I am sure that many, if not all of you have heard the uproar in VA over the latest bills trying to get passed, that dictate what a woman does with her body. This is something that is going on right here in our state of Virginia. Governor McDonald (Republican) supports this kind of attack on women. What many people do not know is that he wrote his thesis in college (Regent University) that people should be okay for people to deny jobs, adoption, and other things due to religious beliefs, sexual orientation, and even gender.( Rachel Maddow on Governor McDonald. ) In Virginia women have been banning together to fight against these horrific bills. Even though thousands have protested against these bills here in VA, Governor McDonald still signed the ultrasound bill.
This has sparked the War against Women; it has become a national debate. Republicans all over the United States are currently fighting to pass legislation that will allow forced ultrasounds to hear the baby’s heartbeat before being allowed to have an abortion, a limit on birth control access, and also allowing businesses to refuse insurance coverage of birth control based on religious views. These are just a few of the things that are being covered in these bills. Republican Party leaders who are running for President are supporting this war. Here is a quote from Republican Candidate Rick Santorum:
“One of the things I will talk about, that no president has talked about before, is I think the dangers of contraception in this country.” And also, “Many of the Christian faith have said, well, that’s okay, contraception is okay. It’s not okay. It’s a license to do things in a sexual realm that is counter to how things are supposed to be.”
One thing I feel that people do not understand about this entire thing is it has nothing to do with the morality of abortion. It goes pass that and into where is the line drawn between government interference and personal freedom. There is a reason we have the separation of church and state. It is because we come from a nation that each individual has liberties to believe in what he or she feels the need to follow. Does the government have the right to interfere with what a woman chooses to do with her body? Should this even be a political debate? Well, currently it is one of the biggest debates ongoing for this coming up election.
Here is another article that I thought would hit close to home and make everyone think about how important the access to birth control is to a woman. This is very interesting. It also reminds me about how horrible the idea of not having the right to protect myself from unwanted pregnancy. I am in college and I want to have a family but right now education is my focus. My husband and I do not want to bring a child into the world before we are ready to….I wish we were fighting to bring this bill into action instead of having to fight to have birth control at all…