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Protesting the Abortion Protesters

I believe I have a new calling. I found my passion. Today was an adrenaline rush I have only felt once before. Getting up, getting out of the house and driving down to Planned Parenthood to protest. That’s right, I went to go protest. Protest the protesters.

The first time I did this was on my birthday last November. I happened to drive by the St. Louis Planned Parenthood and saw a sign that just pissed me off. A woman had a sign that said, “Stop Black Genocide.” WHAT? So I slammed on my brakes, put my car in reverse and parked. I needed this woman to explain to me why she believes this sign to be true. And I did just that, first I asked if I could take a picture, she said NO but I did anyway. And then I politely (I swear) asked why she believes that sign to be a true statement. This was her answer, I’m not kidding, she said, “God told me.” So my face/mouth went into that wrinkly/crinkly position of ‘I promise I’m not laughing AT you’ except I was SO laughing AT her. And my response to her was, “You know abortion is not in the Bible.” The woman turned away and started walking away from me. So all the other protesters then gathered around me, about 6-7, telling me that ‘Thou Shall Not Kill’ is in the Bible and that’s where abortion is ‘mentioned’, obviously. How could I not see that? But I’m prepared. I did go to Catholic school and have been in abortion debates before and if there’s one thing I’m ready for, it’s ‘Bible’ talk. I smiled and said, “You know the Bible also says it’s ok to stone your disobedient children to death.” One person immediately called me a liar and the others, well the others, “that’s not meant to be literal”, they said. Really? By the way, here is the Bible verse giving the go ahead to murder your kids: Deuteronomy 21:18-21

But most of us know that the crazy Evangelical Christians do what they do best, cherry pick. And they cherry pick the Bible like no other. Yesterday at Planned Parenthood everybody they cited to me miraculously found ‘God’ at some point. There was one lady who had a ‘I regret my abortion’ sign was telling me to read Abby Johnson. A former Planned Parenthood director who ‘saw the light’. And listen, I do MY own research and homework. I like to be prepared & to have the facts. And guess what, Abby Johnson’s story is all about God and prayer. Well guess what? Not everyone believes in God and more important – THE BIBLE IS NOT THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITES STATES. And the biggest myth is that this country was founded on Christian values. What a load of bull THAT is. Most of our Founding Fathers were Freemasons. But to the GOP & Religious zealots, facts don’t matter.

And this brings me to the most important moment of my time yesterday, there was a mother there with two children and seven months pregnant. After a discussion about rape and incest, which I’m sure is brought up in every debate on abortion, I asked her if she was willing to choose the fetus’ life over her own if her life was in danger. And without hesitation she said, “Yes.” I said, “Really. You could leave your children without a mother knowing there was an option?” And this was her answer. And I’m not making this up. She said, “My husband is a terrific father and if it comes down to it, there are wonderful adoption agencies.” Whoa. I knew she was lying, but can you tell a pregnant woman she’s a liar to her face? Well I could, because I’m a mean person, but I didn’t. I did say that if she really was in a position of having to leave her children motherless I don’t think she would be THAT decisive. And I also challenged her to actually go in Planned Parenthood and just say one thing, “I’m confused.” I wanted her to go in and see for herself that abortion is NOT the only option Planned Parenthood offers. The point here is CHOICE. I wanted her to see what really happens inside Planned Parenthood. I’ve heard over and over and over that it’s an ‘abortion factory’ and that abortions are their ‘bread and butter’ and that is so not the case. Not one person was willing to actually go inside and see for themselves. So at that point I said that your cause is lost on the fact that you are NOT factual. You have made up your own minds about this facility even though what you think to be true, isn’t.

A woman HAS to have a safe environment to terminate her pregnancy, no matter the reason. Rape, incest, or just a young woman in trouble. Not everyone believes that life begins at conception. I don’t. For the mere fact that miscarriages happen, twins sometimes morph into one another, there’s a thing called Vanishing Twin Syndrome. If life begins at conception, what happened to that life? Too many things can happen during the gestation period that scientifically prove that there is not ‘life’ in the womb.

When I was 15, I went to an anti-abortion rally in St. Louis, at Barnes-jewish hospital. I was actually on TV, not because I REALLY believed in the cause, but I wanted everyone to see my Bon Jovi bandana & t-shirt. Then I grew up and became a woman. The thought of being thought of a second-class citizen, just because I have a vagina, made me livid. If I become pregnant, no matter the circumstance, the Government is telling me what I can and can’t do with my own body? The Government is making life decisions for me just because I happen to be the one who can get pregnant? I don’t think so. I dare any of these disgusting old, white, Republican men to actually meet a rape victim. Meet a 13-year-old incest survivor and tell them to their face they HAVE to carry their rapist’s baby to term. They HAVE to carry their father’s baby to term. That is as cruel as anything. And I promise you none of these Congressmen/Senators who want to control a woman’s right to choose, DO NOT KNOW A RAPE VICTIM.

The House GOP’s Plan to Redefine Rape http://wp.me/p1b2aW-2o

Republicans’ Assault on Women http://wp.me/p1b2aW-2H

Rep. Bobby Franklin http://wp.me/p1b2aW-2N

What Country Do I Live In? What Year is This? http://wp.me/p1b2aW-58

My Vagina http://wp.me/p1b2aW-7z

 
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Posted by on February 2, 2012 in Politics, Religion, Television

 

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My Vagina

Yesterday, my vagina and I had a conversation. First thing she said to me was, “We can NEVER go to New Hampshire, or Kansas, plus both Dakotas, Texas.” My response was terribly sympathetic. I knew what she was talking about. These states HATE women, or at least their GOP Governors/Legislators.

You know my vagina has been a part of my body since, well, I was conceived. Aren’t you GOP Christian zealots all about life beginning at conception? Well my vagina was there when I was conceived. In fact, if any of you have daughters, YOU decided that they would have a vagina. YOU did. And that sexy feeling you feel at night, with your wife, or mistress, the point of coitus that turns boys into men? That’s a vagina you’re putting your penis in. Without that vagina, you would NEVER know what that feeling is like. So is it fair that I am not supposed to give my vagina the BEST CARE I can? What the hell are you old, white, GOP ‘men’ doing? I can’t go to Planned Parenthood and receive proper health care for my vagina, the one body part I own that you CAN’T live without? Seriously.

Martha Plimpton tweeted yesterday that a woman’s vagina is just as much a part of a woman’s body as her heart, lung, kidneys, brain, and needs proper care in order to function. That inspired this blog.

One question I do have for these misogynistic GOP politicians, what the hell are women suppose to do now that you want to take away Planned Parenthood? Do you know how moronic you sound wanting to de-fund a place women go to receive birth control, THE very thing that prevents those abortions you’re so against. The hypocrisy is breathtaking. And I have yet to hear any of these politicians answer THAT question. What do you think birth control does? You want to take that away from women? Really? And what about screening for diseases that only a vagina can have? You don’t want women to be able to have that? The vagina isn’t only for STD’s, cancer can show up in there. Did you know that? I promise you, the vagina is NOT only for your pleasure. But we women know this already, that’s why we need and want to take care of it. And you GOP ‘men’ are taking away that right. How disgusting.

WOMEN: Please join me in calling, spamming, these misogynistic GOP ‘men’ and letting them know this is NOT acceptable. Our vaginas deserve the best and proper care available. And these ‘men’ are taking that away from us. All of us. This is 2011. Not 1911.

The Republicans have waged a war on women, and women’s health care. This CAN’T be tolerated. This is unacceptable, and we need as many women to stand up for other women and women’s right to choose. MEN are making these decisions, people. MEN who will never know the pain of an unwanted pregnancy. We could throw every one of these ‘men’ in prison and they STILL won’t know the feeling of having to carry their rapist’s fetus.

Councilor Raymond J. Wieczorek: He was a HUGE part in defunding Planned Parenthood in New Hampshire.

Governor Sam Brownback: He signed bills into law in Kansas that makes it impossible for a woman to have an abortion.

Governor Rick Perry: This guy also wants to make it impossible for a woman to have access to health care in Texas

I find the most ironic part of this is how all we’re hearing is less givernment, we need less government. Yet THIS assault on women from the GOP seems to be THE MOST INTRUSIVE form of Government I have ever seen. Don’t you agree?

 
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Posted by on July 12, 2011 in Politics, Religion

 

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