If Men Got Pregnant, Congress Would Have Made Abortion Legal and Contraceptives Diverse


Your Daily Dose of BuzzFlash at Truthout, via my buddy Mark Karlin:

It's been said that if men got pregnant - instead of women - the Congress would have long ago made abortion legal and contraceptives plentiful and diverse. [...]

The efforts to control a woman's body are once again heating up, particularly in red states with large legislative majorities. In Oklahoma, the most recent initiative to treat women as chattel for the pleasure of men is Senate "Personhood" Bill 1433 [...]

Constance Johnson, a state senator in Oklahoma... introduced an amendment to Oklahoma SB 1433 [...]

In short - and to put it bluntly - Johnson would outlaw masturbation by making it illegal to commit "any action in which a man ejaculates or otherwise deposits semen anywhere but in a woman's vagina [which] shall be interpreted and construed as an action against an unborn child."

While it may seem like a somewhat squeamishly comical legislative amendment, it does provocatively dispel the double standard at play in the predominantly GOP male war on women's bodies.  [...]

Senator Johnson is justifiably disgusted at the efforts of male legislators to make the biology of being a woman illegal [...]

Making zygotes into people is just another way of putting women in a cage, while allowing men to roam free. [...]

NOTE: The Congress has not made abortion legal. In fact, it has made it less available and removed government funding for Medicaid abortions, for example. Remember that it was the Supreme Court in Roe v. Wade that made abortion legal, not Congress.

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