September 7, 2015 | Revolution Newspaper | revcom.us
We received this letter from someone active in Stop Patriarchy.
Ohio’s proposed law H.B. No. 135 would ban abortions that are sought because of a fetal diagnosis of Down syndrome and make it a felony for providers to knowingly perform abortions under such circumstances. The state could also revoke a provider’s license. The fact that this is even being considered is outrageous!
1. Forced Motherhood is Female Enslavement!
Forced motherhood happens within a larger societal context, where women are raped, beaten, harassed, demeaned, degraded—treated as property, breeders and sex objects. When women are not allowed to decide for themselves whether to become a parent, then they are often trapped in abusive relationships, pushed into (or further into) poverty, and their lives and dreams are foreclosed.
Parenting a child—including a child with Down syndrome—can be wonderful, if that is what you want to do, and you’re able to do so, but forcing women into motherhood against their will, by denying them the right to abortion, is wrong! This is even more so the case when women are forced to continue a pregnancy that would bring into being a child with severe disabilities. This is a life-long commitment, and the emotional and social burdens are full-time… READ MORE!
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