I sometimes dream that we progressives will enjoy the same fruits our opponents feast so gleefully on. See, for them, consistency and principle is not an issue; you can both declare there is no such thing as a war on women, and bemoan the war on women, with little fear of “Republicans fractured and in disarray” headlines popping up all over.
(HuffPo) — Spotlighting the issue of sex-selective abortions is an increasingly common tactic that the anti-abortion community has been using lately to turn the “war on women” around on Planned Parenthood, to galvanize social conservatives and to push legislation that would restrict abortion access. “In 2010, more than 9 out of 10 PPFA’s services going specifically to pregnant women were abortion,” National Right to Life president Carol Tobias wrote in a recent opinion column. “Roughly half of those abortions are performed on unborn girls. That’s the real war on women.”
Do You See? There is no war on women, all those bills up in statehouses from coast to coast trying to limit reproductive rights and birth control access are … I dunno what the line is these days, made up? It’s a contrived media storm? There is NO war on women!? Don’t You See … ?
Except of course when lifers need a soundbyte, then we’re all sternly lectured about the real war on women … I guess this helps explain why jokers like Romney can be at odds with himself. Or maybe why lifers are complacent about decades of promises of at least trying to declare fertilized and/or unfertilized eggs worthy of citizenship, with zero results even put before the SCOTUS, but the same court somehow managing to rule favorably on corporations enjoying that same human status right out of the gate. Do You SEE?