The biggest thing that scares the beejesus out of me about John McCain's pick of Sara Palin is her terrifyingly medieval stance on abortion. She is not just against abortion in cases of unwanted pregnancy. She is also anti-abortion in cases of rape and incest. The only time the pious Ms. Palin allows her fellow uterus holders to have an abortion is in the most severe of cases: where the mother's life is in danger. No matter the emotional scarring that being forced by the government to have a child that is the product of rape or even worse, rape by a family member, would inflict on a woman's life permanently.
So lets take a look at the bastion's of women's health around the world we would be joining if Roe v. Wade was overturned:
Haiti, Honduras, Mexico, Angola, Benin, Dem. Rep. of Congo, Senegal, Somalia,
Afghanistan, Egypt, Iran, Lebanon, Libya, Oman, Sudan (r), Syria, United Arab Emirates, Yemen, Sri Lanka.
And that's an abbreviated list of all-star countries- some of which would stone a woman for wearing the go-go boots Ms. Palin loves so dearly.
The worst part about this whole travesty is that Palin advocates a complete knock-out punch to poor and undereducated women. 1) Provide no accurate or valid information about sex or contraception 2) Provide no condoms 3) Allow for no abortions 4) Give them no money for the children that will surely be produced by saying they simply don't work hard enough and that they got themselves into this mess.
Ta-da! A compassionate, loving country that helps women achieve their goals only if they remain (cross your fingers and your hearts everyone!) abstinent, never mind if they grow up in a poor neighborhood with terrible school systems, absentee parents, and no access to health care.
It's just SO idiotic and harmful. I was not very invested in who won the election, even though I support Obama. McCain, in my eyes, would be bad, but we could get through a couple more years of stupidity. But when he put Palin on the ballot he made me a fighter. Or, if they win, an ex-patriot. Where I will be moving to, remains unclear, maybe a country that stands behind proper sex education and Darwin. That could be a start.
P.S. Dear dwindling readership: I know as you slog through these political posts you are thinking to yourself, "I just wish a homeless man would pee on Daisy one more time, so she wouldn't write about this shit anymore!" Never you fear, happy, fun posts full of homeless man antics are just a short moment away.