fresh voices from the front lines of change







While reading through the latest news this morning I happened upon a startling, yet much-welcomed story about GOP Rep. Michele Bachmann. It comes as just the latest sign that in the 21st Century we are moving toward an overwhelming pro-choice consensus in this country. I’m pleased to announce that on Tuesday, right-wing hardliner Michele Bachmann came out in support of a woman’s right to choose. And on Sean Hannity’s radio show of all places! Here’s the excerpt, from her delusional ranting about what isn’t actually in the health insurance reform bill:

That’s why people need to continue to go to the town halls, continue to melt the phone lines of their liberal members of Congress and let them know, under no certain circumstances will I give the government control over my body and my health care decisions!

You go girl! I knew she’d come around and see the light eventually! I can’t believe it but I actually completely agree with Michele Bachmann for once! The government should have no control over a woman’s body (or anyone’s body for that matter) or her health care decisions!!

And to have the courage to stand up so strongly for abortion rights, on such a conservative forum, is just amazing. And the weird part is, Sean Hannity was so cowed by Bachmann’s pro-choice arguments, that he didn’t even object! Maybe Sean Hannity is pro-choice now too! What an incredible day! To think, two right-wing fringe lunatics like Michele Bachmann and Sean Hannity both tell the government that legislating what a woman can and can’t do with her body is wrong! And on the same day! If they can change anyone can change!

And like me, they’ll also be happy to know that nowhere in the health reform legislation does it give the government any control of our bodies or our health care decisions! Yes, it actually gives us more choices about our health care and removes many of the most harmful controls that the private insurance industry has over our bodies and our lives!

I can’t wait for Michele Bachmann to sign on as a co-sponsor of health care reform and any pro-choice legislation that comes to the floor in Congress. And why wouldn’t she? I mean she couldn’t possibly say something like “under no certain circumstances will I give the government control over my body and my health care decisions” and then turn around and support the government telling women they are powerless to make decisions about their own pregnancies. I mean that would just be the height of hypocrisy! And I can’t even imagine how ignorant a person would have to be to say something like “hands off my body” while holding anti-choice views at the same time. That would be pretty ridiculous, wouldn’t it?

Anyway, I’m glad to have you as our newest ally Rep. Michele Bachmann!

Oh, and THANK YOU for in the same breath exposing how the right-wing noise machine is creating these astroturf protests against health care reform:

BACHMANN: … and let them know, under no certain circumstances will I give the government control over my body and my health care decisions. And speak it loudly, clearly because they are now listening because you [Sean Hannity] have a brilliant audience and they are doing exactly what you told them to do.

Wow, one minute declaring your pro-choice values and in the next minute calling out Sean Hannity on being behind these right-wing mobs? Move over Barney Frank, we have a new cop on the beat!

What a day!

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