Monday, July 14, 2008

You like your wimmens barefoot and preggers?

Have I got a candidate for you.

John McCain, pro viagra, anti birth control.

More tellingly, he voted NO on $100M to reduce teen pregnancy using those well-known tools of the devil, education and contraceptives. It's abstinence only for our boy.

And don't forget, he is seriously anti-choice. He wants to overturn Roe v. Wade, for starters.

He's also not big on condoms.

When asked the quesion "Do condoms stop sexually transmitted disease?" his reply was as follows:

A long pause.

A stern look.

"I've never gotten into these issues or thought much about them," he said, almost crying uncle.


Anonymous said...

Ah, but the 15-year-old gets a choice! A final choice!

My favorite line?
"I'm sure I've taken a position on it in the past," he stammered as he looked to his communications director.

Oh, poor thing. He's sure he's taken a position.

tamar said...

I also recall hearing McCain state that he does not believe that overpopulation is an issue that the world should need to think about addressing. He supported the Republican position of refusing to work with organizations like Planned Parenthood in foreign nations. Even though the proposed initiative was only to donate condoms to developing countries, since the organizations on the ground that would have distributed them in those countries also are free to mention abortion, the Republicans blocked American efforts to assist the developing world in birth control and disease prevention. (Even though access to condoms would have reduced the number of abortions!)
And we wonder why there are so many illegal immigrants!

tamar said...

I thinks it's time for McCain to assume the position.

djinn said...

Silly Tamar; Republicans want women punished for having sex. They don't actually want to reduce the number of abortions. If they did, they'd, you know, do something silly like make contraceptives more widely available.

tamar said...

And I thought for sure someone would accuse me of being racist or xenophobic or something after the immigration comment.

djinn said...

What immigration comment?

tamar said...

...And we wonder why there are so many illegal immigrants." from 7:20AM, this thread.

djinn said...

Oh...but they're largely Catholic, poor things. I really don't care how cool Pope Ratzi's footwear is, why does, as the saying goes, a 90 year old virgin get to make such decisions?

Steve said...

"why does, as the saying goes, a 90 year old virgin get to make such decisions?"

Funniest thing I've heard all day!!!

tamar said...

Many American Catholics practice birth control. I suspect that it is abject poverty rather than religious fervor that traps Mexican women in a pattern of having disastrously large families---like 13 or 15 kids. No economy can have enough growth to accommodate that kind of sustained population growth. No wonder they show up at our borders and beyond.

Any sensible administration here should help family planning efforts in Mexico and elsewhere. Mexican women will opt for birth control the Pope's spiffy shoes notwithstanding.

djinn said...

I think its a combination of poverty, Catholicism, lack of access to birth control, and, most importantly, powerlessness on the part of the woman, the last two (three if you count Pope John Paul II's strangulation of Liberation Theology) aided and abetted by the Catholic church.