Heidi Harris is a conservative talk radio host with a website that needs updating and the gumption to speak for liberal women under 30. Yesterday on Hardball, she told Chris Matthews "I don't think, Chris, that most women under 50 care about abortion rights." Oh, really, Heidi, we don't? I guess that's why we're all flocking to McCain. Oh, shoot, we aren't. I guess that must mean that you're right that women under 50 "tend to think with their hearts and not with their minds about some of these issues." It's so good to be reminded that sexism isn't exclusively the purview of men.
Heidi's full, thoughtful statement on why reproductive rights only matter to menopausal feminists that don't get it:
I don't think, Chris, that most women under 50 care about abortion rights, and here's why. Because women at that age have — Roe v. Wade was passed in '73, as you know. So all the women growing up — my generation, the women 10, 15 years younger than I am, it's always been legal. I don't think that 30-year-old women have any concept of what it's like not to have that right. So whether you stand left or right on it, it doesn't really matter to most women, 'cause they can't conceive of it. And on the other hand ... I don't think it's going to change. I don't think — no matter who's on the Supreme Court — it's going to be overturned. And the women who are complaining about it the most are too darn old to get pregnant. So I don't think it's a big issue for young ones.
Right, so, like, since we're all so young, we don't believe that the Supreme Court will overturn Roe v. Wade despite the fact that the fundies keep spending millions of dollars pushing laws (like the South Dakota abortion ban and the federal partial birth abortion ban, to name just two) in the expectation that, eventually, they'll hit the mark with enough justices — that, notably, they're rallying around McCain to help get appointed — to overturn Roe v. Wade. Shhhh, children, don't look at the man behind the curtain. Your rights are safe. You don't have to vote for Obama to protect your reproductive rights. Doesn't John McCain make you feel inexplicably safe, like your safe old granddaddy? He would never hurt you. Shhh. You're getting sleepy. It's ok, just take a nap. Heidi will wake you up on November 5th. It'll all be okay then.