The following comes from a July 10 story on LifeSiteNews.com.
A feminist writer for Slate has said that “pro-choice” women should stop apologizing for having abortions of convenience and express their joy at being free of responsibilities.
Jessica Grose wrote “Enough With the Grueling, Wrenching, ‘I Had an Abortion’ Essays” on Tuesday, critiquing a recent spate of articles defending abortions women had undertaken in difficult circumstances.
“A lot of women have abortions and don’t look back. A lot of women don’t want a baby, and they don’t care whether the fetus is viable or how much money is in their bank account. Where are their essays?” Grose asked.
Grose, the former editor of the website Jezebel, saluted “blithe and unapologetic” stories of abortions for abortion’s sake. She cited the words of the anonymous 23-year-old author of “What to Expect When You’re Aborting” as a perfect example of her preferred abortive autobiography:
By monday my hormones were a little wonky but in all i just felt like this parasitic creature that burrowed its way into me and fed of my energy, apetite, [sic] and joy was removed. And I had been restored.
“Humane essays aren’t going to change the entrenched anti-choicer.” Instead, they “push the rhetorical battle even further rightward,” she claimed.
Grose’s tactic came one day after the New York Times carried Beth Matusoff Merfish piece on “My Mother’s Abortion,” which Grose felt was unduly soft-spoken….
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