A lady’s choice
Published: Thursday, April 12, 2012
Updated: Wednesday, April 11, 2012 15:04
On Thursday, Missouri Senate and House Republicans passed two bills that went against women’s access to abortion and contraception.
One bill allows employers to deny coverage for contraception and abortion services for religious reasons and the other bill gives doctors, nurses, and pharmacists the same power, according to Addicting Info.
It is official that our religious freedoms are no longer free.
According to this bill an employer can intentionally target and question a woman about why she needs contraception. Then the sad fact is that if they don’t get an answer they want to hear, she is out of luck.
If a woman is raped or has medical complications that cause her to need an emergency abortion, the doctors and nurses can refuse to help her.
This bill is just a slap in the face to every American value this country stands for.
This new political system make laws that takes a woman’s right to make decisions about her own body away.
It is just a step away from dictatorship.
This bill gives employers an open door to unwarranted control. Government officials and medical workers should not be able to probe into the private sex lives of women.
What is there to stop an employer with strong religious values to target a woman who does not share their views?
This bill just gives employer’s the right to push their values and beliefs on their female employees legally.
Many also forget to examine the wide range of benefits that come from the different uses of birth control pills. Acne control, the lessening of menstrual cramp pains, the balancing of hormones and chemicals in a women’s body, and a range of other useful positive benefits come from the use of birth control.
So what are our state Senators and Representatives saying to America with these new bills?
What I hear is the privacy and personal liberty of women has no place in our country. That being said what makes them stop at just women rights? Soon the citizens of America, the land of the free, will be slaves to this prejudiced political system, who feels the rights of the people are null and void.