Where do I even begin with this one? I guess I have to start with Dizzy Dezzi. She cross posted something at my place, that you are sure to get riled about. During the post, she mentions some other female bloggers that I hold in high esteem. Betmo and Tina are at the top of my list of female bloggers. If I had to choose one female blogger, I would bow out. It would not be fair to make that choice.
Dizzy is the wife of a soldier. She sees things that we don’t. Betmo is a very thoughtful person, and is a free thinker. Tina is a proud Democrat. From these three very different woman, you get the same thing, don’t tell them what to do with their bodies! So if I remember right, you are about to hear from a Libertarian, an Independant, and a Democrat. All women, and each so strong in their own way. Not the knock over the head and drag them back to the cave kind of women. These women rock! Strong in every way. Dizzy refered to me as her big blogger brother, so it’s time to hear from my blogger sisters. My baby sister, and the older sister known as Betmo. Feel free to find a nook in there Tina! 😆 I know you won’t be wanting to be the older sister! Ha!!!
Abortions For Rape Victims? Brownback Says No:Brownback Was Campaigning Before Catholic Group
Campaigning before the National Catholic Men’s Conference, Brownback questioned whether rape victims should get abortions.
“Is (rape) made any better by killing an innocent child? Does it solve the problem for the woman that’s been raped?” the Kansas Republican asked at the St. Joseph’s Covenant Keepers gathering.
“We need to protect innocent life. Period,” Brownback said, bringing the crowd of about 500 to its feet.
Tina at fuzzy and blue, weighs in with the following:
Uh, well it will never take away the horrific rape (or the horrible diseases and possible HIV infection that could have resulted from the rape) but it certainly could help ease the burden on the woman because why should she (and perhaps her husband/partner and children) be forced to endure a forced pregnancy, labor, birth, and ultimately, a child– that was never EVER wanted– and only came about due to brutal violence?
I wholeheartedly agree with Tina, especially having been brutally raped, myself.
Any man who would force any woman, but most especially a woman literally forced into pregnancy through rape, to carry an unwanted pregnancy to term is a heartless, theocratic thug. They can’t force rapists to get castrated, but they want to force women to have babies against their will. This is beyond cruel, it is inhumane.
Politicians like Brownback, a man who believes whole-heartedly in Creationism, scare the shit out of me. We do not want nor need imbeciles like him holding any of the reins of power, most especially the presidency, especially in light of the continuing precedents that our current dumb-ass in chief has been establishing.
I’m with betmo when she says it’s time to stop being “tolerant” of other’s beliefs, especially when those beliefs will turn back the clock to Old Testament times.
If rapists can’t be surgically castrated; if crazy people can’t be forced to take medicines that make them more sane; if men/women with too many babies can’t be forced to surgically sterilized, then why is it OK to force a woman to carry a baby she does not want and add to the emotional pregnancy mix the stress of carrying a product of rape to term allowing the rapist parental rights (yes, in some states, rapists or their families can fight for parental rights!) and possibly put her life and/or the well-being of her other children and/or maybe her marriage, in jeopardy?
If a rapist has a right to their own body; if a crazy person has a right to their own body, then women have rights to their own body, to decide for themselves whether or not to carry a baby to term (regardless of how she got pregnant).
It’s that simple.
(Crossposted at Dizzy Dayz)
That’s my blogger sisters in action! The girls have more than one night out now, they are taking the days they want. Looks good on you my ladies, damn good!