By Emma X
What's more American than legislating
morality, forcing invasive procedures
and discriminating against the poor?
Happy 4th of July everybody!
The proposed legislation is not just about the number of weeks involved in the abortion decision process. Proposed bills contain Draconian measures designed to permanently close clinics, deny funding, intimidate medical professionals, and shame female patients. If passed, these laws will effectively eliminate abortion rights within each State and allow the State to make decisions about medical necessity. The philosophy behind the legislation also seeks to legally control choices prior to conception by restricting access to birth control. Neo-Cons agree that God gave us the sexual urge and told us to go forth and multiply, but left the procreation rule book to be hammered out by the State of Texas. It makes perfect sense, doesn't it?
Proposed restrictions in every contentious area effect all women, but are devastating to poor women who may not have the means to leave the State for treatment. Restrictions on the availability of affordable birth control hit this same demographic, as does the curtailing of food stamp programs assisting poor families. That seems a bit discriminatory to me, both on an economic scale and on a gender basis. I think we can all agree that it takes two to make an embryo. When legislating morality we should include all sinners in the process, including offending males.
|What's good for the goose is good for the gander.|
Men are in this reproduction game also, and presumably
equal to women under the law. When it comes to goosing,
they should get a gander of both ends of the gender war.
|The Tea Party may think children|
growing up in poverty will ultimately
choose to vote Republican. They should
sponsor Young Republican meetings in
orphanages and foster homes.
Its time for men to admit the privilege they enjoy by not being harassed by government sin policies, and start defending the women in their lives. For women, the greater sin is the abandonment of male responsibility, both in emotional terms and in the protection of personal rights. Think of it this way: first they came for her, and I did nothing. Then they came for me with an ice cold cystoscope, and no legal provision for a local anesthetic.
|And now a message from our legislation sponsor.|
Jesus would like you to know that if we all would just quit having sex, everybody
would be in glory in just one generation. Well, maybe not everybody. There might
be special admitting privileges for some.