Wow...if I thought Aliza Shvarts was insensitive last year, I think I've found my new all-time favourite post to make my blood boil. If we could just round up some Holocaust deniers and people who are pro-genocide in Darfur, I could hit my trifecta of People Who Say Things to Emotionally Push Buttons Because They Don't Know How to Communicate in Another Manner.
MomLogic encourages readers to voice their opinion if they "have a strong reaction to the sentiments expressed below" so here are my thoughts, Gina.
I think you truly don't understand loss--either abortion or miscarriage--on anything but a surface level. And you don't truly understand the distinction that being pro-choice doesn't mean that you are pro-abortion. That these are two different concepts; two separate distinctions. That being pro-choice is about giving the control and choice to the individual rather than having it controlled by government. And that makes no commentary on abortion itself.
I am assuming based on your callousness that you've never experienced a loss and have such a small reserve of empathy that you can't even imagine what a person--male or female--experiences when they lose a child that was either deeply wanted or even ambivalently unwanted. I am actually wondering, based on your callousness, if you are actually my college boyfriend parading as Gina on MomLogic since he too could not separate out real people and real emotions from his political beliefs. It is a sign of maturity--after all, most angry young men grow up to be understanding old men when they see how their words and actions affect another person. Hopefully you will grow up soon.
I know the point of this article was to get people angry and that I'm simply playing into the idiocy created by people like Gina or Aliza Shvarts. I really debated writing anything at all. But the fact is I'm not really sure I agree with the disclaimer posted by MomLogic that says they allow all women to voice their opinion. Where is the line between opinion and vitriol? If my opinion is that MomLogic is the worst site on the Internet, are they going to allow me to become one of their guest bloggers and post that? Will they really put their money where there mouth is? Allow me to write that post, MomLogic, and I will go back to patroning your site.
But the part that worries me the most, frankly, is that I am assuming based on the name of the site that Gina, the author, is a mother. And what is she teaching her children?