January 21, 2010 § Leave a comment
is just bad-news-bears for us women. Here is why, in short, the new Senator-Elect from MA is not a woman’s best friend.
– His position on abortion is actually not as bad as they come, since he does not want to see Roe v. Wade overturned, but his views still do not reflect true respect for our right to choose: he supports parental consent laws, opposes giving government money to abortion clinics, and thinks that hospitals and doctors that are strongly religious should be allowed to deny emergency contraception to women on ‘moral grounds’ and send them elsewhere. Even rape victims! I don’t need to tell you why this is royally fucked up- if a women needs Plan B, she needs it FAST. And if she happens to be poor and transportation beyond her nearest hospital is really hard for her….well, you get the picture. Doctors should be made to do their fucking jobs, even if it makes them uncomfortable. End of story.
– In 2001, he called the family situation of his opponent, lesbian politician Cheryl Jacques, “not normal” and referred to her parental duties as “alleged.” What?????
And I am personally not a huge fan of his other platforms: he supports the use of torture interrogation methods such as waterboarding, does not care about limiting the outrageous bonuses of Wall Street execs, and wants to deny immigrants who have yet to receive legal status driver’s licenses and public education. And perhaps most importantly, he will occupy the 41st Republican seat, which gives the Republican Party just enough votes to really shoot down any legislation that’s coming through.