There’s this lawmaker out of Kansas, Rep. Peter DeGraaf, who has a lot to say about abortion. He’s currently best known for saying that women should plan ahead in case of rape and not expect their regular insurance to cover an abortion after an assault. And I could spend a lot of time discussing the flaws in his logic, or even hashing out when life begins, but what I’m really concerned about is the idea that anyone besides a pregnant woman should have a say in what she does with her body after finding out she’s pregnant.
I’m a mom, and I love my sons more than anything. And it is because I love them that I had an abortion at 20 weeks. It was my fifth pregnancy (I’d had two earlier miscarriages), and, as it turned out, my last. There was trouble from the beginning…
by: Tanya Somanader, ThinkProgress | News Analysis
2011 marked a banner year in the Republican war on woman’s health. Close to 1,000 anti-abortion bills sped through state legislatures as the GOP-led House led a “comprehensive and radical assault” on a federal level. But in surveying their arsenal this year, 10 bills stood out as particularly perturbing and far-reaching efforts to stymie women’s access to abortion services, birth control, and vital health services like breast cancer screenings. Here are ThinkProgress’s nominations for the most extreme attacks on a woman’s right to choose:
“Pro-life” isn’t about life, it never has been.
It’s about controlling women, it’s about “punishing” them for having sex. These are the same people who say things like “she should have kept her legs closed” when someone has an unexpected or unwanted pregnancy.
They don’t want women using birth control, they don’t want women having the same sexual freedom as men.
Sexual women are considered “dirty”, and they should be punished by getting pregnant and having a child.
This is what it is at it’s core, I’m sure there are plenty of brainwashed “pro-lifers” out there who actually think they’re saving babies from being murdered, but at it’s heart pro-life is anti-woman.
It’s anti-choice, it’s anti-sexual freedom, it’s anti bodily autonomy.
This way women will never be equal to men, if they can’t enjoy the same sexual freedom as men, then they can’t enjoy the same career freedom.
It’s all about keeping woman “in their place”.
That’s the true agenda behind all of it.
Let me ask you this, if gay people get married, who is suffering?
Seriously, what does it hurt. I’m not asking if you think it’s immoral, wrong, an affront to god, against the bible, or any of that, tell me. Who does it hurt?
Let me ask the same of abortion, let me guess, you’re going to say the fetus suffers. Well, aside from this theoretical fetus suffering (a blob of cells without a complete nervous system, without sensory input or cognition of it’s senses), how does it hurt you if someone else decides to have an abortion?
Why must people keep attempting to make laws against bodily autonomy, against freedom to marry the person you love?
Why do so many people out there think it’s okay to make other people’s decisions for them?
Just exactly who the fuck do you people think you are?