When Democrats started claiming Republicans were waging a war on women I thought it was so absurd, so childish, commenting on it would dignify it. I laughed and paid no attention to it. How foolish that was. I completely underestimated how uneducated and uninformed women are today.
My daughter told me that all during the election the only reasons her high profile clients and associates gave for voting for Obama were “women’s reproductive rights” and gay marriage. I’m dumbfounded. Just how did they think Romney was going to take women’s reproductive rights from them? Can a President overturn Roe vs Wade? No. Only the Supreme Court can. While the next President will more than likely appoint two or three Supreme Court Justices, there is no guarantee they would overturn Roe vs Wade. Justice Roberts didn’t exactly follow the Conservative point of view with his ObamaCare ruling, did he? But even if the Supreme Court did overturn Roe vs Wade, it wouldn’t mean abortions would be against the law, it would simply give States the right to make that determination.
The Republican position on abortion has always been that abortions should be available in the case of rape, incest or the life of the mother. Our objection is abortion on demand and third trimester abortion. Babies are viable in the third trimester. There is no way to pretend they are just a bunch of cells. If a woman carried the baby for 6 months there is no reason, if she is healthy, she couldn’t carry it another three months and give it up for adoption. Liberals act so indignant about a woman’s right to abort while completely ignoring there is another human being involved. What is compassionate about the disregard of the rights of another human being?
Personally, I don’t believe the government should be involved in the issue at all. What another woman decides to do is none of my business and it’s certainly none of the government’s business.
As long as abortions are legal a woman doesn’t need my permission to have an abortion, however, I shouldn’t have to pay for it. Republicans haven’t said they want to prevent women from having abortions, they have said the taxpayers shouldn’t be forced to fund them, especially if they have a religious objection. It’s a funding issue not an access issue.
Conservatives believe women are perfectly capable of making responsible decisions and controlling their own destiny. We know how to prevent pregnancies. Affordable birth control has been available for a long time, condoms are easy to come by and cheap. The number of abortions performed in the USA every year FAR exceed any birth control malfunction statistics. Using abortions as birth control diminishes the value of life and diminishes our humanity. Publicly funded, easily available abortions encourage irresponsible behavior. What you reward, you get more of.
Where was the media when political activist Sandra Fluke said birth control costs $3000 a year. Where? Did any in the main stream press remind her that woman can get birth control pills for as little as $9 a month? That condoms cost about a dollar? Fluke suggested some women needed birth control pills to control health problems. She neglected to say (and so did the MSM) that insurance already covers that treatment as a health issue.
I am SO disturbed by the misinformation being spread by Liberals and the Liberal owned media. Outright lies circulated as fact. We aren’t the party that separates them into a “class” and calls them victims. Republicans not only aren’t waging a war on women, we respect women’s intelligence and ability to take care of themselves and we get out of their way.