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Go ahead, punk. Make my point.

By Diogenes (articles ) | Nov 14, 2004

Both NARAL and NOW had issued statements back in 2003 lambasting the double-murder charge in the Laci/Conner Peterson case, arguing that, if you called intentionally killing a fetus "murder," why that would mean ... that necessarily entails ... that might lead to ... consequences they'd rather not contemplate. So I checked out their websites for post-conviction analysis. Nada. I think they understand they're stuck with a loser here.

Still, they haven't lost their folksy touch, incorporating an Ask Genny column for puzzled teens ("What do I say to my anti-choice peers?") that exemplifies the best educational traditions of the Movement:

Badly needed funding is only available for schools that vow to only discuss condoms in the context of their failure rates, even though condoms are proven to protect against sexually transmitted infections and prevent pregnancy, whereas abstinence-only programs are not.

Clear, I hope? "Vow" is a nice touch.

Taking a cue from the DNC crowd, the D&C folks are turning to young artists who share their view of the dignity and vocation of women to do what they do best: cortical tissue evacuation:

NARAL Pro-Choice America and Punkvoter.com have teamed up to fight the Bush Administration's aggressive efforts to put government into our private lives - and to let young people know what they can do to stop them from rolling back our rights.

Punkvoter.com is a voter education organization that includes the nation's largest punk bands uniting to expose the Bush Administration's record on issues important to progressive younger voters. Punkvoter.com includes Green Day, Foo Fighters, Get Up Kids, NOFX, and hundreds of other musicians and record labels.

Astonishing -- and so serendipitous, when you stop to think about it. We even see Kate Michelman snuggling up to some (suspiciously suburbanite) anarchists with a highly developed concern for strengthening the political franchise. Do it, punk.

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  • Posted by: Gil125 - Nov. 14, 2004 8:00 PM ET USA

    I especially like their comment, "condoms are proven to...prevent pregnancy, whereas abstinence-only programs are not." I know of only one case in all of history in which abstinence did not prevent pregnancy.

  • Posted by: John J Plick - Nov. 14, 2004 5:30 PM ET USA

    A sinner is really the only kind of slave that can fall so deeply in love with his slavery that he will call it freedom... JP

  • Posted by: - Nov. 14, 2004 2:01 PM ET USA

    They'll be about as successful as rap music's "Vote or Die!" How do you get people to care about society--for or against any issue--if the message embedded in your music is not to care about anybody but yourself and your own selfish desires? It's hard to believe that anyone thought there would be a massive youth voter turnout (it's predicted every election and every election it stays home and trips on ecstasy). Even Kate Michelman looks as if she can barely restrain a laugh or a yawn.

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