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40 days of anti-choice protest

Since Sept. 26, anti-choicers, in an effort to bring to light the “tragic” facts of abortion, have protested at abortion clinics and Planned Parenthood everywhere, with the intentions of changing the minds of those who have reached the decision to terminate a pregnancy. As well, they intend on making their voices known – as a way to influence politicians hoping to get elected, to climb on their bandwagon.

See: http://www.40daysforlife.com/about.cfm

Where are we as pro-choicers? We’re silent. We’re sitting there and staring back, as if the right to choose is something that’s secured for every woman, everywhere.

Although their protests are built-up as silent vigils, any of you who’ve escorted patients to an abortion clinic know it’s not true. Often times, it’s loud, obnoxious and in violation of a woman’s right to choose. Their tactics are uncanny, extreme and can be very upsetting.

I don’t mind dialogue, and I don’t have a problem with people who share different ideologies than ours. But when the revert to name calling and carrying signs with pictures of aborted fetuses, the dialogue is gone, and there’s nothing left but pure passion – that kind of passion that tears America apart, rather than heals us as a nation.

So, I am asking you – the pro-choicers whom I’ve grown to know and love, to volunteer your time at various clinics, acting as a cushion between the religious wrong, and the women who need our compassion and love – not judgment and insults.

Pro-lifers often want to be vocal about their ideals – yet they don’t want to take actions. They want to raise signs and call names, and pray for everyone, but they would never take the time to adopt. Only if they’d stop for one second and think about it – they’d know that Planned Parenthood is more than just about abortions – it’s about responsible parenting.

Let’s show them we can take a higher road. Let’s volunteer at these places, not as counter-demonstrators, but as those who are there to love and support – as those might not ever understand the decision of an abortion, but have chosen to honor the sacredness the decision between a woman, her family and her God.

Let’s be the shining of examples of what it means to love and accept. Let’s volunteer at a Planned Parenthood today.



Want to be president? Sorry, you’re not a black or woman enough!

In 2004, I thought I had heard the stupid reason to not vote for a candidate. In the general elections, a woman was asked for whom she voted for by a reporter, and her answer was that she voted for George W. Bush? Why? Was it because she liked George W.’s foreign policies or because she was against John Kerry’s voting records? No. Her answer was that she voted for Bush because she didn’t like the way Kerry’s wife looked. As if, somehow, a politician’s success is depended upon whether his wife is a MILF.

Oh, but it gets better. With the 2008 Primary and General Elections just around the corner, that question that’s being asked, and a silly one at that, is: can Barrak Obama get the black votes, and can Hillary Clinton get the women votes? Excuse me, but I’ve always thought that we’re supposed to vote for candidates based on policies, and not just the color of skin they have, or whether they stand up or sit down to pee. It’s a pretty novel idea, isn’t it? Voting for candidates on issues that matter, but that’s kind of lost for most Americans.

But here’s the shocker, folks: some black voters are refusing to vote for Obama and some women are refusing to vote for Clinton because they are, respectively, neither black nor women enough.

Did I miss the shortbus heading for Partriarchy-ville or Idiotville driven by the Idiot of Seville? Let me get something straight: we’re supposed to be PUNISHING Obama for not being “black enough” or Clinton for not being “woman enough?” First of all, what the hell does that even mean? I am all for common experience, but a politician needn’t live on the “bad side of town” or have to bleed every month in order to share your experiences and plight, and fight for your rights. But, of course, people seem to think different – as if there is a shared common experience for all blacks and all women.

Secondly, why are you bitching about the lack of representation now? Why all the sudden, with actual viable candidate that you’re going to bitch and complain? Surely, for the last 50 years, you’ve not complained about how old, white men aren’t black or women enough, but now that Obama and Clinton are running, you’re bitching about them? If I had any hair, I’d be pulling them all out now (note: since writing that statement, I’ve found a few strings of hair under my armpits.)

Oh, yeah, because Bob Dole was more “black” than Obama, huh? And because guys like, oh, I don’t know, GWB, are more women and concerned about women more than Sen. Clinton, huh?

Go ahead – if you don’t think Obama or Clinton are black or women enough, then vote for Romney – he should be considered woman enough for you. At least you’ll get perspectives from Romney and his 25 wives, which I am sure, will only be officially introduced after he wins the presidency. Or better yet, vote for McCain over Obama – McCain has a black, adopted son. So, yeah, he’ll be more in touch with the experiences of blacks than will Obama, right? Go ahead, do it, and see your civil rights get set back 50 years.

The point is this: when you’re voting, please vote for the positions and the policies, and not just whether a person is not “black” or “woman” enough. Obama may not know what it’s like to grow up in the ghetto, and Clinton doesn’t like to show cleavage (nice attempt, though), but that shouldn’t matter; because I guarantee you, they’re more interested in your rights than McCain and Romney ever will.