• Skyler Neal

Why I Stand With Planned Parenthood.



Guns take away life for no reason. Republicans say pray, pray, let’s pray the violence away. Yet, another mass shooting has occurred within the last week taking twenty-five lives, including children. They claim to care about life, and yet, they have a complete disregard for gun violence victims and instead focus on barely alive fetuses that are incapable of thought and feeling. Instead of a pro-life campaign, they are really leading an anti-feminist campaign. May I remind you that feminism is NOT the belief that women are better than men but that we all deserve the same rights and privileges as men. Abortions are for a legitimate reason. This is a country built on principles of freedom, principles I don't take lightly. It's truly sickening that Republicans would try to make birth control more expensive for low-income women, and at the same time, they are attempting to make abortion illegal. For example, the Heartbeat Protection Act which would make abortions a crime, even in situations of rape or incest, punishable by up to five years in prison. Republicans already passed a twenty-week abortion ban that looks moderate in comparison. However, it’s a warning to all of us who support women’s rights of the fight we must continue. Women should not have to go to prison for advocating for their lives. Republicans are squeezing an entire gender into a depressive state of limitations that are holding women DOWN. Women are smart, powerful, and beautiful. How DARE they take away their freedoms when they have no idea what it’s like to be worried about pregnancy. Men can enjoy sexual freedom without this factor, but WOMEN can't. Their bodies are THEIR bodies. Not mine, not yours, and certainly not the governments. Women should be able to enjoy the same sexual freedoms as men WITHOUT having to worry about pregnancy. The answer to that is birth control and the right to have an abortion. Without, effective forms of birth control available and abortion rights for every single woman in the U.S. we would have a higher poverty rate in our country. This would be due to an increased amount of parents who cannot provide for themselves or their children. There is a huge difference between giving life and supporting life. As a country, WE NEED BIRTH CONTROL AND ABORTION RIGHTS. There are many threats against the female gender. I ask Republicans to please stop trying to ban abortions, a violation of women’s freedom. We live in a free country, don't we? We don't until Republicans stop trying to ban abortions. As a human being, please find it in your heart to put yourself in the minds of a woman. Women have the same goals as men, but it's attacks like this that hold them back from reaching their full potential. Women’s lives matter too.


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