Abortion: Women’s Healthcare

What kind of mentality would do such a thing as to refuse a woman life-saving healthcare procedures for the mere fact that her rights already as a human being and a woman were denied by a sexual predator, which immediately places her in a “high risk” status.  It does not take a rocket scientist to realize the pathological insanity of such a mindset.

We live in the 21st. century, not the first century and there is absolutely no excuse for this.  Women who bring forth life to this planet deserve much better than being forced to purchase insurance plans that treat them like second class citizens by denying them the most common surgical procedure women receive today.  This brings to surface other social problems such as Gynophobia (an abnormal fear of women), a childhood condition bought on by neurotic hypersensitiveness which should be focused on as a major reason of medical costs escalation and the over crowding of the legal system and the private prison industry.

When has it ever been that we have truly trusted women to make their own minds up about their own bodies and to choose what is healthier for them and their children?  I also find it quite interesting that the same people professing pro-life beliefs are the same exact people who have been historically absent from discussions on ‘fighting for comprehensive healthcare for all, quality public education, after school programs, ending gun violence”, and fully funding proven holistic and sustainable programs what would work to reduce teen violence and broken homes.  Believe me when I say I came from those very streets.  The so-called moral majority and upright Christians automatically go into a ‘Love the Fetus, but hate the Child’ mode.

Other than just being there and unless you are passing’ a freaking basketball yourself I do not see where men have any right at all to make any choice for women as we have been doing just that for millennia without any due consideration for women’s self autonomy and self-determination.  If someone thinks that women are incapable of wise choices, then maybe we should ask those who bought us into the world to weigh in on the subject.  In as much as I respect everyone’s opinion including men, although one last closing observation is keenly obvious that Senator Issa and his posse are still discussing this subject.

We could yell talking points all day like:

• Nearly half of pregnancies among American women are unintended, and about four in 10 of these are terminated by abortion.[1] Twenty-two percent of all pregnancies (excluding miscarriages) end in abortion.[2]

• Each year, two percent of women aged 15–44 have an abortion. Half have had at least                                      one previous abortion.

• Nearly half of American women will experience an unintended pregnancy by age 45 and at current rates, one in 10 women will have an abortion by age 20, one in four by age 30 and three in 10 by age 45.

• 86% of counties do not have an abortion service provider?

Will you help in combating Republican efforts to de-fund women’s health care?  Will you help in combating republican attempts in several states to pass “personhood statutes” which would criminalize abortion and miscarriage?  Will you stand up and say “I’m mad as hell and I am not taking it any more and write your own message to send in support of comprehensive women’s health care.?

Finally, it is sick, immoral, and dishonorable to expand Neanderthal-like restrictions on women’s access to healthcare.  This is a new day and we will NOT back-step our rights as human beings anymore.  There must be no new restrictions on abortion coverage, ever.  Period!

About batai52

Brother, father, photographer, filmmaker, writer, artist, veteran, Iroquois/Scottish, aquarian and lover of Martinis "so dry you have to blow the dust off." There are many I admire: Maya Angelou, Ezra Pound, Morris Dees, Cornel West and Alan Alda (Hawkeye Pierce M*SH) for his art and activism. A true activist. Me? Just a ripple on a wave, a feminist in training (FIT) ;-) and working on my own human condition. Onward . . . . .
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