"Every women in this country who votes for Romeny is a women who votes her own demise. If we allow them to make these determinations and laws regarding women's lives, we will further discover that religious fanaticism can make government more callous, that determinations will be made without consent, just as a woman whose has been raped has not given her consent. They are seeking to subjugate women. Akin was a test balloon. They wanted to see just how much moral outrage they could stir up. The Republican party got into bed with the Religious Right for a voting block, they had a rather good tumble, but now they will see just how much that "favor" will cost them. I believe that no amount of money will make men who love women cause them further pain upon their violation, their pregnancy and their being forced to carry a child of rape or incest. Perhaps I am wrong. Some years back a stupid Republican women, a hand maiden of a candidate told me that if her daughter needed an abortion, she would take care of her and get her one. She would not however say she was pro choice. It was not the thing to do. So if we are to be faithful to that kind of analysis, as long as a GOP woman has money or her husband or her lover, or her rapist, she will have some access that the rest of those "ruled" by these inept laws will not. It fits right with the thinking of the 1% doesn't it?" Sheila Luecht
From the Huffington Post today, August 21, 2012.
"Draft language for the 2012 Republican Party platform includes support for a constitutional ban on abortion without specifying exclusions in the cases of rape or incest, according to CNN.
"Governor Romney and Congressman Ryan disagree with Mr. Akin’s statement, and a Romney-Ryan administration would not oppose abortion in instances of rape," Andrea Saul, a Romney spokesperson, told The Huffington Post.
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"Shall we mount up girls? Shall we ride in on our big high horse and challenge them in Tampa? Or shall we muster in our home regions, let them speak the gobbly gook now and finish them off at the polling booths?" What is the right way to go about this? Do we feel so trapped that we can do nothing but shake our heads? We are being invaded, bodily invaded and we are being run off our own rights. When do we realize that it is not about politics as much as it is been made about our sex and is a fight between the rich and those who are not. Whether the war on women is a subtefuge so that the corporate persons and their 1% can garner more votes on big, religious leaning agendas, or what the real motives are, we are in a war. Years back a woman told me that this is not just about abortion rights. She told me it was about birth control and the role of women in society. I hardly believed her. I just could not understand it. Now I realize just how naive I was and almost continue to be, that somehow this cannot be happening.
How do you think we should strike back? How can we find our power? If we look at statistics, we outnumber men in this country, but apparently there are some of us that cannot be counted on to support their rights. I feel like we are in a very bad B movie. It is a horror film where the plot is so incredibly bad, you don't know if you should laugh or cry.
The problem is, while we make that determination, the script, already written, has us killed off in the end. Yes, we are done in and done for. So when do we realize all this really does matter, and we must take action? Shall we have a march? Shall we attack? Do we make a fight in the streets? What is the action that will bring the right reaction?
Copyright 2012 by SheilaTGTG55 unless otherwise indicated.