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How The “U-Word” Exposes the Anti-Choice Movement

6 Apr

This article was originally published by RH Reality Check, and is reposted with permission.

Periodically in politics, there are events that create a dual reaction in all thinking people: 1) peals of laughter at the absurdity of it all and 2) the dreaded realization that many of our leaders are completely out of touch.  Such was the dual reaction to the news that the Republican leadership of the Florida state legislature [8] wishes to censor the word “uterus” from being said aloud in their chambers, in response to a Democrat making a joke about how his wife should incorporate her uterus if she wants to maintain her right to bodily autonomy.  Obviously, the Republicans really just didn’t like the joke, which hit too close to home, and were looking for an excuse to condemn it.  But the excuse was real life concern trolling [9], in the guise of claiming “uterus” was a dirty word, with a side  helping of “think about the children!” Continue reading

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