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Old 05-22-2019, 05:28 AM
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Originally Posted by clairobscur View Post
Nope. A lot of people deny that pro-life people are really motivated by the fate of the fetuses/unborn babies and do assert that their true motivation is to control women bodies. Or to put women at their place. Or to punish women for having sex. This is a really common statement, especially on this board.
A statement backed by substantial evidence, as we've already discussed elsewhere.

Originally Posted by clairobscur View Post
I fail to see how it's inexplicable. They're religious. Their religion tells them that both contraception and abortion are wrong. So they oppose both, naturally. Where's the mystery?

And it's the same with sex ed. They don't want their children to be taught anything else than what their religion mandates : sex is only between a man and a woman, properly married in church, and the reason for sex is reproduction, as mandated by god. No mystery here, either.
It's no mystery, true. It's irrational, but it's understandable.

But the upshot of this is that in practice their beliefs lead to a much higher rate of unwanted pregnancies which leads to a much higher rate of abortions (legal or illegal). However, rather than acknowledging this link - which would involve acknowledging their culpability in it - they simply blame the pregnant women and girls for having sex in the first place. Thus they get to be on the side of God (because God wanted them to do all those things) and they get to feel superior to those sinful fallen women. I see it all the time.