Saturday, March 17, 2012

Yet Another Republican Moron (a Woman) Makes War on Women

If you're wondering where the end to the madness of legislating the medical side of women's reproductive systems, rest assured we're not there yet.
Debbie Lesko: Majority Whip in Arizona

Consider a newly proposed Arizona law (proposed by a woman, like the one in Virginia: Kathy Byron of Lynchburg) that would allow an employer to interrogate every woman on his payroll who is on birth control pills to determine if those pills are being used to prevent pregnancy. If the employer is one of the nutjobby right-wingers who opposes birth control for everybody, he can fire the woman if she says that's the purpose of the pills.

Here's what it says, according to Jezabell:

"Yesterday, a Senate Judiciary Committee endorsed Republican Debbie Lesko's HB2625 by a vote of 6-2, which would allow an employer to request proof that a woman using insurance to buy birth control was being prescribed the birth control for reasons other than not wanting to get pregnant.

"It's all about freedom, she said, echoing everyone who thinks there's nothing ironic about claiming that a country that's 'free' allows people's bosses to dictate what medical care is available to them through insurance. First Amendment. The Constitution. Rights of religious people to practice the treasured tenets of their faiths, the tenets that dictate that religious people get to tell everyone who is not of faith how they're supposed to live, and the freedom to have that faith enforced by law. Freedom.

"Further, Lesko states, with a straight face, that this bill is necessary because 'we live in America; we don't live in the Soviet Union.'"

1 comment:

  1. This is getting downright scary. But the 'chicks' may come home to roost for the Repubs in November. Pleased to have had a gal knock on my window at Kroger the other day, telling me she liked my 2012 bumper sticker...