A Message From Lucianne  



Home Page | Latest Posts | Links | Must Reads | Update Profile | RSS | Contribute | Register | Rules & FAQs
Privacy Policy | Search | Post | Contact | Logout | Forgot Password | Search Using Google

I Couldn’t Turn My
Abortion Into Art

New York Times, by Lisa Selin Davis

Original Article

Posted By:garnet, 7/3/2014 10:03:36 AM

I had just turned 22 and I had the self-esteem of a squashed toad. This may explain why I was having an affair with a married 36-year-old sound mixer whom I’d met on a film shoot a couple of months earlier. I’d had only one serious boyfriend by this time and recently had been asked for the first time, “Can I buy you a drink?” by a man. (He was an actor in a film I’d worked on the summer before; he asked everybody that question, but still it felt like progress.) Somehow, by that tender age, I had convinced myself


Post Reply  

Reply 1 - Posted by: littleorby, 7/3/2014 10:20:43 AM     (No. 9909595)

It was a sad read, for me; the saddest part being, she suffered much, but learned little.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    17 persons like this.

Reply 2 - Posted by: Bamatex, 7/3/2014 10:28:28 AM     (No. 9909601)

You woke up crying because in your heart you knew what you had done was horribly wrong. You say now you didn´t want that baby--but I´ll bet that baby wanted you.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    18 persons like this.




Reply 3 - Posted by: preciosodrogas, 7/3/2014 10:35:51 AM     (No. 9909610)

It is all about her, no thought for the life she chose to destroy. Very sad and sickening. A view into the life of an naïve narcissist who wants her daughters to grow to be just like her.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    17 persons like this.

Reply 4 - Posted by: M2, 7/3/2014 10:41:22 AM     (No. 9909622)

Until the last few sentences, I was sure this woman would have realized that abortion is the deliberate killing of a tiny human being and that women harm themselves, too, when they have an abortion. Alas, in typical liberal feminist fashion, she found it impossible to divest herself of her liberal Sandra Fluke feminism.

I want my daughters to have the option of safe and legal abortion, of course. I just don’t want them to have to use it.

That is a non-sequitur: If you don´t want them to have abortions, tell them it´s wrong to get pregnant to begin with. If you truly don´t want your daughters to have abortions, you tell them that abortion is morally wrong, not that it´s a "last resort."

This woman has had her fifteen minutes of semi-fame by writing this opinion, which I am certain she believed was her duty, that she is still a morally upstanding person, but all she did was to cement into place that abortion is a "woman´s right" to kill babies.

Where is the baby´s right to be born? It was sucked out of her by the sterile, polished people in black robes who sit on the Supreme Court of the United States.

Before the "coat-hanger, back-alley" people start protesting, there is no middle ground here: A fetus is either a living baby or it isn´t. If it isn´t, why are some people given longer prison sentences for killing a pregnant woman than a non-pregnant one? Because the fetus is not a baby?

(I know I shouldn´t have begun this rant, but I couldn´t let Ms. Davis get away with having her baby and killing it, too.)

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    16 persons like this.

Reply 5 - Posted by: georgia peach, 7/3/2014 11:05:50 AM     (No. 9909657)

THat baby wasn´t yours.He belonged to the universe.What might he have given to it?

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    6 persons like this.

Reply 6 - Posted by: farmwife, 7/3/2014 11:21:43 AM     (No. 9909676)

My concern about abortion is for the child that is being destroyed as if it didn´t matter. But if more women would admit how awful this is, and tell the true story of the abortion industry (which is what propels this constant screaming for ´choice´)and what it does to women, it would be a step in the right direction.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    11 persons like this.

Reply 7 - Posted by: Lucky4, 7/3/2014 11:23:58 AM     (No. 9909680)

I am surprised the NYT printed this article. Also I see all the typical shills in the comments, "conservatives want abortion to be illegal, most women don´t feel like this girl, bla bla bla... Why are liberals so blind and so close minded? I am so sick of them.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    6 persons like this.




Reply 8 - Posted by: BigGeorgeTX, 7/3/2014 11:28:15 AM     (No. 9909686)

Definitely fits the profile of an Obama supporter. This is what happens when parents send their children forth without a spiritual foundation. She never did say whether her baby´s father paid up when he returned.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    4 persons like this.

Reply 9 - Posted by: NYBruin, 7/3/2014 11:52:00 AM     (No. 9909744)

When will someone have the guts to ask soon-to-be grandma Hillary if she´d support Chelsea´s decision to have an abortion next week?

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    2 persons like this.

Reply 10 - Posted by: fitzroy, 7/3/2014 11:57:17 AM     (No. 9909759)

What a contrast in the comments on the NY Times site and here. The NY Times commenters really live in an intellectual vacuum, not to mention the spiritual vacuum and nihilism. What this piece really says is that there should always be a cheap way out, but unfortunately abortion is an unpleasant experience. Who knew? Maybe the baby didn´t enjoy it either. But we should all soldier on and have sex on our own terms. And aren´t those conservatives a bunch of meanies the way they refuse to support children. Yeah, just like the pro-life cab driver who would have worked a second job and raised that child as his own.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    5 persons like this.

Reply 11 - Posted by: Edgelady, 7/3/2014 12:02:40 PM     (No. 9909768)

There are thousands upon thousands of women in this country who have had this same experience, it takes courage to talk about it, even in the New York Times.

She´s right, of course: a generation which was brow beaten into being convinced it was "a right" - a hard fought-for right. So they went in there, their psyche´s dulled from the experience even before they walked in the door.

Her reaction was real, both physical and emotional pain and torment. All she encountered made her question everything. (And the woman who was having her 8th??? Too horrible to consider!)

Women of several generations who were browbeat with surly conviction by feminists - they feel "I had one, do I have the right to say no, don´t do this????" It´s a knife in the heart that never leaves.

So she says to her daughters the very true thing: do whatever you have to do to not put yourself in that situation so you´ll never have to do what I did.

We´ve lost so many generations of young ladies to the leftist sense of "right" that we forgot to talk to them about the right to be loved, treated with respect and tenderness, without exploitation, with awe towards conception. That is what should be focused on, not condemnation.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    4 persons like this.

Reply 12 - Posted by: killerbee, 7/3/2014 12:11:15 PM     (No. 9909785)

The angle of this is the imagined imminent denial of birth control the left is flogging since the Hobby Lobby decision the other day. It pulls at the heart strings and the very last line tells you what will stop this madness. Birth control! But only if it´s free for the user and paid for by others. Emotional extortion.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    4 persons like this.




Reply 13 - Posted by: Charactercounts, 7/4/2014 3:01:18 AM     (No. 9910494)

The comments on the Times´ site are scary. That so many people are so cavalier about what is really murder is awful.

Somebody tell the author that the movie was made about abortion--Love with the Proper Stranger. When the whole process was too sordid to go through with, she balked. Eventually, she decided to have the child, then decided to marry the father.

It´s not all lyrical "Cider House Rules."

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    2 persons like this.

Post Reply   Close thread 790821

Below, you will find ...

Most Recent Articles posted by "garnet"


Most Active Articles (last 48 hours)

Most Recent Articles posted by "garnet"

Democrats still haven´t learned
Obamacare lesson
Politico, by David Nather and Jennifer Haberkorn    Original Article
Posted By: garnet- 7/24/2014 9:52:47 AM     Post Reply
Memo to Democrats: This is what happens when you pass a law where you can’t fix simple drafting errors. Within hours of each other, two federal courts reached exactly opposite conclusions Tuesday about whether the vague wording of Obamacare allows people to get subsidies through the federal health insurance exchange. One said, sorry, that’s not what the law says. The other said, sure, they can get the subsidies — the Obama administration has the power to do that. The conflicting rulings were another wake-up call for Democrats about the fragility of the health care law — and a reminder that whenever they

David Gregory: Dead Head Talking?
Daily Beast, by Lloyd Grove    Original Article
Posted By: garnet- 7/24/2014 9:32:45 AM     Post Reply
Whenever he got around to reading the unpleasant item in the Page Six column on Wednesday, Meet the Press moderator David Gregory could not have been happy with NBC’s tepid denial that his job is on the line. “We heard the same false rumors and suggest you take them with a grain of salt, as we did,” the New York Post’s premier gossip column quoted a so-called NBC spokesperson. “Just a grain of salt?” Gregory might have thought to himself. “Not even a teaspoon?” The spokesperson’s quote—which seemed to some observers an act of premeditated murder—was in stark contrast to NBC News President

At the border, whose side
is the president really on?
Washington Post, by Ed Rogers    Original Article
Posted By: garnet- 7/24/2014 9:25:36 AM     Post Reply
As you might expect, President Obama wants to have it both ways. He says he supports helping those Americans who are working to stem the tide of illegal immigration and are defending our borders while also declaring that we must show compassion for those who have appeared at our borders from other countries. However, some of what the president has said and done — and, in some cases, has not done — raises the question of whose side the president is really on.First, The Post reported that “top officials at the White House and the State Department had been warned




Obamacare Slowly Succumbs
to Its Birth Defects
PJ Media, by David Catron    Original Article
Posted By: garnet- 7/23/2014 7:40:32 AM     Post Reply
The supporters of the ironically titled “Affordable Care Act” are attempting to downplay their latest legal defeats by pretending that they are disappointing but inconsequential stumbles in the law’s long march toward the pantheon of nanny state entitlements. These people are whistling past the graveyard. In fact, the president’s “signature domestic achievement” is moribund. It is a congressional crack baby afflicted with multiple organ failures caused by the Democrat addiction to corrupt bargains and unconstitutional edicts. Yesterday’s appeals court ruling against the Obama administration unequivocally confirms that reality.

King Barack Rewrites
Obamacare ... Again
American Spectator, by David Catron    Original Article
Posted By: garnet- 7/21/2014 7:44:21 AM     Post Reply
Obamacare’s supporters have long insisted that it is the “law of the land,” implicitly suggesting that it is immutable and permanent. Evidently, it hasn’t occurred to these people to mention that to their dear leader. His Majesty, Barack I, obviously thinks of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act as a collection of royal decrees, any one of which may be altered at his pleasure. Thus, in a proclamation issued last week through the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, His Highness declared that all U.S. territories are now exempt from most of PPACA’s morass of rules and regulations.

Can Shameless, Baseless Propaganda
Save the Dems?
American Spectator, by David Catron    Original Article
Posted By: garnet- 7/7/2014 7:34:46 AM     Post Reply
For most of 2014, the Democrats looked on the looming congressional elections with considerable dread. All of the standard indicators portend an unhappy outcome for their party.(snip) Then came last week’s Hobby Lobby ruling. In that imminently sensible Supreme Court decision, the Democrats found an unhoped-for opportunity for shameless demagoguery. Indulging their gift for Orwellian rhetoric, they declared that the Court had re-opened hostilities in the fabled “war on women.” (snip) Millions of American women, they thundered, will now be denied access to birth control because five male justices sided with the closet theocrats who own Hobby Lobby.

Obama´s Troublesome Congress
Wall Street Journal, by Daniel Henninger    Original Article
Posted By: garnet- 7/3/2014 10:13:54 AM     Post Reply
Will no one rid me of this troublesome priest?—King Henry II. The President of the United States went to Minneapolis the other day, where he gave a speech complaining about Republicans in Congress who stand in the way of what he wants to do. This excerpt is from the White House website: "And, now, some of you may have read—so we take these actions and then now Republicans are mad at me for taking these actions. They´re not doing anything, and then they´re mad that I´m doing something. I´m not sure which of the things I´ve done they find most offensive, but

John Kerry’s nightmare dream job
Boston Globe, by Alex Beam    Original Article
Posted By: garnet- 7/3/2014 10:08:49 AM     Post Reply
I’ve never had many charitable things to say about John Kerry, but now it’s worse; I feel sorry for him. Kerry certainly isn’t an evil fellow, merely a run-of-the-mill narcissistic opportunist who has risen to the top of the political heap. I admire his service in Vietnam; many children of privilege — did someone mention George W. Bush? — found ways to avoid the war. If he had any stellar accomplishments during his 28 years in the Senate, they are not etched in my memory. He proved to be an inept presidential candidate in 2004. But now, the spin goes,



I Couldn’t Turn My
Abortion Into Art
New York Times, by Lisa Selin Davis    Original Article
Posted By: garnet- 7/3/2014 10:03:36 AM     Post Reply
I had just turned 22 and I had the self-esteem of a squashed toad. This may explain why I was having an affair with a married 36-year-old sound mixer whom I’d met on a film shoot a couple of months earlier. I’d had only one serious boyfriend by this time and recently had been asked for the first time, “Can I buy you a drink?” by a man. (He was an actor in a film I’d worked on the summer before; he asked everybody that question, but still it felt like progress.) Somehow, by that tender age, I had convinced myself

Get ready for an even bigger
threat to Obamacare
Los Angeles Times, by Jonathan Turley    Original Article
Posted By: garnet- 7/1/2014 8:58:22 AM     Post Reply
Now that the Supreme Court has issued its ruling in the Hobby Lobby case, the legal fight over the Affordable Care Act will shift a few blocks away to another Washington courtroom, where a far more fundamental challenge to Obamacare is about to be decided by the powerful U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. Indeed, if Hobby Lobby will create complications for Obamacare, Halbig vs. Burwell could trigger a full cardiac arrest. The Halbig case challenges the massive federal subsidies in the form of tax credits made available to people with financial need who enroll in the program. In crafting the act, Congress created incentives

Most Active Articles (last 48 hours)

Trey Gowdy Eviscerates IRS Commissioner
40 replie(s)
Breitbart TV, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: mitzi- 7/23/2014 4:32:42 PM     Post Reply
Wednesday at a House Oversight and Government Reform subcommittee hearing on the Internal Revenue Service´s (IRS) Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC) would not let IRS Commissioner John Koskinen off the hook over his failure to bring acceptable answers to Congress about the supposed loss of former IRS official Lois Lerner’s emails. The South Carolina Republican warned the IRS commissioners, "Words have consequences," as he hammered Koskinen for trying to claim he did not pursue what happened to the emails because he did not want to interfere with the Inspector General investigation saying "people site ongoing IG investigations

Shock Report-- Rick Perry: Illegals
Behind 3,000 Homicides & 8,000
Sexual Assaults in TX Since ’08

37 replie(s)
Gateway Pundit, by Jim Hoft    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 7/24/2014 5:23:38 AM     Post Reply
Texas Governor Rick Perry went on Hannity tonight to discuss the illegal immigrant crisis at the US southern border. Perry shared these shocking numbers on the current crisis. “Sean, there have been over the course of the last five years, since the fall of ’08, over 203,000 individuals who have come into Texas illegally who have been booked into our county jails. Those individuals have accounted for over 3,000 homicides and over 8,000 sexual assaults. We can’t afford to wait for Washington to secure this border. We’ve had enough.”

Latest Obama claim: I don’t
learn anything from the news

36 replie(s)
Washington Times, by Dave Boyer    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 7/22/2014 10:16:44 PM     Post Reply
In scandal after scandal in the Obama administration, President Obama has said he didn’t know about the problems until he heard it on the news. But the president changed his tune about his supposed ignorance at a Democratic fundraiser near Seattle on Tuesday night. Mr. Obama told supporters that he doesn’t watch the news because, “Whatever they’re reporting about, usually I know.” That contrasts with the explanations that the president and his aides have given from scandals in the past few years ranging from long wait times and deaths at the VA, to the IRS targeting tea party groups, to the

Sen. Durbin derides Walgreen for
possible tax-driven overseas move

32 replie(s)
Chicago Tribune, by Ameet Sachdev    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 7/22/2014 8:16:09 PM     Post Reply
Illinois Sen. Dick Durbin on Tuesday urged Walgreen Co. to reconsider a possible move of its headquarters to Switzerland to lower its U.S. tax bill. In a letter to Walgreen Chief Executive Gregory Wasson, Durbin said the company could face a backlash from its customers. “I believe you will find that your customers are deeply patriotic and will not support Walgreen’s decision to turn its back on the United States,” Durbin wrote. “Nearly all of your $2.5 billion in profits earned last year were from sales to U.S. taxpaying customers.” The senator ended his letter with a twist on Walgreen’s

Obama says public not
familiar enough with issues

32 replie(s)
Washington Times, by Ben Wolfgang    Original Article
Posted By: Scottyboy- 7/23/2014 10:59:23 PM     Post Reply
President Obama told Democratic donors Wednesday night that most Americans don’t have time to think about the details of the Benghazi terrorist attack or the problems with Obamacare. Speaking at a fundraiser at the Los Angeles home of “Grey’s Anatomy” and “Scandal” creator Shonda Rhimes, the president took his usual shots at the Republican Party, suggesting its members are focused on the wrong issues and frequently “obfuscate and they bamboozle and sometimes don’t say what’s true.” And because people are not familiar with the intricacies of many public-policy issues, Republicans can get away with such obfuscation, he said. “The Republican

Fed appeals court panel says
most Obamacare subsidies illegal

31 replie(s)
CNBC, by Dan Mangan    Original Article
Posted By: Maryland_Patriot- 7/22/2014 11:20:25 AM     Post Reply
In a potentially crippling blow to Obamacare, a federal appeals court panel declared Tuesday that government subsidies worth billions of dollars that helped 4.7 million people buy insurance on HealthCare.gov are illegal. The 2-1 ruling said such subsidies can be granted only to people who bought insurance in an Obamacare exchange run by an individual state or the District of Columbia—not on the federally run exchange HealthCare.gov. "Section 36B plainly makes subsidies available in the Exchanges established by states," wrote Senior Circuit Judge Raymond Randolph in his majority opinion, where he was joined by Judge Thomas Griffith. "We reach this conclusion, frankly,

NAACP: Detroit water
shutoffs are racially motivated

28 replie(s)
Washington Times, by Jessica Chasmar    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 7/22/2014 11:01:52 AM     Post Reply
The NAACP Legal Defense Fund has filed a class action lawsuit against the city of Detroit for water shutoffs that members claim are racially motivated. The Detroit Water and Sewerage Department stopped service to about 7,200 buildings with overdue bills in June, compared to 1,570 in the same month last year. The issue gained national attention last month after activists appealed to the United Nations for help. The shutoffs are “being done in a discriminatory fashion,” the NAACP’s Veronica Joice told a local CBS affiliate. “They should at least take a look at whether there’s a better way to do this that doesn’t affect the most vulnerable citizens

Madeleine Albright to CNN:
Israel Is ‘Overdoing’ It in Gaza

27 replie(s)
Mediaite, by Matt Wilstein    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 7/23/2014 9:03:23 AM     Post Reply
While our current secretary of state John Kerry is under fire for sarcastically joking about Israel’s “pinpoint operation” in Gaza, one former secretary of state echoed those sentiments during an appearance on CNN Tuesday afternoon. Speaking to Wolf Blitzer, Madeleine Albright said she thinks Israel is “overdoing” it with its offensive into the Gaza Strip and losing some of its “moral authority” in the process. “I do think the point has to be made, if rockets are being shot at Israel, that Israel does have a right to defend itself,” Albright said. “But the bottom line is the question of proportionality.” Blitzer singled out her use of the word

‘We’re coming for you, Barack Obama’:
Top U.S. official discloses threat from ISIL

27 replie(s)
Washington Times, by Douglas Ernst    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 7/24/2014 12:11:56 AM     Post Reply
High-ranking U.S. officials said Wednesday that not only are Sunni radicals with the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant “worse than al Qaeda,” but that the group has a message for the president: “We’re coming for you, Barack Obama.” Brett McGurk, the deputy assistant secretary of state, told lawmakers at a House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing that ISIL may have “changed its name,” but that it’s still al Qaeda. (Snip) Elissa Slotkin, the acting principal deputy undersecretary of Defense for policy, added that ISIL also has its eye on the president, threatening “We’re coming for you, Barack Obama,” The Hill reported.

Paul Ryan, 2016?
26 replie(s)
Hot Air, by Noah Rothman    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 7/23/2014 1:12:58 PM     Post Reply
Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI), the Republican Party’s bookish former vice presidential nominee, is starting to look like a candidate for the presidency in 2016. In August, Ryan will publish a book with a distinctly campaign-themed title, The Way Forward. On Tuesday, the Federal Election Commission approved of a nationwide book tour sponsored by Ryan’s publisher and the Political Action Committee the Wisconsin congressman founded, Prosperity Action PAC. “The book will address “the state of the conservative movement in America today, discuss how it contrasts with liberal progressivism, and explain what must be done to save what Representative Ryan refers to as the

No Rest for the Wicked
24 replie(s)
National Review Online, by Jim Geraghty    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 7/23/2014 5:39:09 AM     Post Reply
Tuesday, President Obama visited the Dutch Embassy in Washington, D.C., and wrote in a condolence book for the victims of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17, “We will not rest until we are certain that justice is done.” He then departed for a three-day fundraising trip to the West Coast. Obama’s pledge that “we will not rest until . . . ” may sound familiar to you. In fact, the pledge is so chronically overused, and issued so casually, that it no longer carries much meaning. Here’s a brief history: April 9, 2009: “We will not rest until we reach a day when not one

Loon population rebounding in Vermont
24 replie(s)
Associated Press, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: NorthernDog- 7/23/2014 6:13:21 PM     Post Reply
Colchester – Experts estimate there are nearly 300 adult loons living on Vermont´s lakes and ponds, up from just a couple dozen 30 years ago. On Saturday, more than 200 volunteers spread out across Vermont for the annual loon survey. The results of the survey are trickling in, but Eric Hanson of the Vermont Center for Ecostudies and the coordinator of the Vermont Loon Conservation Project, said there are many more birds now than just a few years ago. He said 15 years ago there were around 100 loons. In 1983, biologists counted only 29. "It is a decent, stable population. I'm hoping that actually things do start to level out.


Post Reply   Close thread 790821

Home Page | Latest Posts | Links | Must Reads | Update Profile | RSS | Contribute | Register | Rules & FAQs
Privacy Policy | Search | Post | Contact | Logout | Forgot Password | Search Using Google

© 2014 Lucianne.com Media Inc.