QKat (ladyqkat) wrote in belles_place,

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Okay, I just did something I usually don't do. I wrote my Congresscritters in response to this, whichI linked through from this.

I am somewhat alarmed by the Unborn Child Pain Awareness Act of 2005 (Senate Bill 51 and House Bill 356), that is currently under review by Congress.

The definition given forth for ‘woman’ - the term `woman’ means a female human being who is capable of becoming pregnant, whether or not she has reached the age of majority – seems to exclude all persons of the female persuasion who have passed menopause or who, either through life circumstances or personal choice, have never been, or are no longer, capable of becoming pregnant.

When people are defined by their ability to procreate, or lack thereof, humanity takes a step into the direction of rewarding ignorance and promoting suppression of choice. Are those persons of female persuasion who have passed menopause no longer women? Are those persons of female persuasion who have had hysterectomies no longer women? Are nine-year-old persons of female persuasion who have passed menarche now women who are capable of making life choices based on what their wombs can produce?

This is a terrifying bit of legislation that seeks to undermine basic humanity and send us into the ignorance and suppression of the Dark Ages. Please consider carefully before this insidious Act can be made Law. The ramifications are horrific.

Please feel free to use this as a template to send to your own congresscritters.
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