Sunday, February 19
Actually, Mike Huckabee, we're all feminists now.
Keep it up, Rick. You are actually doing us all a great favor.
The latest in his war on families making informed choices regarding family composition is his objection to amniocentesis. No, really.
He's saying that when a woman is aware that she is carrying a Down's syndrome child, that information ENCOURAGES her to seek an abortion. Well, he's right about that. 92% of couples who discover their child has Down's do make that decision in the privacy of their doctor's office.
Rick Santorum thinks it's better we should be uninformed, because then we all have the opportunity to be Sarah Palin and bring our mentally retarded, Down's Syndrome embryo to term. Then we can all get seven million dollar book deals to afford the care for that child for the rest of his life, and pray that seven million dollars WILL BE ENOUGH.
Or maybe we can just ride airplanes from Texas to Alaska while leaking amniotic fluid. That's a good choice, too. It might bring about God's will for us without having to make a moral decision that would lose us the Republican Base. Or it might not.
It's another war on couples making a choice on how they want their families to function. Again, 92% of families who find out their unborn child has Down's syndrome, choose to abort. A LOT of those women already have kids and know how hard parenthood is with a child who does NOT have medical needs. Prenatal testing checks for all kinds of abnormalities that will affect the delivery of a healthy child when the parents decide to have the baby. It's a medically accepted practice and Santorum is being ridiculous using this as a wedge issue against Obama. Also, he's going to lose, and women are having their consciousness raised way beyond what the right wing should want, ever.
Pair all of this up with Santorum's statement that moms should just not buy an iPad if they want to afford their child's medications. He is anti-family, the end.
Milking someone else's personal tragedy and incredibly difficult choices for political gain, financial reward, or eternal salvation will fail in the end, Rick. Be warned.
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