Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Republican Party is Dead to Me After Passing Abortion Bill Last Night

Thank you Mr. President for being the last line of defense for women with a notice you will veto  this monstrous bill that could cause harm to women if this unconstitutional bill was made into law.

These Republican males who support the unborn are the same creatures that want to cut the SNAP program  by devastating numbers which would affect children who are born into poverty or low incomes when their mothers carried their babies to full term.  Their reward for not getting an abortion?  Not being able to feed their children.  What a Country with a House of Representatives run by barbarians who could care less about the American people especially chldren AFTER they are born.  The GOP War on Women continues.  I am joining the other side to fight these people to return some common sense to the House by throwing the obstructionists Republicans out.

Was already on the edge of the cliff with the hard right Republicans in Congress who put wealthy donors/lobbyists ahead of the American people, but last night they tipped the scale with passing a law that came out of a committee of all men and makes themselves judge and jury of what is best for women.  Then they put a woman, Marsha Blackburn, out in front with this bill when she doesn't sit on the Committee - despicable bunch of men in leadership starting with Boehner.

When I was pregnant with my third child after having had two c-sections, my OB doctor said that after a really bad experience that I would to sign a form saying this would be my last child because she no longer would be the doctor for a woman who had three c-sections and got pregnant again.  We were in California  at a high risk clinic run by a Christian organization who ran the hospital.  Several months before I came to her office, she had a patient who was on her fourth pregnancy after having three c-sections who called her at almost 22 weeks to say there was some blood coming from prior stitches.  She sent her to emergency but the hospital refused to allow a procedure as it could result in an abortion so she was put in an ambulance to go across town, but en route she ruptured at her stitch line which cost her life and the life of the baby.  She left three small children.  That was 1984.

Like so many men, her husband didn't approve of her having her tubes tied after he third c-section as she was there to have his children and take care of his needs according to what the women told my doctor.  My woman doctor then handed me the form to sign and said your husband cannot stop you but I will not be your doctor if you decide to get pregnant again.  That was an easy choice for me - unlike the woman who died no one could talk me out of it.  I had two small children at home and wanted to make sure all three had a Mom.  Was not willing to take a chance with my life no matter what I was told.  Best decision I ever made to be able to raise three healthy children.

No matter what Neanderthal Republicans say, it is a matter between a woman and her doctor and no one else including her husband.  The jerks have no idea of circumstances behind the decisions when they stand for the unborn but they know exactly the circumstances when they stand against the babies who are born by cutting programs that will help them like SNAP and WIC.  The GOP wants to raise interest on student loans to make it harder for students that don't have rich parents to get a college education.

There is only one place for today's Republicans in Congress and that is the unemployment line - they have crossed the line with this lifelong Republican as I will never vote for another Republican.  They can take their abortion bill and shove it down their throat because all they care about is playing to their base when people need jobs.

Despicable party now run by the hard right who put an unborn child above a mother's life and then refuse to take care of that child after the baby is born.
From Politicususa
The GOP-led House advanced their anti-women abortion bill Tuesday, by a vote of 232-193 in favor of the “Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act”. 
The fact that the measure was initially approved by a committee made up of 23 Republican men and no women wasn’t helping the GOP escape their “war on women” branding. But after Representative Trent Franks (R-AZ) made a fool of himself explaining that it was okay that Republicans were banning abortion after 20 weeks for rape and incest victims because the odds of rape from pregnancy are “low”, the Republicans decided they’d better put a woman’s face on the matter. This theory relies on their notion that American women are so stupid that they’ll buy anything if it’s packaged properly (see Sarah Palin). 
So, Republicans shoved Representative Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) out in front to be the face of the debate on Tuesday, because who better to sell a bill limiting freedom than the woman who believes that women don’t want equal pay laws. Also, Marsha used to be an “image consultant” apparently, something that no doubt came in handy for her while she faced 33 scolding letters from the FEC. 
Poor Franks with Akin on his face had to sit it out. No more limiting freedom glory for Franks. 
Rep. Louise Slaughter (D-NY) was outraged that House Republicans got Blackburn to be the new face of their anti-freedom bill, especially since, of course, Ms. Blackburn is not on the all male committee behind the bill. Apparently Marsha can only be trusted to sell the bill, not actually have any input into it. 
Slaughter scoffed, “If that’s not a first, I don’t know what is, and if that is not PR I don’t know what is. Such a cowardly move is an insult to the intelligence of women across America.”
If only Ms. Slaughter had heard Speaker Boehner trying to sell his party’s obsession with limiting freedom for women… 
When asked why his party was so focused on abortion instead of economy (jobs?), Speaker Boehner pivoted desperately but tripped on his epistemic closure, “After this Kermit Gosnell trial and some of the horrific acts that were going on, the vast majority of the American people believe in the substance of this bill and so do I.” 
Actually, unless you watch Fox News or are subjected to people who do, you probably don’t know much about Gosnell. And yet pretty much everyone knows someone who is underemployed or unemployed. Go figure. 
The “substance” behind the Republican bill is based on dubious science (aka, the non-science “believed” by conservative voters) that fetuses feel pain at 20 weeks and thus women should be forced to feel pain all of the time. 
 Excerpt:  Read More at Politicususa
This group of House Republicans has wasted my tax dollars on repealing Obamacare and now an archaic abortion bill and have the audacity to say women stand with them.  They are living in a dream world.  The GOP was smarter in the 80's then they are today as they try to turn the clock back.

Sometimes in life you have to take a stand - last night was mine.  I was already going to work to elect Democrats to oust the GOP from leading the House but now it is personal.  I refuse to continue to be a member of a party that shows no empathy and spends more dollars on phony investigations and bills they know are not to going to be law in order to try and hurt Obama to bolster their base then they want to spend on the SNAP Program or Meals on Wheels.

Please join the first to oust Republicans from leadership in the House and keep Democrats in charge of the Senate so we can move the Country forward not turn the clock back.

1 comment:

  1. Women really don't matter, just the fetus. The child doesn't matter, just the unborn, if they are male. These people just don't make sense, not any more. What happened to basic human decency in this country?