Tomorrow is Election Day, and the outcome matters more than it ever has, especially if you are a woman.
We have two very strong contenders in Biden and Trump.
Trump wants to take the rights of women away, and overturn Roe v Wade. It has been a wet dream of his to take away women's rights since 2016. During his campaigning in 2016, he told MSNBC's Chris Matthews that he feels abortion should be banned, and women who get an abortion should be punished.
Fast forward 4 years, and, while Trump has not banned abortion, he has his ducks in a row to make it happen if he is re-elected. He appointed a deeply religious conservative in Amy Coney Barrett. She is outspokenly pro-life. Our rights will be in their hands, and if he gets re-elected, we can say goodbye to safe access to abortions.
We will time travel back to the mid-20th century, where women would travel to Mexico to get unsafe abortions. Women were also poisoning themselves and using wire hangers in order to terminate their pregnancies. The majority of women who did these were victims of rape and incest encounters.
This is going to happen again, and Trump wants to punish these women. Women who have been the victim of a rape or incest encounter have been through unimaginable trauma. Punishing them for this is absolutely inhumane.
We need to keep abortion legal, and we need to get each of these women counseling. Conservatives think that women "go into Planned Parenthood, get an abortion, go home, have sex, get pregnant, and get more abortions." That's not how it works. Abortion is a very difficult decision. Women know what it entails.
The one thing that isn't talked about, when it comes to abortion, is when men want the women to get an abortion. My ex wanted me to abort my son. He demanded it. He became dangerously psychotic when I said no to the abortion. Did I consider abortion? Yes. Why? I had just had major back surgery 5 months before getting pregnant (the pregnancy was unplanned). As soon as I considered it, I started rubbing my belly. I knew my baby was in there, and I was bonding with it. I personally could not go through with an abortion and I'm so glad I didn't.
If I didn't have that bond, I probably would have had the abortion.
Even though I chose to keep my baby, I did go through those emotions when considering abortion. I had no one to talk to about it.
The whole point is, women should not have this option taken away. If you don't like abortions, don't get one. The government, especially male politicians SHOULD NOT tell us women how we should handle our own bodies. Trump taking away the option of abortion, is basically him flaunting his patriarchal privilege. Women should NOT be treated like second class citizens, and we should NOT be treated like children. If it weren't for us, those conservative half-wits wouldn't have life. Women brought them into the world. Women raised them. Men owe US a great deal of gratitude. The least that male politicians can do is give us equal rights.
Remember all this as you go to the polls tomorrow.
Men, what if you vote for Trump tomorrow, he wins, and your daughter is savagely raped during his second term? Abortion is illegal, and the pregnancy is giving her complications. Either the pregnancy is terminated (and she lives), or she keeps the baby and she dies in a week...along with the baby? This scenario has happened in the past, and it CAN happen again.
Please vote to protect the women in your life. Vote for equality. Vote for women's rights and control over their own body. Vote for choice.
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