Thursday, February 16, 2012
First Abortion Then Contraception or is it the Other Way Around?
Remember the Lil Rascals and their He-man Women Haters Club? Well they grew up and helped to launch the conservative movement.
In the United States, in the 21st century, GOP presidential hopefuls, are now arguing over the legality of contraception. Can you imagine?
It's being labelled a womens issue, but how many men out there support a ban on contraception?
If this was a decade ago, living in Canada, I would laugh and laugh and laugh. But given that our own government has the same regressive ideas, I have little to laugh about.
In fact, in the United States, people are fighting back against the Religious Right. Planned Parenthood is standing their ground, while in Canada, it is being knocked to the ground.
Prop 8, the California law banning same-sex marriage has been overturned as unconstitutional, and other states are slowly granting the right to equal marriage. In Canada Harper is playing games through the back door.
He has been working hard and often secretly, to roll back gains made by Canadians in terms of social issues. And while claiming not to have plans to reopen several debates, he is doing just that. He hates to lose and he has lost on so many fronts.
Now another pawn has made a move forward, in an attempt to move us backward. Stephen Woodworth, Conservative MP for Waterloo. We've seen them all from Brad Trost to Rod Bruinooge, pretending to be acting alone, when in fact they can't even choose their own tie in the morning, without risking the ire of the exalted one, if it clashes with the planned mood of the day. (Thank you Dean Del Mastro for that bit of info)
Woodworth is not acting alone, but is just the latest mysogonist selected to "reopen the abortion debate".
He wants to declare that a fetus is a human being. If this is passed then I hope that all mothers and pregnant women take the government to court, demanding retroactive benefits to cover the time from the date of conception to birth. Nine extra months of universal child benefit and child tax credit.
And since it's womens reproductive rights that are being tampered with, why not extend the courtesy to men? All males, once they reach the age of 18, must have a sperm test. Anyone with a low sperm count would then have the letter "L" stamped on their forehead.
If women can get an extra nine months of benefits, why should they risk hooking up with a loser?
Rick Santorum is now leading in the polls for the Republican nomination in the U.S. Pundits and comedians are having a field day with his views, and many are now mocking his sweater vest. Apparently that is the uniform of the social conservative.
Santorum wants to wage war on Iran, killing innocent children, while claiming to be "pro-life". He opposes gay rights, equal marriage and wants to legalize peeping into the bedrooms of Americans, but only by government.
And how exactly is he any different from our current government?
If you think this will stop at abortion, think again, and again and again.
They will not stop until we are a nation of gun totin', women hating, gay bashing, war mongering, narrow-minded Neanderthals.
Or what is more commonly called "conservatives".