Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Bush's legacy -- a right wing patriarchal supreme court

The court's decision to uphold banning of the rarely used "partial-birth" abortion procedure -- regardless of the woman's right to life -- is a sickening display of patriarchal arrogance. Bush and his minions have succeeded in turning the court away from women's rights and down the road toward religionist-influenced second class status.

Long after Bush has retired to brush-cutting, his court picks will continue to make decisions that will harm "our bodies and our selves."

Planned Parenthood has sent an open letter to their clients about this situation. You can read it here. You can donate to the cause here.

1 comment:

KevinBBG said...

The idea that a woman would have to undergo the far more dangerous and invasive C section surgery because some old farts in Congress and the Supreme Court outlaws the safer medical procedure is simply horrifying. It's nothing new, though, at the turn of 20th century a doctor was not allowed to discuss birth control at all even with a married couple. We are so backwards in this country thanks to the Fundamental Christians it's frightening and embarrassing.