Tuesday, October 04, 2005

These are scary times for many states

I am truly frightened of the directions this country is going. . .On the federal level we are moving through a bad time for the GOP which can only become a good time for this country come mid-term elections especialy if we can bring in more independents and third parties into our legislature. But we musn't lose sight of the fifty state governments in this country. I am sad about the state republican't J. Englre left my home state of Michigan, from whence I came. But I am truly boggled at the Hoosier legislatures attempt to legislate motherhood in the state of Indiana. . .I cannot believe this realy is happening in this country. I can't believe we live in a place in history where one has to wonder whether this law would hold up in court - it just might. These are ominous times - and I have to raise a son in them. . .

Republican lawmakers are drafting new legislation that will make marriage a requirement for motherhood in the state of Indiana, including specific criminal penalties for unmarried women who do become pregnant "by means other than sexual intercourse."

I think we all have a responsability to let people know what we think about a womans right to control her own body. How long until they say, your un-married and pregnant? Well, you just better get married or were gonna take your kid/s. How long until they say, Your not married? No birth control for you. How long till we hear, You are unde arrest for having sex without a marriage license. . .Or, Hey you can't say that about your government!

thanks from the Heretik and Pandagon