Friday, April 08, 2011

The Government Shutdown. Who Would have Thought It Would Be About Forced Births?

Or perhaps it is pap smears which shut down the government?

One day future historians will get the equivalent of their PhDs trying to fathom out these medieval minds. They won't call them medieval, probably, but you get the point.

Atrios tells us that Senator Kyl of Arizona just informed the American people of a surprising "fact": Ninety percent of what Planned Parenthood does is abortions.

The true figure is three percent. And Senator Kyl knows that. His statement should be taken in a different light: He does not care what the facts are because this is about who gets to control women's fertility. Women's health? Senator Kyl and others like him don't care about that.