The New War on Our Rights

State legislatures across the country are devising laws meant to strip away women’s reproductive rights in the largest debate on the issue since Roe v. Wade and its’ companion case, Doe v. Bolton, in 1973.   Texas, Virginia, Iowa and other States are debating laws where women who receive Medicaid must undergo transvaginal ultrasounds before having an abortion.  Now, Colorado wants to confer personhood to fetuses, and declare that those who perform or undergo abortions will be charged with murder, under a bill which is scheduled, at present, to be on the November ballot.

Donna provided me with this link, and I think it’s worth reading.

To better understand how and why this is important, not only for women, it should be noted that the real issue started in 1965 with the Supreme Court’s ruling in Griswold v. Connecticut, a case dealing with contraception.  From this case, the Court fashioned what they called the “penumbra of privacy”, extracted from the rights granted to all of us within the 1st, 4th, 5th and 9th Amendments of the Constitution.   It isn’t only about reproductive rights, but rather about the privacy we have enjoyed for nearly fifty years.


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12 Responses to The New War on Our Rights

  1. thedesigndiva2 says:

    It will be a COLD DAY IN HELL when the GOOBERMENT tells me how to treat my body..

  2. Donna says:

    My news feed has been going crazy. I am not a prolific writer, I do like to share.

    • I saw some articles about the big “Doonesbury” debate. I guess some politicians, and some local newspapers, didn’t care for Garry Trudeau referring to the ultrasound device as the “ten inch shaming wand”.

    • klmh says:

      I am so F**king mad after reading this. Those Mother fu*king liars!
      Thank you for providing this link. We know a few people in state gov’t to talk with since it is now being pushed in my state.

  3. klmh says:

    135 bills passed by tea party representatives reducing a woman’s reproductive rights… Isn’t the republican party the one that wants LESS government involvement into our lives?
    I passed this to some friends in Colorado. Tx for the heads up.

  4. codystl says:

    I don’t get why the conservatives are so hell-bent on trying to pass laws that affect women’s health and why the conservative women congresspersons are not standing up? This isn’t a game, people. I read about what Rick Perry did down in TX this week which now will lose major federal funding for women’s healthcare and he’s trying to twist it to be Obama’s fault. The laws were in place and Perry should have done his homework.

  5. klmh says:

    I wrote to a friend in Colorado. The congress is republican and passed this bill, but the majority in the senate are democrats, so it doesn’t have a prayer.

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