I got this message through Facebook, presumably after seeing a comment I made on the Susan G. Komen FB page:
Why be pro-life? I mean, do you know what hyperemesis gravidarum, pre-eclampsia, and ectopic pregnancies are? Do you know how physically hellish pregnancy can be for a woman? Do you know all of the different ways that pregnancy can cause mental and emotional distress to a woman? Do you know how emotionally scarring it can be to give a child up for adoption? Or do you just not care about any of that, which proves that your views on this issue are incredibly hateful?
Pregnancy is hell. Obviously, that necessitates organizations such as Planned Parenthood. Why not just kill the little buggers before they take nine months of your life and rip it to shreds with their demonic, parasitic little lives. I mean, do you know what pregnancy is like for women? Clearly, if I were a woman, I would take abortion over pregnancy in an instant, without a second thought. We use drugs and surgery to get rid of pregnancy; hence, it’s a disease to be cured.
This is what I wrote in response:
Well, I have four children, so I have been with my wife through four pregnancies. Do you know about the depression, suicidal thoughts, hate, despair, mental, emotional, and physical problems that abortion causes? Or do you just not care about any of that? [And] You might want to check this site.
I should add that the vast majority of abortions are done for reasons of elective convenience, not for danger to the woman’s health. Let’s talk about what generally happens, not some marginal extremes.
I suppose we could take a sort of macabre comfort in the fact that people such as this woman are unlikely to pass these lovely sentiments down to their daughters, since they wouldn’t want to go through such a hellish, emotionally and mentally distressful time such as pregnancy. But that’s just me being hateful.