Tanuary: Spanish politicians go orange for anti-choice

21 Dec

The Spanish People’s Party (PP) have launched a nationwide campaign to increase popular support for the laws that bid women to seek unsafe, illegal and underground terminations.

The legal changes announced last Friday make abortion illegal accept in the case of rape, malformed foetus or potential damage to the pregnant woman’s health. In an attempt to reverse the poll results that find 81% of Spaniards against the reforms, and following in the footsteps of other cringeworthy but popular Anglophone campaigns such as STOPtober and Movember, the ruling PP party will be setting off the new year with a campaign officially named Tanuary.

Tanuary will see high-profile members of the Spanish government wearing fake tan for the entire month of January in an attempt to celebrate anti-choice. Spanish citizens are encouraged to show their support by doing likewise, or, if already bronzed, by donating to the PP’s charitable welfare fund for party members who have not been lucky enough to benefit financially from the Barcenas slush fund scandal. However, plans for further animating mass citizen support via marches complete with placards painted with the slogan “Orange for (the state’s control of) Ovaries” have been cancelled since the expression of political opinions in public is now illegal.

PP members are excited to attend the spray tan shop on mass

PP members are excited to attend the spray tan salon on mass

Commenting on the campaign, President of the Spanish Government Mariano Rajoy said, “the Spanish taxpayer will be treating me to Christmas in Bermuda, which will give me the opportunity to get brown ready for Tanuary. This is a great opportunity for the people of Spain to rally around our national anti-choice principles and fascist heritage, and anyone who says otherwise can f*** the f*** off and pay a fine of €30,000.”

Rajoy takes a “selfie” whilst preparing for Tanuary

The head of Spain’s Catholic Church, Cardinal Antonio Maria Rouco Varela, commented, “we are pleased with the reforms, but feel that the government’s pro-life stance should go further and incorporate the prohibition of male mastubation. Each time a man ejaculates outside of his wife’s body, millions of potential lives are ended. It is literally murder and quite ungodly, whilst having little to do with a man’s right to control his own body.”

The government has not announced any plans for socioeconomic safety nets for financially vulnerable women forced to give birth against their will.


4 Responses to “Tanuary: Spanish politicians go orange for anti-choice”

  1. TheGirl December 21, 2013 at 11:32 pm #

    Is this a joke?? Do you mind if I ask where you get your sources.

    • NaturalWoman December 22, 2013 at 9:24 am #

      Yes, it’s a partly a joke (all the pieces tagged “news” on here are part jokes). The new anti-abortion law is real, the anti-protest law, which sees large fines for any placards that criticise Spain or members of its government and civil service is real, the Barcenas slush fund (which saw large sums of money wired into the accounts of government members) is real: I try to hyperlink through to articles about the issues that really are news. But the fake tan campaign (and the quotes from Mariano Rajoy and the Cardinal) are invented by me – sorry for the lack of clarity!

      • TheGirl December 22, 2013 at 2:35 pm #

        Oh….well, I’m still not laughing. What the hell most of the stuff is real!

  2. NaturalWoman December 22, 2013 at 3:07 pm #

    Spain is in a sad, sad situation at the moment

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