Thanks to even more sick people being in charge of our laws, instead of fixing the real issues at hand, conservative legislators continue to battle it out over women’s vaginas. While they can’t technically ban abortion thanks to Roe v. Wade, conservative legislators are trying harder than ever to outdo one another by seeing just how many restrictions they can put on abortions in the United States.
According to the the abortion rights group Guttmacher Institute, between 2011 and 2013, states passed 205 abortion restrictions. 92 in 2011 alone. In Kansas, the waiting period to have an abortion is 24 hours. However, several bills introduced in Topeka would extend the waiting period to 72 hours. Currently, only South Dakota and Utah require 72 hour waiting periods.
“Already, our waiting period is creating additional hardship,” said Paula Gianino, the president and CEO of Planned Parenthood of Southwest Missouri and the St. Louis region. According to Gianino, one in five women travels 100 miles to access her facility and it’s services.
Yet another Missouri bill will push it even further stating that even if one parent consented for their daughter to have an abortion, the other parent would need written notification seven days prior to the procedure. Just more ways to put women’s health and rights far below their own personal beliefs.
Rep. Keith Frederick, a central Missouri Republican and vice chairman of the health policy committee is also one of the bill’s sponsors. Frederick claims, “Seventy-two hours is not an unreasonable request of a person who is considering termination of another life.”
Hey, here’s an idea…
How about a 72 hour waiting period for anyone wanting to buy a gun? In a country that had roughly 30 school shootings in a one year stretch, 72 hours is not an unreasonable request of a person who is considering termination of another life.