Miscarriage is god’s version of abortion.

September 30, 2008

Thought that might get your attention.

Faithful readers – I know this topic has been beaten to death in the blogosphere (and elsewhere), but I cannot help but chime in with my 2 Lincoln cents worth.

I know someone who volunteers for one of those faith-based places that “counsels young women who are pregnant”; i.e., talks unwed mothers (and others) out of having abortions.  This friend believes, absolutely, that life begins at conception (that delicate moment when a man ejaculates inside of a fertile woman and says, “Oh, GOD!  HOLY SHIT!” or something else just as romantic).

I once asked him how he felt about this scenario: a young teenage girl is raped by her father, or brother, or, hell, any man, regardless of who it is, and then this young girl is then impregnated.  Would he expect that young woman to give birth to this child?  His quick answer was, “Well, yes, of course.  She could always give this child up for adoption.  Someone would want that child.”  Heh, yeah.  Tell that to the 143 million orphans in the developing world.

OK, back up – rape of a young woman by any man is bad enough – but incest rape?  That’s gotta take the cake for Most Evil Act.  And to bring that already unwanted, inbred child into the world, complete with his rapist daddy’s genetic makeup, to me, is a sin in itself.  Can you imagine being told that your father is also your grandfather, or uncle, or whatever??  Holy shit, talk about years of therapy to sort that one out.

I guess these pro-lifers don’t care much about the quality of life, only the quantity of it.  Just keep shitting out them kids – and, if those over-fertile parents keep voting Republican as they usually do, then there will be no WIC programs for these kids, or food stamps, or any assistance of any kind, or even enough money for a good, arts-enriched public education (well, only if they’ll play football or be a cheerleader like real American kids).  These wackos usually start giving a shit about kids again when they’re old enough to enlist.  Well, then, they’re heroes – yeah, too bad you threw them under the wheels of the underfunded school bus.

What the pro-lifers fail to acknowledge is that, as Sam Harris put it, god is greatest abortionist of them all – that 20% of all pregnancies miscarry.  That’s a whole lot of baby killin’ going on at the hands of the supposedly benevolent father up in the sky.

Oh yeah – and when I asked my friend, who believes that every pregnancy is god’s will, why god would allow that child to be raped in the first place, he said….. can you guess?

Yep!  You guessed it!  The stock answer: “God works in mysterious ways.”

Yeah, I’ll say. I’ll take Roe v. Wade over that kind of god any day.

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2 Responses to “Miscarriage is god’s version of abortion.”

  1. seev78 Says:

    Interesting facts, which I was but dimly aware of, the 143 million orphans and the 20% of all pregnancies miscarrying. As for the orphans, that’s tragic and painful. If those orphans had never existed would they have felt the same? No, there would have been no pain. Will some of those orphans go on to live a happy life? Probably a small percentage. If they were aborted in the first place they never would have had to struggle. Would they have been happier? Of course not! They never would have existed. Speaking of that, how many potential humans have never existed? Many orders of magnitude more that the 143 million orphans. Is it bad to kill people in utero? No, because they are not people, have no conscious existence and will never miss themselves. But do we care for them after they are born. Yes, we do. We have compassion and respect human life. None of this need have much to do with “God” whatever that is…… I gotta go.

  2. Joshua Says:

    It may also be worth pointing out that of those embryos which are conceived, less than half actually lead to pregnancy (and 20% of those, as you say, miscarry).


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