Sunday, December 7, 2008

The Abortion Wars Get Technical

Women have few rights at all when doctors can legally misinform them or deny service entirely.

"What does it tell us about the state of the abortion wars, that battles once waged over the dignity and autonomy of pregnant women have morphed into disputes over the dignity and autonomy of their health-care providers? Two of the most pitched battles over reproductive rights in America today turn on whether health workers can be forced to provide medical services or information to which they ethically object. But as we learn from these fights, our solicitude for the beliefs of medical workers is selective: abortion opponents will soon enjoy broader legal protections than ever. Those willing to provide abortions, on the other hand, will enjoy far fewer. And women seeking reproductive services will be more caught up than ever in the tangle between the two."...

We needn't worry as much about the Taliban half a world away when we have the Christian Taliban to deal with here at home. Go read the whole thing.

I think it's time to rethink the tax exemption for churches, synagogues and mosques.

For more than a couple of reasons.

Catch you later.....

(Picture from MissPoppy, Fetus Cookie Cutter only $9.95!)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Okay, that hors d'oeuves (sp?!) is just as disturbing now as it was the last time I looked. Blecch!