Nothing else pisses me off more than to hear a man talk about not allowing a woman to choose what to do with her health. Well, it does also make me nuts to see a woman actually agree
with whatever loon is daring to talk about this shit. I rant to my husband and son every single day about this crap because it seems that every day these assholes, oops, I mean presidential candidates, wax poetic about the evils of women's reproductive rights. Rick Santorum actually had the fucking balls to say that RAPE BABIES ARE GIFTS FROM GOD. I shit you not.
I'll quote him:
"I believe and I think that the right approach is to accept this horribly created, in the sense of rape, but nevertheless, in a very broken way, a gift of human life, and accept what God is giving to you." http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/belief/2012/jan/25/rick-santorum-rape-pregnancy
(I so cannot remember how to do url links with text right now, ag!)
There's a video of his interview somewhere, if you can stomach watching it, it is quite astonishing to see/hear, really.
That link is to a fantastic editorial rant in the UK Guardian, btw. If you have a chance, go read it.
It's a divisive issue and for some reason it seems to be something that the "conservative republicans" have tried to equate: birth control equals being pro choice, which to these fucking loons means pro-baby murderers... So somehow everyone is now fixated on vaginas and what happens with them, instead of the fact that the "pool of candidates" is the most pathetic bowl of assholes that care nothing, NOTHING about what we plebeian losers have or don't have, as long as we work in their factories and fuel their war machines. Making us all fixate on this stupid shit is just a way to distract everyone from the real problems in the world. And it's working pretty well.
Though I will say that, quite astonishingly, even here in BIBLE BELT MISS'IPPI the weird "personhood" initiative was knocked down by like 60%. That surprised me so much. I was terrified. I thought it would actually pass here. But even my uber conservative sister has become decidedly pro-choice (she wasn't before) since they started that push. I think in some ways it's good because it's making women who would ordinarily not even think about the things they support start thinking and actually doing what is right for themselves instead of what they are supposed to do...
Ok, I shall shut up. I've gotten all over the place, as usual, hopefully I sort of hit what I was trying to say.