It’s amazing how much government women who say that they want out of their vaginas and bedrooms are willing to bring into both if it means progressive agenda line items can be pushed forward. In the same breath they’ll demand that government keep its hands off their uteruses and then demand that Washington DC mandate all aspects of their healthcare.
Especially The Free Stuff
New York’s Governor Cuomo – the insolent brat child of one-time Democrat Presidential hopeful Mario Cuomo – heard all those hypocritical women, and decided to mandate that they get free stuff. According to Cuomo’s edict, abortion and contraception must be provided “free” by health insurance companies.
Sandra Fluke must feel vindicated. Or victimized since a man accomplished what she made a complete fool of herself trying to do a while back.
Aside from the fact that nothing’s ever really free – indeed, everyone else in New York will now pay more for their healthcare so that Sandra Fluke can pick up condoms or have the results vacuumed out of her uterus when she forgets to use them – why is such glaring inequality accepted?
Why are abortions and birth control rated above far more critical healthcare needs affecting far more people.
Anyone that wants birth control can pick it up off the shelf at drug stores, convenience stores, grocery stores, vending machines, and really just about anywhere. It’s cheap and it’s incredibly easy to find. In those moments where passions burn hot and there isn’t a condom nor a pill to be found anywhere, it’s possible for mature adults to know when to say when.
Women choosing abortion – especially when it’s being bankrolled on your and my dime – ought to have to own up and explain why that’s their choice. Yes, I know, the activist-class will shriek about “rape, incest, and cases of risk to the life of the mother”. Those make up about two percent of all abortions performed. That means 98% are performed for other reasons and most are performed on women of color. Why?
Breast cancer is a far greater risk to women today than reproductive health. Why isn’t there an edict making mammograms “free”? For men, thousands of us die every year due to prostate cancer. I don’t hear anyone suggesting that those screenings be offered “free” either. Prescription drug abuse kills more Americans than guns do, yet not a peep about it. I could name a thousand healthcare issues more pressing than “free” contraception and abortion.
Moving Past Healthcare
And why stop with healthcare? Wouldn’t free pants be helpful for women too? When they stay on, the whole abortion and contraception thing doesn’t come into play. Moreover, in cold weather frostbite can occur when one doesn’t wear pants outdoors in the weather. How about food? Without food people die whether they sport a vagina or a penis.
How Much Government?
I want to know how much government intrusion into life the left is willing to accept. It goes without saying that they want it to go way beyond reproductive health. How much more, I want to know.