Thursday, April 19, 2007

What's next, a Burka?

"For the first time since Roe, the Court blesses a prohibition with no exception protecting a woman's health."

— Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

The Supreme Court just ruled against second-trimester abortions even in circumstances when a woman's health is threatened.

This is outrageous. This is not about how you feel on the abortion issue. It's not about whether you think abortion is right or wrong. It's about whether you think a woman is an autonomous being capable and entitled to making her own reproductive decisions without asking permission from anyone else. Because unless you believe in criminalizing sex without condoms for men, this can only be seen as an act of misogynistic oppression. Given this administration's claims to be fighting a war so that others "may enjoy the freedoms that Americans enjoy," it's grotesquely ironic that in curtailing this freedom the Bush administration brings us that much closer to the kind of misogynistic, patriarchal rule that we are supposedly fighting against.

It makes me mad enough to have my tubes untied, get pregnant, and have a second-trimester abortion on the Supreme Court steps while yelling "FUCK YOU!"

Click here to sign a petition against this decision, and show your support for personal choice and freedom.

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