Briefly

23 Feb

I’ve been uncharacteristically quiet because I’ve been making pillows. Stop it. You too, MOM.

So here’s a thing. Birth control is medicine. It delivers hormones to women who can’t make their own. It allows women with debilitating cramps and dangerously heavy periods to work and take care of their families. It allows women the ability to plan what their families will look like so they can, I dunno, support them.

It has more medical uses than Viagra.

It does more than a vasectomy.

You’re a church and you want to build a hospital, great. You want to employ people? Even better. But you do so under the laws of this country. And this country, all evidence to the contrary, is not a theocracy. Your God does not get to determine the best health care for my family and me.

But none of that is the point. The point is that it gives WOMEN the control. Which is weird because I don’t see a lot of women in Washington taking control.

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3 Responses to “Briefly”

  1. Gita February 24, 2012 at 9:38 am #

    Leave it to you to take the permissive liberal point of view. Don’t you know that we of the Church That Knows What’s Best will never listen to you well-reasoned, intelligent (and probably promiscuous in your 20s) types? Rave on. We have God on our side (and not some vague wishy-washy Unitarian God, but the Wrathful Big Ham-Fisted God of Yapeth and Abraham and Other Men With Names).

    • Susan February 25, 2012 at 2:09 pm #

      Gita, Jesus wants you for a sunbeam.

  2. twindaddy February 23, 2012 at 10:55 am #

    I wish someone in Washington would step up and loudly remind everyone that there is supposed to be a separation between church and state.

Just spit it out, already!

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