There’s an election a year away, and one of the big topics again this year: women’s health issues.
But what I want to know is, when did women’s health issues get the spotlight? And why are issues like abortion getting the all the attention, instead of other, more important health issues like hormonal and hereditary deficiencies which make it nearly impossible for women to lose weight or bear children. Instead, the spotlight is being drawn to an issue that doesn’t benefit anyone ALIVE. Yes, I went there. Until the fetus (let’s use the technical, scientific term), can survive on it’s own, there is no life.
Let’s talk about men’s issues for a minute. We hear about them every day: erectile dysfunction. But it’s not taboo to talk about it. In fact, there are commercials all the time for the medications to treat it. And everybody accepts it. But think about this for a minute: what if society were different. What if we lived in a society where men’s issues where the sensitive topic, and everyone just accepted women’s health issues for what they were. How would men like it if we made their erections a political debate. They can only ejaculate by congressional approval.
I mean, think about it. Women are half the population. 50%. But, we get pregnant and give birth to your children. Therefore, our health issues are more important than yours. Our needs are greater than yours. In order to continue the human race, you need women to be healthy, to only give birth to children who will be healthy.
When I read articles like this, where Presidential candidates say a woman shouldn’t have the right to choose to have an abortion, it kind of makes me mad. I’m not a doctor, I’m not a politician, I’m a regular person with a very clear and defined view that an abortion should be a woman’s choice, and legal up until the day that a fetus can sustain it’s own life (up until the third trimester), and should be allowed during the third trimester if the mother’s life is in mortal danger. I’m not even going to go into Roe v Wade…
A woman’s body should not be a playground for political debate, it’s hers, and hers alone.