Get out of my uterus! Fighting for women’s rights

This is the battle cry for women all over the United States that are fighting the invasion on their personal privacy. The right to choose contraception is something that shouldn’t be in the hands of the government or religious groups. In fact, as I as am writing this I thought maybe I was talking about Iran, not the United States.

From political candidates to committees made up of all men, the decision to use contraception is being forced out of women’s hands. Why?

I can’t help thinking that there is a more sinister motive behind this attack on women’s rights. Am I crazy or paranoid? Perhaps. But when I think of how much lives changed after the women’s rights movement, I wonder if there are some people that would like to go back to the time when women remained in the home to clean, cook and make and care for babies. Maybe there are some people that think women are taking over jobs that could go to men. Or maybe there are some people that don’t like the idea of women in the military.

Take away contraception and guess what happens—women end up pregnant. Pregnancy could delay a woman going off to college or taking that promotion at work. And yet, these same people make sure that men can get free supplies of Viagra. With all those erections walking around and no contraception, we are in for a population surge unless we can all learn to master the pull out method.

Impinging on women’s rights probably won’t stop with contraception. What rights will be taken away next? Will women lose the right to dress as they please? Will they be told when and how to have sex? If you still don’t think this is an important issue, read this quote from a 2006 interview with Rick Santorum where he talks about his opposition to contraception:

“It’s not OK because it’s a license to do things in the sexual realm that is counter to how things are supposed to be,” he said. They’re supposed to be within marriage, they are supposed to be for purposes that are, yes, conjugal, but also, but also procreative. That’s the perfect way that a sexual union should happen. We take any part of that out, we diminish the act. And if you can take one part out that’s not for purposes of procreation, that’s not one of the reasons, then you diminish this very special bond between men and women, so why can’t you take other parts of that out? And all of a sudden, it becomes deconstructed to the point where it’s simply pleasure. And that’s certainly a part of it—and it’s an important part of it, don’t get me wrong—but there’s a lot of things we do for pleasure, and this is special, and it needs to be seen as special.”

Maybe I’m not so paranoid after all. Do we really want the government taking away contraception and telling us how a sexual union should happen?

Please, get the hell out of my uterus!

 

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4 thoughts on “Get out of my uterus! Fighting for women’s rights”

  1. If you think that letting OBAMA have a say in forcing people to pay for contraception is good . . . you have your head in the sand. If they grab the right to force it on people, they’ll assume the right to take it away. The “control freak” Christians are the ones who have from the very first breath of this nation shouted for freedom. You are right on one thing, it is not the government’s job. It’s a personal CHOICE that you will relinquish if you are taken in by OBAMA’S bag of tricks.

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  2. Wow, Ann, how did Obama get into this? I never even mentioned him. For the record, I’m an Independent. And I never said anything about Christians either so not sure where your assumptions are coming from, but thank you for your spirited comment.

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  3. I love this post! Personally, I am a Christian, and it embarrasses me to no end how some Christians try to bend the world to their will! I am not a fan or abortion (more so because of my science- based education than even my faith), but I am a MAJOR supporter of birth control! If more women and their partners took a greater responsibility towards contraceptives, there would not have to be such a debate about abortion, simply because abortions would not be needed as frequently. I think that rape and medical concerns are valid reasons to have an abortion, but irresponsibility is not, especially when there are organizations such as Planned Parenthood who give away (or offer for a reduced cost) pills & condoms.

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