Thursday, May 5, 2011

Village Idiot of the Day, May 5, 2011: Cool Mom

We got a late start today, so we're cutting to the chase.

I Hate Canton has studiously avoided abortion as a topic here. Never-ending abortion arguments on either side can eat up your logic and your brain. (We prefer to lose them over SARTA or Obama's birth certificate, which have a light at the end of the tunnel at some point.) Some of yesterday's comments under "Heartbeat" Bill Draws National Attention, however, have been so egregious that we can't sit still.

Leading the pack is a new entry, Cool Mom, who claims to be an obstetrical nurse. And a Christian. (Aren't they all?) She starts out with typical hardcore anti-abortion commentary, which I won't bother to deal with here, since there's nothing particularly startling about it...then jumps the shark:

Cool Mom:
And the punishments should be...drum roll, please..... equal to those of murder in the first degree. I believe that's life in prison. Some people would add death penalty, but I, personally, don't think that we mere humans should have the right to decide when another human should die.

Before we go on, we would remind Cool Mom that in 2009 (the last year statistics are available), Ohio reported 28,721 abortions performed. According to a report [pdf] published in March 2011 by the Ohio Criminal Sentencing Commission chaired by Ohio Supreme Court Justice Maureen O'Connor and published on the Ohio Supreme Court website, Ohio prisons hold approximately 51,000 inmates--31% over rated capacity. The Marysville Reformatory for Women, as of April 11, 2011 holds 2451 inmates.

We are genuinely puzzled about the fiscal and logistical implications of Cool Mom's suggestion. Perhaps she is a major stockholder in The Geo Group. Maybe she prefers the FEMA camp model.

Whatever, she may meet with some resistance from our anti-SARTA crowd who can't bear the thought of parting with $50 of their hard-earned money each year for public transportation. IHC is no mathematician, nonetheless, it boggles our mind to contemplate the cost of prison construction and prisoner upkeep for nearly 29,000 additional lifers each year. In just two years, under the Cool Mom Plan, Ohio would double its prison population; and in just 10 years, Ohio's prison population could equal that of the current population of Cincinnati. We suggest Cool Mom revise her suggestion to simply that of building The Great Fence of Ohio, a 30 foot electrical fence topped with barbed wire to surround the state. This should take are of tweakers, rockheads, and crooked Stark County politicians, as well.

As if her prison scheme isn't enough, Mrs. Mom (we doubt she's single) complains about "very young teen mothers who "can't keep their legs crossed" including an 11-year old victim of incest. In response to a comment by theame19, she writes

Cool Mom (paragraphed for easier reading)

I think this subject requires a little more thought and understanding than you are capable of providing. I deal with the detailed complexities every day when I go to work and care for very young teen mothers (as young as 11) and their babies. I am an OB nurse. Now, how did most of these girls get to be under my care? Because for some reason or another they couldn't keep their legs together!! An extremely small number of these girls are there for rape or incest. Abortion is not the answer. We need to educate our children and teach them morals and values.

(ps... in Catholic doctrine abortion is allowed for rape, incest, and to save the live of the mother.)

Good night and God bless.

followed a few comments down by (again paragraphed for easier reading)

Cool Mom
The 11 year old was an incest victim. I treat ALL my patients with respect and dignity no matter their age, race, sexual orientation, etc. They all gave BIRTH. They chose life over death for their babies. There's nothing that pro abortion people can say or do to change my opinion on the matter of abortion.

Now, may I suggest all pro abortionists commenting on this forum please check their attitudes and sarcasm....Your ignorance is showing. (sorry I had to stoop so low to get your attention)

Signing off now.....Coolest Mom!!

Personally, we're happy that our mom is not as cool as Cool Mom. And, we doubt if Cool Mom's 11-year old patient had much of a choice in anything that happened to her.

As an OB nurse, Cool Mom seems to have forgotten some of the dangers inherent in the pregnancy of an 11-year old: preeclampsia ( high blood pressure and protein in the urine that can lead to convulsions and multi-system organ failure); cholestasis (blockage of bile, which can lead to stillbirth and placenta problems); premature labor and birth (including compromise of baby's size, developmental delays, and chromosomal abnormalities); stillbirth; chance of developing fatty liver, which can be fatal--and, of course, death for the mother due to an underdeveloped vagina.

And let's not even get into the legal and psychological aspects of incest. Apparently her 11-year old patient just "couldn't keep her legs crossed." Shame on her!

Most of the time we find our Reppies amusing, aggravating, maddening, and occasionally disgusting. Seldom do we find them loathsome.

We are happy to present Cool Mom with the VillageIdiot of the Day Award, May 4, 2011.

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1 comment:

John E said...

And in addition to pronouncing who should and should not be admitted to the Ohio penal system, Cool Mom is also a theologian. Perhaps she should reread the Catechism of the Catholic Church before pronouncing doctrine.

I do not agree with abortion but I believe the answer is to eliminate the need for abortion, not to take away the privacy issues for those women who elect to have an abortion.