Apparently, not only are anti-choice politicians on Capitol Hill against a woman’s right to choose and have control over her reproductive destiny, but they’re also against giving pregnant mothers and newborns proper healthcare and economic support.
Hypocrisy on the Hill: Anti-Choice Lawmakers Vote “No” on Measures to Help Pregnant Women
Washington, DC ““ Today, 11 anti-choice Republican members of the House Appropriations subcommittee that oversees spending for health, labor and education programs voted against a proposal offered by Rep. David Obey (D-WI) aimed at making it economically easier for low-income and vulnerable women to choose to carry pregnancies to term.
Among its proposals, Rep. Obey’s amendment would have increased funding for such common-sense programs as child care, maternal and child health care, domestic violence prevention, job training, and others.
Nancy Keenan, president of NARAL Pro-Choice America, said the vote illustrated the hypocrisy of anti-choice lawmakers who oppose a woman’s right to choose but then refuse to support initiatives to help women who carry their pregnancy to term. “We were disappointed, but not surprised, to learn that anti-choice lawmakers on the subcommittee voted against measures that support pregnant women and their newborns. Anti-choice politicians have demonstrated that they are opposed not only to abortion, but also to non-controversial, consensus programs that help women give birth to healthy children, and this is no exception,”? Keenan said. “Rep. Obey’s amendment would have eased some women’s economic and personal stresses. These proposals would improve the lives of real women, contributing to healthy pregnancies and healthy babies. It is outrageous that the hypocrisy of 11 members of Congress could halt consideration of such common-sense proposals.”?
I suppose–well I know–the Hypocrisy of Life doesn’t include improving the quality of Life, even if they are women who have chosen to carry their pregnancies to term. ‘More bodies born’–by any means–regardless of socioecomic issues or lack of healthcare, is a tenet and the desired ‘end‘ of that pitiful and false “pro-life” philosophy, the Rightwing woefully attempts to masquerade as “compassionate conservatism.” They simply want women to “fulfill their biological duties as women, as god intended them,” (aka: birthing chattel) but not actually give half-a-damn about those women while they’re pregnant and when they do give birth. Unless they’re upper-middle-class or higher and married Christian women, oh, then they do care. Besides if they’re low-income pregnant women, that must mean they’re unmarried–and therefore whores, who should be punished for their “sexual promiscuity” and failure to marry with more poverty, and little or no healthcare. It’s all about punishment, keeping women not only pregnant but socioeconomically and medically vulnerable, and promulgating the Hypocrisy of Life. How about some of these anti-choice politicians–especially the fellas–trying this pregnancy and birthing stuff, and even living in poverty with little or not healthcare themselves since they’re so for it? Seriously, was this proposal too “Commie” or “socialist,” or something? Or was it too much of a dare for the so called “pro-life” and “pro-Culture of Life” politicians to put their rhetoric into deeds rather than