Pictures from the Ralph’s Protest

Plan B Olympia (“STANDING UP FOR WOMEN’S RIGHTS IN OUR TOWN”) has pictures at Flickr from their protest of Ralph’s Thriftway because Ralph’s won’t offer the Plan B abortifacient pill.

You just have to love the unintended irony of their signs. Here’s another of the “Stick to Lettuce” sign.

I don’t believe this lady has to worry about any violation of her “sacred” space. The juxtaposition of this protest and the blogger’s name…well, we’ll have to clean off the keyboard later.

Did they? Apparently they lost, because you’re here.

Hmm. Why do guys (for one) and those whose stolen symbol is the rainbow (for two) feel the need to support abortifacient pills?

A basic lack of understanding regarding human biology.

As far as I know, prayer is not related biologically to pregnancy. Sex, on the other hand, is.

I see only one argumentative jerk in this picture.

Once again, someone who doesn’t have to worry about getting pregnant.

But we’ll make him one!


Coming and Going

People who stand firm on the side of life catch it coming and going. Whether they’re standing in front of a baby-butcher shop praying “Kyrie, eleison,” or holding fast on their right not to encourage promiscuity and lack of responsibility, they hear the same thing: You’re trying to “impose your sexually oppressive morality on the rest of the world.” Protesting abortion? Imposing morality. Being protested? Imposing morality. Asking for legislative changes? Imposing morality.

Of course, the major assumption is that imposing a particular morality is a bad thing. In fact, it would be hard to convince most people throughout history that a morality that condemns the killing of children for the sake of convenience is a bad thing.

Apparently it does not qualify as “imposing morality” when abortion is enshrined as an infallible pronouncement of the Constitution of the United States. What, me impose? Or there’s the contraceptive mentality (read: culture of death) of the Western world, which inhibits taking responsibility for one’s actions. Hey, if I can keep myself from getting pregnant and getting diseases (at least most of the time; and when I do get pregnant, I’ve got an easy solution to that, too. Genital herpes? Don’t worry, we’ve got pills so you can still have sex!), what is really stopping me from having sex whenever and with whomever I want? Frankly, your morality has already been imposed on my children and me, so shut up. Fear that your “morality” might be unimposed is what really drives you.

Joel, at On the Other Foot, has a picture of a protest flyer being circulated in my home town. Actually, sirs and madams, God has decided for you. If you want to reap the harvest of your disregard for His will, that’s your choice. Don’t come whining back when things don’t turn out as planned.

[Here’s a picture in a set of the protest. “Stick to Lettuce”? Isn’t that what these people are trying to prevent Ralph’s from doing?]

Despite its idiocy, I still miss Olympia. Plus, it’s about 30 degrees cooler there!