Nobody likes abortion. It is a medical procedure that should be safe, legal, and rare. Of course, the men of the Republican Party don’t understand the myriad circumstances that could lead a woman to make such a decision, nor do they care to. This callous attitude on such a sensitive and deeply personal subject is what leads men like Alaska State Rep. David Eastman to actually suggest that women deliberately get pregnant in his state just so that they can get a “free trip to the city” with Medicaid funded travel to either Anchorage (first trimester abortions) or Seattle (second trimester abortions). Here’s just a sampling of Eastman’s asinine views on a woman’s right to control her own body:
“We have folks who try to get pregnant in this state so that they can get a free trip to the city, and we have folks who want to carry their baby past the point of being able to have an abortion in this state so that they can have a free trip to Seattle.”
Of course, Eastman isn’t the first Republican man to make these kinds of absurd and offensive remarks about abortion. He’s just the latest. It’s especially scary to hear this sort of talk coming from lawmakers now that we have an entire federal government being controlled by men who think just like this. They don’t care if a woman was raped, was a victim of incest, if it’s a teenage girl being molested by her stepfather – it matters not to these imbeciles.
Hopefully, remarks like this make women around the nation wise up and vote these bastards out. Men like David Eastman belong in a cave somewhere, and they certainly have no business writing our laws.
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Shannon Barber is a self- described queer feminist and activist for racial equality, LGBT rights, women’s rights, and secular rights in America. She is a lifelong lover of words, though her educational background is in computer science. She currently writes for 2 liberal websites, and keeps her own humor blog for lesbians. She hopes to change the world, one mind at a time.