This week President Bush appointed Susan Orr to oversee federal family planning programs at the Department of Health and Human Services. In a 2000 Weekly Standard article she had this to say about requiring health insurance plans to cover contraceptives. “It’s not about choice. It’s not about health care. It’s about making everyone collaborators with the culture of death.” (My heart goes out to all those billions of little swimmers who fall short of their goal, either in the end of a condom or stuck to Michael Brodkorb's Michelle Bachman poster.)
I recently had a disagreement with the Mrs. (who is as pro-choice as they come) about my degree of disdain for a group of anti-abortion protesters. (OK, she didn't like that I gave them the finger even tho they had kids marching with them.) My point to her was that these people are much worse than even she thinks. They do not want to stop with ending abortion, they want to go after birth control and family planning. And they want to push women back into a 19th century social box, and, as one pastor said, "establish family and gender roles as described in God's word for the home and the family." These people have plans that are bad for the country and bad for women and as a father with daughters they really piss me off.
I had to read this twice to realize that the "Mrs" agrees with you!......She just objects to your use of crassness instead of your intellect in the fight, especially when its all on display for the girls! That said, I agree we have to be very careful to preserve choice in this country- our "esteemed" president has made another bad choice.<< Home