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What’s the matter with Kansas? June 2, 2009

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choiceWhat’s the matter with Kansas and the other 24 states that have allowed the conservative religious nuts of this country to hi-jack a woman’s right to choose?  The availability of information, education and access has eroded in the last 20 years to such an extent that in many states a woman’s right to choose barely exits.  This is my hot button issue.  Yes, I rant about loads of stuff but this right was too hard to obtain and it makes me crazy to see it appear and disappear in my own lifetime.  I am old enough to remember the wire hangers, the secret flights to Puerto Rico of friends who had the money and support of parents to get an abortion without fearing for their own lives.  I remember the advent of the birth control pill and the freedom that one fabulous day was available to us young women.  It was a great day, a great time and we thought we had it all.  Fast forward forty years and it is drip, dripping away.  The combination of religious nuts and their soul saving bullshit and the real issue, which is the quest to keep women down, the permanent underclass and as they used to say ‘barefoot and pregnant’ is knocking at our door.  The door is closed on my uterus days but I fear for all of my younger sisters out there whose very lives depend on the ability to Choose. What can you do?  You can put your money where your mouth is and double your support for Planned Parenthood and NARAL.  I know I will.

–  Rachel gives a fine background history of what is going on now in the under-served States that lack Choice on last night’s program. Very informative table pounding stuff.

–  How did this all happen?  Rachel’s guest, former Right-To-Lifer Frank Schaeffer tries to explain.

–  Randall Terry needs a muzzle.  His comments on the murder of Dr. George Tiller make me sick:

–  Keith Olbermann had another idea as to how to quiet the right wing nuts jobs. He suggests that it was Fox News – by emphasizing the phrase “Tiller the Baby Killer,”  for example – that instigated the murder of abortion doctor George Tiller.  With that, he says an advertiser boycott isn’t enough of a solution, but rather to “quarantine” Fox News by encouraging people to tell others not to watch. In that regard, he has even volunteered to retire his Lou Grant-esque caricature of Fox News host Bill O’Reilly.

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1. BungalowBILL - June 2, 2009

Why do these ‘pro-life’ people support killings, war and the death penalty? If every life is so precious, why aren’t those lives? A bit inconsistent, isn’t it?

2. Bonnie Luria - June 2, 2009

I’ve said this 30 years ago and it’s truer than ever:
If men could become pregnant, abortion would not only be legal, but convenient and covered by insurance.
Same reasons birth control pills are not covered but Viagra IS!

3. harb43 - June 2, 2009

Go Girl Go! We can NOT afford to loose all those rights for which we fought so hard. No one ‘need’ get an abortion – but I sure as hell want to preserve the rights of my daughter and her ‘sisters’ to choose to have one … make it THEIR choice.

4. Erica - June 2, 2009

Viagra is covered by health insurance???
The sexism in America is startling. To respond to Bungalow Bill, the so called “pro-lifers” aren’t really pro-life — they are anti-women’s rights. That’s why there is so much hypocrisy.

5. Lincoln - June 2, 2009

the real hard core evangelical pro-lifers don’t want more black or hispanic babies….they want more white babies…they want the white women to marry up and procreate, and they love an Octomom…..but only if she’s white, married, and Christian, then evangelical companies will donate clothes and food….it all plays into the fears of the conservative white male that his ‘way of life’ is being stolen, and it should be his right to control his job, his wife, how many kids they’ll have, where he and his kind will live, etc., and that he is superior to people of color.
my jaw is still on the floor over the conversion of Schaeffer!!!


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