Florida Legislature plans downfall of sexual health
Published: Tuesday, March 13, 2012
Updated: Tuesday, March 13, 2012 20:03
Look out Eagle ladies!
You better listen to your grandmother, the lovely Rick Santorum and virtually every Catholic priest with double standards and “keep an aspirin between your knees” because the government is trying to oppress our sexuality with Senate Bill 290.
Senate Bill 290 is basically the kitchen sink of all anti-feminist legislature, and of course, it’s being heard in Florida — God’s waiting room, where women have not had intercourse since Eisenhower and therefore do not have to worry about methods of contraception.
Senate Bill 290 interferes with women and their doctors by requiring that, first, health centers that perform abortions must be wholly owned and operated by a physician who met expensive required ethics trainings. The bill would also require women to make unnecessary extra visits to their doctor and miss work, school, etc. because of a 24-hour waiting period to have an abortion.
There is absolutely no medical reason that health centers must be “wholly owned and operated” by a physician. In fact, the sole goal of SB 290 is to interfere with a private personal decision between a woman and her doctor and make it a political and moral issue.
SB 290’s main targets are doctors who perform abortions. The bill is a big detriment to life-saving, not-for-profit organizations such as Planned Parenthood and would make it very hard for more centers to open their doors to the public.
When people hear the word Planned Parenthood, they immediately think of the word “abortion,” when in reality Planned Parenthood does birth control, STI and STD testing, cancer screenings, adoption and HIV care.
Out of everything Planned Parenthood does, only 3 percent is abortions. What Planned Parenthood does is simply help to plan parenthood. It is women taking charge of their bodies and their reproductive health. It is a 16-year-old girl getting information that she cannot get at home.
It is a single mother getting a breast cancer screening. No bureaucrat should ever be able to take that away. If legislatures are truly concerned about unintended pregnancies, they would promote preventive care, not make a woman wait for a day to think about whether or not she should have an abortion, because all women are impulsive and silly when it comes to important decisions and could very well change their mind if they have to miss work. Pathetic.
It makes more sense to unload the gun than try to run from the bullets. If you ask me, the government needs to focus on fixing the economy, not restricting abortions. Create jobs, not distractions.
Buy me some Starbucks and then try to get in my pants, not the other way around.