I'z in Yr Radio....Again!
The Radical Housewife takes on Focus on the Family with WCCO Radio's Michele Tafoya.
Radio interviews are tricky, especially when you do them at your kitchen table. While I spoke I kept one ear out for Miriam, who was barfing her guts out only a few hours earlier and seemed comfortable on the couch watching WordGirl, but could very well begin screaming at any moment, thus making me look like a big doofus on one of the Twin Cities' most popular radio stations.
But would that have been so bad? I do like to remind folks that I'm a mama too. Righties like Focus on the Family and the dreadful Jill Stanek act like we eat small children with our soy lattes for breakfast. According to Jill, when thousands of Catholic schoolchildren are bussed in for a pro-life rally, it's American youth bravely speaking out. When I bring my children to Planned Parenthood on Good Friday, they are "props" that are "disgusting" and "grotesque."
In Jill's eyes, Miriam (pictured in utero) and Elliott are not whole human beings, but are just "kids I didn't kill." She states that pro-choice moms like me "would be just as happy to see little [Miriam] dead." Talk about grotesque.
Note on the WCCO recording that I say I'm pro-choice. That includes supporting the choice of Pam Tebow to give birth to her baby boy Tim. Good for her! I love families! I love 'em so much that I have one! I don't oppose Pam Tebow's choice, for cryin' out loud. Whether or not she aborted that baby is none of my business. It's Pam's and Pam's alone.
The pro-choice movement asks that the same array of options be available to every other woman on this planet. No one should confuse one woman's outcome, in one very specific set of circumstances, with every woman's in a million different situations. The movement for reproductive civil rights seeks justice and freedom for every woman, not just a privileged few.
Ain't that a family value?