Friday, May 25, 2007
Trying to Stem the Tide
Shorter Leslee Unruh: "BIG PHARMA! PLAYING GOD! I WANT BABIES! NARAL HATES BABIES! BIG PHARMA! BIG PHARMA!"
That's a great argument, by the way. It does unfortunately come from the Left a lot as well, but just yelling out the name of some bogeyman doesn't actually make a case.
Unruh is asked specifically why birth control that stops periods is more dangerous than other forms of birth control. Her response, is that it's a "war on women" and that NARAL is somehow forcing women to not be feminine. Which isn't an answer to any question that was asked. Later, she blatantly lies and says that the new pill will cause women to be permanently infertile. At least Cavuto calls her on the lie.
Unruh believes that allowing women to control when they have babies is controlling women. That's the strangest argument I've ever heard. Apparently in her world, the way to freedom is not actually allowing you to choose when you do anything.
As the interview goes on, Unruh just gets more and more nutty, finally just saying "I want more babies" over and over. Which is fine. She can have as many as she wants.
Voluntary birth control is a good thing. I really don't see the argument against that, and Unruh doesn't even attempt to make, well, any discernable case here. Which tends to be the case when it comes to people who are against birth control. Which is good, because when there's no case against it, more people will be for it.
Your Under Control leader.