10 Most Dangerous States for Women

8 Apr

Misogynistic America

Thank you to my friend Jennifer Lockett for sharing this article with me, as I continue to recruit social do-gooders in my network to take over the world and make it a better place for ALL.  As the war on women intensifies in the United States, thank you John Boehner, there are 10 states specifically that people need to be aware of and not just a little nervous about.  As Republicans believe eliminating Planned Parenthood and NPR will solve the country’s woes, (we all know that women’s health, prevention of STDs, prevention of unwanted pregnancies and educational radio are the Devil’s playground) I would like to call your attention to some of the most heinous anti-woman legislation.  I want to preface this with the question: Are We Paying Attention? The GOP is not creating jobs or helping the disenfranchised. They are clearly focused on an agenda that hurts minorities and hurts women and will ultimately become a larger burden on the healthcare system. Now back to our original program, the most heinous anti-woman legislation.

Minnesota: Lawmakers there are considering requiring minors to get parental consent for any medical care, unless they get a judicial bypass proving they’re victims of incest.  This legislation discourages minors from getting birth control, STD testing, pregnancy test and becomes a serious healthcare danger with costly repercussions.

Indiana: The state that loves misogyny, passed a bill requiring doctors to read scripted anti-choice propaganda to patients before the abortion.

Florida: Home to Rick (the P is silent) Scott, just introduced 18 separate bills restricting abortion rights.

Missouri: Always a heavy contender in the Misogyny Olympics, is trying to ban post-20 week abortions, even after hearing testimony indicating that most of these very rare abortions are performed for medical reasons–this is in direct conflict with the Supreme Court decision Roe v. Wade.

Kansas: Where Dr. Tiller was murdered in front of his church, (interesting way of protecting life) has passed the ban on post-22-week abortions and a law requiring both parents to sign off on a minor’s abortion, a law that unfairly punishes young women for having a negligent or imprisoned parent.

CLICK HERE TO SEE THE FULL ARTICLE and to see  if your state made this list.

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13 Responses to “10 Most Dangerous States for Women”

  1. Jennifer April 8, 2011 at 2:32 pm #

    Well, if they didn’t want to have babies with no access to pre-natal care or post-birth assistance, then maybe they shouldn’t have been under-privileged, abused, or women. That’ll learn ’em!

    • Michael Hulshof-Schmidt April 8, 2011 at 2:35 pm #

      Who is this? Are you from Texas? 🙂

      • Jennifer April 8, 2011 at 3:04 pm #

        Yep… and I don’t use my flat iron!

        I’m going to try to find the link, but most of these states that are ‘safest for children in the womb’ are the most unsafe for children *outside* of the womb (highest mortality rates, poor nutrition, and little/no access to health care and basic services.

        http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Infant_mortality
        http://articles.cnn.com/2006-05-08/health/mothers.index_1_mortality-rate-death-rate-world-s-mothers?_s=PM:HEALTH

        I don’t understand why we’re so concerned about forcing women to get pregnant and carry children to term, but then feel no obligation to feed, clothe, or care for these children after they are born!

      • Michael Hulshof-Schmidt April 8, 2011 at 3:10 pm #

        This is brilliant!!! A million thank yous! I should have thought to have included these links.

      • Jennifer April 8, 2011 at 3:49 pm #

        Another good website for this information is:

        http://www.statehealthfacts.org/index.jsp

        Not a surprise, the highest rates of limited access to pre and peri-natal care are in those states most concern with limiting women’s health. Groups most affected are minorities.

        This site will let you break down the information by state and covers lots of health issues.

      • Michael Hulshof-Schmidt April 8, 2011 at 3:52 pm #

        Gee, you think Fake and Bake Boehner is shedding any tears over this?

      • Jennifer April 8, 2011 at 5:27 pm #

        Only if it includes an amendment to limit access to tanning salons…

  2. webwordwarrior April 9, 2011 at 10:31 am #

    This is such a disturbing national trend. How long can the Mad Hatter’s dining companions abuse and alienate half the electorate before they are punished?
    (Note the absence of VT, MA, and OR on the list, he says smugly…)

    • Michael Hulshof-Schmidt April 9, 2011 at 10:48 am #

      Your smugness is earned! The list of 10 scares me beyond belief. I keep thinking I will wake up from this nightmare.

  3. Jennifer April 9, 2011 at 11:22 am #

    Hey! Texas didn’t make the list either!

    • Michael Hulshof-Schmidt April 9, 2011 at 11:32 am #

      I fear an oversight in this case:(

      • Jennifer April 9, 2011 at 12:54 pm #

        We actually have solid pre-natal care for underprivileged women (only during pregnancy and birth). The state will foot 100% of the bill for both costs. And recent attempts in the state house to require sonograms was quashed. And Planned Parenthood is not on attack in this state… at least not yet. I promise, we’re not all backwards here my good man 😉

      • Michael Hulshof-Schmidt April 9, 2011 at 12:59 pm #

        Very good to know:)

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