Atlas Shrugged: The Mocking

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Never Give Up, Never Surrender

Recognizing their incendiary error, House GOP lawmakers removed the term “forcible rape” from the anti-abortion No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act. Chief sponsor Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ) decided to change the term because it was being “misconstrued” and now the bill — which would permanently bar federal funds for abortions — will allow exceptions in all rape cases.

Good. Now that we know that the right doesn't really believe that every life is sacred we can demand that all women get federal funds for abortion. The right is damned if they do and damned if they don't and we should us that against them, because that's what they get for assuming that they can force other people to follow their own religious beliefs. Just because they want a Christian Sharia doesn't mean we have to give it to them.


NonyNony said...

More like "forcible rape" as opposed to "getting her drunk rape". Or any of the other myriad ways that women can be assaulted through via coercion and threats.

This bit of theater just underscores what assholes the so-called "pro-life" politicians are. It has to be a "real rape" before an abortion is justified to them - not just where the woman was unable to give consent because she was drunk, or had been slipped roofies, or was coerced through threat of force rather than actual force, or even coerced through blackmail or other non-force threats, but only the very narrow view of things they actually think should be allowed to count as "rape". Which is apparently pretty much a masked stranger physically assaulting a woman - and if she doesn't fight back sufficiently in their eyes it probably doesn't even count then. Assholes.

Susan of Texas said...

They just like hounding women, it seems. Before birth control it was women's social behavior that was constantly controlled, and before that personhood.