Via Egalia comes news that “The Department of Health and Human Services appointed Susan Orr — who has spoken out against contraception — to a post responsible for U.S. contraception programs.”
You know, we sat here saying to people “It’s not just about abortion, it’s about the ability to plan your reproductive life as you see fit. Who decides how many children you have–you or the government?” And the people were all like “No it’s not. Why would conservatives have any problem with contraception? We need to be able to plan our pregnancies and control how many kids we have. Plus, everybody does it.”
We all sit around and gasp in horror whenever we talk about China’s one-child-per-family policy. But we sit around in this country and act like it’s no big deal that one of the major parties in this country has a not-so-secret platform of insisting that some women (poor women, especially of color) should not be allowed to have any children and some women (middle class married white women) should not be allowed to not have children; in fact they should keep popping out babies until their bodies give out, while some women (women with money) can do whatever they damn well please, same as always.
Like that’s not also horrific.