Yes, I had heard about the girl who filmed her own abortion, posted it on YouTube and then discussed it in Cosmo.
No, I didn’t want to comment. But apparently, as per this Gawker article “only men” are weighing in. This is surely because the vast majority of pundits are men, not because women approve of her decision to a) have an abortion and b) post it on the internet.
I’m not really a pundit, but hopefully my words about this count for something.
First off, before I found out she worked at an abortion clinic, I knew she was the most ideological of ideological abortion supporters. AKA, not my target audience. It simply is not normal to be THAT pro-abortion. THAT public.
Secondly, yes, I did go back and forth between swearing and sadness upon reading the story. With women who flippantly end lives in a public manner, that will very likely always be my response. It is awfully hard for a person like me not to get angry–followed up by a good dosage of sad–and then angry again. Then sad. Repeat. Because life is a very special thing, and she is making a total and complete charade of it.
In one brazenly irresponsible action–with the attitude of an impulsive teenager–she is putting her immaturity on display for all the world to see. She thinks she is teaching the world something. Which she is, just not what she thinks.
I’ll leave it at that.by