While states throughout the land continue to enact new abortion restrictions that limit decision-making and choices of women who seek to determine the course of their own lives, there are several things that should be kept in mind. First (and most obvious) is that pregnancy is a status that can be experienced only by women. In states dominated by Republicans. the old guys in charge of that party disregard that fact and continue to inject their so-called values on pregnant women with the intent of making life decisions for them. In doing so, their reasoning is based apparently on male locker room-type discussions like “I didn’t forcibly rape her, I just raped her” or “The fact that she got pregnant after I raped her means that she wanted me to get her pregnant.”
Last week, the old guy Republicans started on a new tack. Mike Huckabee, the former governor of Arkansas, told the Republican National Committee that Democrats favor universal access to free contraception because they think women “cannot control their libido” without the help of “Uncle Sugar.” So apparently the Republican Party is heading toward a campaign to recapture the votes of women based on this theme; “Women control yourselves. Because if you can’t, then we will make sure that you are punished for the results of an unwanted pregnancy. Also, keep your stinking hands off our right to obtain free Viagra paid for by you-know-who.”
Just saying . . .