Ruth on the Issues: Reproductive Rights

In 1973, in the landmark decision Roe v. Wade, the US Supreme Court ruled that there was a right to privacy under the due process clause of the 14th Amendment, and that this right extended to a woman seeking an abortion. That right was balanced against the state’s interest in regulating abortion, with the interest in regulation viewed as increasing throughout the pregnancy. In that case an in subsequent cases, a woman generally had a right to terminate a pregnancy until viability of the fetus. It should be noted that the only Democratic appointee on the US Supreme Court at the time of Roe v. Wade voted against it.

It is my view that a woman’s choice to use birth control, to have a child, to terminate a pregnancy before viability or to carry a fetus to term are decisions that she should be able to make without interference from the state.  In New Hampshire, where the state motto is “Live Free or Die”, a woman’s reproductive freedom should be protected.

In my view, every attempt to reach common ground should be made between those opposing abortion rights and those wanting to protect them.  In particular, the emphasis should be placed on sex education for both males and females, and access to birth control.  No one likes abortion, and we should all seek ways to make abortion unnecessary.

I would also like to see the term “pro-life” be used to support and nurture children after their birth, with emphasis on health, education, clean air and water, and safety from violence.  In my view, people opposed to abortion and those who want to keep it legal should join forces to promote truly pro-life measures, making our world a better place with good opportunities for all children.

Letter to the Editor: On Representative Fisher & Hatred of Women

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Hatred of women, & paranoia about them, is essence of Red Pill – May 3, 2017

To The Editor;

Thank you, Representative Robert Fisher, for enlightening all of us regarding the issue of rape.

After reading quotes from your subreddit Red Pill site, we now know that when a man rapes a woman, it is not an absolute bad. And why is that? Because, as you state, the rapist presumably enjoyed the act. Writing under one of your aliases, FredFrederickson, you stated “I’m going to say it — rape isn’t an absolute bad, because the rapist I think probably likes it a lot. I think he’d say it’s quite good, really”. Among your many comments disparaging women was the description of women as being of “sub-par intelligence,” so perhaps raping such a creature is not morally repugnant.

If you or one of your PUA (Pick-Up Artist), a term you use to refer to yourself and your fellow anti-women gamer, friends happened to be in prison and were raped by a fellow inmate, that would not be necessarily evil according to your logic. After all, the rapist presumably enjoyed what he did. And when a child is raped by a predator, that also in your view would not be an

absolute evil; once again, looking at it from the viewpoint of the rapist shows that his enjoyment is a good.

Thanks to you and fellow Red Pill contributors, we now all know what a pick-up artist is and about PUA strategies such as “spinning plates” and “negging.” We also know that you stand by your gaming of women, saying that women have “absolutely done this to themselves,” and that you “feel zero regret or shame pumping and dumping.”   Your twisted and disturbed comments were made under a series of pseudonyms, and when confronted by The Daily Beast about them, your initial response was apparently to deny and to erase the evidence. That, at least, can be readily understood.

Many people reacting to your words have used the term misogynistic to refer to you and your views. A simpler term would be anti-women. Hatred of women and paranoia about them is the very essence of Red Pill, and that cannot be erased.

Ruth Larson

Alton