It is ironic how the self-proclaimed “Freedom Loving” Republicans are attacking our First Amendment, specifically the Freedom of Speech. In attempt to squash a citizen’s personal responsibility and to further institute governmental intrusions between you and your doctor, Republican Senator Jim DeMint is attempting to prohibit private discussions between a doctor and their patient on abortion over the internet.
Now Sen. Jim DeMint (R-SC), one of the most die-hard anti-choice lawmakers, has jumped on the bandwagon by sneaking a radical anti-abortion amendment onto a completely unrelated piece of legislation. DeMint’s amendment would ban women and their doctors from discussing abortion over the Internet:
Anti-choice Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) just filed an anti-choice amendment to a bill related to agriculture, transportation, housing, and other programs. The DeMint amendment could bar discussion of abortion over the Internet and through videoconferencing, even if a woman’s health is at risk and if this kind of communication with her doctor is her best option to receive care.
Under this amendment, women would need a separate, segregated Internet just for talking about abortion care with their doctors.
The Republican’s claim that job creation is their number one priority is clearly nothing more than empty rhetoric. Instead of focusing on jobs, they are alienating women’s rights. This should be quite surprising to conservatives who believe Republicans are pro-American, pro-freedom, and take the stance that the government has no right to get between you and your doctor.
Conservative arguments against the Patient Care Act and Affordable Care Act consist solely on the basis that Government has no right to insinuate themselves in matters between a patient and their doctor. And yet, that is precisely what the GOP has been attempting to accomplish.