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Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Contraception is Murder

posted by on October 17 at 11:27 AM

Surprise! The woman George W. Bush has appointed to oversee family planning programs at the Department of Health and Human Services thinks contraception is a part of our “culture of death,” and that requiring health insurance plans to cover contraception isn’t about health, but about making “everyone collaborators” in that culture of death. Susan Orr is a Family Research Council alum and a big supporter, naturally, of the billion-dollar boondoggle that is abstinence-only education.

George W. Bush is going to be in office for 13 more months.

Via ThinkProgress.

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George W. Bush is going to be in office for 13 more months."

Not if Sonya Blade has something to say about it.

Posted by Mr. Poe | October 17, 2007 11:30 AM

Perhaps, if she wants to avoid the tragedy of wasted seed, she can volunteer to be the nation's semen receptacle.

Posted by Greg | October 17, 2007 11:32 AM

Right, because endless war in Iraq has nothing to do with contributing to the so-called culture of death. Seriously, y'all. I feel like I'm taking crazy pills.

Posted by Michigan Matt | October 17, 2007 11:42 AM

Maybe the Flying Spaghetti Monster can deflect an asteroid or something and play pee-shooter with the Washington Monument or the White House ...

Posted by Will in Seattle | October 17, 2007 11:43 AM

i don't know will. i find that most of FSM's policies are helplessly tangled. and have you seen whom FSM might nominate for cabinet positions? a bunch of meatballs if you ask me.

Posted by infrequent | October 17, 2007 12:02 PM

And of course, since she'll be the acting head of the office, there's no Senate hearing to vet her, and no Senate vote on the appointment.

Not that this is an "advise-and-consent" position anyway ... I'm just reiterating the point that Dubya hasn't made real appointments to many offices where the Senate could have a say in the matter, leaving those positions in the hands of unconfirmed (and unconfirmable) disastrous wingnut hacks.

Posted by N in Seattle | October 17, 2007 12:16 PM

And I gasp with horror for about the 3rd time today. These guys just keep at it.

Revolution is our only hope. And I'm not too old to fight.

Posted by It's Mark Mitchell | October 17, 2007 12:19 PM

Ugh, "fertility is not a disease." Maybe fertility is not, but pregnancy is a STD and I don't want it!!!!

Posted by Maggie | October 17, 2007 12:48 PM

Actually, from a biological perspective, pregnancy is an infection.

But a useful one.

Posted by Will in Seattle | October 17, 2007 12:54 PM

Bush is going to pull this kind of crap as often as possible as he rides out the rest of his term.

Posted by monkey | October 17, 2007 1:00 PM

Agree with Monkey. Get back to your work, nothing to see here.

Except for the spineless Dems who keep shut on this kind of stuff.

Posted by Dianna | October 17, 2007 1:08 PM

The difference between a fuck-up Republican President and a fuck-up Democratic President is simple:

The Republican President will spend their remaining months trying to ensure that the first few years of the Democratic President will be hell.

The Democratic President would spend their remaining months trying to do what is right, not thinking of how to screw with whatever party the next President is with, because they most likely actually care about their country.

At least that's how I see it.

Posted by Mr. Poe | October 17, 2007 1:15 PM

After I come I like to hold the rubber next to my ear and listen to millions of sperm scream and die.

Posted by Fnarf | October 17, 2007 1:16 PM

God I just had to go over to icanhascheezburger for a while after reading that.

Posted by chi type | October 17, 2007 1:25 PM

Then eat it, right?

Posted by Mr. Poe | October 17, 2007 1:25 PM

"abortions send babies to God FASTER!"

Posted by wench | October 17, 2007 1:28 PM

i'm glad you use a condom for this particular form of entertainment.

Posted by infrequent | October 17, 2007 1:31 PM

Interesting that the people who want to have a "culture of life" don't want to provide any social services to the people they think should have kids. Let alone providing healthcare to children that already exist, cause you know, that is just good policy.

*shakes head*

Posted by Original Monique | October 17, 2007 1:36 PM

Right, because no woman has ever had to take birth control pills in order to regulate their reproductive hormones for the sake of their health. I, and many other sufferers of PCOS and other hormonal disorders, apparently do not exist.

Actually, now that I think about it I wish I didn't because then I wouldn't have had to read that.

Posted by MSB | October 17, 2007 1:47 PM


Ha! That's not the half of it. A "pro-life" organization refuses to support SCHIP. So, quite literally, they don't give a fuck what happens to children once they're out of the womb.

Posted by keshmeshi | October 17, 2007 1:52 PM

Man, that is so pro-life it's like taking living toddlers and using pitchforks on them, @20. I wonder how God-hating Red Bushies can sleep at night ...

Posted by Will in Seattle | October 17, 2007 3:06 PM

461 days 19 hours 19 minutes and 52....49....47....45....

Posted by nelbot | October 17, 2007 3:39 PM

at least she's not a vetrinarian like that one guy who was put in chage of women's health at the FDA.....

Posted by erin | October 17, 2007 10:31 PM

I wouldn't say that contraception is murder, but it does impede new life.

That seems like something we can all factually agree upon. What it means ideologically, well, that's another bunch of bananas for the monkeys to scream about

Posted by wet_suit_one | October 19, 2007 11:14 AM

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