Friday, September 18, 2009

A few Floridians want to make THE PILL unconstitutional?

From Tampa Bay Online: Anti-abortion conservatives are proposing a new constitutional amendment that critics claim would make it a crime to take birth control pills in Florida.

Sheesh. I think these folks really need a new hobby. Bowling? I hear bowling's fun. Knitting's made quite the comeback. Hmmm....maybe taking care of all the unwanted children now in foster care? Ding-ding-ding-ding! We have a winner!

The good news (if any) is that they need over 676,000 petition signatures by February 1 to put it on next year's ballot. Now we've had our fair share of anti-choice trolls here, but when you get down to brass tacks, even plenty of peeps who hate legalized abortion draw the line at getting rid of birth control. An awful lot of people who don't like to talk about, well, you know, down there, still use active efforts to try to prevent unwanted pregnancy. I can't see this effort getting anywhere. Can you? Or am Ijust uncharacteristically optimistic today?

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