Some of the most vocal supporters of laws to make abortion illegal care deeply about the Constitution—when they are protecting the gun lobby. Yet they have no respect for Roe v. Wade…
They often pretend to care about life. Yet they neglect to mention the politicians who do their bidding don’t even support ensuring food or shelter or health care for children…
Their hypocrisy is profound. Their arrogance is breathtaking.— Charlotte Taft, Abortion Laws are Crimes Against Women
Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel recently ordered all branches of the armed forces to “re-train, re-credential and re-screen” all sexual assault officers and military recruiters.
“Too bad they didn’t do it before,” said Reid to RH Reality Check, “because, as I wrote to the Pentagon last week, this present system is not working well.”— Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid: Military Sexual Assault Reporting System Needs Fixing
(this part is specifically discussing why no one should feel ”anti-feminist” for their fantasies, because pro-sex feminism/see above)
In the early stages of pregnancy, there are two lives in the balance, but one of them is a potential life; it can only become viable over time and at the expense of the other.
Only that mother knows what the cost to her will be and whether she can afford it or not.I defy anyone, male or female, to look my 17-year-old self in the eye and tell her that they feel personally entitled to deny her the right to regain control of her own body, that they will force her to endure an extension of that rape for the sake of their world view.
But that’s what it means to pass laws that frame the kinds of restrictions our legislature are discussing right now.— TW: I Was Raped When I Was 17. Where Were the Abortion Experts and Commentators? (via forthecatholicgirls)
So here’s what happened: FDA says anyone can buy the pill, HHS says you have to be 17. Judge Korman says anyone can buy the pill, then the FDA approves an “unrelated” application to sell it to girls 15 and older, which prompts the Department of Justice to challenge the broader court order about the pill in general.
So, at the end of the day, the DOJ is trying to restrict the (prescription-free) morning-after pill to women 17 and older, the FDA approved one kind for those 15 and older, and everybody still needs a government-issued ID to buy the pill, even the 15-year-olds. So if you need emergency contraception, kiddos, you best have your passport handy, because any teenager who has unprotected sex without a photo ID is just supposed to have a baby, that’s what you get for being so irresponsible, A BABY. Love, Obama.—
The Wonkette - Obama Does Not Want Babies To Have Babies
Please to note, this is the same guy who said “government should not intrude on our most private family matters, and women should be able to make their own choices about their bodies and their health care. Today and every day, my Administration continues our efforts to reduce unintended pregnancies, support maternal and child health, and minimize the need for abortion. On this anniversary, we recommit ourselves to supporting women and families in the choices they make and redouble our efforts to promote safe and healthy communities.”