One of my friends posted a pretty disturbing article on facebook that really upset her and others, including me.
Basically, it was about how Republicans now had control of 25 states Governor’s houses and had changed the strategy from trying to overturn Roe versus Wade to simply defund Planned Parenthood and other women support agencies in the states they control. These agencies not only provide abortion help (just 2% of Planned Parenthood’s funds go for that purpose), but free tests for cancer, STD, information and items for contraception, sex education, and more. There are over 900 bills pending in the various states, and action has already been taken in some.
Sure, tell kids in their teens not to have sex will always work, or to get down on their knees and pray that the horrible lust (could that be the reason they were put on Earth?) will magically go away. We will have more teen-age illegal abortions, more babies, more disease, more undetected cancer, all creating an even greater strain on our health systems. We all know that the almighty depicted in the Sistine Chapel is pointing that all-powerful finger and saying you know when the sperm reaches the egg that is my progeny, and don’t screw around with it.
Writing about this impending tragedy is fine, as it informs others, but why not do something about it? If you belong to any organization or activity, especially one that empowers women, set up information stands at your events, have petitions, contact local and state representatives; do whatever you can. And don’t assume that all Republicans, especially women, want rights taken away from citizens.
Just get up and shout out the window (from that wonderful movie “Network”): “I’m mad as Hell, and I am not going to take it anymore”.
Don’t let the zealots think they are the only ones with balls (!); you can overpower them and preserve your rights!
What are you waiting for?