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Another fertilized-eggs-are-people attempt

This time in Virginia. Here's a petition against it with a special comment section for you to say what you really think about people who keep trying to commandeer our control over our bodies instead of dealing with the issue of jobs, of educating people so they can get jobs, of creating tax equality so the many aren't supporting the few who can pay more, of improving our air and water standards, and ensuring that our children and our old people have proper medical care.

Not that I have issues, or I'm fed up, or anything.

edited to add:

Add Oklahoma to the list of mudskippers pushing this crap on its citizens. Does anyone know a petition we can sign or a site for local protest?

edited again to add:

A fresh update that mentions Kansas's "lie to your patients" provision and sadly adds Pennsylvania to the roll of insane states.

I have to say, I think doctors could lose their medical licenses for withholding or making up information for patients. But I never thought we'd come to this debate, so what do I know?


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Feb. 17th, 2012 11:31 pm (UTC)
Feb. 17th, 2012 11:46 pm (UTC)
You know, when I first learned what birth control and abortion were and why they were necessary and how they were regulated in this country I was furious and indignant. I told my mother that, whilst I hoped that I'd never have to make such a decision, I was not going to let a bunch of old white men decide what I could and could not do with my body.

I think I was nine.

The ensuing years have done nothing to make me revise my opinion that many of our elected officials are self-serving morons in a lot of ways.
Feb. 17th, 2012 11:52 pm (UTC)
Why can't we just start sterilizing men?

Why is it always the 'woman's fault' because it is. It really is and I'm really fucking tired of living in this misogynistic world.
Feb. 18th, 2012 06:47 am (UTC)
I am all about getting men fixed personally.
Feb. 18th, 2012 01:14 am (UTC)
I can't believe this is happening in my own state. SIGH. I'll definitely sign. Thank you posting this!
Feb. 18th, 2012 06:53 pm (UTC)
Posted separately, and thanks--I think. 8-\
Feb. 18th, 2012 03:32 am (UTC)
tammy tammy tammy.... It's like you think that living people matter or something? I mean, haven't we all learned by this point that we should do nothing to support babies, we should certainly do nothing to support mothers or pregnant women or, you know, women who would like to choose if and when to get pregnant in the first place. That's so silly! Plus, so difficult, and it doesn't really coincide with the glee one can derive from getting to berate, intimidate and harass random females we might run into on the street. Bonus points if that female just suffered a miscarriage. Gotta make sure you drag HER in for questioning.
Feb. 18th, 2012 06:56 pm (UTC)
It's like you think that living people matter or something?

I know. I keep clinging to my girlish illusions.

That's so silly! Plus, so difficult,

It is, but ol' hillbilly that I am, I just keep after it.

Gotta make sure you drag HER in for questioning.

It was probably really an unnecessary abortion anyway. /sarcasm.

I shoulda known you would have the coolest unicorn icon EVER.
Feb. 18th, 2012 03:55 am (UTC)
Thank you for posting this-I signed and signal boosted to FB.

I am getting so sick of the war on women being perpetuated by mainly white, middle to upper class, conservative, Christian politicians. They need to get their noses and legislation the heck out of my uterus and start worrying about the things that really need to be fixed. You know-the things they screwed up in the first place. Like the economy, education, fixing the tax code, etc-or what you said.
Feb. 18th, 2012 06:59 pm (UTC)
I signed and signal boosted to FB.


They need to get their noses and legislation the heck out of my uterus

The image? Priceless. Plus, I'm not using mine for anything, so if there was any chance that this could actually happen, I'd volunteer it.

I would love to collect a lot of old shoes, slap a lot of stickers on the soles that say "It's still the economy, stupid," and start throwing them at these stuffed shirts.
Feb. 18th, 2012 10:12 am (UTC)
Caught wind of this (from Australia)...headed over here right away to catch the lovely, much-appreciated rant.
Feb. 18th, 2012 01:03 pm (UTC)
"Just in case that wasn't extreme enough, those same legislators rejected a commonsense amendment requiring a woman's consent before she is penetrated with a vaginal ultrasound probe."

WHAT??? :-o

(a) Informed consent should surely be a mandatory aspect of *all* examinations and procedures; (b) How is that anything other than sexual assault with a foreign object?? Oh, right, if the law says it's OK then - WHAT??????? :-O

That is just nauseating legislation all around.
Feb. 18th, 2012 01:56 pm (UTC)
miri_me, "informed consent" is the boondoggle they are using to PUSH this legislation forth. They are wrapping it all up in this language of "let's protect the poor women, for they know not what they do."

The argument goes like this: women won't have abortions if they are forced to view a sonogram of their embryo. (apparently this isn't true. but hey, if it makes the women feel BAD about the abortions they have, it helps the anti choice lobby).

Therefore, the law REQUIRES that pregnant women must be forced to view a sonogram of the embryo they'd like to abort. Since most abortions occur before 13 weeks, this means the only way to do a sonogram is trans-vaginally (since a stomach sonogram won't show up that early on).
Feb. 18th, 2012 04:13 pm (UTC)
... Why do they think most women have abortions?? Pretty certain it's not because they don't understand that the foetus is developing into a baby! (And if they didn't get that, would they not be more likely to *not* have the abortion..?)

Pretty certain that they can achieve much the same thing with drawings/stock photos/models (if the goal is to ensure that women understand what it is that's being aborted, probably better - I'd imagine that they can show the path of development in much better detail using those methods), and that the probe just adds "physical trauma" to the stresses of having to make the decision :-/

Bah :-/
Feb. 18th, 2012 03:32 pm (UTC)
The Oklahoma Senate just passed this-- the fertilized egg as person, not the ultrasound. By this point, several people I know can quote me about how wrong it is.

It's just disgusting.
Feb. 18th, 2012 08:25 pm (UTC)
I used to be proud of my Virginia ancestry. I am now much less so.

Petition signed.
Feb. 22nd, 2012 04:40 pm (UTC)
I'm looking for the SOOMU [Stay Out Of My Uterus] buttons!
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