The legislative “War on Women” has been major news now for the past five months. We know that anti-choice legislators at both the state and national level have spent a time, when our country needs new jobs, a better health care system, support for returning service members and senior citizens, etc., debating and restricting what women can do with their bodies.
I have a multitude of questions for these anti-choice legislators, but I’ll keep it to the nice round number of ten. Add your own questions for these lawmakers under our comment section!
1) What exactly do you think “equality” means? Because, dear lawmaker, it doesn’t mean that one group is treated less than another. That’s called “inequality.” For reference, equality means “the state or quality of being equal; correspondence in quantity, degree, value, rank or ability.”
2) Now that we know what equality means: Do you believe that men and women should be treated equally under the law? Put aside your politicking and be honest.
3) Do you acknowledge that women have decision-making ability? Or are you stuck in the Rev. Jesse Peterson realm of thinking, and regard women as logic-less whores?
4) Do you believe that an individual has the right to make decisions regarding his or her own body? I know your crowd is known for advocating that corporations should have as much freedom as they want due to free market principles. But, by individual, I mean a person. Should people get to make their own personal decisions? Should the government make personal decisions for people? In general, what role do you think the government should have in the lives of individuals? If you even begin to mention the words “small government,” you will never again be allowed to vote for a measure that sticks your laws into women’s uteruses.
5) Do you believe that medical decisions are best made by health care professionals and their patients? If so, then I’m just confused: Do you think you are a doctor? Sure, a law degree generally qualifies one to talk about many subjects, but do you think it qualifies you to diagnose illness and perform surgery and mandate medical diagnostic testing?
6) Do you believe in doctor-patient confidentiality? Or do you think HIPAA is just overrated? If so, that would explain why you completely ignored it when writing the poorly conceived and invasive legislation that’s been passing this session.
7) Do you really think that a microscopic fertilized egg should be given the same rights as the living, breathing human being? Is the fertilized egg and the living, breathing human being exactly the same? (If yes, how exactly do you think brains work? Do you know that zygotes don’t have them?) Should that microscopic fertilized egg be given rights at the expense of the living, breathing human being?
8) If you had to choose to save a woman or a fetus, who would you save? Let me be more specific: if you had to choose between your wife’s life, your grown daughter’s life, your own life – or that of a fetus, what choice would you make?
9) Are you comfortable making a life changing, potentially medical decision for someone else, someone you’ve never met? Are you comfortable making that pompous presumptuous choice even though you have no knowledge of their medical history or background?
10) If your daughter or granddaughter came to you and told you she was pregnant and fundamentally felt from the bottom of her heart that she could not go through a pregnancy or have a baby (for a personal reason, a health reason, a financial reason, or another reason,) what would you tell her? Would you be proud of laws you had passed restricting her rights?
Please join me- add your questions for anti-choice lawmakers below!