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Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Plenty Of Good Stuff

In the Onion today, including this item:

Pro-life advocates celebrated approval of the new anti-abortion drug UR-86 by the Food and Drug Administration Tuesday, calling it a "safe and effective method" for terminating pregnant women while leaving their unborn children unharmed.

Pfizer, manufacturer of UR-86 — dubbed the "last-morning-ever pill" — said the drug is intended only for occasions when the mind-set or politics of the mother threaten the life of the fetus. . . .

Randall Terry, founder of the pro-life organization Operation Rescue, praised the new pharmaceutical for its potential use in cases of rape and incest, saying it could help end the shame and humiliation of such trauma while saving the life of the fetus.

"Victims of sexual assault can feel trapped, like they've got nowhere to turn," Terry said. "Now, they can solve their deep, internal problems once and for all, without unfairly condemning their children."

(P.S. Don't draw from this post any conclusions about my views on abortion; I just thought the story was funny.)