My Progressive Facebook friends — and I have many because I’ve spent almost my entire life in the San Francisco Bay area — have a new meme that’s got them terribly excited. Here, in all its glory, is what Progressives think counts as intelligent argument both to support abortion rights and destroy Second Amendment rights:
Because I hate dense paragraphs — they’re very hard to address — let me break the above risible effort at logical argument down into its component parts:
Women who want to terminate a life (provided that life is within them, which is legal and known as abortion, as opposed to a life that is not within them, which is illegal and known as murder), must take all or some of the following steps, depending on their age and the state within which they live:
Wait 48 hours before proceeding with the requested abortion
Get permission from a parent if the female is under the legal age of consent.
Have a doctor’s note explaining that the doctor is intentionally carrying out an abortion.
Watch a video about the results of an abortion (i.e., a fetus will be vacuumed out of the womb or disassembled to remove it from the womb).
Have an ultrasound so that the woman sees the life she intends to abort.
Further, because some states do not like abortion, the woman opting to go ahead with the procedure might have to:
Travel a great distance to find an abortion provider.
Take time off of work to travel that distance (and, probably, to recover from the procedure).
Stay overnight in a strange town.
See strangers holding graphic pictures of what happens to the fetus she will abort, with the same strangers pleading with her not to act.
It’s unfair that women should have to suffer this information overload, inconvenience, and indignity to have an abortion. Therefore men who intend to buy a gun should be subject to the same level of inconvenience. Men should therefore suffer too. The rationale: “No woman getting an abortion has killed a room full of people in seconds, right?”
Where to begin?