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:
http://margaretandhelen.com/ 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?