Attempts to legislate the female body are getting out of control. Essentially, this could lead to any pregnant woman smoking a cigarette being arrested, even though it’s legal for those women to purchase them and legal for cigarette companies to sell them to pregnant women. The same goes for alcohol; it’s legal to purchase (and ingest) when pregnant and legal to sell to pregnant women, so essentially, this law could legitimize the prosecution of women for participating in legal acts.
I understand that many people are against the ways some women live their lives while pregnant, but I think it should also be remembered that women are expected to totally change/adjust their lifestyles for a year at a time because of pregnancies when men are not, and that change is easier for some women than others. Believe what you will on the matter, I understand the side that wants to protect the child, and I understand the side of women who want to retain some semblance of who they were before pregnancy. Ultimately, it seems like a “you can’t know until it happens to you” situation, and I doubt that the majority of the people proposing this legislation have lived through the varied experiences of pregnancy.
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I love this. Future game-changers unite!
Check this out! ”A pregnant woman is just a “host” that should not have the right to end her pregnancy, Virginia State Sen. Steve Martin (R) wrote in a Facebook rant defending his anti-abortion views.
Martin, the former chairman of the Senate Education and Health Committee, wrote a lengthy post about his opinions on women’s bodies on his Facebook wall last week in response to a critical Valentine’s Day card he received from reproductive rights advocates.
"I don’t expect to be in the room or will I do anything to prevent you from obtaining a contraceptive," Martin wrote. "However, once a child does exist in your womb, I’m not going to assume a right to kill it just because the child’s host (some refer to them as mothers) doesn’t want it." Martin then changed his post on Monday afternoon to refer to the woman as the "bearer of the child" instead of the "host."
“Reality TV star Lauren Conrad may not be the first person to spring to mind when you think of ace comebacks. So I was pleasantly surprised to see her deliver this sharp quip to an awkward, sexist question that some men seem think is somehow charming (??). Just, no.”
Way to be, LC.