You may have heard about the New York Times’ most recent awful decision to make room for an awful op-ed, this time in the form of Sofia Vergara’s ex-fiance clamoring to get out of a contract because he essentially he decided he no longer wanted to be in one. This particular contract, of course, was about embryos. Enter Fox News.
With the Supreme Court gearing up to hear arguments over what will be an historic decision on same-sex marriage later this month, a group of 100 conservative “scholars” filed a last-ditch attempt to convince the Court to put a stop to all this sin once and for all. Their argument, in short: legalizing same-sex marriage would directly lead to 900,000 more abortions in 30 years.
When we last checked in with Scott DesJarlais, the distinguished U.S. rep from Tennessee's 4th district pictured here with an un-aborted child, he had been recorded in 2000 pressuring his mistress into having an abortion. This was notable because DesJarlais — who was elected back in 2010 thanks to support from an antiquated movement called "the Tea Party" — is virulently anti-choice. Here, he says so on his website:
Wonder of wonders! Prominent republican and former presidential candidate John McCain has come forward and said something almost entirely sensible about the contraception debate.
Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett, the fearless leader who took two years to investigate serious allegations of child rape at his state university, doesn't get what all the fuss about this proposed ultrasound abortion bill is about. When women are forced to sit through a screening of their fetus' ultrasound, he suggests, they can just close their eyes.
Virginia Del. Dave Albo brought down the state house floor with this prepared monologue today.
A concerned reader wrote us about our earlier post on Plan B. Apparently, we somehow misidentified the category of babykiller the pill falls under: "Pro-lifers love that the media continually get this wrong! Plan B is emergency contraception, not an abortifacient." Yes, of course! Rather than murdering a defenseless human being, with a beating heart and developed feelings and adorable little fingers and toes, Plan B actually prevents that little miracle of God from fully fertilizing its intended target. Sounds like a lot less fun than the outright destruction of a unique human soul, but, hey, however you pro-death types like to get your kicks is fine with us. Anyway, Gawker regrets the error. And the loss of life.