Barber Magically Diagnoses Millions of Women

In addition to being a craven bigot, Matt Barber apparently has magical powers. How magical? He evidently thinks he has the ability to read the minds of millions of women he has never met, presumptuously projecting on to them what he thinks they ought to feel and then declaring that they do.

On an episode entitled “Abortion is The Real War on Women,” Barber said that 40% of women of childbearing age in America have had an abortion and alleged that they are all carrying “the burden and the guilt” of having done so and so “they have a void, an emptiness now” that is exacerbated by the upcoming Mother’s Day holiday.

“As we look at Mother’s Day,” Barber said, “you know, there is little wonder that so many women are walking around taking anti-depressants … So, on Mother’s Day, there are mothers of dead babies walking around feeling the weight and the guilt of having had an abortion.”

Now that’s some superpower. I don’t suppose you have any, you know, evidence for that claim, do you Matt? Oh, silly me. He doesn’t need evidence, he has psychological projection. Besides, I’m sure Jesus whispered it in his ear, so what more proof do you need than that? Then again, maybe women need anti-depressants after listening to sexist assholes like Barber tell them what they think and need.

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  • eric

    40% seems…high. Is he counting miscarriages?

  • John Pieret

    He doesn’t need evidence, he has conviction!

    If you start looking for evidence, you might no longer believe!

    As Martin Luther said:

    Reason is a whore, the greatest enemy that faith has; it never comes to the aid of spiritual things, but more frequently than not struggles against the divine Word, treating with contempt all that emanates from God.

  • colnago80

    Under the fuckken born agains’ nonsensical notion that an un-implanted fertilized egg is a person and given the biological fact that more then half of them fail to implant, virtually all married women desiring children have had abortions. Just goes to show how moronic ignorant fucktards like Barber are.

  • iknklast

    But colnago, didn’t you know all women (except nuns, of course, who have no desire for children) are depressed? That’s why it used to be called hysteria – because it afflicted those with a uterus.

    I will say right here that I am not depressed over my abortion. And if I tried to be depressed, all I have to do is look at the son I love who would not have been born if I had not had that abortion.

  • dugglebogey

    Every Father’s Day, Barber feels guilty about every time he jerked off.

  • claudiasawyer

    Mothers of Dead Babies

    Good band name.

  • Pierce R. Butler

    eric @ # 1: 40% seems…high.

    A bit. At least half of American women will experience an unintended pregnancy by age 45, and at 2008 abortion rates, one in 10 women will have an abortion by age 20, one in four by age 30 and three in 10 by age 45.

    Even less of a stretch when you look at it globally: In 2008, there were 29 abortions per 1,000 women aged 15–44 years in developing countries, compared with 24 in the developed world.

  • howardhershey

    All miscarriages are abortions committed by the biggest abortionist of all, god, with the undoubted approval of the women involved. Well, since no one asked the fathers what they wanted, it has to be the women’s doing, right?.

  • http://cheapsignals.blogspot.com Gretchen

    Insulting to women who’ve had abortions and to women with depression. Nice going, Barber!

    I guess people like Emily Letts must cause something inside people like Matt to tremble mightily. When she realized she was pregnant and wanted an abortion, she decided to videotape the experience to show other women what it’s like and not to be afraid.

  • scienceavenger

    On an episode entitled “Dude Tells Women How it Is” Barber said that abortion is the real war on women.

    FTFY

  • karmacat

    You know what is more likely to cause depression is pregnancy. The risk for peripartum/postpartum depression is much higher than with abortion. The other point Barber doesn’t get is that depression is often a medical disease that is unrelated to external factors.

  • Amphiox

    40% seems…high. Is he counting miscarriages?

    If he’s counting miscarriages then 40% is likely low.

  • scienceavenger

    @11 Cutting edge as Barber is, he probably blames it on demons.

  • Markita Lynda—threadrupt

    Research shows that the primary psychological effect of abortion is a profound feeling of relief.