While the Comey hearing was going on yesterday, feminists were trying to re-direct people’s attention away from the former F.B.I. director’s testimony. They’re still screeching about the possibility that they’re actually going to have to pay for their own birth control and that access to abortions will be severely limited or, God forbid, taken away from them.
— Kaylie Hanson Long (@KaylieEHanson) June 7, 2017
— NARAL (@NARAL) June 8, 2017
Just last week, the NY Times published a piece titled “Trump Rule Could Deny Birth Control Coverage to Hundreds of Thousands of Women.” The author warns that if the new health care law passes, women will not be able to get the free birth control that Obamacare provided to them and more employers, like The Little Sisters of the Poor, could deny insurance coverage for birth control based on religious objections.
SO WHAT? Pay for your own contraceptives! Birth control is not that expensive – around $9 per month for a pack of pills for those who are uninsured – and they can easily be obtained at health clinics all over the United States. And on a side note: insurance companies will cover birth control that’s being used for medical reasons – the only thing Christian run corporations objected to was birth control being used as abortifacient drugs.
Planned Parenthood also tried to use their scare tactics too, tweeting that de-funding the organization would leave women with nowhere else to turn. Fact check: there are 20 community health clinics for every 1 Planned Parenthood and most offer the same services, if not more, than the abortion giant.
— Planned Parenthood Action (@PPact) June 8, 2017
Online news magazine Marie Claire recently tried to expose Evangelical Christians who they say want to de-fund Planned Parenthood, yet use their clinics. The article makes some pretty bold claims that young adults who grow up in the church aren’t getting “honest medical information” because their religion shies away from talking about sex or contraceptives. They even allude to the fact that young adults are “traumatized” from the religious teachings they received early in life.
And apparently 13% of all abortions are for Evangelical Christian women, although there’s no source or explanation of where that statistic came from.
Well known feminist writer Jessica Valenti also dropped an opinion piece yesterday, stating that “a law that bans abortion is a law that mandates pregnancy. And forcing women to be pregnant is a clear-cut denial of freedom.”
It’s humiliating to be put in the position of having to convince someone of your humanity. I’m tired of women having to explain themselves to people who will never know what it feels like to be pregnant when you don’t want to or cannot be. How many studies need to be done? How many articles do we have to write, or stories do we have to share, before people will accept that a woman’s ability to control what happens to her body is as necessary to her as oxygen? When will they realize that denying us this is deadly? An abortion protected my health and possibly my life.
WOW. That first sentence is so hypocritical and sad. How long have we pro-lifers been trying to convince liberals that the unborn are human too? That a baby is a separate body within your own and they also have a Constitutional right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness just like the rest of us who walk this planet?
And as a side note: Valenti laments that an abortion protected her health and possibly her life. Funny, firearms do the very same thing for many people, yet she’s openly against anyone owning a gun.
I don’t know about you, but I am tired of abortion advocates whining about their rights being taken away when they themselves take away the rights of the most vulnerable in our society. It’s almost daily that some new piece pops up about how women are living out the Handmaid’s Tale right now.
Please. The pro-choice movement is overwhelmingly controlling the narrative that there’s a “War on Women” when in fact, the war is really on conservative women. Those of us who speak up for the unborn are then demonized by their own gender for not conforming to feminist standards, even if we believe in equality in pay and work.