Demystifying liberal myth

Minneapolis, MN

#1 Jun 15, 2013
What a crushing blow for the abortion acolytes in Big Media: their own research demonstrates that women who were "unlucky" enough to get the abortions they sought are overwhelmingly grateful and relieved that they gave life to their children.

The Grey Lady’s Grudging Abortion Admission
By GEORGE NEUMAYR on 6.14.13

In its upcoming Sunday magazine, it acknowledges most women turned away from clinics are happy they gave birth.

Talk about burying the lead. In a piece in its upcoming Sunday magazine [ http://www.nytimes.com/2013/06/16/magazine/st... ; ], the New York Times allows in an absurdly roundabout way that a recent study has found that the vast majority of women denied abortions end up glad that they gave birth.

If you blink, you might miss the decisive quote from the researcher, Diana Greene Foster. It comes very late in the piece:“About 5 percent of the women, after they have had the baby, still wish they hadn’t. And the rest of them adjust.”

Put less grudgingly, Foster’s conclusion is that almost all the women in the study were happy they gave birth. That should have been the headline of the piece. Instead, the headline strikes a foreboding note:“What Happens to Women Who Are Denied Abortions?” One waits and waits for the answer and at last it comes, appearing at the conclusion of a rambling anecdote about a disadvantaged woman whom the author labels “S.”:

"S. now says that Baby S. is the best thing that ever happened to her.“She is more than my best friend, more than the love of my life,” S. told me, glowingly. There were white spit-up stains on her green top.“She is just my whole world.”

[...]

Lang mentions hopefully a case of a woman whose abortion freed her up to find a “job operating heavy machinery at a manufacturing plant for $15 an hour.” He is eager to show that giving birth has many “negative” effects on the mothers and children, as if his calculus trumps the unexpected contentment of the turnaways. He reluctantly allows that “there is a chance” S. and her baby will “thrive.”

The piece is comically conflicted. Researcher Foster, whose pro-abortion bias is clear, also sounds a bit crestfallen. She says early in the piece,“The unstated assumption of most new abortion restrictions — mandatory ultrasound viewing, waiting periods, mandated state ‘information’— is that women don’t know what they are doing when they try to terminate a pregnancy. Or they can’t make a decision they won’t regret.” But she can’t refute the assumption now that her subjects stand as testimony to it.

A study that pro-aborts hoped would undermine pro-life claims is instead buttressing them. By the end of the piece, Foster sounds a bit discombobulated, as if she doesn’t know where all this might lead.“If abortion hurts women,” she tells Lang,“I definitely want to know.”

http://spectator.org/archives/2013/06/14/the-...
Katie

Federal Way, WA

#2 Jun 15, 2013
Demystifying liberal myth wrote:
What a crushing blow for the abortion acolytes in Big Media: their own research demonstrates that women who were "unlucky" enough to get the abortions they sought are overwhelmingly grateful and relieved that they gave life to their children.
The Grey Lady’s Grudging Abortion Admission
By GEORGE NEUMAYR on 6.14.13
In its upcoming Sunday magazine, it acknowledges most women turned away from clinics are happy they gave birth.
Talk about burying the lead. In a piece in its upcoming Sunday magazine [ http://www.nytimes.com/2013/06/16/magazine/st... ; ], the New York Times allows in an absurdly roundabout way that a recent study has found that the vast majority of women denied abortions end up glad that they gave birth.
If you blink, you might miss the decisive quote from the researcher, Diana Greene Foster. It comes very late in the piece:“About 5 percent of the women, after they have had the baby, still wish they hadn’t. And the rest of them adjust.”
Put less grudgingly, Foster’s conclusion is that almost all the women in the study were happy they gave birth. That should have been the headline of the piece. Instead, the headline strikes a foreboding note:“What Happens to Women Who Are Denied Abortions?” One waits and waits for the answer and at last it comes, appearing at the conclusion of a rambling anecdote about a disadvantaged woman whom the author labels “S.”:
"S. now says that Baby S. is the best thing that ever happened to her.“She is more than my best friend, more than the love of my life,” S. told me, glowingly. There were white spit-up stains on her green top.“She is just my whole world.”
[...]
Lang mentions hopefully a case of a woman whose abortion freed her up to find a “job operating heavy machinery at a manufacturing plant for $15 an hour.” He is eager to show that giving birth has many “negative” effects on the mothers and children, as if his calculus trumps the unexpected contentment of the turnaways. He reluctantly allows that “there is a chance” S. and her baby will “thrive.”
The piece is comically conflicted. Researcher Foster, whose pro-abortion bias is clear, also sounds a bit crestfallen. She says early in the piece,“The unstated assumption of most new abortion restrictions — mandatory ultrasound viewing, waiting periods, mandated state ‘information’— is that women don’t know what they are doing when they try to terminate a pregnancy. Or they can’t make a decision they won’t regret.” But she can’t refute the assumption now that her subjects stand as testimony to it.
A study that pro-aborts hoped would undermine pro-life claims is instead buttressing them. By the end of the piece, Foster sounds a bit discombobulated, as if she doesn’t know where all this might lead.“If abortion hurts women,” she tells Lang,“I definitely want to know.”
http://spectator.org/archives/2013/06/14/the-...
Thanks for proving what I said a few days ago --

God forbid some woman/girl finds herself with an unwanted/unhealthy pregnancy. While those paternalistic greedy bastards are busy dismantling all the programs to help her raise a child, they're also insisting she have that baby because it's for her own good.
http://www.topix.com/forum/news/abortion/T36H...

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