Let that sink in for a second.
Women would be very limited on preventing pregnancy, would have no way to legally terminate an unwanted pregnancy and would basically be a slave to their uterus and the wills of ultra-conservative control freaks.
Without the basic right to control reproduction - women will never be equal in society.
There has been an onslaught of anti-women health care bills passed, but the truth is - many woman have been subjected to this kind of discriminatory treatment from the time they reached child-bearing age. Many doctors base important decisions on preserving a pregnancy or a woman's fertility. However - that isn't always in the woman's best interest or even what she wants. I, for example, was told by a doctor that she wouldn't approve a hysterectomy because I am under an arbitrary age guideline and have no children - not because my symptoms didn't yet warrant it. THIS IS NOT RARE!
In a case here in Wichita a few years back - a pregnant woman goes to the doctor for a pain in her side - four months later she is dead. From the article: "Heather seemed to have morning sickness all the time.
In March, about three months into her pregnancy, she went to a doctor because of a pain in her side. That led to lesions being found on her liver. For the welfare of the fetus, the doctor decided to wait until the baby was born before investigating further." Unless this woman was adequately informed, unless she agreed to wait for treatment - this doctor should have been brought up on criminal charges or at the very least sued into oblivion.
But this happens all the time.
This is what I wish people would understand:
1) Women are more than the contents of their uterus.
2) Women have the right to determine what resides in their bodies.
3) The "Right to Life" of a woman takes precedence over the rights of a potential life residing in her body - until SHE decides it doesn't
THE FIGHT FOR ACCURATE, HONEST, PRO-WOMAN HEALTHCARE BEGINS WITH YOU!