Saturday, November 13, 2010

Like A Little Boy On Christmas Morning

That's how the leader of Operation Rescue, the famous anti-abortion group, described his feelings about the new Republican House.  What present to open first?

Katha Pollit  (via Digby) lists some of those presents for you.  She also points out:
When the 112th Congress convenes in January it will have at least fifty-three additional antichoice Republicans in the House and five in the Senate. Some of the newcomers are particularly extreme: Senator-elect Rand Paul and incoming Representatives Mike Fitzpatrick and Tim Walberg oppose most common methods of birth control, in vitro fertilization and stem cell research, and join Marco Rubio and Pat Toomey in opposing abortion even for rape or incest; Toomey supports jailing doctors who perform abortions. Supporters of reproductive rights are looking at the most hostile Congress since abortion was legalized in 1973.
Never mind if the vote was about the economy. What we will get is something rather different.