The Ladies Rossi: Women’s Reproductive Health Just Like Cereal, Socket Wrenches
posted by August 18 at 11:42 AMon
In an open letter seeking votes from Ron Paul supporters (!!), Republican gubernatorial candidate Dino Rossi compared letting pharmacists refuse to dispense emergency contraception (and actually, by extension, any drug including regular old contraception) to letting hardware store and grocery owners decide what kind of goods to stock.
“Just as government shouldn’t tell grocery store owners that they have to sell certain types of groceries, or hardware store owners that they have to sell certain types of tools, it shouldn’t tell pharmacists which drugs to sell,” Rossi wrote.
You know why that’s a shitty analogy? Because no one’s health—no one’s right to choose not to get pregnant and have an abortion (which wouldn’t be necessary if they got Plan B) or raise a unwanted child (gee, now that’s a pro-life stance)—depends on their ability to buy a certain fucking brand of eggs. If you were ever looking for evidence that the forced-pregnancy brigades don’t give a shit about women’s health or lives, look no further than Dino Rossi.