That’s from a press release from the American Life League. For real. The only thing Christians should give a shit about is abortion — and of course, helping poor women wouldn’t have any effect on abortion rates. Also, rallying around the needs of the poor is not the Christian thing to do. Obviously.
You know, for as many issues as I have with the religion I was raised in, at least they never presented Jesus as an asshole.
Go read Jill’s analysis of this and all the stunning recent wingnut quotes at Feministe.
What is it with this week? I feel like the running theme is “Wingnuts finally say out loud the abhorrent things we always knew they believed, but thought they were smart enough to keep under wraps.” I thought the “They want to break down the white, Christian, male power structure” comment couldn’t be beat, until they came out with “The old procedure [standard D&E], which is still legal … means there is greater legal liability and danger of internal bleeding from a perforated uterus. So we firmly believe there will be fewer later-term abortions as a result of this ruling” — that had to top all, right? Admitting that they think it’s a good thing that more women will have their uteruses perforated? I was sure we had a winner. Sadly, it was beaten out by “Feminism is a minority social movement, whose members murder innocent children in order to obtain sexual gratification.” Which is most surely the champion — abortions make all the ladies come? It’s incredible.
But no. Now Christians should be ashamed for helping the poor.
Then go check out Ampersand’s handy chart for determining whether a given anti-choice policy is consistent with a belief that abortion is child murder or a belief that women need to be punished for having sex. Then read Amanda’s post that reminded me of that. Then try not to barf.