- Outlawing the dollar.
- Striking the words ‘sea level rise.’
- Banning ‘Sharia Law.’
- Defining life as beginning before conception.
- Zeroing out foreign aid.
- Creationism in schools.
- Promoting discrimination on military bases.
- Allowing citizens to shoot at cops.
Just one short year ago they were trying to make it legal to defend fetuses with deadly force, which if you ask me, is about as crazy as any of these wacky proposals.
I wish I could have a ‘Choose Ryan Stevens’ plate. That would be fun.
The answer is it doesn’t; so stop spamming this propaganda. Tod Akin is an imbecile but he is one imbecile, not an entire religion. For a group of people who seem to value that they are of higher intelligence than everyone else you really do seem like a bunch of imbeciles.
The problem isn’t Todd Akin’s ignorance of basic biology (well, not the whole problem) but the policies he supports and for which he advocates. (ie, a total ban on abortion even in cases of sexual assault and the mother’s health, and the redefinition of rape to ‘forcible rape’.)
Being that the Republican Party has adopted this as part of their platform, we can indeed blame them as a party for their beliefs.
And, given that the government is wholly owned by Christians and they’ve decided it’s their prerogative to effectively ban abortion by adding so many regulations that it’s impossible to obtain, we can indeed blame their medieval, primitive bullshit religion for its horrid effect on the rights and status of women.
Now, if you yourself don’t believe that, then I apologize that you’ve experienced such criticism when it’s undeserving, and I hope that you’re doing your part within your community to change the way it leads people to treat others.
YOU KNOW WHAT ELSE DOES
Yes, and you know what else had a heartbeat? Terri Schiavo, but I wouldn’t argue that she was alive. (And I’d laugh in the face of anyone who would.)
Pro-life folks have difficulty understanding the difference between animated tissue and living things.
According to a Gallup poll released last month, eighty-two percent of Catholics see nothing wrong with birth control. (And ninety percent of Non-Catholics.) Eighty-two freaking percent, people.
Looks like attacking peoples’ sexuality and trying to regulate contraception is a winning strategy for November, jesus freaks. So please, zealots, keep up with this cockblocking crusade of yours, at least until the election is over.
This Wednesday, May 23 marked a first for broadcasting (and for feminism): BBC Radio news anchor Victoria Derbyshire aired her mid-morning show live from an abortion clinic. Her goal was refreshingly straightforward, as explained in her introduction, “What we’d like to do is tell you what happens when a woman considers an abortion and then decides to have one.”
The show came just a day after the public learned of the death of 38-year-old Catherine Furey, a mother of five who died from drinking industrial-strength vinegar in an attempt at a home abortion. Although it’s impossible to know why she took such drastic action, it’s a tragic reminder of the type of situation that could become commonplace if women were denied abortion access.
In the US, just in the past year, we’ve seen women arrested and jailed for miscarriages. We’ve seen them die because their state laws forced them to resort to such terrible methods as throwing themselves down stairs and ordering poisons on the internet.
No more fucking coat hangers!