Apparently today has been declared Protest the Pill Day by the American Life League. Their efforts will focus on protesting at Planned Parenthood sites and informing women that birth control pills kill children in the first days of their life (meaning fertilized eggs).
Their efforts undermine the credibility of their stated belief in this allegation and undermine their commitment to their stated cause.
If giving information about the killing of babies (meaning fertilized eggs) is so important and these people want to ensure that potential parents know that their actions will lead to killing babies, why isn't this group working to inform men that having sex with a fertile woman who are on birth control is a murder attempt?
If women on birth control can be considered killers the moment a sperm reaches an egg then those who inject the needed foreign ingredient for these deaths are actively and deliberately sending their children to their deaths. Except for cases where a girl or woman rapes a boy or man, the boy or man is making a deliberate decision prior to any egg being fertilized and therefore has made the decision to send his child to certain death unless he knows that the girl or woman isn't using birth control and will not use birth control.
So what is the American Life League doing to prevent men from killing their own children?
Are they protesting in front of bars where men look to hook up so they can inform these men that they are sending their children to their deaths?
Are they offering men who don't want to be fathers free vasectomies so that these men will stop killing their children?
This gaping oversight indicates that the protests against Planned Parenthood have nothing to do with trying to prevent the death of children and everything to do with these people's anger at Planned Parenthood and what birth control pills do for women.
If these people truly believed their own claims they would be on the front lines of the fight against sexual violence and they would be working in that area with more vigor than they direct at Planned Parenthood. They would be dedicated to preventing boys and men from trying to force themselves on girls and women.
Instead the American Life League and similar organizations which label themselves as pro-life are AWOL about all but the narrowest spectrum of life issues.
Hat tip: Feministe
Labels: Violence Against Women