'The Onion' is a satirical online magazine, and one anti-abortionist tries to argue their case by citing it. This immediately undermines their case.... unless, of course, they're really pro-abortion and are playing a cunning double bluff. Here's the Onion article, and here's the citing article.
The article asks the reader to 'pass it on', and so I'm doing just that.
When referring to the killing of her child she said:
"I am totally psyched for this abortion!"
"Those pro-life activists made it pretty clear that, unlike me, they actually think abortion is bad and to be avoided. Are they nuts? Abortion is the best!"
"It wasn't until now that I was lucky enough to be pregnant with a child I had no means to support."
"I just know it's going to be the best non-anesthetized invasive uterine surgery ever!"
Who does Miss Weber blame her abortion on? The pro-life movement.
"The funny thing is, I actually have the pro-life movement to thank for this opportunity."
It's our fault? She says:
"If my HMO wouldn't have bowed to their pressure not to cover oral contraceptives, I never would've gotten pregnant in the first place."
Sorry ma'am, if you hadn't had sex you wouldn't have gotten pregnant, it's not the HMO's fault for not supporting your promiscuity while not married.
To sum it up, Miss Weber said:
"I realize there are people who will criticize me, calling me selfish and immature because I took "the easy way out." I realize there are those who will condemn me to hell for what I'm about to do. Well, I don't care what they say: It's worth it for all the fun and laughs I'm going to have at the clinic. So listen up, world: I'm pro-abortion... and I love it! See you at my post-abortion party, everybody!"
Miss Weber, you have killed your child, which you admit is a baby/human being, intentionally. That does make you an admitted murderer. I'm not going to "condemn you to hell", I'm going to pray for your forgiveness and for the suffering which you will endure when you realize what you have done. Every baby you see from that moment on is going to wake you up to the realization that you killed your child.
Speak out against abortion. Don't just complain about it. Join the Monthly Call for Life at MonthlyCallForLife.com. We call, email and/or march to let our representatives know that we will not stop until they stop the killing of innocent human beings!
United we stand - Divided they die - Pass it on
In the followup article he tries to spin it, being taken in by someone who's stringing him along., in the comments to this post there's a few choice remarks:
All you did was make an obvious attempt at Damage Control through some really lame spin doctoring. The best you can do now is apologize to your readers for your obtuseness and get on with new business.
My antennae are twitching though.... these posts are from so far off that they could well be satire in their own right. Surely nobody could read 'The Onion' and treat it as real?
.... could they?
Update: This guy is getting linked to from all over the net! Maybe that was his cunning plan...? Examples of referencing sites:
- Advice to idiots: The Onion is not real
- Annals of You Can't Make This Stuff Up
- Clueless Idiot or Total Moron
- Dumbass of the Day
- Goodness Gracious
- How to become a famous blogger.
- Irony's gravediggers
- March Together For Stupidity
- Monday Madness: 900 snarks and counting.
- Onions and satire and nutjobs, oh my!
- Pro-Life Blogger Believes an Abortion Article in "The Onion" is Real
- Pro-life Blogger's Continued Disconnection from Reality
- Schadenfreude, coming through
- The Onion Claims Another Unsuspecting Soul
- The Onion Strikes Again
- The pro-lifer and the onion
- There is something to be said for intelligence
- This Must be Noted
- Welcome to the internet
- When Idiots Blog
- You Should Probably Know About the Sources You Quote