This letter is in response toStewart Frimer’s comments regarding the Republican Party and women’s rights. In hisletter in last week’s paper, he stated that women’s rights are “under attack byRepublicans.”
Mr. Frimer’s comments are not only wrong, they are deceitful. While I do not know Mr. Frimer personally, I can only wonder why he made these comments. Maybe he made them out of ignorance to the facts? Maybe he made themout of disdain for the Republican Party. Maybe he made them out of an ideologyhe clings to, or maybe he made them out of “self-preservation”? We can only speculate, but one thing is for sure, his comments were not made out of the truth.
According to theCDC, 13.9 percent of American women between the ages of 15 and 44 have never had heterosexual intercourse. This report also states that, 38.2 percent of American women ages 15-44 said they did not currently use contraception. Obviously these numbers can be somewhat off either way, but this is a stark contrast to President Obama’s statement that 99 percent of women use contraception, whether it be for birth control or medical reasons.
While many, if not most, oftoday’selected officialspromise to uphold our Constitution and represent their constituents with the convictions they held so dear during their campaigns, too many of them let us down once they get into office. Getting back to Mr. Frimer’s comments, here are some facts that he may be interested in; there are health clinics all over the country that, not only provide reduced cost contraception (around $600 a year), but they also provide free contraception. Planned Parenthoodwould be one of the more familiar and also controversial, of these kinds of clinics. There are also many other pharmacies that offer women’s contraception at very reduced rates, such as Walmart Pharmacies where you can get women’scontraception for around $10 a month. But wait! The people who complain about this phony women’s rights battle are also theones who complain about Walmart’s presence in their neighborhoods, but that’s another story, for another day.
Does anyone remember the Republican debate that took place on Jan. 7? This debate was hosted by ABC and moderated by George Stephanopoulos.Out of nowhere,Stephanopoulosposed a question to Mitt Romney about whether or not states had theright to take away women’s contraception. This question came out of “left field,” as it was not a topic of discussion in any past debates, nor was it even a concern.Stephanopoulos pushed the issue so hard, that the audience began to boo him. You can view this on You Tube.Fast forward to Jan. 20, where Kathleen Sebelius, President Obama’s health secretary, announced that women’s contraception would be mandatory coveragein Obama Care. Wow!!Really!? Could it be that Stephanopoulos knew about this upcoming announcement beforehand and he posed the question to Mitt Romney in order to get a specific answer that could hurt his position in the primary? No! That could never happen could it?Wake up people!
Here is the reality;there is no Republican war on women’s rights. Republicans do not want to control women’s rights. What they do want is for the separation of “church and state” conceptto be honored and they also want a person’s personal decision not to be subsidized by the rest of the country.This “separation concept” is held dear to Democrats when it suits their mission but when it doesn’t, they ignore it.In fact, look at all of the past policies and laws that have been imposed on the citizens of our country and 99 times out of 100, you will see that it is the Democrat Party that perpetrates a “cradle to grave” mentality where “we the people” are too stupid to be self-reliantand need our government to tell us what to eat, when to eat it, what to drive and how to drive it, what to say and when to say it and on and on and on.
Wake up people! The “feel good” moment of electing the first black president is over. His skin color is no longer the issue. His policies are.Guess what, life isn’t fair and not everyone achieves vast wealth. Get over it!
The last thing I would like to say is that, when any of the readers post a letter to this paper, try using a little less emotion and use a little more fact.