The pill has been part of American life for over 50 years and it seems rather astonishing that the U.S. Government may be shut down today over the pill. After all this time, it seems the pill should be no ore controversial than the gyrations of Elvis’s hips or the length of Beatles’ hair. Yet, in 2011, fanatics in the Republican Party are essentially willing to let the federal government shut down over funding to Planned Parenthood. Congresswoman Jackie Speier’s speech on the House floor this morning summed it up.
So with a fusion of maps of Tehran and Washington D.C. today’s piece is dedicated to the pill and the reproductive rights of women all over the world.