Hypocrisy in the party-of-less-government has reached new heights. Republican lawmakers in the U.S. Senate want to restrict a woman’s access to contraceptives, thus legislating the timing and size of families.
Rick Santorum supports the bill. Flip-flopper Mitt Romney was initially against the bill; now, he’s for it.
At a congressional hearing held last month, women were not allowed to speak. The one female witness, Sandra Fluke, brought in by Democrats, was rejected by Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., for being “unqualified” to speak on the topic.
In an attempt to silence all women, Rush Limbaugh publicly called Sandra Fluke a prostitute and a slut.
Another GOP assault on women’s health is the forced vaginal probe legislation being considered in Virginia, Alabama, Pennsylvania and Arizona. Although it sounds like a made-for-comedy-television skit, it is no laughing matter. Republican lawmakers want to force women into having a transvaginal ultrasound when considering an abortion. If the legislation passes, women in those states will be forced to submit to a vaginal probe that is medically unnecessary and terribly invasive.
The public needs to pay attention to stop the erosion of our rights and the intrusion of the government into our personal lives.
Patti Murray, New Sharon