Monday, July 23, 2012
The Right Kind of Woman Champions Life
Jennifer Hartline has written an important article in Catholic Online called "Memo to Debbie Wasserman-Schultz: The Right Kind of Woman Champions Life, Not Contraception." It concerns the ridiculous tactic of our current administration, that the Republicans purport a "war on women." This is a complete joke. The real war here is against the unborn - the most vulnerable in our society. It seems that this administration has no problem with the fact that over 50 million children have been killed since Roe vs. Wade. I think a good question for us to consider when we enter the voting booth is "What would Jesus do."
WASHINGTON, D.C. - I'm the wrong kind of woman. I guess I always knew it, and now it's official. According to the decree of Debbie Wasserman-Schultz, if ever I were to run for public office and be elected, it would not be a victory for women because I'm not the right kind of woman. Women like me don't count at all. For anything. In fact, women like me are a detriment to the cause and must be kept out of public influence.
"I think we have to be cautious about who is, you know, just celebrating that a woman got elected to a particular office and make sure that we have women who are running and winning who are going to champion the causes of women - who are going to make the agenda that is important to women like equal pay for equal work and making sure that when it comes to fighting for middle class families and ensuring access to birth control and making sure that health care is a priority and that it's affordable, making sure that access to education and higher education is a priority."
"So, electing just any woman shouldn't be the goal. Electing a woman who is going to make the issues important to women and families is really should be the focus and I don't know if we made as much progress on that as we should."
"It's just so hard for me to grasp how they [Republicans] can be as anti-woman as they are," she said, according to the Weekly Standard. "I think that the pushback and the guttural reaction from women against the Republicans' agenda out of the gate, the war on women that the Republicans have been waging since they took over the House, I think is not only going to restore but help us exceed the president's margin of victory in the next election."
(At this point, I must attempt to restrain myself because believe me, I have some choice words for Ms. Schultz.)
Cut the crap, Ms. Schultz. This isn't about fighting for middle class families or higher education. It's about abortion and contraception, period. The code embedded in your little speech is about as subtle as a flashing neon sign: the only woman you want on Capitol Hill or any hill anywhere is a pro-abortion, Pill-pushing woman. The "feminist" agenda demands perfect worship at the altar of abortion. You know it and I know it. Planned Parenthood is your clubhouse.
The "progress" you seek is quite simply the reduction of women to available vaginas and sterile uteruses that welcome knives, scissors, forceps and vacuums as instruments of "freedom" when the obligatory prevention fails.
You don't speak for me, Ms. Schultz. Your agenda is repugnant to me, and your ideas of progress for women are insulting to me. There are many, many women who feel as I do, and we are deserving of representation in Congress and state governments, and we vote. We are not a hindrance to women's success or growth or rights. We think the girl in the womb is deserving of life and liberty, too. Why don't you?
Equal pay for equal work has absolutely nothing to do with propping up Planned Parenthood and forcing people to subsidize contraception for every woman in America. Guess what? I don't need your Pills or your condoms or your sterilizations. And I refuse to pay for any of that for anyone else. How ironic that while you're stomping your foot demanding "choices" for women you want to deprive me of mine by mandating that I buy someone else's birth control and pay for abortions.
Why must women's sexual choices be subsidized by everyone else? How does that promote women's independence? What happened to freedom? Didn't anyone ever tell you that freedom isn't free?
Read the rest HERE
Jennifer Hartline is a grateful Catholic, a proud Army wife and homeschooling mother of three children. She is a contributing writer for Catholic Online. Visit her at Wake Up, Deborah!