National Review's Kevin D. Williamson: Women Who Have Abortions Should Be Hanged, and So Should Doctors

allegro9/28/2014 3:37:52 pm PDT

re: #115 lostlakehiker

I have to write very carefully here, and it would be nice if people would return the favor and read carefully. I carefully refrained from claiming that there was no country and no part of the US where abortion was illegal and the woman who got the abortion faced punishment. I wrote only that so far as I knew, they didn’t face execution.

Our NR author Kevin has crossed every last bridge with his opinion that they should be executed, and in so doing, he’s lost the company of even El Salvador and Mississippi. And that is kind of my point. His proposal has no meaningful backing anywhere and won’t gather any support from any quarter. And I reiterate my prediction that he’ll be sent packing from NR.

Back in the late 80s-early 90s I started to become alarmed at the rise of the religious right and talked about it to friends and family. I always heard “oh, that will never happen, it’s just the fringe” when talking about women’s right to choose. Roe v Wade will never be overturned, they said; contraception will never be questioned, they argued. It was just unthinkable, they laughed, telling me I was nuts for believing my lying eyes.

So here we are. Roe v Wade is still in place technically, but women are denied legal access by cost prohibitive waiting times, distances needed to be traveled because most clinics have been closed due to onerous and ridiculous laws, doctors/nurses being threatened and fucking murdered and more. Now, women who use birth control are sluts and rapists have parental rights.

Fuck this “it will never happen” shit. It HAS happened and it WILL continue to happen the longer an argument like yours continues to be made.