Leftist commentary from a mouthy bitch
Ok, look, everybody do me two favors from now on out:
A. Do not try to tell me that people who are anti-contraception and anti-abortion care about anything more than punishing dirty whores.
B. Do not tell me that I should be more worried about “real” issues instead of worrying about reproductive freedom, equal pay and queer rights.
Oh, and a bonus, don’t assume that because I present female that my job is anything other than necessary for my survival and that of my family.
Look, the people who truly want to save children/babies are the people who are advocating for reproductive freedom, access to accurate sex education, access to reliable contraception, and access to abortion if needed. These are the same people who also advocate funding for education, health care for mothers and children, school lunches, and after school programs.
The majority of those opposed to contraception, also oppose those other things. So, if they don’t want women to have access to contraception or abortion, but they don’t want to support women and the children that result from unprotected sex, then how is what they are doing anything but punishing women who have sex they don’t approve of? Or even sex they do approve of, because an awful lot of married women use contraception to limit their family size to one they can afford to support.
Lack of access to birth control means that women are going to have children they cannot afford. This means children will be born into poverty. Because rich women always have access to the things they deny to poor women. When abortion is illegal here, they will fly to places where it isn’t? If birth control is illegal here, they will pay for doctors in other countries to prescribe it and send it to them. If they’re caught, they have lawyers who will get them off with a slap on the wrist if anything.
The next thing, that whole “why are focusing on this when you could be paying attention to real issues?” Ok, listen assholes, these are real issues. Fair pay, reproductive rights, access to contraception, LGBTQI equality, these are all real issues, and if you don’t think so, you need to pay some fucking attention. These are instances of people trying to legislate either keeping rights from other people, or trying to take existing rights from other people. They’re trying to legislate a permanent underclass. And as long as you pretend that isn’t what they’re doing, and that it doesn’t matter, you are helping them.
Equal pay for equal work, the right to marry, the right to decide how many children to have when, the right to leave an abusive spouse, or to work unmolested, these are all important issues in the lives of so very many people.
They are important.