Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013 | 2:01 a.m.
I’m tired of hearing about this “War on Women.” Debbie Starr’s Aug. 24 letter, “Fighting against the war on women,” is the epitome of the far left using deceptive tactics to promote its agenda. First, the cost of monthly birth control is minimal and the cost of not having unprotected sex at all is zero. Yet, people like Starr are adamant — people making responsible personal decisions should be shelling out our hard-earned dollars to subsidize people making poor personal decisions — unless, of course, Starr could be arguing that women are totally incapable of self-control, like animals in the wild.
Second, the claim that the right has abandoned women who are the victims of rape and incest is ludicrous. That percentage in our country’s industrial abortion machinery is such a small fraction of the abortions performed each year as to be statistically insignificant. Great emotional talking points but a load of bull.
Finally, Starr makes the statement “Don’t their lives matter?” Yes, those hundreds of thousands of babies being killed on a yearly basis should have their lives protected. It has always amazed me that this “War on Women” never includes a discussion of the “War on the Unborn.” Talk about misplaced priorities.
Once we have people talking about personal responsibility and stop demanding support from others for irresponsible behavior, we can get something done.