I know i can get crabby. It is likely why Partner Dylan and I go well together. we are naturally crabs when it comes to social issues.
I have been good thus far on the planned parenthood front, up until now. The far christian right simply has to take a day off from the propoganda and doctored tapes. We all know planned parenthood conducts abortions. This is not news or a secret. Abortion is here to stay. 3 PERCENT of what planned parenthood does is surrounding the topic of abortion (counseling, assessment, medications,procedures) and this is PRIVATELY funded. 97% of what they do is better than anything I have yet seen the same far Christian right offer to women, girls, and their partners: actual sex education, free birth control, free women’s healthcare, and science-based family planning counseling. Most parents do not even offer their own children this.
It is easier to hurl a stone at one of the best outreaches for female healthcare than it is to actually adopt a child or take a mother/couple and baby into our homes. Far too often it is the middle class, adult mothers of natural babies who cast the largest stones and take to the streets. Would i have any right to drop the “pro life” buzz word if i have never offered a pregnant family my home? Would i have any more right if i publically state this while holding my natural newborn?
I’m thinking not. Let’s take a day off the hate and start helping out. Because at the end of the day, no one wants to go through the physically painful procedure of an abortion. It is not pretty, pleasant, or some sort of magical fuck you to Pat Robertson. What do women want? Probably what planned parenthood offers: non-judgment, actual education, and contraception.
Planned parenthood is not the boogey woman. They have been upfront since 1916. If someone does not like abortion, perhaps adopting a mother, partner, and child with very little means is a good place to start. It is easier to bring a child into the world than to help care for someone else’s. And it is easier to hurl a stone than to put it back down gently.