Conservative CA's New Target: Women

Conservative California, you screwed with us once with the passing of Proposition 8 (and as you know we're still fighting).  And now it seems like you are slithering your way through political jargon to define 'person', ban abortion, and inherently de-humanize women with this California 'Personhood' Amendment.

According to the Los Angeles Times article entitled, "A new push to define 'person,' and to outlaw abortion in the process", Robin Abcarian explains,
"Abortion foes, tired of a profusion of laws that limit but do not abolish abortion, are trying to answer the question in a way that they hope could put an end to legalized abortion.

Across the country, they have revived efforts to amend state constitutions to declare that personhood -- and all rights accorded human beings -- begins at conception.
From Florida to California, abortion foes are gathering signatures, pressing state legislators and raising money to put personhood measures on ballots next year."
So fellow women-folk, we are merely 'vessels' according to these folks. 'Vessels' that carry these little beings that are, according to these abortion foes, worth more than the well-being of the mother. They don't care if the life of this thing inside your womb might threaten your own life if it is born or if the fetus is a result of you being brutally raped by your father. They don't care. You are simply meant to 'do your duty' and carry it out.

And if you think it just ends at the fertilized egg = human being thing, you're wrong.
"Critics deride the effort as the "egg-as-person" movement and say it threatens in vitro fertilization; some kinds of birth control, including IUDs and pills; and stem cell research. They say that Americans will reject it as a government intrusion into their privacy."
So it is possible that you can forget about taking your birth control, because it might as well be banned.
"It's so extreme it could literally outlaw IUDs and birth control pills," said Katherine Spillar, executive vice president of the Feminist Majority Foundation.
Yeah. It's pretty goddamn severe if you ask me. Gosh, we are people too. And what bothers me the most is the fact that the majority of the people who support this measure (and many similar movements) are men. Men who will most likely never have a vagina. Men* of whom 100% will never be pregnant and therefore 100% of whom will never have an abortion. You have no right to make any decisions on my body if you will not be able to experience anything I have or will.

Conservative CA, I don't care if you are coming with your NRA-sanctioned guns a-blazing, I know I won't be the only one protecting my right to choose.

So here's a big F.U. from me to you.

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*Cis men


Criss L. Cox said...

So mad I want to spit.

On the "abortion foes."

How dare they? What, do we need to start a woman-as-person movement in order to keep our rights???

Seriously, people.

(Cool new layout, btw.)

MShell said...

F.U. indeed. I really hope people will see this amendment for what it really is which is a horrible decline in repro rights. And I cant beleive they are hiding behind the idea of "human rights". That shit is insulting. Basically they are saying that eggs are more human than the women that produce them. All i'm saying is that I will be right there with you fighting this bullshit legislation. Trust.

The Celluloid Geek said...

Criss, I was thinking the exact same thing on the 'woman-as-person' movement!! And btw, your post on Cis men/women and trans rights made me edit this a tad bit =]

And Mshell, you know you will be with me if this is even considered! And it is beyond insulting to say eggs > women! Grr.

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