I have banned my daughter from using the word "bitch" along with a few other words that demean women but are commonly thrown about by young women directed at their peers. I want to teach her to respect women; that even that girl that she battles today over the affections of a boy, should be her compatriot tomorrow. I try to teach her to have the same type of "code" that boys have, despite the fact that we should just have a "human" code instead of a man code or woman code.
But there are a few women that do everything they can to earn that title: bitch. Today, that title goes to this bitch
Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer has put an end to tax dollars going to Planned Parenthood by signing a bill that she says closes loopholes for funding abortions.
The bill, known as the “Whole Woman's Health Funding Priority Act,” tightens existing state regulations and prevents any government entity -- city, county or state -- from giving money to an organization that offers family planning that may indirectly fund abortions.
It “closes loopholes in order to ensure that taxpayer dollars are not used to fund abortions, whether directly or indirectly," Brewer said in a statement Friday after she signed the bill.
I would like for Ms Brewer to add this info to her Whole Woman's Health Funding Priority Act" and I'd like to hear her read it out loud to all her constituents:
Just a few women who have died.
Pauline Shirley, June 22, 1910 - August 22, 1940
Pauline and her six children were living with her mother in Arizona while her husband sought work in California. After an illegal abortion, she began to hemorrhage and was hospitalized. She needed massive transfusions. While Pauline's mother searched the community for donors, Pauline bled to death.*******************
Becky Bell, August 24, 1971 - Sept. 16, 1988
At 17, Becky became a victim of an Indiana state law requiring parental consent for a minor to obtain an abortion. Unable to bring herself to disappoint her parents by telling them she was pregnant — or go before a judge to bypass the law — Becky sought an illegal abortion. When she became seriously ill, her parents rushed her to the hospital. In severe pain from a massive infection, Becky still could not tell them, and despite the efforts of the doctors, she died.*********************
That was when this call came, in the middle of the night, and when Duemler walked into the emergency room what he saw, in more places than he would have thought possible, was blood. There was blood on the walls. There was blood on the floor. There was blood on the gurney and on the towels and on the hands and arms of the emergency crew, who were silent now, and no longer moving rapidly. Beneath them lay a woman whose skin had gone pallid and slack, and when Duemler lifted her legs into the stirrups and cleaned some of the blood away, he saw that someone had pushed inside her vagina with a sharp instrument and aimed it toward the cervix and thrust straight up. The blood vessels to either side of the cervix had emptied all over the Air Force emergency room and the car in which this woman's husband had driven her twenty miles, which was the distance between the hospital and the abortionist.
The husband told Duemler they had five children already.
Five children already: Duemler remembered that for a long time afterward, when he was no longer able to summon up the husband's height or the color of his hair or anything except the flat bewildered look on his face as his wife was pronounced dead on the examining table.Source: Articles of Faith: A Frontline History of the Abortion Wars, Cynthia Gorney, 1998, Touchstone, New York************************
"I'm here today because of my mother, Gerri Santoro. She died in 1964. I can't begin to tell you how profoundly and permanently her death changed my life and the lives of my family. But she was just one of countless women who died in this lonely and desperate way prior to Roe versus Wade. They were all someone's sister, daughter, mother, or friend, and my heart goes out to all of them and their families.
The only thing that made my mom outstanding was the publication of a photograph of her dead body, bloody and naked, and speaking volumes of undeniable truth. She was dead on the hotel floor where they found her. Many of you from my generation may remember it.
I once saw it with a caption, 'Never forget.' But honestly, all I ever wanted to do was forget. But now finally I can separate my beautiful mom from the image that symbolizes every woman who died without choice. How else can we show our daughters and their daughters what can happen to women when they have no reproductive rights?Source; speech at the March For Women's Lives, Washington D.C., 25 April 2004
And then there is this gem:
An Indiana mother recently (2006) accompanied her daughter and her daughter's boyfriend to one of Indiana's Planned Parenthood clinics, but they unwittingly walked into a so-called "crisis pregnancy center" run by an anti-abortion group, one that shared a parking lot with the real Planned Parenthood clinic and was designed expressly to lure Planned Parenthood patients and deceive them.
The group took down the girl's confidential personal information and told her to come back for her appointment, which they said would be in their "other office" (the real Planned Parenthood office nearby). When she arrived for her appointment, not only did the Planned Parenthood staff have no record of her, but the police were there. The "crisis pregnancy center" had called them, claiming that a minor was being forced to have an abortion against her will.
The "crisis pregnancy center" staff then proceeded to wage a campaign of intimidation and harassment over the following days, showing up at the girl's home and calling her father's workplace. Planned Parenthood's clinic director reports that the girl was "scared to death to leave her house." They even went to her school and urged classmates to pressure her not to have an abortion.
The anti-choice movement is setting up these "crisis pregnancy centers" across the country. Some of them have neutral-sounding names and run ads that falsely promise the full range of reproductive health services, but they dispense anti-choice propaganda and intimidation instead. And according to a recent article in The New York Times, there are currently more of these centers in the U.S. than there are actual abortion providers. What's more, these centers have received $60 million in government grants. They're being funded by our tax dollars.
(note: this story comes from PPH, but I cannot find news sources to support this).
Jan Brewer hates women. She is denying healthcare for women including reproductive health, cancer screenings and so much more. While I agree that tax dollars should not fund abortions except in extreme cases, I do believe that funding birth control is very important for both the sexes. Why is it so bad to decide when/if you want to have children? Seems Jan Brewer wants to decide for you; at least in AZ. Maybe we should all write to her on a daily basis to tell her about our various reproductive activities. Be specific.