This poem, by Katie Heim, was a hit with opponents of any abortion restrictions and has been reblogged extensively:
If my vagina was a gun, you would stand for its rights, You would ride on buses and fight all the fights. If my vagina was a gun, you would treat it with care, You wouldn’t spill all its secrets because, well, why go there. If my vagina was a gun, you’d say what it holds is private From cold dead hands we could pry, you surely would riot. If my vagina was a gun, its rights would all be protected, no matter the body count or the children affected. If my vagina was a gun, I could bypass security, concealed carry laws would ensure I’d have impunity. If my vagina was a gun, I wouldn’t have to beg you, I could hunt this great land and do all the things men do. But my vagina is not a gun, it is a mightier thing, With a voice that rings true making lawmakers’ ears ring. Vaginas are not delicate, they are muscular and magic, So stop messing with mine, with legislation that’s tragic. My vagina’s here to demand from the source, Listen to the voices of thousands or feel their full force.
Creepy, crawly people.
I’m sick and tired of hearing idiotic male politicians tell women what to do with their bodies.
Below are some examples of outrageous statements that various politicians have made that show questionable morals and a complete lack of heart. And they dare to insist on telling women and everyone else how to live their lives.
It’s time we realized that these self-serving people could shape and destroy not only our rights today, but those of future generations.
Are these the kind of individuals we want to lead our country?
Take a look at these particular politicians. Do you think they actually care about women’s interests?
What do they really care about?
Jeb Bush: Planned Parenthood Shouldn’t Get ‘A Penny’ Because They’re Not ‘Doing Women’s Health’
Jeb Bush also said that he used the term [“anchor baby”] specifically to refer to fraud – sometimes called “birth tourism” – in a “specific, targeted kind of case” involving mothers who travel to the United States only to win citizenship for their unborn children. “Frankly, it’s more related to Asian people coming into our country, having children in that organized effort taking advantage of a noble concept which is birthright citizenship,” Bush told reporters at a bustling Mexican restaurant just miles from the U.S. border. […]
“And by the way, I think we need to take a step back and chill out a little bit as it relates to the political correctness that somehow you have to be scolded every time you say something,” he said.
Long before “legitimate rape,” Bush-appointed federal judge James Holmes said in 1980 that wimmin can’t get pregnant from rape.
“Concern for rape victims is a red herring because conceptions from rape occur with approximately the same frequency as snowfall in Miami.”
With all this talk about “re-education,”it wouldn’t be right to skip pointing out that Mike Huckabee — who wants to be President — thinks women who have abortions are just like a million gazillion Hitlers.
“If you felt something incredibly powerful at Auschwitz and Birkenau over the 11 million killed worldwide and the 1.5 million killed on those grounds, cannot we feel something for 55 million murdered in our own country in the wombs of their mothers?”
Mike Huckabee would force child rape victims to give birth to, and raise, their rapists’ babies:
“Let nobody be misled, a 10-year-old girl being raped is horrible, but does it solve a problem by taking the life of an innocent child?”
Besides, if a man rapes a woman and a baby is produced, the woman should feel blessed because of the “gift” God and her rapist gave her, according to 2016 presidential candidate Rick Santorum:
“I think the right approach is to accept this horribly created — in the sense of rape — but nevertheless a gift in a very broken way, the gift of human life, and accept what God has given to you… rape victims should make the best of a bad situation.”
You can’t be raped if you’re married according to 2016 GOP candidate Donald Trump:
“You cannot rape your spouse. And there’s very clear case law.”
Seriously, the “juices don’t flow” and pregnancy just doesn’t happen if a woman is raped, Republican Rep. Henry Aldridge said in 1995:
“The facts show that people who are raped — who are truly raped — the juices don’t flow, the body functions don’t work and they don’t get pregnant. Medical authorities agree that this is a rarity, if ever.”
Abortion is so horrible that women who are in the process of making the difficult decision to have one should be ‘read their rights’ like criminals according to 2016 GOP contender Bobby Jindal:
“When officers arrest criminals today, they are read their rights. Now if we’re giving criminals their basic rights and they have to be informed of those rights, it seems to me only common sense we would have to do the same thing for women before they make the choice about whether to get an abortion.”
What do women know, anyway — besides laying back and spreading their legs?
In August 2015, Republican Perryville, MO school board member Mark Germaud shut down (or he thought he did, anyway) fellow member Kathy Carron by letting her know her place — which is apparently the bedroom: “Kathy, you are just a woman, the only thing you know is laying on your back with your legs in the air splayed.”
Make sure you vote. Don’t let others decide your future.
#4 of the RN Gina Mazzio medical thriller series, BONE OF CONTENTION, deals with the complex issue of legalized abortion. Gina, as always, is not afraid to engage in any battle that threatens her patients.