When you look at the H.R. 358 bill, which is known as the “Protect Life Act” to conservatives, but is known as the “Let Women Die Act” to progressives and reasonable people, it’s easy to see why it has caused a firestorm based on the Republican led efforts to whittle away a woman’s right to seek out an abortion when her life could be in danger, and there is one thing that comes to mind, and that is the never ending nerve of conservatism to try and dictate what the rap group Naughty By Nature referred to as ‘O.P.P.,’ which is better known as other people’s property or other people’s p-word, which is the p-word that’s a synonym for kitty-cat! Now how fitting is that analogy, because it is politically obvious that the male-driven, conservative ideology is more than cool with at least two things—’O.P.P.’ and Viagra?
In a political party made up almost entirely of grumpy, old men who are terminally allergic to taxes, change, diversity overall, and non-White presidents, it’s fairly easy to comprehend why so many people, especially women, are often saying to themselves: ‘Why can’t these annoying, old geezers find something more constructive to do with their domineering time, like finding new, tax loopholes for shady businesses and Wall St. hooligans to slip through or begging Sarah Palin to run for president or pop out of a Ronald Reagan cake,’ but the grumpy, old conservatives are not alone.
There were fifteen Democrats in the House of Representatives who also voted in support of the bill; Congressmen such as: Jason Altmire (PA), Sanford Bishop (GA), Dan Boren (OK), and Jerry Costello (IL). This is a prime example of why you don’t send a Reagan Democrat to a Tea Party/Republican fight, because they won’t scorn the movement, they’ll probably just join the movement. It just goes to show how the male ego angrily and arrogantly beating on its manly, dictating chest is definitely a bipartisan activity, and it’s just too bad that it might be the only one. When it comes to Democrats, it’s one thing to cave on an issue, but it’s even worse when they help the knuckle dragging, foot dragging, Neanderthal conservatisms actually build the man-cave, and then assist the good-old-boys in trying to push the competency of women backwards and farther into it.
This H.R. 358 bill is being brought to you by Rep. Joe Pitts, a Republican from Pennsylvania, who hails from that most prestigious club known as the House Republicans; the same group that gave us such forgettable numbers as the debt ceiling dance, the party of no shuffle, and the credit downgrade ditty. And if you couple all of this with the fact that Speaker of the House John Boehner has presided over the passage of this legislation during this all-important jobs and debt era, it paints a detailed account of the differences between what Republicans say politically and what Republicans do politically. And with far more pressing matters at hand, the famed House Republicans have reverted back to their old tricks again of trying to dictate their personal ideologies onto you, onto me, and onto the sanctity of the womb, with a pack of Blue Dog, Reagan Democrats wagging their tails behind them!
Women seeking emergency abortions aren’t the ones shipping jobs to China, and they aren’t the ones who have engulfed the economy in a drowning pool of debt either. So why are we allowing old-dogs with even older tricks to, once again, attempt to saw a woman in half? Any attempt to redefine the meanings of words or phrases like rape or life-threatening emergency is a theological, pandering abuse of political power.
First, the conservatives say they want to make the government inconsequential in our lives, but then they turnaround and attempt to use the government to create new consequences in our lives, as it relates to a woman’s rights to choose. Trying to redefine justice to the point where women are denied based on personalized ideology is a ragtag excuse for Americanism, but it is an impeccable inclination of incompetent idiocracy, and it should be repealed if signed into law with the same earnestness that the Republicans have in their yearning to repeal Obamacare, even though President Obama has vowed to veto this “Let Women Die” legislation.
Apparently, this H.R. 358 legislation introduces the strong possibility that hospitals would be able to become Pro-Life, hall monitors with the ability to deny any woman entry into the abortion care, services center whenever they conservatively feel like it. Now based on this potential reality, it won’t be Obamacare rationing out care based on a frugal, governmental response. It will be hospitals rationing out their political, religious, and personal moralities on patients based on the premise of an overreaching federal government hell-bent on doing its best Jonestown impersonation at the hands of modern day Puritans poorly disguised as Republicans in general. While conservatives whine about socialism, they’re about to give everyone their elite, country club notice according to the H.R. 358 legislation that reads: ‘No abortions will be performed here under any circumstances. We just don’t serve your kind, and we will not facilitate your quest for someone who will!’
And since the total elimination of abortions overall is the true goal of the conservative motto, self-righteously standing by and denying care to women who may desperately need an abortion is just an underhanded way to try and move the goal post in that direction! Raging political, war games over the rights and the contents of someone else’s body is not politically persuasive. It’s politically unacceptable, and trying to sell the ideology that it’s okay to preserve life on one hand, while enabling the possibilities of death on the other is not noble by any stretch of the imagination, but it is dangerously, irresponsibly, chauvinistically, and narcissistically insensitive and narrow-minded!
If the only jobs that conservatives can muster are their unapproved, unwelcome, unscrupulous entanglements into the policing of which lives are worth saving and which lives are worth abandoning based on the conservative interpretations of the Americanized, Christian, God doctrine, it’s not only our work environments that are chronically unemployed, but it is also our judgments that have become chronically unemployed—unemployed of decency, freedom, and basic, gender understandings.
And, this is why many progressives consider legislations like the H.R. 358 bill as just another Neanderthal shot fired across the bow of the ongoing, conservative sponsored War on Women, while conservatives continue to do everything within their power to manifest this antiquated, rationed role of the traditional woman’s, kitchen and bedroom, role in the world of the good-old-days, as designed by the self-appointed domineering of the good-old-boys. The notion that all women will, one day, be at the pearly gates of heaven waiting for their turn to get in, when Jesus Christ and or God steps forward and asks them something along these lines: “Were you a good, little, conservative breeder, or did you have a big government, liberalized, emergency abortion? Well, I’m sorry to inform you, but this country club is for smaller government and breeders only. You’ll have to join the liberal, country club DOWN the street, with a special emphasis on the word DOWN,” is about as close to the old Salem Witch Trials as any of us should ever want to be politically.
Now just because some groups seem to be more determined than ever in trying to dictate their Americanized God doctrine on society, it does not mean that they should try to legislate it though some sniveling, back alley deal to underlyingly install a no democracy for the womb precedent, because it only raises the question that if you can’t trust a woman to make the right decisions about her body, how can you honestly trust a woman to make the right decisions about anything—governing in particular, and this is where religion and conservatism have failed and where liberalism has, at least, tried to make a more positive difference in recognizing a woman’s right to graduate from the kitchen, the bedroom, the Bible, and man’s ever widening, historically blocking shadow, when and if she so desires.