“Inalienable rights”?

Ladies, you don’t have them.

I’m going to be brief on this:  there is a movement afoot in this country to ensure you don’t get your ‘rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.‘  So long as your bodily functions are regulated by special interest groups and their laws, by a government and its laws, you do not have these rights.

In fact, in Indiana (among 38 states–that’s right, THIRTY-EIGHT STATES), your reproductive system may be regulated by these laws; you may be punished should you have a miscarriage or a stillbirth.  You may serve LONG jail time.  Your wants/needs/desires/life are not your own.  It will be regulated by laws, now seemingly escalating to a point of what can only be described as Sharia Law–you know that dreaded term?  Women in bondage.  The burkas are optional; it is the rule of those laws which matter.  And they are here.  Now.

Here is a New York Time‘s article about a case, followed by a website which is accepting signatures for a petition to help a woman whose pregnancy ended in tragedy.  Even the anti-abortionist movement opposes criminalization of women in such circumstances.  

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/04/01/magazine/purvi-patel-could-be-just-the-beginning.html?_r=0 

https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/free-purvi-patel-prison-and-clear-her-all-charges

There really isn’t any other way to view this, whether you are one of the ‘right to lifers’ or the ‘women’s righters’…..this is punishing a woman because the system wishes to make an example of her, to keep women in their place.  I am appalled at this miscarriage of justice.  And frightened by the trend.

 

 

 

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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Darlene Newcom
    Apr 08, 2015 @ 11:47:01

    This is insane. Makes me sick. Signed the petition and passed on.

    Reply

  2. harpethview
    Apr 08, 2015 @ 11:49:16

    Thank you for reading, signing and passing on. I am sick about this; so is my husband.

    Reply

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