Republicans are at it again.
Instead of trying to work to quicken our economy’s recovery, they are meddling in the reproductive rights of women. From coast to coast state lawmakers have overstepped their bounds and tried to limit out access to health care and family planning services.
Today Congress is debating the Blunt Amendment to the health care reform bill, which would allow employers to refuse to cover any medical service they deem “morally objectionable”, and yesterday Virginia passed a bill requiring women seeking an abortion to have an ultrasound (although they backed off requiring a trans-vaginal one).
A “personhood bill” giving rights to fertilized eggs and stipulates that life begins at conception has passed the Oklahoma Senate and is heading to the House. This of course sparked outrage in many of the state’s women, who protested the law.
Oklahoma Senator Judy Eason McIntyre was on hand for the protests, and when she spotted a sign stating, “If I Wanted the Government in my Womb, I’d Fuck a Senator,” she just knew she wanted to take a picture with it.
Although the words may offend some, Sen. McIntyre says the proposed personhood bill is just as offensive.
“I would hope they would have that same passion about how offensive it is for the Republican Party of Oklahoma to ramrod, because they have votes to do so, bills that are offensive to women and take away the rights of women,” she said.
We agree, Sen. McIntyre.