Friday, August 03, 2007

Start a revolution

The lovely Lauren the Great has called my attention to this atrocity. The "Second Look Project" is a prolife organization, calling for people to "take a second look at the Roe v. Wade decision that legalized abortion. They feel the need to flaunt their skewed views and half truths on the DC Metro with larger than life sized posters, placed in the front of the metrobus, for everyone who gets on and off to see.

Since the DC Metro is not self sufficient, meaning, the fares collected do not sufficiently cover operating expenses, the shortfall is collected from Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia. A portion of our taxes go to the metro to help cover operation. I endorse mass transit. Honestly, I do. Better for the environment, keeps traffic under control, you can drink yourself into a stupor and take the bus to within a few blocks of your front door. Rah, Metro.

However, I can no longer support this public service that blatantly speaks out against the rights of women. Fact is, by age 45, 1 out of every 2.5 women in the United States has had at least one abortion.

Who are these women? They are single women, married women and divorced women. They are your sisters, your cousins, your aunts, your mothers, your neighbors, your co-workers, your schoolmates, they are women you see every day when you go out into the world. These women come from all different age groups, races, socio-economic levels and religions. They are the women sitting beside you on the metro bus.

How dare a publicly funded service speak for me, by advertising this crap. If you're as outraged as I am, speak up!

You can contact the Second Look Project directly:

Secretariat for Pro-Life Activities
U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops
Contact: Deirdre McQuade
202-541-3070

And you can also contact the DC Metro, and tell them that you refuse to use their services, until they take an unbiased stance on this issue:

Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority*
600 Fifth Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001
202-962-1234
csvc@wmata.com

2 comments:

lauren e said...

Rock on, sister! Well said. It IS crap. I don't care who believes what - just keep it off my damn bus.

lauren e said...

I also support public transit...I just do not support the alienation of millions of people who use it by posting up politically slanted material. I see no other issues publically showcased like that in metro, and I'm on the thing 2 or 3 times a day. It is not in the metro cars that I have seen - only the buses. And while they say it's so bad to have abortions, they do not provide any other point of view. it is completely one-sided.

Really...it just bothers me that it's so very much everyone elses business, and yet no one can talk about it without political references. They can make laws about it, make women AND men feel badly by shoving it in their faces unexpectedly like that, and yet....Post Abortive Stress Syndrome does not exisit. The suffering is not discussed. Post abortive groups are no where to be found. You must completely scramble for any sort of resources.

If we are going to so blatantly oppose abortion and other things on public transit, the least they can do is give us the whole enchillada.

Or, you know, just stf out of things you can not understand, and stop pushing your beliefs onto other people. THIS IS NOT POLOTICAL - this is HUMAN LIFE.

ok. perhaps i am mostly done.