Holy Hormones Honey! So glad that Robin Marty brought this article to light. She concludes her commentary by saying that no one doubts women can balance careers and family – women just want the ‘balance’ to our our choice. Not someone else who feels that abortion should be their choice. The choice is not about whether or not women ‘need abortion.. tell you what…. if men zip up their pants, stop raping and sexually assaulting women, stop watching porn – maybe then women can prove that we do not need it.
Perhaps we need to re-think abortion as a male issue instead of a female issue. More oft than not – they are the problem – and they get to walk away – in most cases – scott free.
Think that Robin is now one of my new fav authors.
Americans United for Life: Abortion Must Be Made Illegal So Women Can Prove They Can Have It All
RH Reality Check
by Robin Marty, Senior Political Reporter, RH Reality Check
December 7, 2012
There’s a strong measure of paternalism that threads through the batch of model legislation churned out in the recent years by the anti-choice group Americans United for Life. “Informed consent” bills that mandate coercive information because they don’t believe a woman is capable of making her own decisions, bans on abortions in the second trimester to “protect” a woman’s health, regardless of best medical practices or decisions made between a woman and her doctor.
It should be no wonder then that, during a press conference promoting all of the alleged social and emotional ills that have riddled the country in the 40 years since Roe v. Wade was decided, that an AUL representative argued that abortion should be all together banned so that women can prove that they don’t need it.
Americans United for Life Vice President of External Affairs and Corporate Counsel Jeanneane Maxon noted that the people most hurt by the radical abortion policies of the United States have been women and girls “who have been told that they are inadequate to handle both work and family and must act like men to make it in a man’s world.
The abortion industry has allowed women to be harmed physically, mentally and socially by telling them to deny their true potential and insisting they choose either work or family, because they’ll never succeed at both.”