Friday, October 20, 2006

Another one bites the dust

Well, it's October 20th, the day after blogger "Stop My Abortion" planned to terminate her pregnancy if she failed to reach her $40,000 donation goal. Sure enough, it looks like it's a done deal.

"Stop My Abortion" was obviously a satirical site put up by someone with a wonderfully twisted sense of humour who wanted to make a point about the hypocrisy of anti-abortionists. Because certainly if they meant all their mealy-mouthed fucking proselytizing about "saving the babies", they'd leap at the chance to actually save one of the poor little bastards, right? Hah.

What was really revealing was not just their demonstrable hypocrisy, but the hate they spewed. Even the commenters who seemed to realize that the site was a sham joined in on the vitriolic fury, leaving messages that went from insulting and demeaning to almost threatening.

I'll give the pro-life movement the benefit of a doubt and assume that the idiots that were posting at SMA aren't representative of the entire movement. But the bugshit-crazy element is definitely part of it, and I think it's significant that there's no equivalent to the pro-life's lunatic fringe in the pro-choice movement. Something they might want to think about.