Tuesday, February 14, 2012

In Case You Missed It: Rachel Maddow's Op-Ed on Abortion and Birth Control

It's really, really, really big government to have it
controlling our sex lives, isn't it?
As I've said before, this is not my issue. But it's been stirred up to a frenzy (probably because the economy is improving) in politics lately. Rachel Maddow wrote an op-ed this weekend on the subject, and makes several good points. It's worth a read. So, read it, won't you?


War on birth control

In 2008 in Colorado, a rebel faction of antiabortion activists decided to pursue a “personhood” initiative. Over the objections of the mainstream antiabortion movement, they proposed amending the state’s constitution to redefine the word “person” to include zygotes. Under the proposal, “from the moment of fertilization,” a woman would be considered two people under Colorado law. When the initiative went before voters, it failed by more than 40 points. . .

Read more at: The Washington Post

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