Tell me how the social parts of the platform don’t influence the economy?
EX 1: If I’m an immigrant, then immigration policy will effect my ability to get a job and it will effect my ability not to be arrested or detained because I “looked illegal” and didn’t have the right “papers” on me to prove I’m a citizen. It takes money out of my pocket to provide bail and then go to court to defend against the charge. What about the loved one who had to leave their job to come get me out of jail? That’s more income out of my household all because of your “immigration platform”.
EX 2: If I’m a member of the LGBTQ community, your policy will effect me because I have no protection against discrimination by my employer. I can be fired for who I am. Furthermore, if I married my partner in an accepting state and then move to another state to pursue a better job opportunity, all of the sudden I’m no longer married and I am again discriminated against because my spouse isn’t entitled to the same benefits as the other spouses because we share the same genitals. I may be subject to undue scrutiny by child protective services because my spouse and I have children in this bigotted state. That scrutiny could cost me to defend against, not only in money, but in time away from my job. All because you think God doesn’t like it (a.k.a it makes you uncomfortable).
EX 3: If I am a uterus-bearer who has been unemployed for more than a year, I have two children and my spouse is under employed and we are barely squeeking by and my birth control fails and I become pregnant, your policy effects me and my family because I have no options.
If I am raped and can’t mentally take care of a child, again I’m stuck.
If I’m fresh out of college, burdened by crippling student loans, with a job that barely takes care of me and I get pregnant, I HAVE NO OPTIONS.
If I have an entopic pregnancy, I lose a fallopean tube and I lessen my chances for pregnancy later. I also put a huge dent in my pocketbook with surgeries after the tube bursts.
“Social” issues matter.
Bolding added. For truth.
If you applied the typical pro-abort argument to circumcision, this would be it:
No penis, no opinion.
Yeah that’s exactly true. Although more accurately it’s: not YOUR penis, not YOUR choice. Ditto for abortion; unless the foetus is in your uterus then it’s got nothing to do with you.
Why the fuck do they try using arguments like these.
The whole point of pro-choice is being in control of your body.
So yeah, circumcision? No penis, no opinion.
It’s not fucking rocket science, but it’s no surprise it took ya’ll this long to catch up.
That awkward moment when a pro-lifer accidentally figures it out.
That’s why it’s pro-choice. As in, people making their own choices.
I’ve been reading a lot about the ACA and I notice that not everyone is up to date on what’s going down with birth control now that SCOTUS has given their ruling. So here’s a bit of info on what to expect:
- Yes, birth control will be covered under the Affordable Care Act.
The regulations made under the act rely on the Institute of Medicine for recommendations. The IOM says that “birth control is medically necessary to ensure women’s health and well-being.”
- No, churches/houses of worship will be mandated to cover contraceptives. Christian hospitals, charities, universities and other religious enterprises will, however!
- Yes, birth control will come straight from the insurers. So if you are a religious enterprise, it’s out of your hands!
- No, you won’t have to co-pay for birth control. All of women’s preventive pay will be covered, including mammograms, domestic violence screenings and contraception.
Keep in mind that these affect trans* and non-binary folks as well, so this goes well beyond helping women!
Click on the source to read more about it! Click here to read up on the history between the ACA & birth control.
Thanks for compiling this info!
"[The Catholic Church] barely protested when the last president authorized torture, but the Catholic hierarchy is now determined to use what’s left of its authority to organize protests this summer against their right to deny insured contraception to Catholic and non-Catholic employees in schools and hospitals. This will be their cause - not saving universal healthcare from repeal, not bringing illegal immigrants out of the shadows, not protecting the poor, but affirming that religious liberty is at stake if they cannot keep the pill from their female employees’ insurance, 98 percent of whom use it at some point in their lives anyway."
— Andrew Sullivan (via letterstomycountry)
"I think that there is a perception out there, because of the way that this whole contraception issue played out. We need to get off of that issue, in my view. I think we ought to respect the right of women to make choices in their lives, and make that clear, and get back on to what the American people really care about: jobs and the economy."
— Sen. John McCain, during an interview with David Gregory, on NBC’s Meet the Press. (via manicchill)
(Source: tpmdc.talkingpointsmemo.com, via manicchill)