I get mail, cont
Today, from Nancy Keenan of NARAL, who wants me to help with the war against women. Writes Ms Keenan:
The War on Women is in full swing, and it's going to take everything we've got to end it.
That's why I'm so glad you did your part recently by taking action to stop attacks on birth-control coverage. We need your help to stand up for women -- to fight back against anti-choice extremists who are trying to take away women's access to basic and critical reproductive-health care.
J, there are so many battles we must fight together. Will you become a member of NARAL Pro-Choice America right away and give us the resources we need to fight them?
Right now members of Congress have introduced three separate measures to block women from getting coverage for birth control. Not just one -- three! That shows you where their priorities lie. And don't even get me started on the names these extremists will call women who speak out against such measures.
Anti-choice politicians also have introduced bills attempting to redefine rape, block private insurance plans from covering abortion care in the new health-care system, and allow hospitals to refuse to provide abortion care even when a woman's life is in danger. And, with an anti-choice U.S. House of Representatives and only 40 solidly pro-choice senators, our margin for error couldn't be smaller.
In the states, the picture is equally scary. In 2011, states enacted 69 anti-choice measures -- double the number enacted from 2010. They're on track to do even more damage in 2012.
J, women's freedom and privacy are under attack from every direction. NARAL Pro-Choice America works every single day to defend those rights against politicians and groups who are working to take them from us -- but we can't do it without your help. Will you join us?
The battle will be long, and it will be tough. But I'm so thankful we have you on our side, and I know that, with your help, we can end this War on Women.
President, NARAL Pro-Choice America
My response was shortish but pointed, I think.
Dear Ms Keenan,
The only “War” being waged domestically right now is the War against the Individual, which is taking place through a number of hamfisted assaults on our Constitution by leftist special pleaders invested in identity politics. This current manufactured “woman’s health” crisis — like a slew of manufactured crises before it — is nothing more but an attempt to demand the the government get involved in individual choice, the precise opposite of what feminists who at one time agitated for a “right to privacy” ostensibly stand for.
If you are so intent on being a whore for progressive causes — selling yourself to the Democrats for the promise of government mandated freebies — you should expect to be called out for being the political whore that you are.
You may wish to frame that apt description as a nasty attack on women in general. It isn’t.
What it is is an accurate accounting of who you are and what you’re doing to force your own agenda on every individual in this country — regardless of conscience, regardless of sex, and in an attempt to force individuals into contracts they don’t wish to enter into for services they don’t wish to purchase.
That is the very definition of “anti-choice extremism.” And that you’re willing to sell out women on behalf of the progressive movement — all in exchange for what amounts to a few dollars left on the nightstand for cab fare — well, you may not like what that makes you, but it’s not me you should be angry with for calling you what you are: A needy, dependent anti-choice political whore fully owned and subsidized by the Democrat Party.
You don’t represent women. You represent a subset of women who desperately want the government in their uteri, and demand that all the rest of us — women and men alike — pay for that intrusion.
Congrats. You’ve come a long way, baby!
Thanks to JHo.
Meanwhile, the “War” continues apace. BY YOUR FLACCID DICKS WE SHALL KNOW YE!