Okay that is not my usual post title :) But it goes along with this clip starring Kate Beckinsdale etc etc http://www.funnyordie.com/videos/87be7156f5/republicans-get-in-my-vagina . I actually laughed, it's quite funny. I don't think the govt should be in women's vaginas either.
However - there were some other subtle remarks in the video that raised my eyebrows - such as talk about govt providing access to affordable birth control. If the govt does that, is in charge of that, resposible for that - guess what? The govt is STILL in your vagina. All the way, way up in there. Maybe in the form of an IUD that is paid for with tax dollars. Or maybe in the form of a cervical cap. Or maybe it's in your blood stream via the pill or shots, making it's hormonal way to your vagina. But it's still in there. The govt. And my money...but hey that doesn't matter, right?
I do not believe that the govt should be legislating on what we do with our bodies in pretty much any way. Our own bodies. We can argue all day about the abortion side of the issue - whether we have the right to determine what happens to the being growing inside the womb - but to me, this video is solely about govt involvement in our lives. It appears to be against that.
Or is it? Mention of govt providing access to affordable care would actually be the govt meddling in affairs anyway, would it not? Even if it comes in the form of funding a clinic you can get birth control at, or book an abortion at, the govt still determines who gets that funding, how much is given, how often it is given, and still ultimately has a decision over your womb - whether to pay for it or not, how much to pay, etc. Guess what - the govt is STILL in your vagina. In another way to think about things - the govt also determines what kinds of birth control are acceptable (brands, types, etc via the FDA) and also decides what kind of procedures are done and how they are performed and who can do them (via the big govt health dept). Is it really your doctor that helps make those decisions, as the clip seems to portray? Is it really you? The govt has a say at every step of the way whether it is the Dems or the Repubs at the helm. That means - the govt is still in your Vagina and it probably always will be.
Again, I support the right to choose. I personally cannot stand the thought of abortion in most cases, especially after the first trimester and seriously cannot tolerate the thought of a healthy viable fetus being aborted - but I am not going to try to take that choice away from you. But again, the video mentions rape and incest, making it out like that happens quite often. Are they seriously trying to say that the 30 million +++ abortions performed in the US in the last 40 years included a very high number of those reasons for abortion? I think you will find that it is predominantly high with couples that did not use protection (I say couples because even if it's a one night stand, HELLO, there were two people there - a man and a woman, so both should be responsible for that). I know it doesn't always work even if you use it properly - I was using TWO methods when I got pregnant with my third child and trust me - I was completely shocked and taken aback. I made my decision to keep the baby while someone else may not have. That's fine and dandy - but to pretend that the republicans (Romney perhaps directly) are the only ones in your vagina is ridiculous. They all are. The whole dang lot of them.
So all I can see from this video is that it's Okay for the govt to be in your vagina if they are helping to insert an IUD, but it's not okay if they are NOT going to put it in there. It's okay for the govt to be in your Vagina if you are getting their help to pull a fetus out of there, but it's NOT okay if they are not going to pay for it or don't want to do it.
I'm sorry but as funny as this clip is, and I do see the point they are trying to make, they are actually advocating for the govt to BE in their vagina rather than staying out of it. Why is it so hard for people to see that?? The vid is making it's way around the net like wildfire but I see very very very few people reading between the lines. Yes it's true, if the govt decided to make it illegal to have an abortion, then they are right back in your vagina again. But if they are simply saying there should not be govt funding for birth control and abortions, they actually want OUT of your vagina, not in it. Geezus. Why is that so hard to see???