I don't know how to say this so that you will understand, but I'll try: STAY OUT OF MY FUCKING BEDROOM AND MY UTERUS, YOU COCKSUCKERS.
|KS Senator Mary Pilcher-Cook. A disgrace to women.|
Was that clear? I am so pissed off tonight after reading that the newest, boldest, most dangerous anti-abortion bill passed in the Kansas Legislature and is now wending its to big baby Brownback who will most likely sign it into law. Kansas Senator Mary Pilcher-Cook (literally the first person I've ever wanted to call the c-word on my blog) was quoted as saying, "This is about respecting the rights to conscience and others' beliefs. Let's protect peoples' beliefs." I don't know, I don't feel like my beliefs are protected at all. No one's worrying about me and my daughter.
This bill will allow doctors to lie to their patients and tell them that abortions cause cancer, it will charge rape victims a sales tax on their abortions, it could allow medical providers to limit birth control if they deem it necessary and it will put the health of a fetus over the health of a living, breathing (kicking and screaming) woman.
I am so sick to my stomach right now I could scream. I am so furious, I am crying angry tears as I type this. My daughter is sleeping peacefully in her bed upstairs and has no idea of the fucking nightmare that is happening. Right now she is losing rights to her own body and there is nothing I can do to stop that.
We talk in school and on the internet a lot about bullies, well let me tell you, these Republican lawmakers are fucking bullies. They are bullying women back into the kitchen and back into the baby factories. Fuck you, Mr. Big Shot and a big, special fuck you very much to the women Republican lawmakers. What the hell is wrong with you? Don't you understand what you're doing?? Don't you see what is happening here? We are being put back in "our place." You have a chance to do good for your fellow woman and instead you are limiting her ability to choose what is right for her!
I get that you don't want to have an abortion. Fine. No one asked you to. No one said you had to. But don't you dare take legal, safe abortions away from women. Think about the women who will continue to find a place to go, whether it's a dark alley or a dirty clinic. Think about these women who will die, because of a botched job.
This is a fight that women on all sides should be fighting. Why can't we fight together for our reproductive rights? Why can't we fight together to demand we have access to the safest and best medical care this country can provide (I'm not saying free medical care, I'm just saying doctors who don't lie to us and perform invasive procedures without cause)?
Do you want your daughters locked in towers and chastity belts? Can you imagine if the shoe was on the other foot and lawmakers were demanding that families could only have 1 or 2 children instead of as many as are right for you and your husband? Can you imagine if your daughters were told that at 12 or 13 they must submit to being put on birth control? We should be working together to ensure that we and our daughters have the right to treat our bodies the way we want to treat them. This is such a private matter and it should not be decided by a roomful of old, white men.
I'm especially outraged that this bill allows doctors to lie to their patients. What is happening to our country? If we can't trust our doctors to tell us the truth and to treat us with dignity and respect and HONESTY, where will we go for treatment? I will now have to ask my OB if he's a conservative or a liberal (and hope he tells me the truth) in addition to Do you take Aetna?
I am truly frightened for the future of this country. We are going backwards instead of forwards. Politicians are so busy worrying about gays and lesbians ruining the precious sanctity of marriage and unborn fetuses, and women's reproductive health that they're forgetting that we're in a recession and that we have millions of people looking for work and that we're fighting a fucking war. Get out of our bedrooms and get back to work, you fucking tools.
I will do what I can, but I am only one person. I swear to God that I will NEVER vote Republican in any election again as long as this party continues to preach and advocate against women's health. The change has to come from inside the party. I vow that I will vote in every election from here on out, including the fucking Board of Education and I will vote for anything BUT a Republican. I don't care if it's a fucking dog on the ballot and a Republican, I will vote for the dog until the Republican party changes.
And to those of you who are reading this and thinking, I don't live in Kansas, this has nothing to do with me. You're wrong. They're coming for you too. It's just a matter of time. It's a wave. They just need to get it started.
One more thing, if you don't agree with my politics and you think this bill is a good idea and you want to say so, make sure you say it respectfully.
BE RESPECTFUL TO ONE ANOTHER IN THE COMMENTS SECTION. YOUR FIGHT IS NOT WITH EACH OTHER. It may seem hypocritical for me to rant and rave and then say you can't rant and rave. I'm saying this, because I wrote this piece and I'm prepared to take criticism, but the people who comment here are not in a position to be attacked, they're just commenting and they didn't ask for a fight. If you want to fight, go start your own blog.