This political attack on women's bodies and personal medical decisions has gone too damn far. It is one thing when Mitt Romney takes a stance to defund planed parenthood if elected president; while far from desirable, no one is in immediate danger. However, it is totally crossing a line when state legislators vote on whether a doctor can straight up lie to his/her patient in order to ensure she doesn't opt for an abortion.
This all seems way too similar to the ethics lecture I recently heard: "Deadly Medicine in the Nazi Era: What Turned Physician Healers into Killers?" (this article touches on some of the factors that were discussed in the talk). The idea that doctors are following this moral extremism with disregard for reality, not realizing or not caring that their moral belief is directly harmful to their patients... so damn scary what power and knowledge in the wrong hands can lead to.
Anyhow, I'm more frustrated at the politicians who we are currently paying to sit in office and debate away our right to choice, education, and honesty. They are wasting our time and our money. They are degrading women all across America by belittling us into a category of those incapable of thing for our self. They are putting us at risk for unplanned pregnancies, incomplete healthcare, and clandestine abortions. They are personally pissing me off!
What can we do about it? VOTE. Get these fools out of office. However the election is a little while away so in the meantime there is a National Protest Against the War on Women being planned for April 28, 2012. Taken from facebook:
National Protest Against the War on Women
Saturday, April 28, 2012
10:00am until 2:00pm
State Capitols in all 50 States and DC
Join our organizing page: http://on.fb.me/wBUDYu
Organize your friends and go take a stance! For the medical students and professional out there, please please please wear your white coat when you do. It makes a difference for people to see that we're fed up with this BS.