Monday, 21 January 2013
January 22nd is the Day of Prayer for the Legal Protection of Unborn Children.
Last Thursday at school, I passed by some people handing out flyers and carrying big signs that said, "Stop the War on Women" and "Abortion Rights." Aren't they having a war on the little innocent sea monkeys? (Juno (2007)) In my women’s studies class, we read this anthology called Sister Species: Women, Animals, and Social Justice edited by Lisa Kemmerer. There was a quote that stuck with me :
“Embarrassingly, history has shown time and again how humans complain about the pinch in their own shoes, while failing to see that their tight-fitting shoes are trampling on someone else” (9).
There are a lot of women complaining about how society seem to be forcing them to be baby-producers, but if they get abortions, the innocent little people won’t even get to see the daylight. A woman in my class talked about how she looked at her ancestor’s history. She found out that German immigrants who suffered discrimination like the other immigrants turned to hating the African Americans so they could be accepted. Is this what the human race all about? To bring down anyone by any means necessary to get ahead?
To call fetuses nonhuman is preposterous. From conception to 9-months, the tiny cell has gone through more rapid and big changes than a person outside a womb. In that time period, a person evolves from the size of a 'period' to about a 5 pound slippery, crying creature. You take a look at a 25-year-old for a year and unless s/he gets plastic surgery or gets stabbed in the face, not much has changed, and if you murder that person, it’s a big deal. In the Women’s Studies class, we also read Ecofeminism by Maria Mies and Vandana Shiva. It tells us that:
“We should remember that it is precisely this power of definition of what is human and what is non-human that broke down the moral barriers for those scientists who did their research on people in Nazi concentration camps, particularly on mentally handicapped people.” (page 49.)
That aims to show how people nowadays feel more relaxed about stem cell research. Eve came from Adam’s rib. A retreat that I attended last year explained: Heart is the most important part of the body. It circulates the blood in your body. It’s the source of life. A rib-cage’s function is to protect the heart. A rib would break itself first before letting the heart get hurt. Because Eve was made from the rib, she is the protector of life. Women are not doing their jobs if they’re demanding abortions. `
Please re-blog this if you care for those innocent victims. You never know which one of them will cure cancer. And if you’re concerned about the world of poverty that the kid might come into, just remember what this pro-life advocate said:
“Pro-life movement is the most important movement because poverty and discrimination in school doesn't matter if you can’t even get out of the womb.”
Life is a gift.