I’m catching up on my Jon Stewart
The Republican National Convention episodes that take place in Tampa, Florida.
And while I’m watching, ‘Samantha B.’ is sort of ‘interviewing’ several Republicans at the convention about the Abortion GOP platform
Though she is rather silly, there is one point that really got through to me.
She was talking to a Republican gentlemen and she said:
“So, my right ends where my uterus begins.”
The man she was talking to said:
“I would have to agree with you on that.”
This was my first response to what I had heard:
You think that my rights as a human being end where my uterus begins?
You are a wealthy, white man who will never understand anything about women. You do not have a right to tell ME what I can and cannot do to my body. I am nobody’s possession. I belong to me, and only me. If I am raped, I reserve the right as a female to get an abortion. If I am 15, and cannot raise a baby, cannot give the baby a life that every born child deserves, I reserve the right to my body.
You do not own me. You cannot tell me who to be. You are not me. You never will be.
So shut your god damn mouth about what I should be able to do.