Over at the Huffington Post a diarist blogging under the name Sasharusa helps explain why babies in utero are treated like so much disposable garbage by so many people in our society:
This is Giardia lamblia. It is an intestinal parasite that is very common and is a pain in the ass to rid of.
I know, I know, it doesn’t look like a precious little baby. I know. It looks scary, and gross, and looks like it will bite your head off. But we’re not talking about looks. Who knows, maybe aliens think we’re ugly as f–k but this parasite would be labeled Miss Universe in their culture? Who knows! Anyway, I am sorry for plastering this as the very first thing in my diary. Consider this just like those exploited photos of miscarried late term fetuses that Anti- Choicers parade around.
Anyways, back to the whole fetus= parasite thing. That is how I see them. I don’t see them as cute and cuddly. I see them as terrifying and scary. I see pregnancy the same way.
Go here to read the sorry rest. One of the main problems with our contemporary world is that we have thousands of “Modest Proposals” being written each day by people who lack either the wit or the humanity of Jonathan Swift, and who are in deadly earnest. Compassion and empathy for these people are notions as foreign to them as calculus to an ape or vegetarianism to a hyena. Christ admonishes us to pray for them, but we must also defeat them or the only thing left of most of humanity in a few generations will be neither Man nor kind.