I read this wonderful post off Geek Mom by Kay Holt. Read it by clicking the link. http://www.geekmom.com/2012/03/voting-is-for-the-girls
Recently there have been attempts by governments at the state and federal levels to restrict what women can do with their bodies. The two main sticking points are abortions and contraception’s. States with Republican legislatures including Alabama are crafting bills that would restrict abortions and access to birth control. Most of the supporters on restricting women’s rights are the generic white male Republicans. Some of the bills being proposed right now should make women cringe. For example; in Arizona lawmakers are proposing bills that would force women to witness an abortion before considering one. And another bill would allow employers to fire women for using birth control. I just wonder if the intense desert heat is frying the brains of the people in Arizona. Another bill in Virginia would propose women to undergo an ultrasound before having an abortion. Sometimes even going through a women’s vagina. There was even a bill here in Alabama forcing women to have a trans-vaginal ultrasound before an abortion but it was pulled.
This is a war on women that is only getting worse. It now seems like Republican legislators are doing anything they can to regulate what women can do with their bodies. I would think they would be more concerned about creating jobs and growing the economy. Even high name people like Rush Limbaugh opened his mouth about women’s health. Calling the women a “slut” over birth control is wrong! I am glad his remarks have caused massive protests. I think everyone needs a refresher over the 19th amendment.
“The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex.”
Many women are now standing up and are wanting Republicans to not force restrictive women’s health issues down their throats. There is even a women lawmaker in Ohio proposing a bill that would require a man to get psychological counseling before getting a Viagra prescription. Women should be glad they live in America. They came together to gain the right to vote and have rights! They do not want to see lawmakers pass laws on women that would make them feel like they were in Saudi Arabia. This is a pivotal time for all women across the country. And they will vote for politicians that will not restrict their rights! So for the Republican white male lawmakers that want to continue the assault on women’s rights. They will remember you on the next election.
My view is I do not like abortions. But I also do not think the government needs to tell women what to do with their bodies and lives. So I successfully just made a group of people who mostly own businesses and hire people angry. There goes my job chances in Alabama.
- Tennessee Lawmakers Want To Expose Women Who Have Abortions – Like Criminals (blisstree.com)
- War On Women (rocknrepublican.com)
- Are You Sure There’s No War on Women? My Health Story (blogher.com)
- Pro-abortion lawmakers too clever for their own good with Viagra stunt (4simpsons.wordpress.com)
- Late Night Rant: Keep your State’s Laws off Women (skydancingblog.com)
- Voting Is for the Girls! (wired.com)