Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Ongoing War on Women. WOW, you were raped? Naw, c'mon. That's just an excuse for an abortion. - GOP Sen. Chuck Winder

Ho hum. Another day. Another violently misogynistic, industrial-strength stupid policy from yet another white male GOP good ol' boy who hates women. 

Today's misogynistic policymaker? Idaho Republican State Sen. Chuck Winder, sponsor of Idaho's mandatory ultrasound bill. A bill so heinous, that it would require rape victims or women with medical emergencies to get an ultrasound first, and if it's in the first trimester of pregnancy, they'd be required to get an invasive transvaginal procedure, which, ironically enough, is the medical / political equivalent of rape. And most of the required "healthcare providers" a women would have to go to are all anti-choice organizations. According to an article in HuffPo:
If Winder's mandatory ultrasound bill becomes law, a victim of rape or incest or a woman with a medical emergency who is seeking an abortion must obtain an ultrasound first and the state will provide a list of providers. Nearly every provider of free ultrasounds in Idaho is a "crisis pregnancy center," which aims to dissuade women from having an abortion. The woman would also have to obtain from a doctor a second ultrasound, which would involve an invasive transvaginal procedure if she is in her first trimester of pregnancy. Even if she averts her eyes from the ultrasound image and refuses to listen to the fetal heartbeat, she would have to hear the doctor describe the fetus in detail.
Don't think Chuck should be your doctor?
Fight the War on Women (WOW): Tell Chuck how you feel.
The bill, which was passed in Idaho's Senate, was opposed by those who wanted exceptions for rape victims, incest victims or women in medical emergencies. But Chuck isn't so sure that women would really be rape victims. More likely, just a family spat, you know. It happens. According to Winder:
Rape and incest was used as a reason to oppose [my bill]," Winder said on the Senate floor. "I would hope that when a woman goes in to a physician with a rape issue, that physician will indeed ask her about perhaps her marriage, was this pregnancy caused by normal relations in a marriage or was it truly caused by a rape. I assume that's part of the counseling that goes on.
So, ladies of Idaho, don't go making up stories about being raped just so you can get an abortion, okay? Because the GOP has got your back, and your front, and...ugh.  Could someone please tell the aliens that the things have gone terribly wrong and to please shut down the experiment?

So, ladies of Idaho, don't go making up stories about being raped just so you can get an abortion, okay?
Because big daddy Chuck is going to be watching.  Why not let him know how you feel.
TALK TO CHUCK. Forgot how to get in touch with the aliens? No problem. Just contact Chuck instead and let him know how you feel about it: 

Call Chuck! 208 332-1354
Tweet to Chuck! https://twitter.com/#!/ChuckWinderUSA
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