Monday, September 12, 2022

The Family Research Council's blatant lie about abortion proves that it doesn't care about the life of the mother

The Family Research is infamous for deliberately spreading lies about LGBTQ people.. But our equality is not the only issue the group likes to spew distortions about, as the following tweet demonstrates:

This is a lie. Not a difference of opinion. Not a thought coming out of religious beliefs. It is an LIE. It's a lie which has been shut down several times, including by Reuters in 2021.

 Apparently the Family Research Council seems to have conveniently forgotten the recent story of the 10-year-old child who was raped and needed an abortion simply because the procedure of childbirth would have devastated her body. And then there are cases of ectopic pregnancies,  a  pregnancy complication which does in fact place the mother's life at risk

An ectopic pregnancy most often occurs in a fallopian tube, which carries eggs from the ovaries to the uterus. This type of ectopic pregnancy is called a tubal pregnancy. Sometimes, an ectopic pregnancy occurs in other areas of the body, such as the ovary, abdominal cavity or the lower part of the uterus (cervix), which connects to the vagina. An ectopic pregnancy can't proceed normally. The fertilized egg can't survive, and the growing tissue may cause life-threatening bleeding, if left untreated.

According to the Associated Press, pregnancy complications are rare but they still affect thousands of women each year. Besides an ectopic pregnancy, they include:

Preeclampsia - A serious high blood pressure condition that can develop suddenly in pregnancy, typically during the second half of pregnancy 

 Premature Rupture of the Membranes - Membranes in the fluid-filled amniotic sac that surrounds the fetus often rupture or break at the start of childbirth — commonly called water breaking. In at least 3% of pregnancies, the sac ruptures too early, often leading to preterm birth. The condition increases chances for a uterine infection. Doctors may recommend ending the pregnancy, especially if water breaks before 24 weeks, when infant survival chances are slim. 

Placenta abruption - The placenta is a crucial structure that develops in pregnancy and attaches to the uterine wall, connecting with the umbilical cord to help nourish the fetus. In about 1 in 100 pregnancies, the placenta separates prematurely from the womb, after about 20 weeks of pregnancy. That can pose a life-threatening risk to the fetus and can cause dangerous maternal bleeding.

Based upon the responses FRC's tweet has been receiving, a lot of folks don't appreciate lies being told about situations placing a woman's health in danger. It's amusing to read how viciously FRC has been dragged.

But on the other hand,  it is absolutely irresponsible for any organization, much less one which has immense influence on members of Congress and claims to be pro-family, to lie about something so easily proven.

The Family Research Council tells these lies about abortion for the same reason it smears LGBTQ people. The organization doesn't care about reality. It's sole goal is to project the image in which the perfect home is heterosexual (mostly white) family with 2.5 children, a white picket fence and a car in the garage. A household in which the husband goes to work every morning while the wife stays at home as a happy housewife and where pregnancy is seen as a beautiful thing completely devoid of complications and stress.

God forbid anything interferes with that fantasy, particularly single parents, LGBTQ people in general, or any portion of reality which reminds people of just how complex and difficult life is. FRC thinks we should ignore the reality in which  solutions take more effort than scapegoating people for being different instead of accepting differences as a normal part of life. 

It's a silly fantasy but what's not silly is how far the Family Research Council will go to preserve it.  It's terrifying to contemplate how many lives the Family Research Council is willing to ruin instead of admitting the fact that in some cases, abortion is medically necessary

It's even scarier when one realizes that there are so many other groups out there willing to do the same thing while, like FRC, claiming that they are pro-family.

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