Sunday, 25 March 2012

Evil, or Just Stupid?

It's really tempting, as a non-American, to laugh at the problems the USA has with religion.  Of course, no small amount of that is nervous laughter at the prospect that the religious fanatics might get serious power, and then we're all in trouble, but most of it is the hope that we're superior in some way.

We aren't, of course, and news like this reminds us of that fact:
Anti-abortion campaigners in Britain are making controversial claims that abortions are linked to an increased risk of breast cancer, in a presentation to children in school which has been obtained by the Guardian.
 That link to breast cancer?
A study co-ordinated by Cancer Research UK and published in the Lancet has shown that abortion does not increase the risk of breast cancer.
But why let facts get in the way religious dogma?

This group also opposes abortion in the case of rape, saying that it can be a "second trauma".  Well, I'm sure that would be true for some people, but certainly not for all; surely, the only person who can make that choice is the woman involved.

This group also opposes sex education, of course, because why endorse something that stops unwanted pregnancies?  It's almost as if the entire thing is about controlling people's sex lives, forcing those dirty sluts who have sex to be punished, and generally reducing women to the role of breeders!

Now if you'll excuse me, I need to go look at pictures of cute animals till I no longer need to vomit.

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