Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Re: "There is a Bomb in Gilead...and Hitler's giving medals...."

Um, yeah...ya know what else I realized about this shite? It means
that Roe vs. Wade is going to be overturned within the next two
years, or as soon as a poster-child case can be found. All this
release of "federal guidelines" is intended to pave the way so that
there can be no strong-enough objection to prevent rolling back
abortion rights completely (well, unless you can afford anything and
everything--as usual).

There will be no exceptions allowed for a mother's health ("See,
we're taking care of that--we simply assume that everyone's
pregnant, so no one has an excuse"), for financial hardship ("Well,
didn't you plan.../:)...?") or for rape/incest ("She's healthy
enough, she can certainly carry the baby to term and then get it
out of her life and forget about it"). Hell, why should it matter
anyhow? "Your Honour, she was pre-pregnant anyways when I followed
her home..." Baby-first thinking, all the way down the line.

Seriously, people--any comprehensive social program meant to produce
healthier live babies has to take into account both sides and
emphasize better health overall, whether for healthy breeding or --
*gasp*-- for one's own health as an individual. As a well-informed
teenager, and as an adult legally capable of making one's own
personal decisions without undue interference. Any set of public-
health policies that pointedly ignores that in favour of such a lump
reproductive classification can hardly be described as a step forward
for 'women's health', no matter what officials and healthcare
providers say. It's merely a cushion of benign concern to cover
their asses as they prepare to march the U.S. backwards in time.

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