SPLINTER, OKLAHOMA — Sandra Glimm was born on March 23rd, 2015 in a hospital in the small town of Splinter, Oklahoma. But if it weren’t for the efforts of another woman, Abby Dotson, Glimm may never have been born.
It was eight months before her birth that Glimm’s biological mother went to a Planned Parenthood about three hours south in Tulsa to have an abortion performed. Sandra’s mother was single, working at a local diner to pay her nursing school bills, and wasn’t prepared, she thought, to be a mother at that time. To make matters more uncertain, the man who had impregnated her, Sandra’s biological father, had decided early on that her mother wasn’t marriage material anyway and hadn’t responded to texts or phone calls for two weeks after they had slept together.
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Sandra’s mother decided that since she had just found out she was a little over a month pregnant and the developing zygote inside her uterus wasn’t sentient, she was going to have an abortion.
It wasn’t something she was thrilled about, she’d later tell The Political Garbage Chute. However Sandra’s mother had made that choice with not only her best interests in mind, but also those of the child, Sandra, for whom she had no resources to care for. Sandra’s mother would have a chance encounter with Dotson that would alter her thinking, and result in Glimm being born into the world after all.
“I just told her what abortion is,” Dotson told our reporter, “murder. I believe in the most basic of definitions of things, even when there are all kinds of nuanced feelings, emotions and factors at play.”
Dotson said that she knows that the “vast majority of abortions are performed before the fetus capable of conscious, sentient thought,” that she still chooses to equate all abortions to “taking a knife and ramming into a newborn baby’s body.”
“I could tell right away that Sandra’s mom had a change of heart,” Ms. Dotson told us, “and I’m so happy that I was able to convince her give up her own Constitutional privileges and rights to ensure that an unwanted pregnancy came to fruition.”
Ms. Dotson insists that “everyone knows babies born into families that didn’t initially want them and didn’t know how to take care of them financially never result in bad things down the line.”
“The bottom line is that I respect life. Human life. I respect it so much I will die defending it,” Dotson said at one point, “and by ‘die defending it,’ I mean that I’ll harass, berate, judge and ridicule scared young women in public, of course.”
One might presume that once Sandra was born, Dotson would favor strong social programs that would help Sandra’s mother pay for childcare, food, clothing and shelter, but that is not correct, Dotson says.
“I’m a defender of human life, not human dignity, safety, security, education, food, clothing or shelter,” Dotson told our interviewer. “Just because I browbeat women into having children they don’t want or can’t take care of, why does that mean I have to support moochers? I just don’t see how it’s right to be so entitled as to expect someone else to help you raise the baby we gave you no other alternative but to have.”
Our reporter asked Dotson how concerned she is with the life she secured for Sandra Glimm being one of real opportunity and the freedom to become the best version of herself by giving her access to schooling, healthy food and programs that help her socialize and interact with the world she lives in.
“I’m not so concerned about that, actually,” Dotson told us. “I’m too busy wringing my hands over the next blastocyst being aborted before it has any possible way to even know it exists.”
Abby told us that she doesn’t “care that can’t stop women from ending their pregnancies on their terms because that’s how it’s always worked.” She said she also doesn’t care that if she “just stopped being so stubbornly puritanical and gave people access to free contraceptives and the knowledge of how to use them properly” abortions would drop drastically.
:You can’t convince me that all of this logic should trump my hyper-emotional rhetoric about dumpsters full of dead body parts,” Dotson said, adding, “I saw a doctored video damnit! I have a belief in a God, damnit! Those two things alone give me the power to tell you how to live your life. At least I think that. But don’t try to use your own morality or ethics to explain to me why I’m a fascist, because then I know you’re just a Godless liberal baby killer.”
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