However, there is little time for crying - in baseball or in politics. Now is the time to fight, and fight, and fight. Fight for ourselves, our families, our friends, for the next generation - even for the people that have gotten us into this mess. There are so many things at stake for so many people. Many of whom, probably didn't consider the full ramifications of the votes they cast.
Last night, well actually early this morning - the GOP lead Senate voted to begin the repeal of Obamacare. This on the heals of the House of Representatives voting to repeal - plus Speaker Ryan saying that he will also defund Planned Parenthood in the process. With all the desperate issues facing our nation, climate change, perpetual war, homelessness, out of control student debt - it needs to be noticed and focused on - that the thing that Republicans will always go after first - hurts women and particularly poor women.
One of the most popular parts of Obamacare has been the contraceptive mandate. I don't know about all of you - but I've appreciated not having the copay every month. Especially, given the amount I already pay for my health insurance. I've appreciated not having to pay a copay to have my well woman exams, something that all women need to ensure our health. But all of that will change if Obamacare is repealed. Beyond the healthcare implications - the economic consequences for women of childbearing age is particularly harmful. We should be better than this as a nation, we shouldn't be asking people to choose between food and medicine, between utilities and birth control.