Feminists really know how to come up with ways for us to provide touching tributes to our moms, don’t they?

The National Women’s Law Center has a fun, exciting and indeed ironic way to way to celebrate Mother’s Day this year: birth control stories!

On Monday noted contraception activist and Georgetown Law student Sandra Fluke took to Twitter to encourage like-minded women to share their contraception stories for the day honoring moms across the country.

“The stories of the past prepare us for the fights of today! @NWLC is collecting Mother’s Day stories re: #contraception http://bit.ly/JjXcq1,” Fluke tweeted.

The feminist NWLC is collecting and publishing stories about the birth control struggles of moms and grandmas this week — in the process stoking a narrative that women’s access to birth control is on the brink.

Ah yes, this Sunday, there’s no better way to say “I love you mom” than by telling her that the mean GOP refused to fund your $9 a month birth control, but you banged that Occupy Wall Street loser she warned you about anyway, and that’s why she has a grandchild to raise. Damn those anti-women Republicans!

Or even worse: “Mom, thanks to Barbara Boxer and Nancy Pelosi fighting for my rights, your grandchild legally got thrown in the trash can. Happy Mother’s Day!”

This will generate some genuine Hallmark moments.

Update: Here’s a real example:

My beautiful mother was a Catholic. She married my dad after WW2. She was not allowed birth control. She delivered 5 children very quickly, and ten years after the fifth they were greeted with the birth of their sixth. Yes, they loved their children, but the expense and time involved in raising so many kept them from achieving their dreams and goals. Their lives were spent toiling to feed and clothe their family. Had they been able to access birth control, they could have planned their family. One of the story writers seems to think women are asking for free government birth control when that is not the case. Women merely want to have access to affordable birth control and to not have self righteous politicians making health care decisions for them. When will women be allowed to make laws concerning mens health care? Why is viagra covered by insurance? Are men forced to watch a video of a vasectomy before they decide to not have children? In 1980 my lovely mother in law, who had raised 7 children told me that I am so blessed to be able to decide the size of my family. A few of the story writers seem filled with rage when they should actually be celebrating women, mothers and non mothers. Some women have made unwise choices but we should learn from each other, support one another and stand together although we may disagree. We should appreciate our differences, our histories and ourselves.

So… it’s the Republicans’ fault her parents were practicing Catholics?

Comments

23 Responses to “Touching: For Mother’s Day, Sandra Fluke Wants Women to Share Their Contraception Anecdotes With Their Moms”

  1. Marshall_Will on May 9th, 2012 10:51 am

    Ok that's it! Absolutely HAD it w/ Progs commandeering our most sacred holidays for their ef'd up political agenda. More so than ever, the conservative gals need to take to Twitter and BURY this sleeze.

    That and her 15 mins. are up. Heartwarming isn't she?

  2. backwoodsconsr on May 9th, 2012 12:01 pm

    My Father was a preacher.
    My Mother was a whore.
    None of this would have happened,
    If the condom hadn't tore.

  3. clu seatoe on May 9th, 2012 12:14 pm

    UPDATE:

    Unless asked by your mother, what YOU think about her life with regard to her childbearing is completely irrelevant and even none of your business any more than your opinion of the lady next door or the family across the street. And it’s doubtful that anyone else cares to hear your opinion about how your mother handled herself and that part of her life.

    Unless your mother or the lady across the street asks you your opinion of their childbearing, you have no say in the matter. As long as you think of children in such selfish and self-centered terms as making YOU toil or a barrier to YOUR dreams and goals you will never be ready for motherhood anyway, deal with it, and I doubt those thoughts even ever crossed your mother’s mind. If they did, she really must have hated you and your siblings. Have you ever even asked her?

    Here’s a government sanctioned and free way to certain birth control, chastity before marriage. My guess is that you an angry at the hand you think you’ve dealt in life, you’re an obese member of the female gender and find life in general difficult and hard to deal with. Some advise: Lose half your body weight, start an exercise program, get off the couch and get something other than YOU as the focus of your life.

    A FEW DAYS OUT OF THE MONTH ISN’T GOING TO KILL YOU, AND KEEP YOUR DAMN PANTIES ON!

  4. Dexter_Alarius on May 9th, 2012 12:37 pm

    "She delivered 5 children very quickly, and ten years after the fifth they were greeted with the birth of their sixth. "

    I guess they didn't know what caused that.
    Otherwise, if they really didn't want that many children, they could have made some minor changes in behavior (i.e. 'timing') and not conceived so many.

  5. The Zoo Keeper on May 9th, 2012 12:56 pm

    "Hey, let's celebrate Mother's Day talking about all the ways we can avoid being mothers!". Twisted minds, indeed.

  6. backwoodsconsr on May 9th, 2012 12:58 pm

    Avoid becoming mothers and there'll be no need to celebrate Labor Day.

  7. Truesoldier__ on May 9th, 2012 1:00 pm

    "Women merely want to have access to affordable birth control"

    If you cant afford the $10 a month that Walmart charges for the pill then maybe you need to prioritize your budget better instead of demanding that everyone else pay for your pill.

  8. Truesoldier__ on May 9th, 2012 1:02 pm

    "Are men forced to watch a video of a vasectomy before they decide to not have children?"

    Maybe she should talk to some men who have had a vasectomy before she makes such a comment. I had one years ago after we had our fourth child. My wife has high risk pregnancies and all 4 of our boys were delivered "c" section. With that said, I still had to go through counseling and have a stamp of approval before the military (yes a government entity that controls healthcare) would sign off on my having the procedure done.

  9. Truesoldier__ on May 9th, 2012 1:05 pm

    All in all this is just more liberal dribble of wanting to do what they want when they want without having to take any responsibility for their actions.

    If you don't want to have kids, fine then either pay for your own BC or don't have sex. It really is that simple.

  10. jeffythequick on May 9th, 2012 1:07 pm

    Here's the conversation I had with my mom (and yes, this is plagiarized from a children's book) :

    Me: Mom, do you love me, even when I'm a bad kid?
    Mom: I love you forever, you are precious to me, as long as you're living, my baby you'll be.
    (later)
    Me: Mom, I have diabetes at age 3, and now I'm a pain to take care of with my low and high blood sugars. Do you still love me?
    Mom: I love you forever, you are precious to me, as long as you're living, my baby you'll be.
    (later)
    Me: I'm sorry I forgot your birthday. It was just that I met this girl, and when I'm with her, I forget about everything else.
    Mom: I love you forever, you are precious to me, as long as you're living, my baby you'll be.
    (later)
    Me: Mom, you are having a hard time getting about. Thank you for taking care of the kids.
    Mom: I love you forever, you are precious to me, as long as you're living, my baby you'll be.
    Me: I love you forever, you are precious to me, as long as you're living, my mommy you'll be.

    I like that conversation better.

  11. Truesoldier__ on May 9th, 2012 1:55 pm

    I was thinking the same thing. Talk about irony.

  12. jeffythequick on May 9th, 2012 1:55 pm

    TS, on MM's site, you put:
    Just ask any kid that has been bullied in school. Ever since the schools went over to a ‘zero tolerance’ when it comes to fighting bullying has gotten worse. Back in the day you could deal with a bully by beating the Sh!t out of them. After that they wouldn’t mess with anyone anymore. If a kid tries that now they would get expelled along with the bully for fighting.

    My son was suspended for defending himself against two kids hitting him in the head with a basketball during gym class. The vice principal told me what happened; apparently these two guys did this to other boys, and my son took them both on. I asked if any of the boys were hurt, and he told me one of the boys had a bloody nose, and it was policy that they'd all have a week off of school.
    I looked at the vice principal, and told him, "You know what I'm going to do with my son over his week off? Nothing. And I bet he doesn't have any other problems throughout his school career." He looked at me and gave me a knowing smile. The VP knew the situation, and knew I was right, and the school had a dumb policy.

    He's now studying to become a doctor. (my son, not the vice principal)

  13. Truesoldier__ on May 9th, 2012 2:04 pm

    I have found that many vice principals and principals understand how ludicris the polices are and that it is the district that enforces them.

    Recently my son got suspended for a week for having a nerf gun at the bus stop (he did not take it to school). The bus stop is a house or two down from us so he left the gun on our porch and ran back the bus. It was reported and the district was pushing for their zero tolerance policy. This would mean his expulsion as well as his arrest (no kidding). So they called the school and the Sheriff. The Sheriff laughed and them and told them he had real problems to deal with and wasn't going to waste his time or manpower on a boy playing Army with his friends before school. The principal at the school felt the same way but was only able to get the district official talked down to a 3 day suspension.

    Those three days he spent helping his Mom out around the house and they had a great time just the two of them.

  14. Jimbo on May 9th, 2012 2:34 pm

    If they truly were practicing Catholics, they might have looked into some Natural Family Planning (which is NOT the rhythm method) or they might have perhaps become loving people (isn't that what religion is for) and valued the beauty of human life over preconceived "dreams and goals."

    Here's a hint: Your "dreams and goals" are usually a lot of selfish crap. Men and women both. How about your "dreams and goals" being to love, and toil and enjoy your children?

    People are shallow, make no mistake.

  15. jeffythequick on May 9th, 2012 3:07 pm

    oh, the conversation on the way home:

    Me: Son, you know what you're going to do during your suspension?
    Son: (timidly) what?
    Me: Your normal chores, and find a book or two to read, and read them. You can't go outside, because I don't want you picked up for truancy, but you're not in trouble for this. If someone picks on you and hits you, you have the right to defend yourself. I don't want you to pick fights, but if you are attacked, hit back so hard they think twice about ever doing that again. Plus, as a bonus, make sure there's a crowd, so they see not to pick on you as well. (I smile at him, remembering my school fights…)
    Son: (now grinning) OK, Dad. I love you.
    Me: I love you too, son.

  16. jeffythequick on May 9th, 2012 3:10 pm

    Jimbo,

    When I was 18, my dreams and goals were to graduate from college, and be the best engineer in the world.
    When I was 21, I had my first son, and my dreams and goals were to be the best engineer at my company.
    When I was 22, my son told me he loved me, and my dreams and goals were to be worthy of that love.

  17. jeffythequick on May 9th, 2012 3:11 pm

    Or make the John (err… boyfriend) buy them for you.

  18. SignPainterGuy on May 9th, 2012 3:34 pm

    A series of "Hall-dak" moments for sure !

  19. Truesoldier__ on May 9th, 2012 3:39 pm

    So true. Children bring out the truth about who you are as a person in my belief. My biggest goals in life changed when I had children. Instead of worrying about my dreams and aspirations I began working harder to give them the best opportunities in life I could provide.

  20. Truesoldier__ on May 9th, 2012 4:05 pm

    Ill make Sandra Fluke a deal. I would be willing to take up a collection to pay for her to have a hysterectomy so she no longer has to worry about birth control and we don't have to worry about her pro-creating.

  21. jeffythequick on May 9th, 2012 4:08 pm

    +1000

  22. Granny55 on May 9th, 2012 5:29 pm

    10,000 LIKES!!!!

  23. Obama bin Biden on May 10th, 2012 3:41 pm

    Fluke's face is all the contraception she needs.

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