Two posts in one day! WHAT?! Well this is important.
So I’m really trying to see past political divides. Constantly hating on one party–the Republican party usually–just seems like a ridiculous waste of energy, and also really misleading. It’s not like the Democrats necessarily do a bang-up job either.
With that said: WHAT THE HELL GOP?!?
Please take moment to read this post on Jezebel, take a deep breath, and then come back.
*To summarize the above post, the bill passed was one which would allow Hospitals to refuse women life-saving abortions.*
Okay, so, sure Obama would veto this; but that’s not really the point. The point is the fact that this bill actually passed the House. This is the justification (not logic) representative Foxx expresses (initially quoted in the Jezebel article), and probably the justification of so many Republicans:
For my colleagues across the aisle who say that this is a misogynist bill, nobody has ever fought more for the rights of women than I have. Fifty percent of the unborn babies that are being aborted are females. So the misogyny comes from those that promote the killing of unborn babies. That’s where the misogyny comes in, Madame Speaker.
What the hell? Yeah, sure it’s totally not misogynist to condemn women to die on the off chance that the cells living in her utuerus might one day, maybe, become a human being. Never mind the fact that if it is a life-saving abortion chances probably are that those cells wouldn’t be possible to save, much less develop to a human being. And never mind that you’re just using population statistics and nothing really meaningful; if you want to tell me that the fetuses abortions “kill” are 51% women then bring me some damn sonograms (or at least something definitive), not world population statistics. This is simply obvious pandering to the so-called moral majority using vague statistics so that when re-election time comes around they can say something like:
I was part of passing the biggest pro-life bill in the history of the United States.
They’re not going to say that they condemned women to death, no, they will blame Obama for furthering the liberal agenda and fighting against family values, and they’ll somehow bring in the budget.
You would think that with all their double-talk about “family values” they might value women’s lives (who else will cook the meals for the man and children???); but apparently women who would seek abortions don’t fit into their view of who can embody good family values. Neither do immigrants, or queer people, of course; but now they’ve stepped it up.
In response the only thing I can say is: Let Women Live.
And people in general for that matter.