Go figure. Somebody in the Great State of Texas actually done gone and did the right thing.
Earlier today, Marlise Munoz, the Texas woman who died in November, was finally relieved of her posthumous duties as an incubator- by a state court judge, who allowed the Fort Worth hospital to turn off her ventilator, following her wishes and those of her family, but no doubt pissing off the likes of these:
Yup, once again a bunch of dudes are proclaiming their direct line to The Almighty when it comes to the other end of a complete stranger's cooter. I'm sure they will mourn and gnash their teeth, now that the deceased will be allowed to be given a decent memorial and burial, and her equally non-viable fetus, the same- spared now from a lifetime of pain and deformity.
The error of their ways would almost be sad if it weren't so typical- for in this same week, we had a prominent Republican presidential candidate take a swing at the logical step to preventing such dilemmas from occurring in the first place:
Former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee (R) said Thursday that Republicans need to take a more combative attitude toward winning the votes of women, by emphasizing that women aren't weaklings in need of help from the government...."If the Democrats want to insult the women of America by making them believe that they are helpless without Uncle Sugar coming in and providing for them a prescription each month for birth control because they cannot control their libido or their reproductive system without the help of the government, then so be it," Huckabee said. "Let's take that discussion all across America."
Nothing in there about Uncle Sugar paying for little blue pills to assist fatassed old dicks like the Huckster with their own libidos. And never mind that a lot of those women get that prescription every month for reasons having nothing to do with their libido- but for reasons having to do with their monthly cramps from NOT getting pregnant. Ah, but I'm sure the Prophet Mikehuckabee would point out that women are doomed to that curse because it's right there in the Bible. Should've stayed out of the produce department, Evie girl.
I'm not quite ready to say "Stop the world, I want to get off." But it would be nice if the globe just resumed its ordinary forward progress instead of making me feel, many times a week, that we're moving steadily backward:P
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