Sunday, January 25, 2009

Here's to the 36th anniversary of Roe v. Wade.

Some more hallelujah:

Obama Lifts Global Gag Rule

"For too long, international family planning assistance has been used as a political wedge issue, the subject of a back and forth debate that has served only to divide us," Obama said in a statement released by the White House. "I have no desire to continue this stale and fruitless debate."

He said the ban was unnecessarily broad and undermined family planning in developing countries.

I love him.

Of course, there's the usual crap coming out:

"Coming just one day after the 36th anniversary of the tragic Roe v. Wade decision, this presidential directive forces taxpayers to subsidize abortions overseas — something no American should be required by government to do," said House Minority Leader John Boehner, R-Ohio

Bitch, please. What kind of argument is this? The day Americans stop paying taxes for the things we don't support is the day our country falls even farther into the shitter than it already has. Boehner, you're rhetoric is truly embodying politics as usual. Look where this has gotten us with our own healthcare. A whole lotta bitter, hypocritical, stale and fruitless nothing.

But I digress. Americans shouldn't have to pay taxes for what they don't support, eh? Then we must mention not only the ridiculously inconsequential -- the possibility that abortions may be performed with the $.001 each that Mr. Boehner and his fellow minority of Americans may contribute to an international aid group by virtue of being citizens of the US of A -- but also the horrific: hemorrhaging tax dollars to a war internationally recognized as unjust, and paying for an administration that embraced American exceptionalism and thus destroyed our reputation with the rest of the world.

Boehner, I know where you stood on my tax money being spent on the Iraq War, you loon. And I think I have 1) a better argument for not paying, and 2) more of your American constituency behind me.

Can you get on that whole speaking for me and the millions of Americans who didn't support the war ASAP? Ta muchly.

Allowing funding to resume to groups that provide not only abortion services but other important services -- including counseling, contraception, gynecological exams, surgery, and STD education and prevention, to name a few -- is a no brainer. But then again, Boehner, you don't have to pass an IQ test to be [a public servant].

Conversely, thank the stars for our new president. He's done more good work in a week than BushCo did in a year.

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Blogger Trevor said...

Terrific post, as usual--and super linking. Boehner...argh.

January 26, 2009 at 1:30:00 PM PST  

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