Gov. Perry Decides I Should Have to Carry a Rapist’s Child to Term Because of a Movie He Saw This One Time on a Bus
This is not a joke.
According to Perry campaign officials, the candidate watched a DVD on the campaign bus last week, a documentary titled The Gift of Life that contained a powerful anti-abortion message that moved him to announce his changed position. Perry told a crowd at a town-hall meeting in Osceola, Iowa: “The lady in the DVD was looking me in the eye and said, ‘You really have to think this through.’ She said to me, ‘I am the product of rape’ and she said ‘my life is worthy.’ It was a powerful moment.”
I. Just. Cannot.
Ok, I’ll try. It’s one thing to have a principled stance on abortion based on your religious beliefs, etc. I may disagree, but I understand this is an issue about which reasonable people can differ. But to pretend that you are a viable candidate for the PRESIDENCY OF THIS COUNTRY when you make policy decisions for my body based on a movie you saw on a bus trip? Let me repeat: Gov. Perry changed his abortion policy—deciding that I should be forced to carry to term a fetus that will kill me or give birth to my rapist’s child—because a woman in a video spoke to him. That sound you just heard is me screaming while my head exploded into 100 smaller heads, which are also screaming, which then explode into 100x more screaming heads, etc. etc. ad infinitum until the world is filled with the sound of my anguish.
I guess we should be glad he didn’t watch Demolition Man and mandate the use of the three seashells or Ghostbusters and decide that America needs a Stay Puft Marshmellow Man missle defense system.
Source: New York Magazine