Personhood bills are, as the expression goes, the thin end of the wedge. When senators and not doctors are able to decide that a fetal viability is 20 weeks instead of 28 or 24, they will definitely not stop there. It will be 18 weeks, then 14, then 10, then eight. It might be hyperbole, but quite frankly Republicans are the ones who traditionally throw hissy fits about politicians trying to dictate medical terms to doctors (in re: socialized medicine), so I hope the irony is not lost.
Personhood bills for fetuses erase a woman’s personhood. Any laws that erode a woman’s bodily autonomy harms and oppresses us. Compulsory parenthood doesn’t protect children. It creates unwanted children. Every child deserves to be wanted, and every parent deserves to be ready.
Foulmouthedliberty (aka BAMF)
^ This sums up one of the many reasons why pro life, anti choice garbage like this are an awful idea
I just find it sad that it’s the 21st century and there are people who STILL don’t see why the whole pro life thing is nonsense
Talking to someone who is pro life, for me, is like talking to someone who doesn’t know how the wheel works. It’s a moment that makes you question just how much we’ve really evolved since we were covered in hair and hitting each other over the head with clubs
These are the best GOP rape quotes I could find - but message me if you have more! Let’s hold these people accountable.
1.Todd Akin: “If it’s a legitimate rape, the female body has ways of shutting that whole thing down” -mid 2012 Senate Campaign
2.Claytie Williams: “If it’s inevitable, just relax and enjoy it” -mid 1990 Gubernatorial race in Texas
3. Chuck Winder: “I would hope that when a woman goes in to a physician with a rape issue, that physician will indeed ask her about perhaps her marriage, was this pregnancy caused by normal relations in a marriage or was it truly caused by a rape. I assume that’s part of the counseling that goes on.” - March 2012
4. Ken Buck: “A jury could very well conclude that this is a case of buyer’s remorse … It appears to me … you invited him over… the appearance is of consent.” - October 2010
5. Rick Santorum: “I think the right approach is to accept this horribly created — in the sense of rape — but nevertheless a gift in a very broken way, the gift of human life, and accept what God has given to you… rape victims should make the best of a bad situation.” - January, 2012
The Republican Party is horribly broken for a variety of reasons, not least of all because of shit like this.
Wow, that little slut looks so happy to be used. I bet there’s nowhere she’d rather be. She’s in her place and serving her purpose.