Friday, June 12, 2009

More Dishonesty From “Pro-Life” Republicans

Hey, Tennessee Republicans! You folks who claim to be “pro life,” who want to take away a woman’s right to an abortion because it’s immoral and that’s in the Bible and all that! Yoo hoo!

Let Southern Beale give you some advice, okay?

This shit really isn’t that hard. The most effective way to stop abortion is not to make it illegal since--news flash!--women have been having abortions for thousands of years! Here’s how you cut the number of abortions: You help women choose to deliver their babies, and deliver healthy babies, by supporting them. Not browbeating them, shaming them, criminalizing them and all the other things you seem to have a jones to do.

Support them. With services they need, like healthcare, education, and mentorship.

In other words, you don’t kill funding for programs like MIHOW.

I know it’s a lot more fun for you to browbeat, shame and criminalize women for getting knocked up to begin with. You know what? That’s self-indulgent crap. Take out your Freudian psychodrama on the therapist’s couch. If you want to stop abortion, and lord knows you keep telling us that you do, then maybe you should stick to what actually works.

Unless, of course, you don’t actually want to stop abortion. Which I’m starting to suspect, since you’re doing everything you can to make sure women are stuck between a rock and a hard place. Birth control kills! No healthcare! Let’s send all of our jobs to China and Mexico and Vietnam! Become a slave to banks by racking up huge amounts of debt! And if you get pregnant, tough!

Does this seem like a workable plan to you? Of course not. But you don’t care. You like the grandstanding that the abortion issue provides, the news headlines, the emotional impact of all those cute little babies ripped from their mothers wombs. Sure makes the donations flood in, doesn’t it?

C’mon, we’re onto you. You’re a fraud. And the way you want to kill the one program you should have embraced just proves it.