There is a war going on and it’s about your body.
Today the Oklahoma Legislature approved a bill that would criminalize performing an abortion. It would make it a felony for a doctor or anyone else who performs the abortion and faces 3 years in prison for performing said abortion.
That means if you are brutally beaten and raped and get pregnant by your attacker, your doctor faces more time in prison for giving you an abortion than the man who sexually assaulted you does as research shows it’s not uncommon for someone who committed a sexual assault to only serve six months to a year in jail.
This of course is nothing compared to the Republican Lawmaker who said that men should be able to rape women if abortion is legal.
If that last line shocks you, good. It should.
State Representative Lawrence Lockman’s exact words were ….
“If a woman has [the right to an abortion], why shouldn’t a man be free to use his superior strength to force himself on a woman?” Lockman wrote. “At least the rapist’s pursuit of sexual freedom doesn’t [in most cases] result in anyone’s death.”
I tell you this stuff not to scare you or anger you but because knowledge is power. You deserve to know what’s going on and what others are doing and saying about you and your body.
This isn’t an argument about abortion and if it wrong or right. It’s about education yourself and those trying to make or take your right to make a decision away from you.
It’s about a man like Lawrence Lockman who makes a sick joke about why he thinks rape should be legal.
I’m not here to tell you that you should or should not agree with getting an abortion.
I’m not here to tell you that you need to think anything. I just want to educate and inform you. You need to know what rights people are trying to take away from you. Never forget that ….
Knowledge is Power
Don’t be afraid to speak up and let your voice be heard because if you don’t, someone could very well pass a law that would prevent you from doing it in the future.