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Ideologically Impure

This is simply the inevitable outcome of “pro-life” thinking:  denying a woman medical treatment because her foetus – a foetus which is going to die anyway – is more important than she is.

Because “pro-life” attitudes result in laws which value a dying foetus over a live woman.  Because “pro-life” laws create situations where doctors – people who, “pro-lifers” are so fond of telling us, are Sworn To Do No Harm – are so afraid of the legal consequences, so bound by illogical, irrational regulations (and, depending on how you read that “this is a Catholic country” comment, so married to their personal religious beliefs) that they will stand by while a woman goes through incredible pain and dies.

Because hey, the doomed foetus had a fuckin’ heartbeat, people.  And we know how much pro-lifers love heartbeats.  As long as they belong to a foetus, of course…

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