It’s Called the Christian “Right” for a Reason, You Know

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Due to extreme anxieties surrounding pregnancy, I didn’t go see Lake of Fire when it was in theatres. The gore wasn’t the problem. I frequently research gynecological procedures and information, feeling I might have missed out on my true professional calling due to laziness. So I had seen an abortion performed before – though the late-term abortion was new to me. No…to avoid being overly dramatic, let’s just say that I got physically ill in the middle of Waitress

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Anyway, they upped my medication and now I’m A-OK to watch all the pregnancy footage I want. So I finally delved into the almost-3-hour documentary about one of the most fascinating ethical discussions out there. And I wasn’t disappointed. What a remarkably shot and well-conceived film. And though I’m sure the film leans a little to the Left, both sides are presented fairly. Nothing has made me question my pro-choice beliefs so thoroughly. 

At the same time, the film is infuriating. Bombing abortion clinics, killing doctors and nurses, stalking people at their homes, and just the horrid things fundamentalists tend to scream…it’s a bit much to handle. On top of all that, there’s the general unfairness of the female reproductive system to grapple with. Do the women in those Christian Fundamentalist groups ever feel that sense of unfairness? Maybe they just believe in Eve and original sin? Or maybe they really think motherhood is a blessing? Ok…maybe motherhood is a blessing of sorts, but so is fatherhood and even the most responsible among them really don’t have much to worry about when it comes to pregnancy. (<—MAN HATER!) What if someone were to have an abortion just because they were bad with pain and would prefer to adopt? Doesn’t that seem like as good a reason as any? These fundamentalists be crazy.

By the way, every image that came up when I googled "angry lesbian man hater" were pictures of Hilary or Rosie O'Donnell.

By the way, every image that came up when I googled "angry lesbian man hater" were pictures of Hilary or Rosie O'Donnell.

Ok. So I lied. They didn’t up my medication.

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4 responses to “It’s Called the Christian “Right” for a Reason, You Know

  1. oooh, this movie was the same for me- made me question my pro-choice beliefs more than anything else- but I also found myself feeling a bit self-righteous at the end, too, like “man, I’m such a good person. I would never bomb anyone.”

  2. brian

    i saw this movie with brigette and britt when it was at tower. way better than nightmare on elm street iv.

  3. By “upped my medication,” did you mean “transformed my shockingly fertile womb into an acidic gumbo pot for would-be tax deductions?” Because that’s what I took from it. Also, the second you’re up for watching this again, I’m game.

  4. Through you representing details. It helped me in my task

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