I read this warning recently, contained in a bag of darts:
WARNING: This product contains lead, known to the State of California to cause cancer, and birth defects or other reproductive harm.
Wow, I live in Iowa, why doesn't the State of Iowa know this. I immediately wanted to call the Governor’s office and let him in on this important information. Could we, in the mid-west, really be that far behind California and not know about this. Could this be a cover-up of monumental proportion?
I decided to sit on the front porch and ponder, a thing we fly-over-states folks know a little about. I thought, no one, in their right mind, could want reproductive harm. Surely, this is something almost ALL Americans can come to agreement on. After all, even though no pregnant woman would probably chew on this dart, the great State of California thought enough about it to pass a bill requiring this warning.
While still in pondering mode...it hit me. I know abortion can cause reproductive harm! I mean, what can be more harm to reproduction than destroying a child in the womb. So I immediately went to a Planned Parenthood of California website and did a search on “Reproductive harm”, thinking that they must have that warning for folks wanting an abortion. But there was none.
I was flabbergasted. The State of California was warning me that the lead in a small dart is known to cause reproductive harm…but no warning that abortion WILL cause reproductive harm.
My first response was to call the Governor of the State of California and let them in on this. I was sure they’d want to remedy this in the next legislative session. Then, once again, back to pondering…I thought wait, I’ve heard Senators Diane Feinstein and Barbara Boxer ranting about how they were for women’s reproductive rights, they're from the State of California…so wouldn’t they want to know and warn others about the reproductive harm abortion can do…especially if the child was a female…destruction would sure harm the baby girl’s reproductive rights.
But wait…there is a better way…why not post this information, here in my diary…and have all of you out there send a copy of this to both Feinstein and Boxer...or any other politian you might think of...or anyone you think might like to know
That should get this message across to them and maybe they’ll sponsor a national message before all abortions.
WARNING: Abortion has been known to the United States of America to cause pain, reproductive harm, psychological harm, and death.
WOW…wouldn’t that be great.
BTW: This is well within the 5,000 character limit their e-mail websites allow.
Thanks and God bless you all!