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The 10 Most Dangerous Places to Be a Woman in America


Society & Culture  (tags: women, violence, society, politics, law, health )

Carrie
- 391 days ago - alternet.org
From Texas to North Dakota, lawmakers are threatening the lives of women across the United States.



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John C. (79)
Friday July 5, 2013, 3:33 pm
Great minds think alike.
 

Wild Thang (9)
Friday July 5, 2013, 3:59 pm
How do they get away with interfering with a woman's medical rights and freedom. There should be no waiting period for someone to have needed medical attention. A woman risks their life in pregnancy and childbirth and is at risk in any trimester and should have sole authority in medical procedures.
It this prevails all women should move to certain states and vote abortion legal throughout pregnancy and let those state do without. But medical rights should not be subject to popular vote..
 

Arlene Mary Baladi (40)
Friday July 5, 2013, 4:36 pm
Who should be allowed to interfere with a woman's medical care and freedom? Are we second class citizens in this country, or are we all created equal?
 

Carol H. (229)
Friday July 5, 2013, 5:40 pm
noted, thanks Carrie
 

Joanne Dixon (37)
Friday July 5, 2013, 6:02 pm
Well, we are all fighting the fires wherever we can. If states will continue to vote in Republican legislators there's not much we can do politically. In court it's different - for now. Pray that one of these doesn't reach the Supremes until the composition of the court can be changed. Neither these legislators nor the five justices would recognize the First Amendment if it jumped up and spit tobacco juice in their face. Thomas Jefferson, who lived, died, and was buried in Virginia, must be weeping while he spins in his grave.
 

Lois Jordan (55)
Friday July 5, 2013, 6:34 pm
This just grates against my last nerve. Although my state of AZ isn't included, it sure has come close lately. I just keep hoping that this is the "last throes" of the looney Xtian Taliban, who are financially supported by the Kochs and other 1%-ers. They are having a field day, but soon the hammer of women will fall hard on them.
 

Eternal Gardener (704)
Friday July 5, 2013, 7:50 pm
I just sincerely hope this will be their last big miscalculation that will send them right into oblivion where they belong... WOMEN REVOLT!
 

Jim Phillips (3215)
Friday July 5, 2013, 10:21 pm
Disgusting... and shameful...

Ty, Carrie.
 

Lynn Squance (227)
Friday July 5, 2013, 11:46 pm
The federal Republican/Teabaggers might be trying to convince the electorate that there is no war on women, but the Republican/Teabagger dominated states are trying, and succeeding, to prove that there is a Repubulican/Teabagger war on women.

None of these Republican/Teabagger politicians gives a rat's ass about the rights of women. I was listening to a programme earlier today where a comment was made that these very same politicians, who are making women's access to reproductive healthcare including contraception almost impossible, are actually increasing the numbers of unplanned/unwanted pregnancies and therefore the numbers of abortions.

"itís all about petty bureaucracy" --- no it is all about doing something because you can, regardless of the ramifications. It's about ideology, not healthcare. Let's face it, after the child is born, it is just life the IMF --- Republican/Teabaggers will disavow all knowledge!
 

Frans Badenhorst (548)
Friday July 5, 2013, 11:58 pm
we will not exist were it not for woman........I really do not understand this earth somedays
 

Anna Undebeck (203)
Saturday July 6, 2013, 2:31 am
Noted! Thank you Carrie!
 

Mike S. (85)
Saturday July 6, 2013, 4:26 am
Noted with thanks Carrie!
 

Theodore Shayne (56)
Saturday July 6, 2013, 5:07 am
This is the 21st century is it not? I think I'd like to leave now.
 

Mark F. (0)
Saturday July 6, 2013, 5:59 am
We don't need laws or governments to know what's right and wrong... Woman and Men need to stand together to fix this. Use your vote better next time and get leader who gives a damn.
 

Kerrie G. (135)
Saturday July 6, 2013, 6:04 am
Noted, thanks.
 

Jaime A. (32)
Saturday July 6, 2013, 7:04 am
Noted. Thanks.!!
 

pam w. (191)
Saturday July 6, 2013, 9:52 am
KEEP YOU DAMNED RELIGION OUT OF MY REPRODUCTIVE LIFE!
 

Angelika R. (146)
Saturday July 6, 2013, 12:43 pm
Thx Carrie. The headline alone speaks volumes- welcome to the dark age. As Joanne said- if you keep voting in repuke legislators don't be surprised.
 

John C. (79)
Saturday July 6, 2013, 2:37 pm
In all honesty I can't say that I "advocate" for abortion. I do recognize that each of us must make these decisions for ourselves. With all of this moralizing, and political maneuvering there is one thing missing that really frosts my chops. The lack of personal responsibility among men to grow up and become fathers instead of judges.
People that know nothing of anatomy or reproduction are now making laws to govern it.

Great Job Carrie!
 

Deb E. (64)
Saturday July 6, 2013, 4:17 pm
And I can't help but ask, "why?" Why are these "men" so set on keeping women from getting abortions? I don't agree with late term abortions, but the choice to do so is not mine to make unless it involves me. This is something that every person who comes into that kind of situation must decide for themselves. These men do not seem to care about children going hungry in this country, children who cannot get a decent education in this country, but they sure want to make sure all children get born no matter what the circumstance. Makes no sense. Just makes no sense.
 

Jody B. (6)
Saturday July 6, 2013, 10:17 pm
Thank you for the article. Although I don't support late term abortion unless the mother or child's life is in danger, I believe that abortions need to remain safe & legal. These all or nothing policies are just too strict.
 

Shirley S. (172)
Saturday July 6, 2013, 10:50 pm
Noted with concern
 

Trish K. (93)
Saturday July 6, 2013, 11:10 pm
Ladies please have a good size stash of morning after pills just incase they take them off the market and you or your boyfriend don't use protection. Please use protection unless you can afford a child and are mature enough to have a child. Ladies in those states should start leaving baby dolls on the governors steps.
 

Jody B. (6)
Sunday July 7, 2013, 12:17 am
Oh my word! I re-read the article & I find the 24 hour waiting period even when the mother is experiencing complications like ectopic pregnancy. About 5 years ago, I had an ectopic pregnancy. As soon as this was discovered, I was rushed into surgery. I had no time to think, wait-just enough time to make a quick phone call to my mom to let her know where I was. The reason for this rush is because, as we all know, an ectopic pregnancy can kill you. Whoever the hell decided to lump ectopic pregnancy in with abortion is out of their mind. A tubal pregnancy can never go to full term, and rarely lasts longer than a few weeks. Once the fallopian tube bursts, you are dealing with a medical emergency. What is there to think about? No matter how much you may want the baby, nothing can be done; the Fallopian tube is not designed to carry baby. A 24 hour wait period will kill women, plain & simple.
 

Carrie B. (305)
Sunday July 7, 2013, 12:48 am
Jody, None of those good old boys ever have to worry about an ectopic pregnancy. They just don't care about the health and well being of women or children.
 

Natasha Salgado (510)
Sunday July 7, 2013, 11:03 am
Just a shame---thank God i don't live in any of these hostile pits 4 women. Thanks Carrie
 
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