A Kansas City activist has suffered a horrific rape and she continues to describe the horrific ordeal as part of her commitment to progressive policy.
And so we merely offer a public service . . .
DON'T EVEN TRY TO DEBATE TAYLOR HIRTH!!! ANY DISCUSSION ABOUT POLICY WILL BE OVERSHADOWED BY TRAGEDY INFLICTED UPON HER!!!
She deserves to have her say.
She's has obviously endured a great deal of pain & suffering in her unfortunate encounters with dudes.
And so we're merely sharing this post as a matter of public policy . . .
There are those of us who want to debate and discuss abortion objectively given that it represents a turning point in U.S. history.
However . . .
A fair and open discussion about healthcare policy is overshadowed by the shocking confessional of Ms. Hirth.
No matter how smart you think you are in constructing complex rhetorical arguments . . .
YOU WILL LOSE.
Accordingly . . .
It's better not to play a game that's "rigged" for lack of a better word.
That's why we're even cutting off the comments to this post . . . Counterintuitively, for supporters of "abortion rights" it's important to understand that sharing nightmarish personal drama can provide powerful testimony but "the discourse" is a dialectic and it would be unwise for ANYONE to deny the atrocities inflicted upon Ms. Hirth.
Of course we respect the power of Ms. Hirth's testimony and, again, there's simply no arguing with the pain and suffering that was inflicted upon her . . . Any response but sympathy and compassion would be callous and inappropriate.
And so . . .
In her most recent editorial she offers more horrific deets of her attack that cannot be disputed by anyone . . . It's better to merely acknowledge the power of her ghastly confessional description of what seems to be the defining moment of her public life . . .
"When I was raped in 2016, one of my attackers reached inside me and pulled out my NuvaRring, an internal birth control device, and asked me what it was.
"When I told him, he cast it aside where it was lost until police retrieved it a couple days later.
"Following my attack, because of the abrupt removal of my birth control, I was at an increased risk of pregnancy. I was given the morning after pill, something anti-abortion legislators and activists have long sought to outlaw, and thankfully avoided pregnancy. Had I become pregnant, I would absolutely have chosen to have an abortion.
"Would that unborn life have deserved to be punished for rape? No. But I didn’t deserve to be punished either. I didn’t deserve to be forced to carry and birth and raise my rapist’s baby.
"Thanks to Roe, I wouldn’t have had to . . ."
Read more via www.TonysKansasCity.com link . . .
Pandora's Box: Overturning Roe is only the beginning of the threats to women | Opinion * Missouri Independent
When I was raped in 2016, one of my attackers reached inside me and pulled out my NuvaRring, an internal birth control device, and asked me what it was. When I told him, he cast it aside where it was lost until police retrieved it a couple days later.