One man tried to attack the woman for being pro-choice but wasn't prepared to counter her arguments.
The ethics of abortion is always a divisive topic of discussion. Those who are pro-choice believe women have every right to decide if they want to have abortions, while the pro-life faction is against abortion. The Facebook page Insufferably Intolerant Science Nerd (IISN) is openly pro-choice but one pro-life person strode into page admin's DMs on their high horse to only be taken down pretty swiftly. The admin said she was pretty used to unsolicited advice and often ignored them, but couldn't pass up on this one person and took them down in a majestic fashion. The messages were posted on Facebook.
The "forced-birther" person, as IISN admin refers to pro-life advocates, messaged, "You’re a murderer," before elaborating on it. "You advocate murder. You have the blood of millions of unborn children on your hands." The page admin replied, "Okay. So I’m going to gloss over the fact you called me a murderer for the sake of asking you a question. What happens next?" When the "forced-birther" replied that they didn't understand what he was referring to, the admin replied asking what kind of support parents or children had once the child was born. The admin flipped the ethical question on them and called them out.
"What happens next? Once you have succeeded in your quest to stop the termination of a pregnancy – disregarding the circumstances for why the woman or couple wants to terminate (failed birth control, rape, lack of financial stability, unsuitable environment, domestic violence, mental health issues, lack of employment, medical issues, lack of comprehensive sexual education) – what happens next? Who pays for prenatal or postnatal care? Surely not a couple working minimum wage who can barely afford their rent. Who provides healthcare and funds medical bills for single women with no place to live?" replied the IISN admin.
The admin then went on to question the hypocrisy of the pro-life faction. "Will you and your ilk – the self-proclaimed “pro-life” community help to fund comprehensive sexual education for teens? How about access to affordable birth control? Why not promote a vasectomy as a viable option for men who don’t want children? How about funding scientific research so men can have more birth control options than just condoms? Is your community going to help pay for healthcare and education costs?" asked the admin, before asking if their "pro-life" role ended at birth. "Once you have succeeded in stopping the termination of a pregnancy, what role will you have in ensuring a quality of life for the fetus you so desperately wanted to save?"
The 'forced-birther' replied, "That’s the parent’s responsibility." The admin then laid into them, calling out their lack of empathy and compassion. "There’s a wakeup call – you don’t get to come into my inbox and sh*t all over my Sunday with your over-inflated Messiah complex with your Facebook profile filled with delusions of superiority declaring yourself to be on the side of “life,” when in reality your compassion stops just inside the vaginal canal. Don’t embarrass yourself and pretend that you give a flying f*ck about what happens once a fetus is born, or about the people who aren’t equipped to raise them. Don’t pretend you give a sh*t about children when you aren’t prepared to do a damn thing about the millions of struggling families on welfare, or the millions of children in foster care," the admin wrote.
The admin then dragged them off their high horse and exposed them. "Don’t pretend you give a sh*t about life when you would rather just sit by and smugly proclaim women should “close their legs” because it’s less energy to do so, than it is to lobby for resources that would make it easier for people to become parents. Go away," the admin replied. There was no reply after that and the unsolicited advice ended there.