Over at Momlogic, guest blogger "Gina" says that she's totally pro-choice, but similarly-minded women should hush up and take it when they miscarry. (You can probably tell where this is going.)
Specifically, Gina says this:
If you believe that pregnancy doesn't produce a baby until some magic number (13 weeks? 20 weeks? 40?), then you must also agree that it's ridiculous to break down in hysterics, set up a memorial website for your "angel," and seek out a grief counselor when you start bleeding in your first trimester. After all, you're simply talking about the loss of a conglomeration of microscopic cells, right?! That's hardly something to cry about.
That sounds exceedingly pro-choice, no? So does her sign-off:
Advocate all you want, but don't come crying to me when your hypocrisy hits you like a ton of bricks. If you are going to defend the right to abort babies, you don't have the right to be upset when yours dies.
I would like Gina, too, to shut the fuck up. Pro-choice doesn't mean "let me go have another fun-fun abortion." Maybe the pro-choice women grieving over the loss of a wanted pregnancy do believe that life begins at conception but don't believe the government has the right to impose their religious views on others. Maybe they learned something between the time they "put pro-choice buttons on their backpacks in college and ridiculed pro-lifers for being backward, repressive religious freaks who want to control the world's uteruses," — not that you, personally, sound remotely bitter there — and they got pregnant about things like tolerance for other people's view points and that the world is filled with grey areas (and, maybe, you might want to think about doing the same). Maybe they're grieving the loss of pregnancy or the potential life and potential child that was taken from them. So Gina, STFU and peddle your bitter elsewhere.