Studies Show Porn and Abortion are Allies

Studies Show Porn and Abortion are Allies October 15, 2015
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Photo Source: Flickr Creative Commons by Chris Lim https://www.flickr.com/photos/cats-eye-view/

I was there when most of the tracks that led us to where we are now were laid down. By “there” I mean I was often in the room when the discussion were had and the decisions were made. On those occasions when I wasn’t part of the initial discussion, I was usually one of the first to know what was coming down.

If hindsight really is 22, then I have a clear view of how we got here, or at least the beginnings of it.

I wrote a bit about that in a post for CatholicVote. The post discussed a new study which revealed the old truth that abortion and porn are, in fact, allies.

Here’s part of what I said.

Well, duh.

A new study by the Journal of Sex Research indicates that users of porn may also be “useful allies” of the abortion industry.

This is news?

I was an active part of the feminist movement back in the 1970s. I was also the Oklahoma Director for NARAL. I remember when we (meaning those who advocated for legal abortion) partnered with the Playboy Foundation. Prior to that, the feminist movement had been, rightfully, against pornography because of its penchant for reducing women and children to objects. Porn is degrading to those who are depicted in it. Oftentimes it is violently degrading.

Just type a series of xxxs in your search engine and sit back and watch the porn depicting violence against and degradation of women roll down your screen. Or, type “rape” or “rape victim” in your search engine and see how many hits you get for pornography depicting violent gang rapes and snuff films — all with women and children as the victims. This is not to say that pornography only victimizes women and children. Gay porn is just as degrading and often as violent as that aimed at women.

Looking back with 20/20 hindsight, I realize that this compromise with the devil of pornography on behalf of the demon of abortion was, in many ways, the unraveling of the feminist movement.

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13 responses to “Studies Show Porn and Abortion are Allies”

  1. So true Rebecca. When my cousin signed on with PP they showed her gay and straight porn for her orientation. Today she does amazing work as a prolife nurse helping women and couples.

  2. Although I disagree with the idea that porn is mostly violent, I can sympathize with the observation that those who have a liberal attitude towards porn also have a liberal attitude towards abortion. Likewise, those who have a strong distaste for erotic art are probably not comfortable with the idea of women taking control of their own lives.

  3. Porn is part of the chain of objectification of women, and, ultimately, all human persons. Just like abortion dehumanizes the mother, the baby and the sexual and intimate relationship, it is also part of this chain of sin.

  4. Rebecca, you say “the (feminist) movement…became an apologist for many of the darker expressions of misogyny such as prostitution and pornography.” This is what puzzles me so about modern “feminists.” The movement now seems completely oblivious to the wreck many women’s lives have become, its culpability for it – and, I believe, the recent rash of gender confusion. I personally know two teenagers who have gone “trans.” Two. While I know there are some people who truly deal with gender dysphoria I can hardly believe it’s as many as one rather sheltered woman personally know two would indicate. It’s a strange world.

  5. Sorry, Rebecca, could you change the “know” in the phrase, “personally know two would indicate” to “knowing?” I can’t figure out how to edit it. Thanks.
    Keeping you and mama in our prayers….

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