More Hell, Fewer Dahlias: The Musings of a Radical Feminist.

WTF, Florida?

Posted on: February 25, 2010


Okay, so apparently this is the week for everyone to contest Roe vs. Wade! A fter doing more research on Utah’s sad attempt at curtailing women’s rights to their bodies, it’s been discovered that the bill actually REDEFINES what constitutes an abortion.  And so Utah decided to throw itself into the Roe vs. Wade fight.  But it gets better! Florida decided to throw itself into the fray as well. with Rep. Van Zant’s “Right to Life” act contesting the idea that abortion can be regulated by the federal government, a sad attempt at making this a state versus federal issue instead of an “assholes who hate women” vs. human rights issue.

I’ll link you all to an article, but here’s the kicker: “U.S. Supreme Court justices are not qualified to determine, establish, or define the moral values of the people of the United States and specifically for the people of Florida.”

Neither are you, asshole.

How is it defining your moral values to allow others to act within their own? Seriously here. Protecting abortion does not make anyone have an abortion, it does not limit a woman’s options. Criminalizing abortion severely curtails options…that you don’t have to take.  It places a moral judgement (that you don’t have the authority to decide!) on others.

I don’t think I’m quite getting across how much that quote upsets me. It’s just a complete twisting of reality.

Here’s a link.

Please talk to people about this. Reproductive rights get fairly little attention in the news, and  all to often we only learn about them after they’re gone. Talk to three or more people today about why it is important that women in Utah, Florida and elsewhere have access to safe, legal abortions and aren’t criminalized for seeking one. And as always, educate yourself and others about safe, responsible sex!!

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