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All your uteruses are belong to us

by: Eric B.

Mon Mar 17, 2014 at 15:00:00 PM EDT

So, rape insurance is now a thing. I was going to post about it last week, but frankly just couldn't work up the energy to do it. Nancy Kaffer did and it's out today, and probably gets to the nut of it better than anything I could write.

There's a very good reason why I couldn't muster the energy to try to tackle this issue. At its heart, this is an issue about womens' health and self-determination over their bodies. It's a little more than that, too. It's also defining for women trapped in horrible circumstances what God is to them and their own spirituality, because the people who pushed this are motivated from religious belief. Their belief in now your reality, regardless of your personal feelings about God and the Bible. So, women got screwed twice on this one: They've had health care insurance choices made for them, and are not permitted to make a consumer choice in line with their own sense of spirituality.

Any post I would have written would have focused on the atrocious manner in which this particular law came to pass. Right to Life went out, gathered some signatures, and used a hardly-ever used method of bypassing traditional checks and balances. The state's media was pretty unanimous in arguing that this should go to a vote of the people [like the (bleep)ing wolf hunt], but once again our ongoing experiment in the Dunning-Kruger effect wasn't so interested in proper democracy. So, now it's law.

Good going, guys.

Eric B. :: All your uteruses are belong to us
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