This morning I read in the Dallas Morning News about Senator Wendy Davis, the courageous woman standing up to the ludicrous efforts of Rick Perry and his ilk to circumvent the U.S. Constitution and the hard-fought and hard-won Supreme Court decision in the 1973 case of Roe v. Wade.
1973 folks! That’s FORTY years!
To Sen. Eddie Lucio of Brownsville, who according the Dallas Morning News “…decried the tens of millions of abortions performed since the Supreme Court legalized the procedure in 1973,” I’d like to pose these questions:
In the last forty years, tens of millions of abortions? Tens of millions? Really? This number comes from where exactly? Was the right to privacy afforded to women who choose to have an abortion violated in order to obtain that number?
But since you mention it, what this number tells us is that women in the TENS OF MILLIONS are being impregnated and that for medical reasons, personal reasons such as lack of financial resources to support another human being without public assistance, because a legitimate criminal act was committed by a man (because only a man has the power to impregnate a woman) TENS OF MILLIONS OF WOMEN have found themselves in need of a safe, legal medical procedure.
I’d rethink using that TENS OF MILLIONS statistic if I were you Mr. Lucio.
To Lt. Gov. Dewhurst, who is quoted in the article as saying, “today’s debate is about protecting the health of women AND their babies,” these questions:
Really, Mr. Dewhurst? Isn’t the debate about protecting nothing more than man’s dominance of women? Isn’t the debate about limiting a woman’s choices when faced with raising a child because impregnators (still talking about men here) have the choice of not feeding, sheltering, clothing, educating or otherwise providing for the health and welfare of babies? Since you hold a high office in the state, you probably know the answers to these questions. How many babies live in poverty in Texas? How many women in Texas live every day in fear? Fear for their lives and the safety of their children? Hundreds? Thousands? Millions? How many in your country? Tens of millions perhaps?
It might be a good idea to get a handle on just how many women and babies live and breathe in poverty in your state and perhaps your country before claiming to protect women and babies. It also might be a good idea to determine how much tax revenue needs to be generated in order to provide “protection” for women and babies. If you find your concern for protecting women and babies weighs on you too heavily, you may want rethink holding such a high office and perhaps make it your personal mission in life to eliminate poverty for women and babies.
To Gov. Perry, there is not an answer sufficient for what you think you are doing. So, I won’t even ask. I’ll just say, enough is enough.
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