January 31, 2012

THIS IS KIND OF A FALSE EQUIVALENCE: “To protest a bill that would require women to undergo an ultrasound before having an abortion…. Virginia State Sen. Janet Howell (D-Fairfax) on Monday attached an amendment that would require men to have a rectal exam and a cardiac stress test before obtaining a prescription for erectile dysfunction medication.” I’m okay with abortion, but presumably the reason for an ultrasound is to let women see what they’re aborting. The response, on the other hand, is just kindergarten style payback. That it’s being widely lauded for cleverness is just sad.

UPDATE: From the comments: “How about a proposal that as long as abortion is legal men are exempt from child support unless they chose to do so.” A logical extension of my body, my choice, but not likely to play well. It’s “my choice,” not “my responsibility.”