Monday, November 20, 2006

Bush & McCain Assault Women

Today is Monday, 20 November 2006.

Yes, George Bush is a “uniter, not a divider”.

Trouble is: he unites reactionaries and bigots.

George United has appointed, as deputy assistant secretary for population affairs, Eric Keroack, an anti-choice, anti-contraception extremist, to head the Office of Population Affairs.

Keroack is medical director of a Massachusetts organization, A Woman’s Concern, which offers free pregnancy testing, ultrasounds, and counseling. Check out the group’s website: it doesn’t bother to mention its purpose is to “help women escape the temptation and violence of abortion”.

Also doesn’t bother to mention its stance on birth control: “A Woman's Concern is persuaded that the crass commercialization and distribution of birth control is demeaning to women, degrading of human sexuality and adverse to human health and happiness.”

(In other words, people who engage in extramarital sex shouldn’t use condoms, and hopefully then “God” will smite them with well-deserved STDs, or better yet, AIDS.)

Also doesn’t mention that it’s not a medical nonprofit, but a “Christian” ministry offering free services to lure women in for propaganda and pressure.

Up next: George Uniter appoints the Grand Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan to head affirmative action programs.

In a related story, pretend moderate and maverick John McCain has reversed himself, and is sucking up to the fundamentalist far right.

In 1999, speaking to the San Francisco Chronicle, McCain said: “I’d love to see a point where it [Roe v. Wade] is irrelevant, and could be repealed because abortion is no longer necessary. But certainly in the short term, or even the long term, I would not support repeal of Roe v. Wade, which would then force X number of women in America to [undergo] illegal and dangerous operations.”

Yesterday, McCain told George Stephanopoulos: “… I do believe that it’s very likely or possible that the Supreme Court should — could overturn Roe v. Wade, which would then return these decisions to the states, which I support.”

So, Big John: you support subjecting women’s bodies to ownership by the government, and to dangerous back-alley abortions, if that will make you king.

And by the way, Johnny Boy: when you were terror bombing Vietnamese civilians, did you check to make certain none of them were pregnant?


Anonymous RtR said...

Would it be ungracious to inquire whether he was bombing 'em over there so we wouldn't have to abort 'em over here?

7:45 PM  

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