A reader from Upper Geeyie, MI, writes:
” I knew about the ‘Let Women Die’ bill and I did nothing about it! I let my Senators vote any way they wanted! How do I know what they’ll do?!
“Have I committed a mortal sin, or just a venial one? Does that depend on, if any woman dies because of this legislation or not?
“I’m so stressed over this, the wolves in the woods ten miles away are howling. Please answer this question for me.
“Strung Tight As A Banjo”
The ‘Let Women Die’ bill derives its name from its refusal of funds to indigent women who were made pregnant via rape or incest or whose life is threatened by continued pregnancy. It in no way restricts the accessibility of abortion to anyone willing to pay for one herself, or anyone carrying private health insurance with abortion coverage.
Its sponsors, Orrin Hatch and twenty-nine others, would prefer it being referred to as the ‘Protected Life Act’. Of course, this disregards the life of the woman in question. Nor does it extend protection to the unborn fetus carried by a woman with her own health coverage.
Perhaps Mr. Hatch and his colleagues believe she ‘has it coming’. I can understand their viewpoint. Can you?
They don’t see the indigent rape victim as a victim. They see her as a wanton seducer, using men to her own evil ends, who should have her life destroyed and her child’s life ground into misery as a lesson, to purify them both through penance.
Makes me wonder what Mr Hatch and his twenty-nine cohorts are guilty of, that they want poor girls to die, or wish they did. Good Christians all, I’m sure they will feel purified by the blood of these women.
It’s good to be Good.
Oh – by the way, the bill was just introduced in the Senate. It probably won’t ever come to a vote. It’s just there so you’ll worry about it, rather than, say, Occupying Wall Street, or Lansing, or your own bank’s lobby. So, don’t you feel guilty, just cause you didn’t write your Senators.
Of course, it would be easier for you to write to them, if you know who they are. You may not. As a community service, here is the link that will take you to the Senate: http://www.senate.gov/general/contact_information/senators_cfm.cfm? Just another click, and all will be revealed.
Good luck, and stay in touch.
– Your friends at Freedmania