The House leadership in Congress has basically just declared war on women, really from day one....They not only are now trying to — federal funding hasn’t been available for abortion for more than 30 years, but what they’re really doing is trying to overturn the legal right to abortion in any context. As well, though, it’s way beyond abortion. Now they’re basically trying to end family planning and access to birth control in America. The Republican budget that came out basically gets rid of the nation’s Family Planning Program. And as well, we expect in the next day or two, with the support of the Speaker, there will be an amendment to basically end all federal funds going to Planned Parenthood, including funds that are used for basic birth control, cancer screenings and preventive care for more than three million people every year.
In addition, there are debates over what a woman can and cannot reveal about her sexuality. In an article by Blogher.com’s Avflox, “A Mother’s Sexuality: Taking Back MILF,” she tackled the disheartening truth women face as mothers as it relates to sexuality. In an interview with Kendra Holliday and others, Avflox details how little women are allowed to express about sexuality before they are “slut-shamed.”
That we love to read about sex was proven with the mommy-porn type work, E.L. James’ 50 Shades of Grey flying off the shelves. To acknowledge this other part of ourselves, to admit that women are having sex, and that at times when in the heat of the moment, contraceptives are forgotten, does warrant a look at who is ultimately responsible.
Yet, abortion may prevent another unwanted birth, which could decrease the overall funds the government has to shell out to take care of these unwanted children.
To let politicians debate the rights over a woman’s body is a scary thing. Hopefully, we are not on the verge of forfeiting the rights we have over our own bodies. With any luck, women will win the war seemingly being waged against us…again, so that lawmakers can stay out of our bedrooms and out of our bodies.