Human nature would not allow them to kill their own children … if they did not expect some reward for what they were doing or if they did not believe that they were sending their children to a better place.
Bernabé Cobo, 1653
Today, you can scratch that “believe that they were sending their children to a better place” part. They are just after a reward….
Narcissism: pathological self-absorption… characterized by an inflated self-image and…an unusual coolness and…by the tendency to take others for granted or to exploit them.
Among the different types, malignant narcissists are by far the most harmful to others. … [They have] a poor sense of self and lack of empathy.
In a moment reflecting the growth of activism within women's sports, athletes including Megan Rapinoe, Diana Taurasi, Brittney Griner and Sue Bird argued in the amicus brief that abortion rights have helped advance women's sports and that future athletes would suffer without those protections.
Read that enough times to let it sink in. No concern about the suffering of the unborn child, but plenty of concern about the self – not for safety or anything; just a hindrance to playing sports.
If the State compelled women athletes to carry pregnancies to term and give birth, it could derail women's athletic careers, academic futures, and economic livelihoods at a large scale."
Or, maybe, don’t spread your legs.
After this introduction, there follows an interview of Crissy Perham. Following are some of her comments:
I think the reason it's really important that I speak out and share my story is there's such a finite time to be the elite athlete you want to be.
She became pregnant at 19, then had an abortion.
I was a good kid but I had a car and I really liked to party and I really liked my friends, and that was my focus.
She was a good kid who liked to party (to my understanding, code for “get drunk”) and get pregnant.
It’s all about me, while I exploit others.
My mom and dad had done the same thing. They'd gotten married in college and my mom had me a couple years later.
Lucky for her that her mother didn’t want to play sports.
I did not want to give up being a college athlete and it was kind of another huge spotlight on my inner workings.
It’s all about me, while being most harmful to others.
There was no way I was going to give up any of that.
It’s all about me and my lack of empathy.
It was not an easy decision. I had been a volunteer at Planned Parenthood. I had already watched friends go through that.
It seems her life choices prior to getting pregnant primed her for her life choices after getting pregnant.
She was asked what role, if any did the abortion play in her athletic career:
What it did was give me an opportunity to stay on the path that I was currently on rather than deviate for maybe a year or two and maybe never come back to that path. So it's not the Olympics and it's not the gold medal.
It’s all about me.
I am a lapsed Catholic. I definitely was a good Catholic. I don't really think of myself as a bad Catholic.
A good Catholic that volunteered at Planned Parenthood. A good Catholic just like Joe Biden and Nancy Pelosi.
Oh, and none of that Bible stuff:
…I'm not going to have someone from a book that was written by a bunch of dudes a really long time ago, I'm not going to have them decide my life because I'm pretty sure we're also never supposed to cut our hair and eat seafood or wear polyester.
She came up a little short in her theological training.
And me talking to the God that I want to talk to, my loving God, that's something between he/she and me and not anyone else.
It’s all about me. I get to make my god in my image. It really doesn’t work the other way around – at least not for me. But it’s OK for those who want to listen to a bunch of dudes a really long time ago.
My reproductive healthcare isn't really anybody else's business except for mine and my partner.
Well…and the baby’s. But it isn’t at all about him…or her.
Malignant narcissist: Characterized…by the tendency to take others for granted or to exploit them.
…malignant narcissists are by far the most harmful to others. …
[Malignant narcissists have] a poor sense of self and lack of empathy.