Thursday, January 24, 2013

Gymnastics and Abortion

Erin Gloria Ryan over at Jezebel (who did a fantastic job editing my "Russian diva" piece over the summer) is clearly trying to woo me. Today, she published this paragraph about a Catholic hospital's attempt to have it both ways--and by that I mean continue to assert that fetuses are subhuman for the purposes of a lawsuit while denying emergency contraception and range of abortion services to female patients. She writes:


The Catholic Church has long been the Nadia Comaneci of mental gymnastics, but a new lawsuit where a Catholic-run hospital claims that fetuses aren't people with any legal rights sets a new standard for a triple twisting double-WTF logical dismount. Even Elfie Schlegel would be forced to abandon her perpetual stinkface and applaud.

I love this paragraph so much I want, to use a Tracy Jordan-ism, to take it behind the middle school and get it pregnant. (And then possibly abort the baby. I mean, fetus. Catholic healthcare system--which is it???) 

A note about a triple twisting double dismount. During our Gymcastic interview, we asked Jonathan Horton about his famed triple twisting double flyaway off of high bar and he said that he no longer has the endurance to do it at the end of a release-heavy routine. It seems that it takes the hypocrisy of Catholic healthcare system to muster the right amount of endurance for this sort of maneuver.

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