When Satire Accidentally Serves as Prophecy

November 15, 2007 at 5:30 pm (frightening things, sexism, stupidity) (, , , )

From Pandagon:

I wrote an article for RH Reality Check about how anti-choicers could try to ban menstruation without missing a beat. It was supposed to be satire.

But unfortunately, it was close to the truth
. Anti-choicers are pushing a Colorado ballot initiative to define a fertilized egg as a person.

Since a large number of fertilized eggs never actually implant in the uterus, this would effectively make all women who have sex with men and menstruate suspect of murder?

See Fitness for the Occasion for more on this absurdity, and let’s not allow anti-choicers this chance to hijack our language to set the groundwork for outlawing contraceptives (think of the implications this rhetoric could have on access to/use of birth control pills, for example). Or, you know, abortion.

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