“What do sick pigs have to do with widespread, taxpayer-funded abortion?” This is the question being asked by Family Research Council President Tony Perkins, who is convinced that the potential for a pandemic is being used to force the confirmation of “pro-abortion extremist Gov. Kathleen Sebelius (D-Kans.) as Secretary of Health and Human Services.”
Really, it’s all the fault of that awful pro-choice liberal conspiracy, who knew? H/T to Amanda Marcotte at Pandagon for bringing that little diatribe to our attention.
Meanwhile back in reality land…Moms Rising points out that the CDC advice to stay home if you are sick is very difficult for many people to do because,
In the U.S. today, nearly half of workers aren’t allowed to earn paid sick days (i.e. they don’t have a single paid sick day to take when illness strikes in order to keep our communities healthy and not spread illness). And more than half of the workforce does not have or cannot use paid sick days to care for sick children. The numbers are even worse in industries where people need paid sick days the most: 92% of waiters and waitresses, and 79% of child care workers aren’t allowed to earn any paid sick days.
Read more and sign the petition for the right to paid sick days here.