I’m a 52 year old man that’s had a vasectomy. Why my near obsessive concern with the all out assault on women’s rights in this country? She’s 11 and her name is Kayla.
Men should be as concerned as women with what is taking place. Do you have daughters like I do? Do you have sisters? How about simple respect for women you love? How about simple respect for women?
If half this shit goes through, my daughter, and millions of others, will have the same rights that women had in the 1930′s.
Don’t believe me? Do some research. The website listed below will save you a lot of time.
Women are NOT a minority. They make up 51% of the population of the United States, and from my experience, have more compassion, common sense and ethics than men, on a whole.
“The hand that rocks the craddle, also rocks the world”
Last night I was on “Carson’s Corner” with Bob Carson, the progressive radio talk show. I will be putting up a link to the interview shortly.
Bob and I discussed three main topics, Rick Perry and Michele Bachmann and their religious beliefs and how they affect them politically, and the extraordinary legislative attack on womens rights the Republicans have done since January of this year.
Since the Freshman Tea-baggers have taken office in January there have been 351 proposed or passed legislations aimed at denying women the right to health care, abortion, family planning and the access to contraceptives.
That was in the first four months of 2011. To understand how astonishing that number is the highest the number of this type of legislation ever passed for a full year was right around 174.
Just a few of these Bills include the following:
South Dakota- They have ONE clinic and there are no doctors anywhere near it so they have to fly in to perform abortions and provide care. The patient must now meet with the physician and then wait 72 hours before the abortion can be performed. Obviously, this makes it nearly impossible for the doctors.
Indiana- The leader in anti-abortion laws, has banned abortions after 22 weeks, in cases of rape and incest, because the woman might just be making it up because they changed their mind.
Virginia- Has passed a complicated bill making it impossible for women to get birth control through public or private health insurers, and made it so difficult to get access to clinics by imposing restrictions that 18 clinics will have to close.
Arizona- Oh, good old Arizona. I think Arizona is jealous of South Carolina and Kansas and wants to be the craziest state in the country. They have passed into law their infamous “Gender and Race” Abortion Bill. In order to get an abortion it cannot be due to race or gender. Sound crazy? Well, what if an abusive, or crazy, or hateful husband or boyfriend comes to the clinic and says she’s only aborting the baby because it’s black, Hispanic, white, a boy, girl, etc.? Can’t be done. Additionally, it’s the first time in history you’ve had to give a reason for an abortion.
Florida- Currently has 18 anti-abortion amendments pending in the House.
Kansas- The hotbed of flat out crazies when it comes to religion, science and sanity. I apologize to the good people of Kansas, all 12 of you. Kansas is passing a bill that will require a minor the have a consent form signed by BOTH parents. What if one parent is gone? How about one is just a dick? What if one will and one won’t? The list goes on.
Idaho- Ban abortions after 20 weeks because a fetus can “feel pain”. Really? how do you know?
US Congress- Think about this one. They passed a bill re-defining the term “rape” to “forcible rape”. This means it is NOT RAPE if a woman says “NO”, but does not physically fight back, woman who are drugged and verbally threatened and then raped and minors impregnated by adults. WHAT?????????
Every House Republican voted in favor of the Bill. I do not know the current status, but President Obama said he would Veto it if it ever got to his desk.
20 States- have passed or proposed “Person-hood” legislation, meaning it begins at any stage completely banning abortion, essentially overturning Roe v Wade.
11 States- have Bills that require the doctor have admitting privileges at a hospital within a certain distance of the clinic. What about a state like South Dakota? It essentially bans abortion in SD and many other places.
19 States- have Bills aimed directly at the physicians. These range anywhere from requiring any new clinics (Florida) be owned by the doctors or group of doctors, to the requirements of the square footage of the rooms including the janitors closet (Kansas, currently blocked by a State Judge).
This page could go on virtually forever. If you would like a real life, very scary look at suggest you go to the following website.
The problem with much of this is that is happening on the State level so most people don’t even know it’s going on.
Before this started in 78% of the counties in the entire country it was impossible to get a legal abortion.
This is not just about abortion. New Hampshire and Indiana have already de-funded Planned Parenthood. Hundreds of thousands of women get their health care at these clinics. They get affordable prescriptions, for thing like, you know, birth control so they don’t get pregnant and have abortions! They get cancer screening, annual check ups. All that will now be gone thanks to a bunch of immoral Republicans, and some Democrats who think they are the worlds leading moral police.
Make no mistake, this is religion. These are people’s fundamental religious beliefs that they are forcing on other people and it has no place in our government. This is not Iran.
Also, if you’ll recall, this year it was all about the economy and jobs. Is this what these people campaigned on?
How much time and taxpayer money do you think it takes to work on 350 proposed legislative bills, debates, re-working them, etc.?
No wonder the economy still sucks.
This is the party of “Small Government” and get the government out of our lives. Hell, Governor Perry said you shouldn’t even know government is there!
Do you see a fundamental contradiction and revolting hypocrisy taking place?
Yeah, you don’t need to be much of a super sleuth to figure this one out.
Government out of our lives? Are you kidding? They want the government in our bedrooms. They fight health care likes it’s sent from Satan but turn around and want to make every decision about a womens reproductive choices.
Keep your morality to yourselves and spend some time working on helping getting people back to work and stop trying to prevent President Obama from accomplishing anything simply because he’s President Obama.
You are the immoral ones. You line your pockets with whatever money you can get from the highest bidder and then turn around and tell people what to believe, how to act, what to do with their own bodies and then say get government out of our lives.
When you step into an elected office, drop your religion at the front step. Leave your morality with it. Remember, you are representing people from hundreds to thousands of different backgrounds, ethnicity, faiths, beliefs, non-beliefs, cultures and more.
Wake up people, or your rights are next.