This woman is my hero:
Wow. Word up, lady. What does a war on women have to do with jobs and the deficit? If neo-cons got their way, leaving women in positions where they're better off leaving the jobs for the menfolk, the economy would go tits up fast.
Luckily, it seems like we have some folks with 1) brains and 2) the ability to voice their opinions without devolving in the process. I think we might make it through this shitstorm, if the neocon asspirates can shut the fuck up for a while and do some some legislation.
Abortion aside, considering it's only the target issue of a much larger problem, if you take away women's ability to plan a pregnancy, stay healthy, pay for the birthing experience, pay for diapers and breast pumps and etc., and earn a living wage while she's home with the newborn, you're left with a woman who must rely on someone else for income and support. We'll fall into a situation where we have abused children and rising crime rates (read Freakonomics if you think I'm pulling that tidbit out of my ass), we'll have kids and their moms living on the streets, and we'll have a lot fewer women in the workforce. You think it's bad now? Just wait. Just. Wait.
But, you know, women should know better than to spread their legs for a man. Unless they're married. In which case, they ought to stay home and take care of the brood. Because that's their best contribution to the economy, you know. And women who own their sexuality and maintain agency deserve to get pregnant. Because babies are God's punishment to whores. Right? Isn't that the "logic" ruling this anti-woman agenda?
Shame on the anti-choicers, those who don't actually value life at all, whose only concern is ensuring sinful women pay for their indiscretions and learn that their true place is only as helpmeet and mother.
ETA this awesome link provided by Kimba in comments: The true story of a late-term abortion, which reminded me of a (not late term) abortion a very dear family member had. She desperately wanted a third child, but she had to go through hell to have the two she managed. When she got pregnant with what would be her third, she was old enough to require an amniocentesis. They could draw no fluid. After tests, they found that the fetus had no kidneys. The doctor told her the baby would draw one breath, cry once, and die of a painful heart attack. She was heartbroken, but the pregnancy was also dangerous to take to term, and time was of the essence if she had any hope of getting pregnant again. She chose to abort, but my evangelical shithead cousin called her up and ranted about her evil decision and told her that it was her duty to fill her quiver. She was devastated at the need to terminate her pregnancy. But this shitfuck of a dickless assmonkey, who stuck his nose into someone else's private affairs, went after her for doing the right thing. The fuckbag is lucky I haven't run into him since this incident. Though this happened a long time ago, I'd still rip his fucking nutsack off if given half a chance to try.
The long one about failure.
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