In this election we heard the Republican candidate and other men from that party putting out there very strange views and for the most part getting away with it. Ryan the vice-presidential candidate said that women shouldn’t make equal pay for an equal job. Really? Mitt Romney wanted to change the women’s right to choose law to that abortions are illegal without even thinking about who is going to raise these unwanted children. In all the discussions no one even mentions the role a father or should I say the sperm donors should be forced to do in raising all these unwanted kids.
There is a Republican who was running for office in Wisconsin named Roger Revere was quoting his father and said,” some girls rape easy’ Really? Some how the Republican vote was neck to neck in the race for the presidency among women voters. Where was the public outrage from anyone no less from women in this election?
Could we blame the media in all this passiveness? The news chatter does spend time talking about the economy being the primary issue facing Americans. Then the social agenda is last on the list of things concerning Americans. Things like women’s issues like their health, access to contraception, freedom of choice issues that used to be so very important.
So, why are women referred to as a separate issue? The number of children a woman chooses to have is an important issue too. Obviously, the more children a woman has the more money she needs in order to raise the child. Shouldn’t politicians take into account the economic issues when deciding to close places like Planned Parenthood and Abortion clinics? Should we have more women and children on welfare and food stamps? \
The major study by the CDC the Center for Disease Control concluded that women’s access to and the creation of contraception and the ability of a woman to control their lives was the greatest single health achievement of the 20th Century. It has contributed strongly to an economic plus. So. The idea of threatening the ability to control the reproductive lives of women is probably the greatest single factor threatening our economy.
There is not any federal or State funds going into these places so why was it an issue in the election at all? Meanwhile we are the only and the highest standard of health care available to women without resources in this country. In Texas in the last few months, Governor Perry turned down Federal money for family planning clinics and services. Since then it has forced already at least 180 thousand women to be without health care. Now, these women are going to Mexico to buy contraception and to get health care.
It is shameful that an American citizen has to go across the border to Mexico to get health care. Take care of our women after all they decided to have you and raised you.