Posted 2 years ago on March 20, 2012, 2:57 a.m. EST by bluebluesdancer
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I have been following the trend here in the US recently with regard to new 'bills' being put forward that affect women's rights. 1) The requirement that a woman who goes to a clinic for an abortion should now have to wait 72 hours before the procedure can be completed, which is an increase from the previous requirement that she wait 24 hours. 2) That she must undergo an ultrasound and that the doctor is required to describe the fetus to the mother, and she is required to listen. 3) That she must also have an internal probe/scan. 4) That if she has a miscarriage, or if the baby should die for ANY reason, she could be arrested and incarcerated for manslaughter. 5) That Planned Parenthood, which cares for low-income women's health issues, out of which only 3% of their business involves abortions, no longer qualifies for government tax subsidies. 6) That due to Planned Parenthood becoming unqualified, it has also led to the entire Low Income Women's Healthcare in one State to be suspended. 7) That 'abstinence only' should be all that is taught in schools, and that birth control should no longer be available to women. There is more, but I cannot remember it all right now... What on earth could be the reason for this assault on women? Does it all stem from a fundamentalist religious viewpoint, or are there other, additional reasons? I have a theory, which I will get to in a moment, but first I want to ask you a question, and to make a request for your help... WHY IS NONE OF THIS BEING DISCUSSED (OR AT THE VERY LEAST REPORTED) ON THE NEWS?? THIS IS HUGE!! This is about taking away the ability of a woman to make decisions on her own, about her own body. My theory: Republicans are conservatives. Most conservative Republicans are religious. The Bible insinuates that women should be subservient to their husbands, and basically they are only there to produce children, and be a slave to their husband. In the old days women had no rights, but as times have changed women have become more and more independent, first taking on jobs, then realizing that they don't have to stay married to someone who is abusive or that they don't get along with, and more recently that they can not only survive on their own, but they can have children, if they wish,without a man being involved other than the sperm that can be provided by a sperm-bank. This is very distressing to a Fundamentalist Conservative Male. But how can this be changed? Well, one way could be to remove a woman's independence. A man can have sex before and after marriage without ever having to 'pay' for it, but a woman who cannot get birth control would not be able to. The chances are that she would become pregnant pretty quickly, which would prove that she was having sex and was therefore a 'whore' in the eyes of the fundamentalists, and if she tried to have an abortion she could be imprisoned for manslaughter. So the previous Bills, that will almost certainly be passed if a Republican gets into the White House, would almost instantly put women back 100 years and leave them barefoot and pregnant in the kitchen. We NEED TO MAKE THE WHOLE COUNTRY AWARE of what is going on! It is terrifying, and potentially happening as we speak! HELP!