No ifs, no ands, no buts, no maybes,
God wants women makin’ babies;
No contraception, no abortion,
Every gal must do her portion
Although it seems these funding cuts
Are absolutely fucking nuts,
The politics are reconciled:
We want all women great with child
That is our view, in this our forum…
Once they’re born, we can ignore ‘em.
PZ asks “That makes sense, right?” On the face of it, Republican plans to cut funding to Planned Parenthood in order to prevent abortions is a bit like shutting down hospitals because there are occasionally sick people there. Planned Parenthood has prevented more abortions than any sign-toting protesters–ah, but they do it by preventing pregnancies (unwanted ones–thus the “Planned” part of the name) in the first place.
There’s the rub. How can we be fruitful and multiply if we use contraception? The GOP’s plan makes perfect sense once we realize the proper role of women, as baby factories.