Wednesday, March 24, 2010
Signing The Executive Order
In silence. (Read the whole post. Do NOT read the comments if you feel serene and happy right now.)
Still, this is an improvement on the Stupak amendment because it doesn't (necessarily) expand the Hyde amendment to the private expenses of individuals. That's not much of a consolation, I know, to those of us who don't like the Hyde amendment.
I don't have the right to refuse the use of my taxes on illegal wars and the killing of innocents abroad, but those who are against abortion do have the right to refuse the use of their taxes for medically necessary abortions, as long as the woman will not die right there and then.
Perhaps we should start campaigning for a Dr. Jekyll amendment so that everyone gets to determine the specifics of how their taxes are used?
Just kidding there, and not too successfully.