As I watched this segment of The Rachel Maddow Show last night, I felt my blood pressure go through the ceiling. I also experienced that all too familiar sinking feeling of helplessness as Rachel detailed how a woman’s constitutional right to choose and right to privacy are slipping away.
Abortion is legal. Abortion is a gut-wrenching, personal decision that should be between a woman, her doctor, and anyone else she decides should be included.
To watch state after state destroy those rights is shocking. To witness those rights being stomped on because of differing beliefs– beliefs– is alarming. Forcing one’s own morals upon others is not the job of lawmakers, nor is telling women what to do with their body, or their time, for that matter.
And finally, to observe the sheer and utter hypocrisy of politicians who rail against “big government” as they use it as a tool to negatively affect the health, and the very lives, of women– to wage a war on women– that is immoral.
As always, Rachel Maddow puts it all into perspective for us. Watch and weep: