Manda Moore: An Accurate Re-Write of “Kevin Williamson: The Punishment I Favor for Abortion, Part 329874”

When will Kevin Williamson stop complaining? Probably never.

Kevin D. Williamson is a Texas-based writer.

Kevin D. Williamson is a Texas-based complainer and professional fired person.

As a libertarian, I fully accept the motto that what a woman chooses to do with her own body is her business. As someone who can count, I believe that abortion involves two bodies. That’s what makes it a difficult question.

As a libertarian, on paper I fully accept the trope that what a woman chooses to do with her own body is her business.. As someone who is also a male supremacist, that belief ends when women make choices I disagree with. I have no mainstream career and the alt right doesn’t like me enough to fund me like they do Gay Milo, so I have to drag out this difficult question of whether or not I want to hang women who have abortions — even though I don’t value women as people.

So what would it mean as a practical legal matter to outlaw abortion? That is a question I have been asked frequently since being fired by the Atlantic over a four-year-old, six-word tweet and accompanying podcast in which I was alleged to have voiced an extremist view on the matter of criminalizing abortion — that it should be punished by hanging.

So what would it mean as a practical legal matter to outlaw abortion? This is a question I have frequently avoided fully answering since being fired by the Atlantic over a four year old, six word tweet I am so grateful I once made. Without that, I wouldn’t even exist to any of you, because you libtards would have passed right on over my column — after all, liberals hate everyone who thinks differently than they do.

That isn’t my view at all. But it leaves the question: What should be done?

The tweet that has now literally made my career isn’t my view at all. But it leaves the question: when will I share my view?

For some people, even to ask the question brings up dystopian images, from “The Handmaid’s Tale” to the Taliban. To me, a better model than the imaginary Gilead is the real world’s France.

For some people, even to ask me my viewpoint comes brings up the absurd notion I should answer the question. But like Offred’s torturous sex sessions, I am not going anywhere until the money dries up.

France, like many European countries, takes a stricter line on abortion than does the United States: Abortion on demand is permitted only through the 12th week of pregnancy. After that, abortion is severely restricted, permitted only to prevent grave damage to the mother’s health, or in the event of severe fetal abnormalities. France is not a neo-medieval right-wing dystopia.

France, a country that my ilk were quick to mock by taking renaming our French fries FREEDOM FRIES, a country that let in too many of the bad browns and now has terrorism littering its streets, a country of godless heathens, is actually also a global leader of goodness and morality. France is NOT a right-wing dystopia. It’s a left wing hell. But despite that, THEY LOVE BABIES

The law in France imposes penalties on those who perform illegal abortions, ranging from forfeiture of medical licenses for doctors to fines and, in some cases, incarceration (for providers, not for the woman obtaining the abortion) ranging from six months to 10 years. Those sanctions seem reasonable to me. Why not start there and see how it works?

The law in France imposes penalties on doctors. I do not have a uterus, and I also don’t like women. France’s decisions seem very reasonable to my penis. Why not start there and see how it works?

Coincidentally, “why not start there and see how it works?” is my go to line when I am trying to get the never recreational sex.

The French model does not represent an ideal final settlement. It would, in fact, leave untouched the vast majority of abortions, about 90 percent of which happen during the first trimester. It would, however, represent a welcome advance — one that would establish a post-Roe v. Wade legal framework for incremental reform. Whether to restrict abortion at the 12th week or the eighth week is a very different discussion than the one we are presently having.

The French model isn’t ideal, because despite the right’s crying about third trimester abortions, 90% of abortions happen in the first trimester. So I propose a new solution, that won’t be impacted by Roe v. Wade: every time a woman has sex, we lock her in a dungeon for 3 months.

Abortion is an absolute evil, but abortion opponents need not fall into the trap of political absolutism. Any enduring political settlement will require consensus, and that can only be worked out through the democratic process. It may be a 50- or even 100-year project. But strong-arming the country with a 5-to-4 Supreme Court vote or a temporary congressional majority is not the way to a lasting settlement.

I know that sounds evil. But it’s actually ABORTION that is an absolute evil. The thing is, if the women can’t access an abortion for three months, then we don’t need to change any laws.

The question for abortion opponents is this: Shall we act on our desire to punish, or on our desire to stop the killing? These desires do not necessarily lead in the same direction.

The question for abortion opponents is this: Shall we act on our desire to punish, or on our desire to stop the killing? These desires do not necessarily lead in the same direction.

The desire to punish is not always ignoble — sometimes, it points us in the direction of justice. But it can lead us astray, too, as it does in the matter of capital punishment as it currently is practiced in the United States.

A more prudent path is one of reducing and mitigating the violence.

The desire to punish is not always ignoble — sometimes, it points us in the direction of justice. But it can lead us astray, too, as it does in the matter of capital punishment as it currently is practiced in the United States.

A more prudent path is one of reducing and mitigating the violence by simply removing the women from society.

I differ from most pro-lifers in that I am willing to extend criminal sanctions to women who procure abortions and to those who enable abortions, assuming they are mentally competent adults ordinarily answerable for their actions. But this thought experiment has us writing one part of an imaginary statute without seeing the rest of the law. Only real-world experience will show what is effective, and our preference should be for the least-invasive effective settlement.

I differ from most pro-lifers in that I am willing to extend criminal sanctions to women who procure abortions and to those who enable abortions. Thankfully, the Vice President of the United States of America is one of the few people to push for and prosecute women under infanticide laws, so I think I have a real case here.

We are a long way from having that fight. Even if Roe v. Wade is overturned tomorrow, there is no obviously national aspect to abortion, so we will confront 50 fights in 50 legislatures representing 50 different political realities. It does not seem likely the people of New Jersey and the people of Utah will come to the same settlement, but abortion opponents should not replicate their rivals’ error by attempting to subvert the political process. It will be a long and frustrating process, and much evil will be done before it is complete. But that is the work before the pro-life movement, and there’s no avoiding it.

 We are a long way from having that fight. At the very least, I need RBG and Nancy Pelosi to drop dead. I’m sure it won’t be a popular opinion to lock up women, but that is the badge of honor of the pro-life man: we must endure humiliation and national mockery, all in an effort to teach these sluts what’s best for them. Mock me all you want, libtards. In the underground sex jails, no one can hear you.
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