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Tuesday, July 2, 2013

War on Women's Health

I am a woman and I have these human rights:

The right to life.

The right to privacy.

The right to freedom.

The right to bodily integrity.

The right to decide when and how I reproduce.

We had evolved into a society that supports family planning and birth control with laws intended to reduce the number of unintended pregnancies and the state costs that go with them – through obstetrical care, pediatric care and welfare. In one state, a free birth control law for low income women was estimated to cost the state $1.36 million and save it $8.1 million. By driving down these medical costs, we also incent better financial circumstances for low income women and families.

Suddenly, mostly male legislatures all around this country are trying to take away these laws and our rights by passing new, absurd laws that truly speak to "big government" . Why?

Don't kid yourself. It's all about power.

Above is from a prior post..............

I look at what Wisconsin, Ohio and North Carolina have recently done to exact Big Government on women   (Big Government is only worthwhile when it is keeping a thumb down on women, especially poor women who are young or of color).  My favorite is in North Carolina where Health Teachers, under a new law, will be forced to tell kids in middle school that having an abortion may make it more difficult to conceive a baby later in life.   This, as far as I can tell, is a complete falsehood.

I would probably expound on it, but Helen Philpot of  the "Margaret and Helen Blog"   does so much better:    July 2 post or:

Kasich's signing ceremony for his sneaky attack on women this week.   Note all the women who surround him in support while he signs.   Oh, they're all old white men?  Isn't that strange?


Marion said...

...but who speaks for the precious unborn, for the millions of murdered babies? God help us. God help us. :-(

Kelly said...

Middle school in our community is 5th and 6th graders. The thought of them having sex disturbs me (though I'm not naïve enough to think it doesn't happen). Then, God forbid, in the event of pregnancy....what a terrible choice would have to be made! I do know that carrying a child to full term can be dangerous for a girl at that age. Babies having babies! matter what a person's opinion (and I won't get into my mine - that's between God and me), I do have a problem with the government trying to regulate my body and tell me what I can or can't do.

Debby said...

This is what I believe. I believe that each one of us have the power of self determination. We can use or abuse that power. Abuse of that comes with a pricetag. We pay for our poor choices in the end. I believe in God. I believe in judgement. I also believe (and this is very unpopular thinking among Christians...) that when you stop to consider the number of abused and unwanted, uncared for children, I have to say, thinking of them as returning to God's hands is not such a terrible thing. Yes. Abortion is wrong. But unless you are actively working to help the children who are in deplorable circumstances, I don't believe the decision is yours to weigh in on. I'll leave the judging to God.

Serena said...

I would hate to be in the position of having to make a decision for or against, but I do believe it's a very personal decision and should be free of government interference.