Friday, March 2, 2012

Quiet Rooms, Quiet War on Women

The Republicans have been steadily waging a stealth war on women's right to choose. No surprise there, since overturning Roe v. Wade has been the high priority issue with the religious right from the start.

After all those extreme right wing Republicans were elected as State Senators, State Representatives and Governors on platforms of increasing jobs in 2010, one would be expecting a sharp drop in unemployment where the GOP took control. Sorry folks but the Republicans have been busy on a far more important agenda than jobs.

Instead of jobs being the focus of their new position, as soon as they were elected Republicans took charge in conducting a stealth war against women. The lawmakers in states all across the country have been extremely busy formulating laws that turn back the clock by decades on women's issues, even rewriting what will be considered rape in some states.

It appears to be no coincidence in how similar and extreme these laws are getting passed. Remember the 'Quiet Rooms' where important discussions are to take place according to Romney? It seems that in those 'Quiet Rooms' it has been decided that women will no longer have permission to choose abortion or to even have access to birth control legally.

All the religious right wing had to do was get the Republican Party in line and put them to work across the country mandating a host of laws that you would think would never get passed but are. The so called 'personhood' laws which will outlaw hormonal birth control are being fast tracked along with trans vaginal ultrasound abortion laws in many states.

The Governor of Virginia Bob McDonnell was also elected in 2010 even after a thesis had surfaced in which  he described working women and feminists as "detrimental" to the family. He said government policy should favor married couples over "cohabitators, homosexuals or fornicators." He described as "illogical" a 1972 Supreme Court decision legalizing the use of contraception by unmarried couples. He still got elected and went on to sponsor the vaginal probe law.

In McDonnell's thesis, he deems man as evil by nature, and in need of government control when he writes "However, man's basic nature is inclined toward evil, and when the exercise of liberty takes the shape of pornography, drug abuse, or homosexuality, the government must restrain, punish, and deter."

We must no longer allow the right wing nuts to ram their religious mandates and viewpoints down our throats or in our vagina. These elected officials got in office under false pretenses but need to be expelled in full exposure of their intolerance and hypocritical actions. They slipped in office when many people weren't very enthused with voting but women today are getting a wake up call and many of us will be watching these guys like hawks!

The protests made McDonnell take out the vaginal probe from his new law but now women voters need to take out every one these guys.

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