Religious ultra-conservatives and entitled men of the United States are removing rights from half of the U.S. population yet remain untouched in this era of severe suppression and control of women. The Comstock Act of 1873 named for Anthony Comstock the influential politician and religious zealot, imprisoned nurses and doctors for helping women by educating them about their bodies and contraception. One-hundred-fifty years later, austere laws against women’s rights are ready for enactment across the country.
We are returning to Motherhood in Bondage. The book published in 1929 contains hundreds of letters from hopeless women across the United States crying for help to limit the number of children they bore. One 43-year-old woman with nineteen children had begged her doctor for contraceptive information only to be told to be careful.
It’s happening again. Women are being stripped of their rights. Doctors and nurses are at risk for imprisonment for providing healthcare for women. Even contraceptive insurance coverage for women is being blocked by some employers. We must legalize OTC contraceptives and morning-after pills in all states.
If Roe v. Wade is overturned, it will change the face of America. By removing female autonomy, we join countries around the world where women have no rights. It took women 100 years to obtain the right to vote, now it’s time use that right. To make change and gain control, women and men who love them must come out in droves to vote for protection of women’s rights and defend our democracy by voting out the all the conservative patriarchs.
Please vote for women’s rights.
Bev and Betty
Two Logical Sisters