Tuesday, October 26, 2010
Religion: How America Avoids Reality
Jerrycrew writes: "We had to abort our 16-week-week-old dying baby and were accosted by these zealots. Read the full story on my personal blog http://daddyfiles.com and http://goodmenproject.com/2010/10/23/...
We’re used to seeing videos of anti-abortion activists spewing venom in front of women’s clinics, but rarely do we get to see the tables turned. Thanks to Aaron Gouveia, now we do.
He and his 16-weeks-pregnant wife went to a women’s clinic in Brookline, Mass. for an abortion after discovering that their baby had a congenital deformity with no chance for survival. On their way in, they were confronted by images of dismembered fetuses and two women yelling, “You’re killing your unborn baby!” Enraged, Gouveia decided to confront the protesters while his wife was in surgery, and he caught the whole interaction on his cellphone.
This was one human who chose to confront the self righteous self proclaimed moral arbiters who have decided to impose their particular religious ideals on everyone. Life is precious becomes a vague concept to them instead of a reality to be dealt with. Life is precious, but please, get off of your soapbox and start caring for the living! As Jerry says in the video to the protesters, "You are the lowest common denominator!"
Meanwhile, the TeaBaggers try to make as much mileage out of the religious and moral self righteousness of the Amnerican Public to squeamish to deal with the reality and social responsibilities.
Witness this exchange during the final US Senate debate between Ken Buck and Michael Bennet: Ken Buck was asked to respond to a viewer question about whether he would force a rape victim to carry her attacker's baby to term. KCNC's Gloria Neal kept pressing the question when Ken Buck failed to answer directly and suggested the issue wasn't important to voters.