If you wanted to destroy the rights of a sub-group in your society how would you do it? Would you just issue a degree declaring “Group X is hereby stripped of its rights and privileges as members of Society XYZ” or would you start off small with something they’ll ignore and slowly work your way up to the degree which by the time you announce it it would be little more than a formality?
That’s the question the anti-womens rights activists seem to have asked themselves and they’ve apparently decided that anyone who goes with the second option is not a True Believer™.
How do we know this?
Well, they’ve went and attacked James Dobson of Focus on the Family for his support of the recent SCOTUS decision that essentially banned intact D&Es in an open letter that was published in the Washington Post a couple of weeks ago. Why are they upset about Dobson’s support of the decision? If you guessed anything other than “it’s just a ban on particular procedure and still allows for late term abortions thus giving some lip service to the rights of the baby machine”, you’re wrong.
In an open letter to Dobson that was published as a full-page ad May 23 in the Colorado Springs Gazette, Focus on the Family’s hometown newspaper, and May 30 in the Washington Times, the heads of five small but vocal groups called the Carhart decision “wicked,” and accused Dobson of misleading Christians by applauding it.
Carhart is even “more wicked than Roe” because it is “not a ban, but a partial-birth abortion manual” that affirms the legality of late-term abortions “as long as you follow its guidelines,” the ads said. “Yet, for many years you have misled the Body of Christ about the ban, and now about the ruling itself.”
In other words, Dobson is not a purist like they are. He’s willing to compromise to reach the goal (the abolition of women’s rights) where they, being purists, are not. They want us women stripped of our rights RIGHT NOW – not tomorrow, not next week or a few years from now. Of course, they’ve chosen to package it in the “poor pitiful kiddies” rhetoric but lets call that for what is – a head game intended to divert the discussion from the actual subject – the right of women to make our own reproductive decisions.
Dobson, of course, has fired back and it’s telling. Why does he support the ban? A spokesman for the organization had this to say (emphasis added):
Doctors adopted the late-term procedure “out of convenience,” Minnery added. “The old procedure, which is still legal, involves using forceps to pull the baby apart in utero, which means there is greater legal liability and danger of internal bleeding from a perforated uterus. So we firmly believe there will be fewer later-term abortions as a result of this ruling.”
Can you get any more candid than that? Intact D&E’s reduce the risk for women, thus it’s merely a “convenience”. Nothing says “I hate you, bitch” like implying that anything that takes the health and welfare of women into consideration is a bad thing while ensuring that our only option is one that increases the threat to our health and welfare.