Thursday, March 16, 2006

There better be a goddamn revolution in November

Way back in January, not long after I started this little mess we call too saucy, Samuel Alito got confirmed to the Supreme Court, and I ranted about it in a post that included these lines:

The court now tilts dramatically to the right, Roe will be overturned, and abortion rights will likely be history in 3-5 years. Then they'll start working on birth control. They're against that too, you know.

Well, it's happening in Missouri. According to the AP, the state legislature there just voted to deny spending for birth control measures for poor women in the new fiscal year.

Missouri stopped providing money for family planning and certain women's health services when Republicans gained control of both chambers of the Legislature in 2003.

But a Democratic lawmaker, in a little-noticed committee amendment, had successfully inserted language into the proposed budget for the fiscal year starting July 1 that would have allowed part of the $9.2 million intended for "core public health functions" to go to contraception provided through public health clinics.

The House voted 96-59 to delete the funding for contraception and infertility treatments after Rep. Susan Phillips told lawmakers that anti-abortion groups such as Missouri Right to Life were opposed to the spending.

Just lovely.

And I don't even understand the logic of these fucktards. They are against abortion rights. Ok, I realize some people have moral and religious grounds for believing it is murder.

But, why the hell are they against birth control? Don't they actually want to prevent unwanted pregnancies?

Well, of course, not really. it's actually part and parcel of the Christian right's way to control women and their bodies and their sexuality. Don't even think about having sex, ladies, unless you are ready to have a baby, because the Christianists (can we call them that, because they seem to love to throw around the word Islamists to describe that religion's fanatics) and their GOP lackeys won't allow it.

And, as we saw recently in South Dakota, even if you're raped (!) you're shit out of luck and on your way to being a mommy, because there are no exceptions for victims of rape in that state's new anti-choice role.

What the fuck is happening to this country?


Anonymous said...

What's happening in this country, since you asked, is that people are finally saying - enough. We are tired of the liberal courts and media telling us that promiscuous sex is no big deal, that you can do whatever you want without consequences, that you can hop into bed with whoever you want and not have to think about the consequences. THERE IS ALREADY A REVOLUTION HAPPENING IN THIS COUNTRY, BUT, UNFORTUNATELY FOR YOU, ITS NOT THE ONE YOU ARE HOPING FOR.

Anonymous said...

I'm not even going to respond to your comments bally 107 because I've seen your act before and you never respond when someone asks you a legitimate question. You just ignore it and go on to sprout more crap. But if you honestly believe that a women who is raped should have to carry that fetus to term then you are a sick human being. I think that's just disgusting. And for all your talk, I really wonder if you would actually follow through if g-d forbid it happened to you.

Anonymous said...

You cant argue with them anonymous. Sadly they think they have the word of God on their side, and they think not only that we on the prochoice side are wrong, but that we are evil. You can't argue with fanatics. Don't even bother wasting your time.

Not a hipster said...

Oh, Bally...tsk tsk tsk...still nothing substantive to say, huh? Still can't answer those questions posed to you, huh? Wow, I feel bad for you that you are unable to answer those simple queries!

But you're obviously able to still spout off about revolutions and "liberal courts." I don't remember anyone ever saying we can do "whatever we want without consequences." Can you back up that statement with links to where you got that from?

I'd really like to see that. Thanks!

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Not a hipster said...

Why the deleted comments, JBK?

J said...

not a hipster, the deletions were just posts that included links from some rather shady-looking web sites that were trolling for clicks. No censoring, just getting rid of rip-off artists. (I hope Chicago was fun)

Not a hipster said...

I've gotten those lately, and they're quite annoying.

Chicago was so much fun--shopping, eating, and yes, drinking! My friend we stayed with lives 2 blocks from Wrigley field, and there's a ton of great bars within a few blocks.

Andy and I are trying to plan one of two trips this summer: Chicago (he's never been) or New York (I've only been there when I was 12).

I can't wait!

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