Another thing, why do those of you who oppose abortions, Ms. Somerville, not call yourselves anti-abortionists? Are they ashamed of themselves or is this just the insidious way that they deal with the secular world? That would explain why they say the fetus is an “unborn child” or a “baby” even when they can clearly see that it is only a fetus, pure and simple.
And if those of us who suspect their action are driven by religion rather than personal opinion, why not come out in the open and say so? Surely you must know that this is the way you are being judged so why not come out of the closet and make your stand openly and honestly. I’m sure you would all feel much better.
The Catholic Church sees Male entitlement as something they must support at all costs. This is, of course, understandable when you consider that their priests practice celibacy, as Maslow has pointed out and this is really the driving force behind the anti-abortion movement. It’s not the fetus, it’s man’s right to sire his own progeny unheeded in any way by legislation that many men–particularly those of low self esteem–demand as well as a proper respect for them as a personal right, irrespective of how competent in life they may be.Being male is all, they feel, they need as a character reference
Ms. Somerville, a woman, shows us how powerful the subjugation of women has been. Just as the black slaves were forced at the crack of a whip to become Christians and now are the most loyal of believers amongst the American public, so the Bible has so efficiently suppressed women that they make up the bulk of those who go to church to hear a bible, written by men only, that tells them about their ingrained weaknesses