A tragic tale of how a teenage girl was deceived into giving up the CC in exchange for keeping her twins!
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Snookered by Hope
Brooke Alexander became unexpectedly pregnant when she was 18, and she is now a married mother of twins. She initially thought she should have an abortion, but the Texas Heartbeat Act and a trip to a pregnancy resource center caused her to change her mind. Today, she is grateful for her children.
In spite of the happy ending, The Washington Post paints Brooke’s story with a grim tone and makes it out to be a tragedy. Not just once, but in two articles, just in case any poor pregnant teen missed the foreboding warnings contained in the first one.
- The Washington Post: This Texas teen wanted an abortion. She now has twins. (2022-6-20)
- The Washington Post: She wanted an abortion. Now, she has twins. (2022-6-28)
The Sorrows of the Depraved
The hallmark of liberal reporting is that they always tell the story from the perspective of a slightly below average person (often times a minority) living a busy harried life, fighting fires, and never finding any peace or rest. Overall, the overdramatized message is that “Life is hard so we have to DO something to save ourselves from pain and suffering.” It is also commonly suggested, usually implicitly, that the best way to do this is to escape responsibilities (e.g. abortion, birth control, profligate sex, etc.) and/or get the State involved (courts, police, welfare, etc.). The idea that a husband, father, boyfriend, or brother might be able to smooth things out in a jiffy is never mentioned, even though these are the men who are most likely to pitch a hand.
The weeping and gnashing of teeth at The Washington Post becomes more apparent when we look at some of their other articles concerning abortion and the Dobbs v. Jackson decision.
“The phones started ringing, as they always did, moments after Houston Women’s Reproductive Services opened for business at 9 a.m. on Friday — with patients in need of abortions calling to secure a spot on the schedule.
Then, 12 minutes later, it all came to a stop. The Supreme Court had overturned Roe v. Wade.
“Can we still do abortions today?” asked patient advocate Marjorie Eisen, thinking about the 20 women they had booked for appointments.
Several were already in the waiting room, scrolling through their phones as they waited.
“No,” said Kathy Kleinfeld, a co-owner of the clinic. “We’re done.”The Washington Post: ‘We’re done’: Chaos and tears as an abortion clinic abruptly shuts down (2022-6-24)
Oh Noes! Such disappointment!
Here’s another article rife with superfluous drama.
“With purple and blue bangs and chunky silver earrings, Kleinfeld greets every patient with a warm smile, quick to strike up a conversation about the band on their T-shirt.”
“Kathy Kleinfeld’s cellphone lit up for the first time on Monday at 3 a.m. By 7 a.m., she had 13 missed calls. When she couldn’t be reached by phone, she said, patients emailed, desperate to schedule their abortion with Houston Women’s Reproductive Services before Wednesday, Sept. 1, when Texas is on track to ban abortions after six weeks gestation, before most people know they’re pregnant.”
Gotta nip ‘em in the bud before anyone knows!
“First, they asked for the date of the patient’s last period. If they were further than six weeks along, they clinic staff said, they’d have to leave the state. They were fully booked before Sept. 1.”
Oh Noes! The HEARTACHE of not being able to expediently dispose of problematic uterine growth tissue!
“At 9:28 a.m., Kleinfeld announced it was time to “set the phones.” For the rest of the day, the calls would go to voice mail; Kleinfeld and others would return them when they could. By lunchtime on Monday, Houston Women’s Reproductive Services had received over 400 calls. On a typical Monday morning, Kleinfeld said, they might get 100.”
Whadya know? EVERYBODY’s getting one! Better get one soon before your chance at shagging Brad and Chad (and maybe their Dad) is gone forever!
“These phone calls have been the hardest, Eisen said.”
Oh Noes! The HEARTACHE of turning young CC riders away to face the natural consequences of their own decisions!
“Have you tried the other clinics in Houston?”
“The woman went quiet.”
“It’s a seven-and-a-half-hour drive from Houston.”
Oh Noes! It’s SOOO much TROUBLE to send off a soul!!!
“Eisen apologized that she couldn’t do more to help and wished her luck.”
“She sounded young,” Eisen said as she hung up the phone.”
Oh Noes! The ultimate horror of ALL HORRORS! To be a YOUNG MOTHER!!!
Reader NaturallyAspirated summed up the tone quite well.
“Abortion is probably the strongest pillar of modern feminism. Without it, women are subject to the consequences of their sexual behavior…”
“…women instinctively know that being overwhelmed with passion in the moment by a high value man, especially during ovulation, is the peak sexual experience for them. If they know that abortion is available, they can avoid the … burdens … if they get unexpectedly pregnant as a result of fully enjoying their sexual opportunities. If abortion is illegal, or very difficult, it throws a wrench in the sexual act and ties them to natures (God’s) shackles, which they so desperately want to shake off. Women’s instinctual / biologic drive, for the modern feminist, must be separated from pregnancy… Since (1) birth control isn’t perfect, and (2) female fantasy has an aspect of losing control to an irresistible man, outlawing abortion is like castrating female sexuality, fantasy, desire. It cuts too deep and is essential to defend for the modern feminist.”
“Eve’s curse [is] the short end of God’s (or mother nature’s) stick. Fighting against it is the essence of feminism.
“We will not be slaves to God’s design! We will not be slaves to biology! We REJECT the reproductive consequences of pursuing and enjoying our fully liberated sexual pleasures.”
The sexual revolution is the feminist revolution at its core. They will fight to the death on this.”
Rest assured, in the coming weeks and months, we’ll be hearing a lot more sob stories and rage tantrums from various activists and nooz outlets about how the new ruling crimps the Feminist Life Script.
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- The Other McCain: A Mostly Peaceful Insurrection: Deranged Pro-Abortion Mob Storms AZ Capitol (2022-6-25)
- Truth and Tolerance: Night of Rage? (2022-6-25)
- Σ Frame (Oscar): No Mo Roe (2022-6-27)
- Σ Frame (Jack): No Mo Roe, No Mo Hoe! (2022-6-29)
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