This picture sums up perfectly the inherent bias and sexism that exists with measures that seek to restrict women’s access to healthcare, be it through personhood amendments, banning birth control funding, or other anti-choice legislation.
While their actions might be viewed as snarky or childish, what Senators Howell, Wilson and Johnson have done with their crazy amendments is help illustrate just how crazy this kind of legislation is to begin with. Their actions shine a laser beam on exactly who this kind of legislation targets.
It’s not those precious unborn people. (PS: embryos =/= people .)
The actions of these senators paint that fact clear as day for all the world to see and I imagine, it’s making some people uncomfortable to have their agendas totally called out in such a public fashion. Because, let’s not forget: when you introduce amendments, they go in the public legislative record.
So Friday kudos to Senators Howell, Wilson and Johnson, for bringing some much needed common-sense discussion into the personhood and anti-choice debates, in the craziest ways possible.
And how sad is is that we have to resort to these kinds of antics to protect women’s access to healthcare in the first place.