Just hours before the Republican National Convention, Ann Romney’s interview with CBS “This Morning” aired on national television. During this interview, she revealed the details of her unfortunate miscarriage. She explained how it began at 3 AM…yet she simply waited to wake her husband until 6 AM– Three. Hours. Later.
No worries, Ann. You’re only bleeding profusely from your uterus, probably in a shit ton of pain (excuse my language), keeled over from the agony– but, please, Heaven forbid you wake your husband!
And that’s just the way Mitt likes it: the Woman–her rights, her body, her equal opportunities– pushed aside for the better of the Man and his dollar. A true businessman you are, Mitt Romney.
Extreme Rightist, Romney publicly addressed the topic of Roe v. Wade, the 1973 Supreme Court decision that recognized a woman’s childbearing rights and legalized abortion nationwide, stating he would overturn the ruling and put it back in the hands of state legislature. This essentially puts a woman’s body in the hands of the government–because, after all, the government knows exactly how every woman, teenager, and even young girl is impregnated: it’s God’s Plan, right?
I am an avid believer in God. Though I do not believe in organized religion, I occassionally attend church, I pray every night, and I even dig my nose into the Bible for some spiritual guidance every so often. But, as Vice President Biden explained during the second debate, I would never implement these beliefs on any one else other than myself. And this is exactly how I believe our President, Vice President, government, courts and legislature should govern America.
America: the land of the free.
Our nation is based on freedom, according to the first amendment: freedom of speech, freedom of press, freedom to peacefully assemble, freedom to petition the government, and freedom of religion.
Mitt Romney, Paul Ryan, half the United States, you, your mom, your boyfriend… Heck! I may even believe it’s God’s plan to decide at what exact moment in time a woman becomes pregnant–be it in marriage, during a one-night stand, or in the most horrendous of ways, rape.
But God’s plan doesn’t necessarily apply to every woman. And that’s in a woman’s constitutional rights to decide. It’s her choice to decide if she’s following God’s plan or not.
Or, perhaps in her spiritual beliefs, she is following God’s plan entirely:
There’s a young woman, 16 years old. She loses her virginity to her boyfriend of 3 years. She didn’t use protection because, by law, she couldn’t purchase what she needed. Her parents never really educated her on the topic of sex, protection and pregnancy. All she knows, at 16, is that she loves her boyfriend, her boyfriend loves her, and she feels ready. But at 16, no young woman is ready because she has no idea the consequences of sex. (And yet, I can count on two hands and two feet the number of girls who were having sex at 16, or even younger, at my middle-class high school in the suburbs of Los Angeles). Well, this 16-year-old girl misses her next period and soon realizes she is pregnant. She is a 4.0 student headed for college, and there is no way she can have this baby without ruining her future and the future of the unborn child. In her heart, she truly believes God will forgive her so long as she learns from the experience and moves forward in helping prevent others from going through the same tragedy.
It’s her right to choose. This decision affects her and her body; God’s plan for her is only between herself and God. No one else. Not the government. Not Mitt Romney. And certainly not Paul Ryan–who believes a fetus owns the rights of a human being at the moment of conception and therefore any woman who takes Plan-B or any other type of contraceptive to prevent that fetus from growing is a MURDERER.
My mom always told me never to trust a man with two first names. She was right. Paul Ryan, you are a beautifully ignorant human being.
If you are not a woman, you are not making any decisions that affect my body. Period. (A thing no MAN has to endure; so therefore, SHOVE OFF).
If we really want to protect women from unexpected pregnancies, let’s give all women the opportunity of education and protection, and let’s continue supporting Planned Parenthood.
Oh wait, Romney doesn’t support Planned Parenthood and wants to cut tax money in this sector of our society.
Now this is just confusing. Romney doesn’t support abortions yet he doesn’t support an agency whose goal is to protect women from unexpected pregnancies that would lead to abortions. What a debacle!
Romney says he doesn’t support tax money for Planned Parenthood because the organization carries out abortions, but poor little Romney didn’t do his research. In fact, abortions are only 3% of Planned Parenthood’s total procedures. The other 97% of the time, Planned Parenthood is busy preventing unplanned pregnancies, doing mammograms to protect women from breast cancer, stopping the spread of HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases, and helping educate and counsel the population on the consequences of sex without protection.
But Romney doesn’t support it because Heaven forbid he spends a few dollars out of the $15 million he earned from the car bailout or the lump-sum of money the Mormon church is kicking back to him because they are exempt from paying taxes.
Romney is simply a businessman. All he sees are the $$ signs.
He doesn’t care about the lower class. He doesn’t care about the men and women who can’t afford protection. He doesn’t care that women may not have the proper education about sex and protection. He doesn’t care that, if Roe v. Wade is overruled and abortion becomes illegal, that children will be born into the same, uneducated, unprotected circle of sex and pregnancy that their parents were born into before them.
Romney simply doesn’t care.
Well, I don’t care about you, either Romney. I am a woman. I have rights. I am not just a resume in a binder. I am a real human being, and I am a WOMAN.
And as a woman, I don’t need a businessman as my President. I need a diplomat.
A businessman like Romney doesn’t understand the concept of the American dream–growing up from nothing, learning lessons, struggling, persevering, succeeding, becoming a role model and seeking a nation that creates the same opportunities for all people of every color, background, race, culture, religion, ethnicity and dreams. Romney never had to dream–it was just given to him and it always will be.
I want a President who has earned his title to be a national and worldwide mentor. Someone whose money doesn’t influence every, single one of his actions. Someone who isn’t too concerned about his pension, or lack thereof, as Obama told Romney in the second Presidential Debate,
“I don’t check my pension much. I’m sure it’s not as big as yours.”
No one can trust a businessman because you never know what he is doing to make himself richer in the end. No businessman can peacefully communicate to the people of Iran, Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, etc, etc because there is no relationship between a powerful, first-world businessman and a third-world citizen. The first is blinded by the monetary value of all that exists, seeing nothing other than power in wealth, while the latter if often taken advantage of, with little to no money to even discuss economic matters. There’s no trust between an American businessman and a third-world citizen; thus, how can there ever be peace?
America needs a diplomat. Not a businessman.
And since Republicans care so much about God, let’s take this into account: God did not create money; people created money. God did not create this world for money to reign; God created this world for people to live. And this world needs an American leader who cares about giving people an opportunity to live this life God created. The world needs and American diplomat who cares about people and their lives.
The world does not need business; the world needs peace.
Obama is the diplomat who will receive my vote today. I trust the future of a better (more) United States in his hands: for women’s rights, for equality, for freedom, for change, for moving forward, for peace. He is the American Dream.
And if Romney wins–you bet I’ll flee to Mexico, just like his estranged great-grandfather did with his 5 wives in order to escape the crackdown of polygamy…except I’ll be escaping from something much, much worse.