How much do I love Media Matters? They’ve been intensely following the “Obama supports infanticide” lie that’s being promoted strongly by Sean Hannity, which is mostly promoted by certifiable wingnut and racist Jerome Corsi and by anti-choice/anti-woman/anti-sex waste of space Jill Stanek. And they’ve rolled up their sleeves and put together a greatest hits package of her favorite writing. Is Stanek a sweet lady who just wants to help babies? Or, as I suggest, a person whose mind is bent by misogyny? The latter, my friends, the latter.
Stanek is pro-AIDS and all about raising the abortion rate by promoting unplanned pregnancy by discouraging condom use:
In a March 31 post to her website, titled “Faithful Condom Users Die,” Stanek urged her readers to fund Human Life International’s (HLI) efforts to post billboards in Tanzania with the words “Faithful Condom Users” next to a picture of a large skeleton, stating, “HLI needs donations to keep the billboards up. Donate here.” HLI describes itself as a “pro-life, pro-family, pro-woman organization” that claims as its mission to “fight the evils of abortion, contraception, sex education and family breakdown.”
Stanek applauds wife-beating:
In an March 1, 2007, WorldNetDaily column, during a discussion of a scene in the film The Godfather: Part II in which Al Pacino’s character hits his wife after she told him she aborted their child, Stanek wrote: “That spontaneous slap was the reaction of a real man who a woman had just told she aborted his baby. Compare that to the modern day cowardly male response, ‘It’s your choice. Whatever you decide, I’ll support you.’ “
Stanek is rather single-minded:
*In a June 30, 2007, post to her website about the National Education Association’s “inexplicable support of abortion,” Stanek wrote: “Teachers certainly see abused kids, hungry kids, neglected kids, poor kids. So the NEA’s logic is to help kill these problem kids before they’re born? That’s the same logic of many pro-aborts, both self-serving and lazy.”
*In her November 7, 2007, WorldNetDaily column, Stanek wrote that Barbara Bush, wife of former President George H.W. Bush, was “a pro-abort,” adding that her “platform as first lady was illiteracy, so she obviously thought abortion was a solution to illiteracy. In actuality, then, she was a eugenicist, because it is poor people who are illiterate, not rich people.”
Stanek is obsessed with female sexuality and how evil it is:
In a February 6, 2007, Illinois Review post called “Debbie Does…??” Stanek noted that Illinois state Senate majority leader Debbie Halvorson had disclosed her human papillomavirus (HPV) status, stated that “you would think she’d focus on her behavior that caused her to contract that sexually transmitted disease” [underline in original], then criticized Halvorson for not disclosing the “number of sex partners she has had,” “whether it was her husband who passed HPV on to her after sleeping with other women,” or “if Halvorson contracted HPV through rape, [in which case] she could discuss ways to avoid rape.”
All this background shows why it’s so funny that Stanek acted offended at the idea that the BAIPA that she was instrumental in pushing in Illinois—only to be humiliated in public by Obama who brought to the Senate’s attention that she’s a wack-a-loon—had anything to do with rolling back women’s rights. Stanek can’t pour a fucking cup of coffee without looking for a way to put that towards the ultimate goal of mandatory childbirth for every woman at all times. Of course the BAIPA was part of that larger agenda.