Monday, February 06, 2012

Ooops. It's the Onion, Mr. Forced-Birth Congressman.

Congressman John Fleming (R-La) took an Onion article for a real one.

For those of you who don't know it, the Onion is a spoof site which, among other jokes, makes fun of American politics. Because of the Komen debacle, the site re-published its old Abortionplex story from last May. It begins like this:
Planned Parenthood announced Tuesday the grand opening of its long-planned $8 billion Abortionplex, a sprawling abortion facility that will allow the organization to terminate unborn lives with an efficiency never before thought possible.

During a press conference, Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards told reporters that the new state-of-the-art fetus-killing facility located in the nation's heartland offers quick, easy, in-and-out abortions to all women, and represents a bold reinvention of the group's long-standing mission and values.
"Although we've traditionally dedicated 97 percent of our resources to other important services such as contraception distribution, cancer screening, and STD testing, this new complex allows us to devote our full attention to what has always been our true passion: abortion," said Richards, standing under a banner emblazoned with Planned Parenthood's new slogan, "No Life Is Sacred." "And since Congress voted to retain our federal funding, it's going to be that much easier for us to maximize the number of tiny, beating hearts we stop every day."

Now if Mr. Fleming was for reproductive choice I'd understand the reason behind his tweet. But he is not.

Why bother writing about this? Well, it's pretty funny. But it also shows that at least some forced-birthers really do think that women slot abortions regularly in between pedicures and picking up the dry-cleaning and that abortions are a giant money-making industry where organizations such as Planned Parenthood can create new American wealth. But who the people are who supposedly get rich that way is never stated in the forced-birth propaganda I've read.