January
17th 2008
The Huckabeast with Two (or more) Backs

Posted under: Gender, wankers, weirdness

Over at Washington Monthly, and with the assistance of the L.A. Times, Kevin Drum looks behind the aggregate numbers of the drop in abortion rates reported recently by the Guttmacher institute.  He writes, “here are the basic numbers: excluding miscarriages, the pregnancy rate among women aged 15-44 has dropped by 13 per thousand since 1990. At the same time, the abortion rate has dropped by 8 per thousand. By itself this isn’t conclusive, but it strongly suggests that the reduced abortion rate is mostly due to fewer unwanted pregnancies in the first place. If increased regulation were the prime driver, you’d be more likely to see the pregancy rate staying about the same while abortions drop, and you’d be more likely to see bigger drops in states with more regulation. But that hasn’t been the case. So yes: better access to contraception, better education, and better access to the morning after pill seem to have made a difference over time. For anyone who’s pro-life but not anti-sex, that ought to be good news.” 

Well, good news for all of those pro-life, pro-sex, non-misogynists out there.  Yeah, that’s a big constituency.  (Wait–I think I know that guy.  Hello, Bill!)  And, like, duh, the feminist answer to unwanted pregnancies turns out to be the correct one.

Meanwhile, in pro-life, anti-sex news, Mike Huckabee says that homosexuality is the same as polygamy, child molestation, and bestiality (hat tip to Greg Sargent at the the Talking Points Memo Media Borg for that pickup.)  But he’s not judging–God is.   (Why does God have such a dirty mind?)

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5 Responses to “The Huckabeast with Two (or more) Backs”

  1. Susan on 18 Jan 2008 at 7:57 am #

    Isn’t it a relief that Mike can tell us what God is doing? I mean, hasn’t it been bothering you?

  2. Historiann on 18 Jan 2008 at 10:52 am #

    Yes, but I am bothered that God seems more than a little pervy.

  3. PalMD on 21 Jan 2008 at 7:25 pm #

    And meanwhile, the government is still preferentially funding abstinence programs, despite their proven lack of efficacy (not to mention outright lies contained therein).

  4. Historiann on 21 Jan 2008 at 10:45 pm #

    Thanks for stopping by, PalMD. The abstinence racket has got to be suh-weet–why didn’t I think of that? Easy money, and no accountability–that’s what I thought tenure at a state institution meant, but no such luck…

  5. PalMD on 22 Jan 2008 at 7:39 am #

    Don’t worry—with abstinence programs you don’t have to worry about publishing anything legitimate. You just have to wave your hands, say “Goddidit, where’s my cash?” and walk away to lie to young people.

    Cheers!

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