Saturday, May 5, 2012

Contraception As A Political Issue...Does This Make Too Much Sense? (Part 2)

With the economy still in "slow-recovery" mode (but relatively still in the crapper), an ongoing War on Terror, huge economic disparities, Big Money corrupting the political process, and a laundry list of other socioeconomic issues, it's still surprising that some politicians are more interested in individual liberties in the form of suppressing reproductive choice.
Admittedly, reproductive choices do in fact have an economic bearing on society as a whole. There are thousands of children throughout America who are borne to unfit parents, many of whom have inadequate economic resources to properly raise children, which furthers already existing socioeconomic disparities. However, many of those who would rightly seek to nip creating socioeconomic inequalities in the bud have taken their crusade to the level of absurdity. The good folks over at Funny-Or-Die.com have put together a rather hilarious video which illustrates the political effects of such policies. Beyond The Political Spectrum invites you to watch the video.

WARNING! DO NOT WATCH IF YOU DON'T HAVE A SENSE OF POLITICAL HUMOR (there...you've been warned! Don't blame me if you become "offended")!

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  1. Thanks Jeff. I put this video on my you tube page, but I think they are about to take it down...must be that controversy you like to court so much! LOL. Let me say this about the video (someone posted this on my you tube page...

    The new feminism.

    "I can't control my sexual urges or who I have sex with, committed or not. Without the government supplying free birth control, I can't control if I get pregnant. If I do--and since I can't be responsible with a choice or child--I can't be expected to do anything with a baby but kill it. But I need a social program to help me, because I'm too entitled and dependent on the government's money to do anything for myself."

    Yes, you've come a long way, baby.

    I think it says a lot about this subject.

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  2. Well, (1) I think if politicians spent more time working on legislation to create a decent number of decent job that with decent pay (not a subsistence level of pay), women could conceivably take care of their own reproductive needs and government interference wouldn't be a factor (instead of wasting time trying to legislate a woman's vagina); and (2)women (and men) need to consider the message in the last posting: If you cannot afford birth control, its a sure bet that you can't afford to have a child!

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  3. Hello All,
    I agree that working on legislation to create a decent number of decent jobs that with decent pay, women could conceivably take care of their own reproductive needs. This is where I referenced the book, "Grapes of Wrath" example. Economics does play a large part in this aspect.

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