News Mary Cheney’s Uterus
posted by December 6 at 20:53 PMon
I was just on CNN discussing Mary Cheney—she’s pregnant, dontcha know—with some smarmy piece of shit from Concerned Women for America. Time really flies when you’re doing five minutes on a cable news program, and I didn’t get to what I really wanted to say. Which was this:
How is this any business of the Concerned Women for America? How is it my business? Or Anderson Cooper’s? This seems like it’s a private matter, something between Mary Cheney and her partner Heather Poe.
And you know what else? It really comes down to this: Mary Cheney’s uterus belongs to Mary Cheney and she can pretty much do whatever the fuck she likes with it. She can have babies with it or keep her car keys in it or fill it up with potting soil and plant tulip bulbs in it. It’s her uterus.
And even if the Concerned Women of America—and the Christian Coalition and Mitt Romney and Pat Robertson and on and on—think it’s wrong, what the fuck do they plan to do about it? Fine, okay: They don’t think Mary Cheney or any other lesbian should be in charge of her own uterus. But how do they propose to enforce that exactly? Have states declare eminent domain over lesbian ovaries and seize them? Forced sterilizations at women’s music festivals?
And while a forced sterilization might have prevented Cheney’s pregnancy a few months back, it’s a little late for that now. She’s already pregnant. So what do these armies of compassion intend to do about Cheney now? Force her to get an abortion?
“Freedom,” as Mary Cheney’s father once said, “means freedom for everyone.” The gay haters on the right may not approve of what Mary Cheney is doing, just as they don’t approve of what my partner and I did eight years ago when we adopted, and they’re free to disappove. But they seem to think their disapproval should give them a veto.
That’s not the way freedom works.
I guess what I really wanted to say to that douche from Concerned Women for America was this: Like it or not, bitch, Mary Cheney is having a baby. Suck it.