August 20, 2012   3 notes

“ Whatever qualms I have about abortion (and increasingly I think it isn’t even my right to have qualms) the idea of putting medicine in the hands of people who think that, in the instance of rape, the female body can “shut that whole thing down” or “secrete a certain secretion” to prevent pregnancy is utterly terrifying.

Essentially these dudes are answering medical questions by citing magic. ”

Rape, Abortion, And The Privilege Of Magical Thinking - Ta-Nehisi Coates - The Atlantic

August 11, 2012   647 notes

Meet Mitt Romney’s running mate, Congressman Paul Ryan.

everythingbutyoucarlotta:

Rated 13% by the ACLU, indicating an anti-civil rights voting record. (Dec 2002)
Rated 0% by the HRC, indicating an anti-gay-rights stance. (Dec 2006)
Rated 8% by the NEA, indicating anti-public education votes. (Dec 2003)
Rated 0% by the CAF, indicating opposition to energy independence. (Dec 2006)
Rated 11% by APHA, indicating a anti-public health voting record. (Dec 2003)
Rated 0% by the AU, indicating opposition to church-state separation. (Dec 2006)
Rated 10% by the ARA, indicating an anti-senior voting record. (Dec 2003)

(Source: ontheissues.org, via newsweek)