Posts Tagged ‘reproductive rights’
Under the measure, taxpayers could choose to have whatever portion of their state taxes pays for abortions or abortion counseling for low-income women directed instead to a public information campaign for the Baby Safe Haven Law, which allows parents to drop off unwanted newborns at police or fire stations and hospitals.
Massachusetts Citizens for Life President Anne Fox said the bill would give residents who oppose abortion a way of exercising their conscience. She said the group was still working out details of how such a law might be implemented.
Go ahead and read this story. The funniest part is the bit that talks about the gains Republicans have made in the Massachusetts House of Representatives. They now hold 31 whole seats! That’s almost 20 percent!
I won’t go into all of the blazingly obvious reasons why allowing people to earmark their taxes for pet purposes is a dreadful idea. Instead, I’ll list a few ways that people who oppose abortion rights can exercise their consciences. These tactics have the added bonus of actually existing, and don’t require silly, pointless little legislative antics:
- Don’t have an abortion.
- Vote for anti-abortion-rights political candidates.
- Donate money to anti-abortion-rights political candidates.
- Donate money to anti-abortion-rights causes.
- Protest abortion providers.
And, finally, for the morally bankrupt anti-abortion-rights zealot for whom the usual avenues of activism won’t suffice and for whom the thought of even a penny of hard-earned money going toward financing abortions:
- Grow a fucking spine and just don’t pay your fucking taxes.
Christ on a bike, these ghouls need to get a life.