – Calgal in the comments)