Saturday, 13 July 2013

Speaking of tweets

In the wake of the Texas bill, notorious Fox bloviator and all-around vicious (but probably well-paid!) idiot Erick Erickson decides to make a joke on Twitter that has been making the rounds.

The link to which he directs opponents of the Texas bill is to a coat hanger supply store. The "joke", in case you didn't get it, is that now that abortion services are less accessible to Texas women, they will have to start looking into getting coat hangers so that they can get (dangerous and sometimes life-threatening) back-alley abortions.

It's now an image because he deleted the tweet and "apologized".

I only bring up this episode, which is mostly banal and par for the course, to highlight the idea that for the extreme right, abortion is not merely an intellectual exercise, it is just an intellectual exercise. Erick Erickson cannot apparently imagine that coat hanger is used as a symbol of suffering and death. The idea that women would go even to such measures to end a pregnancy and the implications of that does not apparently occur to Erick son of Erick.

ADDED by fh: From OB/GYN Dr. Jen Gunter: Anatomy of a Coat Hanger Abortion.

1 comment:

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Erick Erickson simply does not care, Mandos.

It's not a problem for him, so it's an opportunity to pander.

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