Barefoot and Pregnant in the Kitchen

Via Planned Parenthood:

The Health Insurance Marketplace Modernization and Affordability Act (HIMMAA), introduced by Sen. Mike Enzi (R-WY) would allow insurance companies to ignore nearly all state laws that require insurance coverage for certain treatments or conditions, such as laws that require them to include contraceptives in their prescription plans.
This would include things like birth control, OB-GYN care, and testing for cervical cancer. It also would disallow an OB-GYN to be classified as a primary care provider.

At some point moderate women are going to wake up. Sooner or later more people are going to realize that the Republican Party, hijacked by the Christianist fringes has a clear agenda to revoke the rights women have rightfully claimed over the last 75 years.

One might ask, 'the Republicans are the Conservatives - don't they support state's rights?' No, for one of two reasons. First, Conservatives never really believed in state's rights, they just didn't like black people and 'state's rights' sounded a lot better than 'we want to keep African Americans second class citizens because we're racist.' OR because the current Republican Party isn't really controlled by Conservatives. If it's controlled by theocratic Dominionist 'christians' state's rights don't matter.

Another note: I'm currently reading 1984 by George Orwell. The amount of double-speak in the "Health Insurance Marketplace Modernization and Affordability Act" makes the head spin.

1 comment:

Kathy said...

This makes me furious, but it's just typical. I figured the Dominionists would go after contraception just like they're going after abortion rights. I linked back to you here.