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I’ve very lucky that I live in a country where I can have an abortion.  I am in a relationship with a man I love and want to spend the rest of my life with, I take birth control and we are careful.  However one day we might be unlucky and due to a stomach bug or me forgetting one day to take my pill I could get pregnant.  I would not make a good parent – I’ve never wanted children and if I fell pregnant I know that I would always hold it against the child for taking away my freedom.  I would have the option to have an abortion.

If I was on the poverty line unable to support a child and give it the life it deserved I could have an abortion – there are enough unwanted children in this country – why add another one to live in care?

If I was raped I wouldn’t want to bring a child born of hate and violence into the world; I could have an abortion.

Because I live in a the modern country.  I live in a country that supports women.

I live in a country where I get FREE contraception!  I am allowed to discuss, for free, with my GP which birth control suits me without having my sex life being scrutinised.

So why am I writing about this?  Well as you know I’m very interested in US politics – and this issue has really caught my attention because it fascinates me that such a new country could be so backward when it comes to birth-control and women’s health issues.

Obviously Todd Akin’s quote about ‘legitimate rape’ and how the body can ‘shut down’ so that a woman doesn’t become pregnant has brought the issue back in the public eye again.  I cannot believe that a country like this is even using terms like ‘legitimate rape’.  When is rape NOT legitimate?  And a quote like Akin’s is so dangerous when I woman reports a rape and gets pregnant.  Does this mean that she couldn’t have been so stressed that her body didn’t ‘shut down’ and therefore she couldn’t have been raped?

Why are MEN even debating this issue?

I have a lot more to say on this however I MUST get ready for work – I will be back to rant some more – I want to find a Rachel Maddow clip that I heard on Best of the Left podcast to add to this.

Political quotes #1

Woken by my ❤ snoring – so I thought I’d share a few quotes about politics.  Some of you may be shocked to see a Ronald Reagan quote in there seeings as I’m extremely left-of-centre, however, I think he made a valid point!

Ricky Santorum’s on Pinterest!

Well, I’m not completely sure it’s him but I freakin’ LOVE this Pinterest account – so funny:

 

To make it clear – I KNOW this isn’t Rick Santorum!

Ricky Santorum on Pinterest

MY STYLE is my favourite!

I can’t wait to see his collections of pins developing.  Go Ricky!

Ricky Santorum on Pinterest

edit: sorry I’d pasted the wrong link in before – it’s the right link now!

Rick Santorum

I’ve been accused, on Pinterest, of sticking my nose in where it’s not wanted; namely US politics. I have been asked why I care. Why I’m so interested. Why I criticise American politicians and American politics. Why I don’t stick to my own country … I can go on and on and on. However, what happens in the USA affects ME. Affects my country. Affects this world in which I live. Unfortunately, through their design, the USA has become the most powerful nation in the world and whoever is chosen to front the Republican party will have a huge affect on what happens in the next few years internationally. This is why I follow US politics.

So as you can imagine Rick Santorum has been catching my eye lately; he’s leading in many of the polls. Obviously I knew about his name and why you should never google it while eating your dinner. However I didn’t know HOW conservative this man was.

What is good about this is that there is a plethora of funnies coming out about him now and I thought I’d share a couple with you here:

NSFW (kind of) - an image of Rick Santorum made up of gay porn pics.

Republicans and the scriptures

Republicans and the scriptures

Ok I know that one isn’t just him but come on – he dominates!

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and you’ve gotta love the memes:

All I ask is that you don’t vote for this man.  I know there isn’t much of a selection left.  After all you have the Pilsbury Dough Boy and the Multi-billionaire who can’t even keep his money in his own country because he loves it so much.  But – don’t vote Santorum – PLEASE.