April 20, 2007
Gah. I forgot Faux Real Tho:
The one thing I find hopelessly cruel — other than the obvious things that everyone else has noted — is that the type of abortion banned
was the one that allowed a family to say goodbye to and bury a very
wanted child, often named, who was assigned a birth certificate. It was
one way of allowing women
to view and hold their dead babies after delivery, one avenue of
emotional healing after having gone through the majority of a pregnancy
and then given the dire news that the pregnancy wasn’t viable.
...and Redneck Mother:
But while the Dems couldn't protect my
rights by closing ranks in the Senate, they can still dial a phone and
ask for my money. They did this day before yesterday. The rep said she
was from an organization I support. When I found out it was the DNC, I
assured her that I have not supported them since Alito was confirmed.
"So," she said, in a psychobabbly I-feel-your-pain voice, "it really bothered you that Alito got elected?"
where to begin, with the ignorance or the condescension? Did she not
realize that the confirmation of this Alito guy's nomination to the
Court affected her, too? Did she even know who I was talking about? I
had to end the call, per my longstanding policy of not arguing with
people who want my money.