I really don’t understand what it is that is driving America to become increasingly retrogressive. On the political spectrum, there are more and more politicians who want less and less government ,except when it comes to any issue regarding women and their right to choose what they wish to do with their own bodies. Forty-one years ago the Supreme Court decided on Roe v. Wade which was a really progressive step for women in this country. And now, all these years later, suddenly this ultra conservative, right-wing gang of thugs wants the government to set women back to the Middle Ages.
What right in this world do these men, who are mostly Republicans, have to bring the government in to control issues defining women’s health or the right to choose? These right wing Politicians who want no government involvement and no government interference with anything that has to do with them, their businesses, their taxes or their perceived right to lie or to rob the public. For that they don’t want government involvement. However, when it c0omes to women’s rights, they want government to step in to deny women the right to be protected ,whether from rape, violence, unwanted pregnancies, regardless of age or health or financial obstacles or anything else that might make having a child a problem. Why should a woman not have the right to make that decision? Certainly these men, these right wing fascists aren’t going to take any responsibility. For them it’s a “bim bam, thank you ma’am”, and they have no further responsibility. They want the government to formalize and to deny women the right to choose. Well, I object. I think we are the only civilized country today that does not have legalized abortion. This puts us in a class with the ultra-orthodox religious fanatics of all denominations with whom we are at war in the Middle East. Is this where America wants to stand? Well I object. Girls, boys, men and women take a stand on the rights of all individuals in this society Women are individuals. Let them make their personal choices, This is America.