Saturday, October 16, 2004

This should scare you

Thanks, Bitch. Ph.D., for scaring the crap out of me first thing in the morning. If you haven't read her post and her links, you really must. I feel anxiety every election over reproductive rights, but never more so than now. I really do feel we might be on the verge of overturning Roe v. Wade if Bush wins. I might have to quit my job and join a pro-abortion lobbying group. I had a male friend who told me once that he didn't feel that men had a right to even discuss reproductive issues--that the whole discussion should be left up to women. I told this to another male friend years later and he disagreed,but he's a dad and the other guy wasn't so I think he just felt like he had no stake in the discussion. Frankly, the conservative position on this, as several of the articles Bitch Ph.D. points to imply, is that the right-wing conservatives are really just terrified of sex. No one should be having it so therefore there should be no need for birth control or abortions or anything like that. Come on, people, we're animals. We have instincts. Oh, wait . . . these are the same people who don't believe in evolution.