A writer at Policymic.com has a provocative thought:
Many abortion supporters in feminist organizations and in liberal celebrity circles strongly defend a woman’s right to choose and to control decisions about what happens to their bodies, however, when it comes to a woman’s right to protect their bodies from potential harm, shamefully these same people are silent….
Now one would think that forcing a woman to choose protection over her own body at the expense of being labeled a criminal would create outrage among the liberal feminist crowd. However, the silence on their end has been deafening
The National Organization of Women states on its website, “NOW affirms that reproductive rights are issues of life and death for women, not mere matters of choice.” Somehow the same outrage and passion just isn’t there for a woman’s right to protect herself.
At a 2012 event for the Center of Reproductive Rights… comedian Tina Fey spoke with outrage about recent comments… Todd Akin and… Richard Mourdock made about rape and abortion.
“If I have to listen to one more gray-faced man with a $2 hair cut explain to me what rape is, I’m gonna lose my mind.”
But when it comes to women making the choice to protect their bodies, she hasn’t lost her mind on this issue, but her voice.
In America, an estimated 207,754 rapes occurred last year. These staggering statistics show the dangers of violence and sexual violence that many women in America face. Ironically, Ms. Fey and the NOWs of the world sit by in silence while women are subject by law to make such a terrible choice.
What do you think? Should both pro-life and pro-choice feminists strongly uphold the Second Amendment and oppose efforts to weaken in? And should we all support the right to carry concealed weapons?