Via Matt Yglesias, we find that those damn feminists are all upset about the Department of Health and Human Services web page that's filled with propaganda rather than any actual facts. The centerpiece is the bit on abortion ...
"Abortions can have complications. There may be emotional consequences, as well: some women say that they feel sad and some use more alcohol or drugs than before."
That is indeed compelling. I have submitted to the government a possible addendum, certainly meeting the same rigorous intellectual standards:
"Childbirth can have complications. There may be emotional consequences as well: some women say that they feel sad and use more alcohol or drugs than before, or sometimes go batshit fucking crazy and kill their own kids."
I'll let you know what they say.
(NOTE: Before the angry comments start, this post is in no way dismissive of post-partum depression (not all the cases cited were post-partum). I'm simply using the same simplistic language and reasoning of the website I'm lampooning. Also, "batshit fucking crazy" is funny.)
(NOTE the SECOND: I have very rarely, after hunting for links for a post, felt so much like puking and hiding in a closet. if you want me, I'll be in my basement, watching Home Movies and rocking back and forth. Christ.)