Last night, I read this blog post and felt nauseous. It’s horrible. A woman named Lana admitted to aborting her child because she was going to have a boy. She also said if this “curse” returned (i.e. finding out she’s pregnant with a boy) she would do it again. This comes after she proudly states she has a healthy 1-year-old girl, who will “be just as strong and driven as her mother.” Nothing wrong with having girls, but sex-selective abortion–or any abortion–is especially wrong.
Oh, and she wants you all to know; she doesn’t hate men:
I stand by my decision to abort my baby because it was a male.
I don’t hate men, I hate the patriarchy, what men, and even some women, turn into, I wasn’t going to let that happen with my offspring. The chances were greater that it would with a male, it was unacceptable.
Uh, what? If both genders are susceptible to being infected by the “patriarchy,” then why have kids at all? Lana also wrote about the time when she heard she as going to have a son [emphasis mine]:
Today, my doctor, who I will call “Sandy” did an ultrasound and everything appeared to be fine. “Would you like to know the gender?” Sandy asked. I thought to myself “That machine is an ultrasound, not a crystal ball, you couldn’t tell me the gender of my baby even if you wanted to”
“Sure” was my response.
“It’s a boy”…..
“What?” I managed to sputter. Sandy then showed me on the ultrasound how exactly my body had betrayed me even worse than the misogynistic suit jockey on the airplane so many months before. I was in shock, I started crying, weeping at the thought of what I was about to curse the world with.
On my way home, my driver asked if I was ok and if I needed anything. “JUST STOP RIGHT HERE” I yelled. Deciding to walk the 4 blocks back home. My home became my prison and my fetus became my warden the next 48 hours. Crying, sobbing, uncontrollable weeping, mental anguish the likes of which may only be experienced by those who have had their lives destroyed by war, I was a refugee, and my home was my refugee camp, an unfamiliar place that was just….sheltering me.
Right, because having an abortion is just war. Abortion is still the destruction of human life, but this observation is just frivolous. This whole post is literally off the hinges.
If you read the Facebook comments below, Lana’s decision appalled pretty much everyone. One woman, a pro-choicer, said that her reason was “pathetic,” and that “Feminazi's always ruin EVERYTHING for the real feminists.”
Then again, could this be an elaborate blog to troll conservatives? There’s no mention of the father, who I’m sure wasn’t supportive of Lana’s reasons to abort. She went into detail about her doctor’s visit, why not the dude that got her pregnant in the first place, and who gave her a daughter? It just seems like troll bait to me.
Without doubt, gender-selective abortion is a real thing. In India and China, “it’s a girl” are lethal words. It’s wrong. It’s morally repugnant for either sex. And I have no doubts that some pro-aborts think this is an acceptable reason to abort males in this country; I’m just not so sure about this blog.