Pro-Life … I don’t think it means what you think it means

28 08 2012

You can’t simultaneously be “pro-life” and “anti-child.” The politicians who call themselves “pro-life” are lying. The only lives they care about are groups of cells in a woman’s uterus (what others would call “potential life” or could call “parasite”) and the lives of corporations (who they say are “people” even though the rest of us know better). They don’t give a rat’s backside about children once they’ve been born – and they certainly don’t care about anyone who isn’t male, conservative Christian (they don’t seem to like liberal Christian churches or other liberal religious groups), straight and wealthy.

If they were REALLY pro-life, they would bend over backwards to make sure every child is adequately fed, clothed, sheltered & educated. If they were REALLY pro-life, they’d fight for living wage legislation and for universal health care. If they were REALLY pro-life, they wouldn’t try to go back to the days when insurance companies could set life-time benefit caps or deny medical coverage to people (including children) with pre-existing medical conditions. If they were REALLY pro-life, they’d make contraceptives free (or at least low-cost) and easily accessible to ALL who need them. If they were REALLY pro-life, they’d put an end to bullying. If they were REALLY pro-life, they’d let make women (and their doctors) make the medical decisions that are best for them and for their families. If they were REALLY pro-life, they wouldn’t value the “life” of a bunch of cells over the life of a pre-existing woman.

They are pro-forced childbirth. They are pro-forced motherhood. They are anti-child, anti-woman and anti-family. They are the Christian Taliban — and I want them NOWHERE near my government.

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