Nothing Says ‘I Disagree with My Girlfriend’s Abortion’ Like a Billboard

It makes me mad when people try to vilify women who make a choice to have an abortion. Yes, I’m sure there are a small percentage of women that use it as a form of birth control, but even then, it is her choice. If you haven’t guessed, I’m pro-choice.

As a dad and supporting partner, I would hope that I’d be consulted if my spouse was thinking of getting one. That we would talk through the decision, however, in the end, a woman has the final say on whether to carry the fetus to full term. It is her body, not mine.

One (asshole) ex-boyfriend decided to publicly shame his girlfriend on a billboard about her choice to have an abortion. Now the dickhead is getting sued.

I have no sympathy for him if he loses. It does bring up a moral question though. Is he allowed to publicly express his opinion even if he doesn’t say what her name is? Or because he is affiliated with the woman, has her privacy been breached?

Is this a case of free speech versus right to privacy?

Bringing a baby into this world is not something you take lightly, and when you’re faced with an unplanned pregnancy, you’ve got some tough decisions ahead of you. A New Mexico woman didn’t feel she was ready to be a mother so she terminated the pregnancy, a choice her boyfriend didn’t agree with. He dealt with the decision like any sane, decent human being would: by putting up a billboard in town that reads, “This Would Have Been A Picture Of My 2-Month Old Baby If The Mother Had Decided To Not KILL Our Child!” I bet she’s really regretting bringing his spawn to term now, because the world clearly needs more of this guy’s genetics walking around.

via Nothing Says ‘I Disagree with My Girlfriend’s Abortion’ Like a Billboard | This or That.

What are you thoughts and feelings on this hot topic?


2 Replies to “Nothing Says ‘I Disagree with My Girlfriend’s Abortion’ Like a Billboard”

  1. The right to life also applies to a woman. Too many die for lack of access, particularly in under-developed countries. Here the problem is the religious right thinking they know who G-d lets into heaven. We need to get religion out of government. IMHO Hope the boy friend has to fork over a mint. If he was that concerned about not seeing a child of his aborted, he should have kept his pecker in his pocket. This story got my GrannyKatNanny goat.

    Are you aware that Tennessee has made it a crime to say or post anything that causes emotional stress to another? Lots of stupidity in the world . So it goes. Thank you for this.

    Stay strong.

    1. You are so right! Thanks for the post. I recall reading an article once that mentioned that if he fetus was so important, and had to be ‘saved’, then how come the same right wing groups oppose universal health care, welfare, and other social programs that children of single parents need…

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