To the middle-age, white men of various state governments,
First off, I would like to express how disappointed I am in all of you. Do you even know what you are trying to do here?
In recent light, both Ohio, yes this state, and Georgia are trying to ban not only abortions but also birth control and miscarriages. First off, do you even know how to ban a miscarriage? A miscarriage is something a woman cannot control most of the time. From personal experience, my best friend's mom went through three miscarriages, and she didn't want them to happen at all.
Second, I hope it goes through your mind that birth control is not just for preventing pregnancy. I'm on birth control myself, but it is to control horrible cramps I had growing up and to keep my hormones in balance. I know people who have birth control for other medical reasons, like endometriosis and PCOS. Do you know what those are? Please do your research.
This was all written before Wednesday.
As more news comes into the light, especially with today's due date coming up, I'm seeing that even Alabama is trying to ban abortions, and there is no exception with rape. I'm sorry, but this is just all messed up.
If this is the government's way of trying to put us into a better future, they are making the future horrid for women.
This is not becoming the United States of America. This is becoming Gilead.
Yeah, Gilead. Have you read "The Handmaid's Tale"? If not or have not seen the Hulu series, I'll give a summary. Women are stripped of their rights and are put into a position where they have to bear children for powerful people. They don't get a say and are pretty much silenced into submission.
Let me talk about something that I'm pretty sure you've heard in the news already.
There is a girl in my state. Yes, Ohio. She is 11 years old, she was raped, and now she's pregnant. She learned she was six weeks and one day pregnant, and now she can't have an abortion. Why might you ask? Because this stupid Heartbeat Bill is preventing her. Even this new legislation is preventing her. NO ONE AT 11-YEARS-OLD SHOULD BE PREGNANT! THIS WASN'T HER CHOICE! Don't let her live with this and have to go through giving birth.
Oh, wait. She's going to have to because of these things.
So shame on all of the people involved. Shame on the government. Shame on these pro-life people that want to do away with safe abortion. Shame.
To those that are reading this and want to do something, you can. Call your state representative, vote in elections, voice your opinion, anything.
This whole thing not only has me worried for women of the United States, myself, and my future daughter if I have one.
I am in charge of my own body, not the American government and these "men".
A 20-year-old college student, a liberal democrat, a woman who uses birth control, and a fighter.