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Satanists Protest Texas Abortion Law with Semen Socks

Having mailed a ejaculate-covered sock to Texas Governor Greg Abbott, along with a handwritten note that says, "These r babies. Plz bury," Blackmore is publicly encouraging others to send Governor Abbott semen-encrusted materials of their own.

"The concept of the state mandating a non-medical ritual as part of the abortion procedure is offensive and crude, essentially demanding that all citizens adopt the moral, philosophical opinion that fetal tissue is comparable to a living human," she tells Broadly. "Fetal tissue has the 'potential' to become a human, but is not a human yet, does not have consciousness, and cannot exist without the mother host." She points out that semen and ova have the potential to become human life, yet "we do not mourn every ejaculation."

When asked to elaborate on the symbolic significance of the action, Blackmore responds, "It's crass, humiliating, disgusting, a waste of resources, and absurd, just like this regulation."

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  1. k3ninho says:

    I'm pretty certain that this is the story of Onan (hence 'onanism') from Genesis ch.38 in the Bible, and will play in Abbott's mind as being in support of his bill. That's to say: "you keep using this word 'protest', but it does not mean what you think it means." I expect that Abbott, like most of us, has got a healthy blind spot about his own hypocrisy.

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    I face this story while reading a book about monogamy in human culture (Sex Before Dawn) which can't find anything other than a cultural bias in declaring monogamy as an experience universal across human history. We used to forage and there was plenty of food and plenty of cooperation in finding food, mating and raising children, until we started farming and then there was land to work and defend, and questions of clan and paternity arising about who deserves the food from the land we've claimed and blooded. The standard view of 'protection and food he's exchanged for guarantees she's raising children with his genes' is a nonsense, but it's the nonsense* that underpins laws like those under protest here.

    *: the elephant in the room is that population control -- can we sustain the life of this infant? -- was achieved by infanticide, and we can't tell if that was malice or incompetence in foraging societies. (For example, Bar-Mitzvah and Bat-Mitvah celebrate the personhood of offspring, and it's a terribly sad event when a child doesn't survive to live out the dreams that parents and family have for their offspring.) That said, we can tell it's malice in the last 500 years of European history where unwanted, extra-marital, children were abandoned as foundlings to charitable organisations who had statistics like fewer than 90% surviving beyond 1 year after birth. (My sense of USA Republican Party moral relativism -- as a European -- is that it's easier to vilify an individual woman who ceases a pregnancy than a state-sanctioned organisation doing 'dirty work' for you -- cause if you vilified the latter, what friends would you have? :-P )

    K3n.

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