Thankfully, the Mayan calendar was wrong and it looks like we have time for one more blog post in 2012!
We hope you saw our list of the Top 10 most outrageous anti-choice comments in 2012. There were so many, it was hard to choose just 10.
But for every lump of coal there's a candy cane, and we can't think of a better way to end the year by honoring our Top 10 Pro-Choice Comments of 2012.
Without further delay:
10. Tina Fey spoke out against anti-choice politicians: "If I have to listen to one more grey-faced man with a two-dollar haircut explain to me what rape is, I'm gonna lose my mind! I watch these guys and I'm like, what is happening? Am I secretary on "Mad Men"? What is happening? Todd Akin claims that women can't really get pregnant from a legitimate rape, because the body secretes hormones...You know, I can't even finish this sentence without getting dumber. It's making me dumber when I say it. But it's something about the body not being able to get pregnant when it's under physical stress. Mr. Akin, I think you are confusing the phrase 'legitimate rape' with the phrase 'competitive gymnastics.'"
9. President Obama condemned Richard Mourdock's statement on rape: "Let me make a very simple proposition. Rape is rape. It is a crime."
8. Jon Stewart blasted Richard Mourdock's comment on rape: "If a woman wants to have a baby, in vitro fertilization, she cannot. Rape? She has to."
7. Stephen Colbert took on anti-choice politicians: "[Rep. Todd Akin, Rep. Steve King, Wisconsin state Rep. Roger Rivard, and former senate candidate Tom Smith.] Together, I like to call these guys, Team Rape. Which they probably wouldn't appreciate, but c'mon, they're kinda asking for it."
6. Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) responded to the all-male panel on birth control: "The Republican leadership of this Congress thinks it's appropriate to have a hearing on women's health and purposely exclude women from the panel. I may at some point be moved to explain biology to my colleagues."
5. Rep. Jackie Speier (D-Calif.) called out her anti-choice colleagues: "I don't know what these Republican congressmen drink that make them experts on women's reproductive health."
4. President Obama put no-cost birth control at the forefront of the White House Correspondents Association Dinner when he said: "Jimmy [Kimmel] got his start on 'The Man Show.' In Washington, that's what we call a congressional hearing on contraception."
3. Gov. Martin O'Malley (D-Md.) slammed Gov. Bob McDonnell (R-Va.) on proposed forced-transvaginal ultrasounds in Virginia: "Nothing says jobs like transvaginal probes."
2. Michigan state Rep. Lisa Brown said this on the floor of the Michigan state House opposing a proposed 20-week abortion ban: "Finally Mr. Speaker, I'm flattered that you're all so interested in my vagina, but 'no' means 'no."
And the #1 best pro-choice statement of 2012 is...
1. The hilarious Alec Baldwin took on anti-choice politicians' comments about rape when he said: "You know your party's in trouble when you read this: A: The rape guy lost. B: Which one?"
With all the outrageous anti-choice comments this year, it's nice to know that we have leaders, both inside and outside the political sphere, who aren't afraid to stand with women and speak out for pro-choice values.
Thanks to all our supporters for a great year in choice! Have a happy new year and we'll see you in 2013!