Tuesday, October 16, 2007

The "Right to Life" Movement

The local Planned Parenthood office is just around the corner from my favorite watering hole, and several times a week I have to drive past a group of mostly elderly men (i.e. my age...) who are picketing the office because Planned Parenthood provides abortion counseling and referral.

To make it worse, they are holding large full-color posters of aborted fetuses, all red and nasty-looking, with the intended purpose of scaring off potential "customers" of Planned Parenthood.

So, aside from prompting smartasses like me to make comments like "Mmmmm, looks good. I think I'll have spaghetti and meatballs today!", what are they really accomplishing?

Well, they are raking in the dough. Anti-abortion crusades are a huge money-maker.

The Rethugs had total control of Congress, the Executive Branch and the Judicial Branch for six years. Did you see any bills come up, let alone get passed, that would have done anything to stop abortions in this country?

No, you did not. The very last thing these fuckers really want is a federal ban on abortion. That happens and their cash cow goes dry, their donations disappear and they'll have to go out and find a new cause to champion.

1 Comment:

Anonymous said...

(1) This issue is an attempt to distinguish the corporate parties republican and democrat apart and being something different from each other; which they aren't.

(2) People should have the right to choose, just as those old men waving the signs you do not like have the right to choose to wave them signs, so should a woman have the right to chose that terrible decision.
I think the sign wavers are traffic hazards and wonder why they are allowed to do so.

(3) If the people waiving the signs are not volunteering for orphanages or foster parents; then, Farnsworth, you should go kick the living shit out of them. They don't get to bitch if they aren't working to fix the problem.