The Planned Parenthood Action Fund endorsed Obama for the presidency today; Obama was recently in some (very much deserved) hot water about his comments on so-called “late-term abortions” and women’s mental health (here is the endorsement; here are the comments about whether women’s mental health should be a legal allowance for attaining abortions during the second trimester – scroll down the blog to find the two pertinent entries).

It’s interesting to note how Obama uses the term “feeling blue” for women who are in mental distress or who have a mental illness.  Using terminology usually reserved for insignificant and puerile concerns is another well-worn method of taking away women’s credibility and marginalizing them to the realm of children.  I hope the wording wasn’t intentional, but I fear it might have been.


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