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Briefly put, Elephants from around the country are trying to control your reproductive organs. They want to control your fertility, menstrual cycles, and family planning. They want to dictate whether or not you will have children. They want access to your medical records and the rights to tell your OB/ GYN how to manage your care.

And not only do they want the right to control these aspects of your life, they are giving themselves those rights. Bit by bit, law by law, state by state.

Also, they mock you, taunt you and ridicule you with the consequences of your votes:
http://m.dailykos.com/story/2013/07/13/1223212/-Erick-Erickson-tells-liberals-to-go-buy-coat-hangers-after-TX-abortion-bill-passes And from their point of view, it makes sense to mock you: after all, you gave them your support. You gave them the rope with which they will “hang” your liberty and pursuit of happiness. Why SHOULDN’T they make fun of you? For decades, the Repubs have been straight up and out front with their intentions for American women. And American women vote for them anyway.

Finally, notice one more thing: with all of these laws controlling you and your bodies, they are not, repeat NOT, passing similar legislation to control men and our bodies. That is not a coincidence.

And you vote for these “Republicans”, WHY? For God’s sake, stop while you still have any rights remaining to you.

Mr. Blunt and Cranky

The American College of Gynecologists has finally had enough of lying, grandstanding, glory-hound yahoo politicos and their bulls*** anti-abortion laws. In fact, they are calling these “representatives” out, and (rhetorically) whacking them with very large sticks.

It makes sense that people who actually do something would be considered the experts at that thing, yes? So doctors who are trained in a medical specialty and work at it every day would be the authoritative sources, nicht wahr? And those OB/GYNs should be listened to, n’cest pas?

So let’s listen to them (bold text courtesy of the Crankster):

“While we can agree to disagree about abortion on ideological grounds, we must draw a hard line against insidious legislation that threatens women’s health like Texas HB2 (House Bill 2) and SB1 (Senate Bill 1). That’s why we’re speaking to the false and misleading underlying assumptions of this and other legislation like it: These bills are as much about interfering with the practice of medicine and the relationship a patient has with her physician as they are about restricting women’s access to abortion. The fact is that these bills will not help protect the health of any woman in Texas. Instead, these bills will harm women’s health in very clear ways.
We’re setting the record straight, loudly and unequivocally, with these simple messages to all politicians:

Get Out of Our Exam Rooms

“Facts are very important, especially when discussing the health of women and the American public. And a lot of “facts” are being asserted in this debate. Truth be told, the scientific underpinnings of this legislation are unsound. First, there’s the 20-week ban, which is based on the argument that a fetus can feel pain. Recent and rigorous scientific reviews have concluded that there is no evidence of fetal perception of pain until 29 weeks at the earliest2 (third trimester is 28–40 weeks).”

Yes, these doctors are opening up a big ol’ can o’ Whoop-Ass on the “Republicans” in Texas and elsewhere who are prying into our private lives. And they are calling out these reprehensible scumballs for lying, invading our privacy, and endangering the lives of women and children with their meddling ways.

And the crazy part is, these “representatives” of ours are all too often proponents of “small government” and decriers of “Big Brother government”. People, if there is any more egregious example of Big Brother than a politician trying to stick their fingers into women’s private parts, this writer hasn’t heard of it.

Kudos to ACOG for telling these intrusive, corrupt, lying, sleazebucket politiciians to go pound sand.

Mr. Blunt and Cranky.