Thursday, November 5, 2015

Headline of the Month

Keep in mind that this is NOT a headline from The Onion.


Wow. Listening to women. It actually makes men understand fundamental things about life like bodily autonomy.

In an op-ed published by the Akron Beacon Journal, Ryan explained how he reached his decision.
I’ve heard firsthand from women of all ages, races and socioeconomic backgrounds about the circumstances and hardships that accompany this personal choice, which we should not judge. 
I have sat with women from Ohio and across the nation and heard them talk about their varying experiences: abusive relationships, financial hardship, health scares, rape and incest. There are endless stories about women in troubling situations — the woman who became pregnant and has a violent spouse; the woman who lost her job and is unable to afford another child; or the underage girl worried she’ll be thrown out of her house if she reveals her pregnancy. 
These are just a few of the many stories I have heard. Each of these women lived through difficult and personal situations with few options and no clear path to take. This is why there is no easy answer.

Who would have thought. That actually listening to the people whose lives you're trying to control. With your shitty laws. Listening. To the people actually affected by the legislation you're trying to pass. Wow. What do you know. Never could have guessed. Etc.

Of course, this guy was just a bluedog Democrat. Republicans would never listen to poor women.

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