courtesy Monet's Studio
Confession time: I am not a rabid pro-choicer. I wish the Democratic Party would mail a condom to every household, attached to a postcard that says: "We Democrats are serious about reducing the number of abortions in America. Here."
But when I see shit like
I don't see the point in making a serious argument. Because, clearly, the pro-lifers are not serious about ending this argument. They make too much money and too much mileage from convincing their followers to keep fighting this culture war that real solutions are not part of the picture.
C. Everett Koop once said on the News Hour that we would not solve the abortion problem until we "bite the bullet on contraception." I hear that from doctors all the time, that effective contraception is the number one need of their young women patients of every religious background, and that the fundy undies are often the first to come off in the backseat of a car, and definitely the least prepared contraceptively when they do.
And Nina Totenburg said during the Roberts hearings that overturning Roe is the worst thing that could happen to the Republican party short of a military draft.
Get real, fundy undies. Our girls deserve so much better than hiding facts under religious wingnuttery. And when you're serious about reducing the number of abortions in this country, I want to work with you.
And confidential to Chuck Colson: Ya know, if we had aborted more Republican babies in the first half of the twentieth century, Watergate, like, never woulda happened.