Sunday, March 4, 2012

Quotation for Today: GOP's Culture War Is More Than Just a War on American Women

In continuing the good fight against the bullying of women by Republicans, comments from a medical provider are offered.

“The state of Texas is waging war on women and their families. The new [Texas] law is demeaning and disrespectful to the women of Texas, and insulting to the doctors and nurses who care for them.”
Curtis Boyd, M.D.

Dr. Curtis is a courageous Texas physician who utilizes all the instruments in the medical "toolbox" -- including abortion -- to provide medically sanctioned health care to women.  

The Republican-controlled legislature of the State of Texas wishes to and has imposed its "medical" judgment on the health care system for Texas' women. What is next: mandatory vasectomies for men receiving unemployment benefits? Keep in mind that mandatory testing for illegal drug usage for welfare recipients is being advocated by some -- see here and here.  Can mandatory medical testing for Social Security recipients be far behind?

There should not be any doubt in anyone's mind that the Republicans' attacks on women health care rights are a tactical part of their war on America's middle and working class and impoverished citizens -- not just women.  Wealthy Americans -- the one percent -- have the wherewithal to obtain medical care that is not available to the average American, thus are not concerned with the onerous laws enacted by the legislatures of Texas, Virginia, et al..  The one percent have the means to travel to a another state or a foreign country for medical services.

Kristof, Nicholas D. "When States Abuse Women." The New York Times 3 March, 2012: online edition.

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