Go over to The Nation and read what Michelle Goldberg has to say about tear gas. Her weblog entry is titled, Tear Gas Is an Abortifacient. Why Won’t the Anti-Abortion Movement Oppose It?
Good question. I expect the Hobby Lobbys all over the country to lock the doors behind them and race on over to Ferguson, to stand in solidarity for the religious rights of the people who are being exposed to a substance that is known to cause miscarriages and to attack the peace officers who are wielding tear gas canisters like well-shaken cans of soda pop.
Who knew that a police riot was to become the next testing ground of the Right To Life juggernaut … wait … they’re not there? We haven’t heard a word out of Hobby Lobby? No legions of Right To Lifers came down like the wolf on Ferguson? I guess it’s okay for the employees of Hobby Lobby to avail themselves of the abortive effects of tear gas as long as Hobby Lobby doesn’t have to pay for it … although that tear gas was purchased with taxpayer dollars so technically they did pay for it, I guess.
But let’s be fair: if the Ferguson police shoot a pregnant woman down and leave her lying in the middle of the street dying in a pool of her own blood, that would also be an effective abortifacient.