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Lo Que Los Fanáticos Religiosos Se Esconden

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April 3, 2013

“that which the religious zealots are hiding”

So I’m a little bummed today. The legislation in Kansas we’ve been fighting against was passed in both the House and Senate. It waits to receive its guaranteed signature from Governor Sam Brownback, who has continually proven to support harmful legislation that further endangers and marginalizes women. This recent development proves that Kansas does not have women’s best interest in mind.

We did not lose without fighting. Senator David Haley, D-Kansas City, was a champion for us during the hearing. He stood up to dangerous wording and implications of the new laws. He went as far as to say that Republicans promote “narrow Taliban-like philosophies on our state’s persons.” I can’t say I disagree.

Please can someone PLEASE tell me how it’s helpful to ban Planned Parenthood from teaching human sexuality in public schools? I’m waiting… I would just HATE for young adults to have safe sex that PREVENTS ABORTION.

Because the bill defines life at fertilization am I carrying illegal contraband in my uterus (more commonly known as an IUD)? We know, thanks to Planned Parenthood and friends, that an IUD prevents an already fertilized egg from implanting into the uterus. Am I committing a crime by having sex and unknowingly killing innocent lives? Haley fought for an amendment that would not have the consequence, he too was defeated.

I’m not a particular advocate for exceptions for rape and incest, because I believe a women’s choice is a women’s choice no matter how it came about. That is not to say that I don’t support these exceptions, I just find them insulting. But our legislators couldn’t even find the heart to make this an amendment.

Senator Pat Pettey, D-Kansas City, advocated for removing for the removal of language that requires doctors to misinform their patients (as if they have any left at this point) of unsupported risks of breast cancer.

Do you ever get the feeling that you have a headache so you try to bang your head against a wall to make it go away? That accurately sums up what I feel right now. It’s as if my brain cannot connect all these pieces together, how do we live in a country founded on freedom and yet have so little liberty? How have we allowed our country to be taken over by religion? Religious extremists, to be frank. I know I am not wrong in stating this claims, anyone who is self-righteous and condemns others to a marginalized abusive position in society is no friend of mine.

Our opposition claims that they are fighting for the unborn, but the truth is that they are fighting for fundamentalist religious values and they will stop at nothing.

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