I don’t know who Jim Wright is, but I’m now following him on Facebook because of this lovely bit of writing. He puts anti-abortion conservatives on the spot with their own “pro-life” logic. If you’re really pro-life, you’d do exactly as he says and put womens’ health first. Otherwise you’re just using politics and religion to mask your belief that women are just baby-making machines who should stay barefoot in the kitchen while men run the world.
If it’s REALLY about abortion, if it’s REALLY about life, if it’s REALLY about that, then how about House and Senate Republicans with the willing support of conservative religious leaders amend and fully fund the Affordable Care Act to provide complete and affordable OB-GYN services, cancer screenings, breast exams, birth control, conception assistance, prenatal, delivery, postnatal, infant care, baby leave, child care, family care, and so on, guaranteed to EVERY woman in America without question, caveat, or copay – and we’ll defund Planned Parenthood. ALSO agree to never attempt any further repeal of the ACA without a suitable and detailed replacement ever again under penalty of law. So say we all.
How do we pay for it?
If it’s REALLY about the sanctity of life, if it’s REALLY about that, then conservatives should be willing to buy a few less aircraft carriers and stealth bombers and nuclear missiles and oil subsidies and tax breaks in order to fully fund women’s healthcare.
Yeah, I figured as much.
This reminds me of a classic George Carlin bit on pro-lifers and their “sanctity of life” hypocrisy. I’ll post the full video here but here’s the best quote.
Pro-life conservatives are obsessed with the fetus from conception to nine months. After that, they don’t want to know about you. They don’t want to hear from you. No nothing. No neonatal care, no day care, no Head Start, no school lunch, no food stamps, no welfare, no nothing. If you’re pre-born, you’re fine; if you’re preschool, you’re fucked. Conservatives don’t give a shit about you until you reach military age. Then they think you are just fine. Just what they’ve been looking for!”