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seeso
02-11-2011, 06:03 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qc4HCvTN-4I


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qc4HCvTN-4I


Oscar-nominated actors Felicity Huffman and William H. Macy wrote a song that they performed in Washington, D.C. at NARAL Pro-Choice America's Luncheon commemorating the 38th Anniversary of Roe v. Wade.

Huffman served as the event's mistress of ceremonies and surprised the audience when she invited her husband to join her on stage to sing this duet.

We urge pro-choice Americans to share this video, and we thank Ms. Huffman and Mr. Macy for joining us.

roxhum
02-11-2011, 06:58 PM
Funny, thanks for sharing.

Howlin Hobbit
02-12-2011, 11:39 AM
just watched this vid on a left-leaning forum and read the comments. they were typical of leftist hate-speech (as opposed to rightist hate-speech, which is equally abhorrent to me). my take is this:

it seems to me that the proposed legislation is simply to cut federal funding for abortions, not to take the option away. if I'm wrong, please point me to some links and I'll happily change my mind.

I'm all for freedom of choice, I'm not so much for tax dollars paying for each and every one of them.

in blunter terms, of course abortion should be legal (and safe!), but making folks pay for something they don't agree with chafes me somewhat. I feel the same way about my dollars going towards useless wars and/or propping up tin-pot tyrants.

great song though.

peewee
02-12-2011, 07:45 PM
Cute song,thanks for posting.
I really don't want to get all politico here, and I respectfully understand that everyone has their own opinion. But currently proposed legislation goes well beyond not spending tax dollars on abortion. That has been in effect since 1976 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hyde_Amendment
The current legislation is way more far reaching than that, in my understanding, and takes away tax deductibility for employers contributing to private health plans that cover abortion, and changes the rules for hospitals, making it legal for them to deny lifesaving care to pregnant women that would include terminating a pregnancy.
While discussing the ways in which I may feel this is wrongheaded are not suited to a ukulele forum, that this pending legislation is a significant blow to reproductive rights in America should be pointed out.
http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bill.xpd?bill=h112-358&tab=summary
back to strumming!

Howlin Hobbit
02-13-2011, 08:11 AM
ah, the pseudo-conservatives up to their usual hijinks. *sigh*

thanks for the links, peewee.

you're right. time to strum. it helps sometimes to keep from screaming in frustration.