The great Laurie Higgins shreds AOC’s stupid abortion comments:
Following the vote in Alabama to ban all abortions except in cases where pregnancies threaten the life of the mother, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC)—the ideological leader of depraved “progressives”—tweeted this:
Abortion bans aren’t just about controlling women’s bodies. They’re about controlling women’s sexuality. Owning women. From limiting birth control to banning comprehensive sex ed, US religious fundamentalists are working hard to outlaw sex that falls outside their theology.
Ultimately, this is about women’s power. When women are in control of their sexuality, it threatens a core element underpinning right-wing ideology: patriarchy. It’s a brutal form of oppression to seize control of the 1 essential thing a person should command: their own body.
Let’s examine her ignorant claims one by one:
1.) AOC’s first sentence is almost right. Just delete the word “just,” and it reads right. Abortion bans aren’t about controlling women’s bodies. Abortion bans are about preventing women from hiring killers to destroy and dispose of the bodies of their offspring. It’s remarkable that “progressives” continue to argue that abortion affects only women’s bodies, but then again “progressives” are the new science-deniers—you know, the ones who assert with straight faces that men can get pregnant (Wait, then abortion isn’t just a women’s issue, is it?).
2.) AOC claims that prohibiting the slaughter of the unborn constitutes “controlling women’s sexuality.” Most pregnancies result from freely chosen sexual activity, so women who absolutely don’t want to become pregnant can freely choose not to have sex. Those women who don’t want to raise a child that results from their freely chosen sexual activity are free to relinquish their unwanted or imperfect children to the care of others. Engaging in sex has never been dependent on the legal right to have others killed. Does AOC think bans on infanticide constitute controlling women’s sexuality? If not, why not? What’s the difference? What if after birth, the mother realizes she doesn’t want the child, or she can’t afford her, or what if her daughter is imperfect? What if the mother doesn’t want her daughter to be raised by another family? Why shouldn’t she have the legal right to put her daughter down?
Read more: Illinois Family Institute