"I’d be thrilled if he used me and didn’t care a fig for me.
but a life without love, I couldn’t bear it."
Steppenwolf, the film. 1974. by Fred Haines
"The reality is that so-called pro-life movement is not about saving babies. It’s about regulating sex. That’s why they oppose birth control. That’s why they want to ban abortion even though doing so will simply drive women to have dangerous back alley abortions. That’s why they want to penalize women who take public assistance and then dare to have sex, leaving an exemption for those who become pregnant from rape. It’s not about babies. If it were about babies, they would be making access to birth control widespread and free and creating a comprehensive social safety net so that no woman finds herself with a pregnancy she can’t afford. They would be raising money for research on why half of all zygotes fail to implant and working to prevent miscarriages. It’s not about babies. It’s about controlling women. It’s about making sure they have consequences for having unapproved sex."
‘Verotchka’s tales’ by Mamin-Siberiak; translated by Ray Dividson, illustrated by Boris M. Artzybasheff. Published 1922 by E. P. Dutton & Company, New York.
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