“God-appointed womb sheriffs”

November 10, 2009 at 10:15 pm | Posted in civil rights, health, politics straight up, terrorism | Leave a comment
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"The Young repentent brought to a bed of justice" -- Cartoon showing blindfolded judge seated alongside a second judge, who is pointing to a pregnant girl. Published by W. Darling in Great Newport Street, London, 1772. (Library of Congress)

Bouphonia tells it like it is:

The idea that a woman must play second fiddle to a fetus, on the grounds that some enterprising sperm cell planted a man’s flag inside her — as though it were a submarine claiming drilling rights in the Arctic Circle — is scientifically illiterate, theologically dubious, ethically unworkable, and morally incoherent. And I’m sick unto death of the idea that the ever-so-precious tax dollars of these oh-so-sensitive control addicts mustn’t be spent on abortion. Especially since my equally strong feelings don’t entitle me to opt out of funding two grotesque wars, or detention centers and border fences for immigrants, or the state oppression of women and gays; or paying the salary of a reactionary fuckhead like Bart Stupak; or providing high-quality healthcare to politicians who refuse it to others.

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