Violating a woman's right to chose to be a mother? GOP sponsored bills defying a women's right. Does this seems right to you?
Attention ladies: Big news on the state legislative front.
Republican lawmakers in Arizona and Wisconsin want to help you improve
your lives. Or else.
In Wisconsin, Senator Glenn Grothman wants to give single moms
an incentive to get married. Actually, it's a rather negative incentive,
for his bill declares that being an unmarried mother constitutes "child
abuse and neglect." Interestingly, Glenn has never been married, nor
raised any children. But he says his bill is necessary to counter those
diabolical liberals who "want children born out of wedlock because they
are far more likely to be dependent on the government." Thanks for that
Now, on to Arizona, where the GOP-controlled legislature intends
to help any and all employers protect the moral purity of their female
workers – married or not. How? By letting them deny insurance coverage
for birth control pills if the women intend to use the pills for… well,
birth control. Ladies will not get the cost of their contraceptives
covered, unless they submit proof from their doctors that the pills are
necessary to treat a medical condition – NOT just for having
non-procreative sex. And, to add some puritanical oomph to the law, it
also eases the way for the state's employers to fire any woman who uses
contraceptives to – yes – avoid conception.
If that's not perverse enough for you, try this: Rep. Debbie
Lesko – the sponsor of Arizona's assault on a woman's freedom, privacy,
and dignity – says that the law is necessary to protect "our First
Amendment rights and freedom of religion." She means the right and
freedom of a boss to violate the rights and freedom of women workers
over something as purely personal as their sex lives.
Someone's been munching too much loco weed in Arizona. To keep up with the insanity, go to www.now.org.
"Wisconsin Bills Claims Single Moms Cause Child Abuse By Not Being Married," www.yahoo.com, March 2, 2012.
"Proposed AZ law would let women be fired for using the pill," www.sfgate.com, March 14, 2012.
"Arizona Birth Control Pill Penalizes Women For Using Contraception For Non-Medical Reasons," www.huffingtonpost.com, March 14, 2012.
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