Monday, February 14, 2011
If the Rich Want to be Richer, They Should Protect the Poor.
I am really fed up and disgusted that I have to constantly defend my my body from crazy health care laws.
For one thing, cutting funding for birth control is probably the worst financial decision the government could make. Why?
Well, let's see, hhmmm, I don't know, maybe over-population.
The majority of women who use services from Planned Parenthood and other like-minded places are low-income. I am one of them. Taking away our protection is not going to prevent us from having sex. If we can't afford it, we will risk it. And within that risk becomes the problem not just for the woman but for the country. What's going to happen to the low-income women who gets pregnant and sees the birth through? What's going to happen to those children?
The government will end up supporting these people through welfare-like programs or food stamps and even if those are taken away too they will surely be supporting a majority of them in jails. (Even with these programs many low-income people still end up in jail, that entire system is fucked up, but that's a different story).
So even if you're an uptight conservative who doesn't believe that a woman should be able to make her own choices about her body it's easy to see that low-income women needs assistance in the prevention of pregnancies.
And it's tiring to always be arguing about this. It's tiring that every election a bill has to be voted on about "life," as if the Supreme Court holds no weight. And almost every other month there seems to be some issue over my health, an issue that makes me anxious and paranoid and scared for this country. I feel like I'm constantly sendings emails to congress or the house, it's like they're waiting for us to give up so they can sneak one by us. Can we please just stop it?
If we're not willing to help out the low-income people now, the low-inome people living in the United States, the low-income people living in the U.S. who are nearly if not homeless and starving, the best solution out of all the solutions would be to create more of them. Yes. Right? All the poor women should just have as many children as possible. And then die of breast or uterine cancer. Or herpes or AIDs. And then we can let their children repeat the cycle. Fun!
Yes. Great idea. Let's see where that gets us.
If you're as annoyed as I am please: